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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Explanation of Certificate Program

PreK-8 Special Education Certification

Program Guide


The Special Education Certificate provides teacher education candidates with the opportunity to seek dual certification in Special Education. Special Education Certification is embedded in the PreK-4 program at LaRoche, and is an add-on option for the Middle Level and English Education programs at LaRoche. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To successfully complete the Special Education Certificate, 30 credits of coursework are required.

Required Courses:

EDSP2015 Introduction to High Incidence Disabilities, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP2025 Learning Environments, Classroom Behavior Management, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP3015 Intro to Low Incidence Disabilities, Methods & Practicum
EDSP3025 Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
EDSP3035 Specialized Instructional Planning, Accommodations, Adaptations & Field Experience
EDSP3040 Evaluation & Authentic Assessment within a Standards Aligned System
EDSP4015 Development of the IEP & Inclusion in Least Restrictive Environment
EDSP4065 Special Education Student Teaching & Seminar
MLED2000 English Language Learners in the Multicultural Classroom

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