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Master of Education - Special Education Certification, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, PA,
The Cedar Crest College Graduate Program is grounded in the premise that education provides the basis for leadership, advocacy, civic engagement, and global connectivity.


The Education Department is committed to developing teachers who are steeped in instructional pedagogy, content knowledge and current research. Our graduates will be dedicated to becoming leaders in the profession and advocates for the learning community. Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Educational Planning and Classroom Management
  • Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
  • Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Classroom Management
  • Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Subject Area Content Access for Students
  • Special Education Student Teaching

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Submission of a completed application form.
  • An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and submit official transcripts to the School for Adult and Graduate Education.
  • An applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from faculty at the most recently attended academic institution or contact the Director for other options.
  • Submission of a two-page writing sample outlining the candidate’s goals and why the candidate is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at Cedar Crest College.
  • Tuition Fee

    Living costs for Allentown

    • 1110 - 1620 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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