M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The purpose of the M.Ed. program in Special Education at Pennsylvania State University is to prepare educational service providers of exceptional children in advanced training in academic and behavior management strategies.


Exceptional children are those who deviate so far from average in physical, intellectual, emotional, or social characteristics that they require highly specialized instruction and related services. M.Ed. Special Education students at Pennsylvania State University are trained in behavior management and instructional design, implementation, and evaluation appropriate for work with such children.


The M.Ed. Special Education program focuses on working with children and youth who qualify for services for intellectual, behavioral, or physical disabilities at all age levels and degrees of severity.

The purpose of the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is to prepare researchers and college and university teachers in areas encompassing the education of the children and youth who qualify for services for intellectual, behavioral and/or physical disabilities. The former program is professional in nature; the latter two, academic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Special Education
  • Administration and Supervision of Educational Programs for Exceptional Children
  • Educating Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education: Basic Principles
  • Classroom and School-Wide Management Practices in Special Education
  • Seminar in Literacy Skills Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Seminar in Mathematics and Science Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Advanced Instructional Design and Delivery for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities
  • Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
  • Assessment in Early Educational Intervention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for master's and doctoral programs must present evidence of superior academic achievement, complete a personal statement, and provide professional references.
  • Applications for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs must also present GRE verbal and quantitative test scores.
  • Minimum GPA for master's and doctoral applicants are, respectively, 3.00 for M.Ed. and M.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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