The post-baccalaureate Special Education Certification PreK-12 program at Kutztown University prepares individuals to earn Instructional I Special Education Certification in Pennsylvania. Teacher candidates enrolled will achieve all PDE and CEC competencies to teach students with disabilities, prekindergarten through grade 12 or up to 21 years of age and complete various courses that will benefit their focus in the field of special education. This certification does not require certification in an additional content area.
With the addition of the thirty (30) credit Special Education Post-Baccalaureate PreK-12 Certification program, Kutztown University enhances the already robust and award-winning selection of graduate education programs and courses that are offered in a flexible format. This program may be completed in 18 months by taking winter and summer courses.
Kutztown University is proud to be the first PASSHE school to offer the Special Education PK-12 Intern program for those individuals who are employed in a school district surrounding Kutztown and who have passed their PRAXIS exams. This allows those individuals to pursue their internship while maintaining their current employment.
To be qualified to student teach while employed, students in the Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certification PreK-12 students must also meet the following requirements:
Student Learning Outcomes
As a special education post-baccalaureate graduate you will be prepared to: