Special Education Supervisory Certification

18 credits

Program Purpose

The Special Education Supervisory Certification Program is designed to prepare professionals to become special education leaders for programs in their schools, districts, intermediate units, or other related areas.

Program Description

The graduate Special Education Supervisory Certification program is for individuals who already possess a valid PA Instructional I or Instructional II Teaching Certificate and who have a minimum of five years of professional school experience in special education or a related field. This program is for teachers who want to qualify for Pennsylvania Supervisor of Special Education certification. Candidates holding an out of state certificate can only apply for PA state certification as a Supervisor of Special Education if they apply for and receive an initial certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Prerequisite to admission in the Supervisory Certification program is a minimum of three years of special education teaching experience with an Instructional I or II certification in special education or an out-of-state equivalent, three letters of recommendation, and full admission to the Graduate School.

Program of Study


SPED 570Collaboration in the Educational Process

3 credits

SPED 574Applied Behavior Analysis Prn I

3 credits

SPED 580Administration & Organization of Special Education

3 credits

SPED 589Curriculum Issues in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 596Internship Special Education Supervision

3 credits

PSED 590Supervision of Instruction

3 credits