Special Education Office
304 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
West Chester University
Online and Blended Special Education M.Ed. with an emphasis in
Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technologies
Special Education M.Ed. Online Program (33 credits)
West Chester University’s Special Education Department offers a fully online program leading to the Master of Education in Special Education. The program is open to anyone with a Bachelors degree from an accredited 4 year degree granting institution with a final GPA of 3.0 or higher. In keeping with the purpose of teacher education at West Chester University, the prime mission of the master of education program in special education is to prepare teachers advanced-level teachers who can synthesize and apply self-awareness and general knowledge of (a) foundations of the study of disability, (b) the learner with disabilities, (c) appropriate content for the learner with disabilities, and (d) effective classroom pedagogy. We believe this synthesis encourages reflection on the art of teaching and results in a professional who is able to make sound, ethical educational decisions regarding curriculum and instructional strategies for students with disabilities. In addition, high standards of scholarship and the application of research, as well as professionalism, collaboration, and knowledge of current trends in the field, are essential for all teachers of special education.
Highlights of West Chester University’s Online M.Ed. in Special Education
For further information contact Dr. Vicki McGinley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-436-1060.