Special Education PreK-12 with Dual Certification in Secondary Content

Assessment within the specific special education program includes, but not limited to:

Completion of:

  • ENGL 104 [English Composition]
  • Additional course in English Literature [numerous options]
  • MATH [Student Selection]
  • PSED 161 [Foundations of Education]
  • SPED 102 [Diversity of the Learner]
  • SPED 105 [Special Education History and Law]
  • SPED 201 [Assessment]
  • SPED 214 [Positive Behavior Support]
  • SPED 215 [Instructional Strategies]
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA [for Special Education]
  • Passing scores for ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators [CORE] or Pearson Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment [PAPA]
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Math
    • Or combination with a 500+ in SAT scores; and/or 23+ ACT scores
  • Evidence of current:
    • CEC membership
    • PSEA membership
    • Negative TB test results
    • Current Clearances including Act 151; Act 34; and Act 114

Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the programs offered in the department of Special Education & Rehabilitation, please contact the Aurelia Torres or (570) 422-3558

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 105 D
(570) 422-3558
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Special Education & Rehabilitation
Dr. Gina Scala
(570) 422-3781