Program Highlights & Benefits
Blended format or 100% online
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
Finish one course every eight weeks
No weekend classes
This program is designed for students who have certification in Special Education and wish to complete a graduate degree that includes advanced courses in Special Education. Students will also complete the Autism Endorsement within this program.
What You Learn
The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.
How You Learn
This program is offered in two different formats. There is a blended option or an online option. You will select the option that you prefer.
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
*Occasionally classes are offered in 14 week sessions over the summer-Summer courses will be completed in 6 1/2 weeks
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Education degree and will be eligible for a PA Autism Endorsement. The autism endorsement is a 12 credit add-on endorsement to any current instructional I or II certification.
Master of Education with Special Education/Advanced Practice w/Autism Endorsement
|EDUC 578||Legal, Social & Political Issues in School/Com||3|
|EDSP 610*||Instructional Management ASD Learner||3|
|EDUC 505||Research and Evaluation in Education||3|
|EDSP 611||ABA for Teachers||3|
|EDUC 527||Process & Pedagogy of Communication||3|
|EDSP 612*||Evidenced Based Practice||3|
|EDSP 613||Transition: Special Education from School to Adult Life||3|
|EDSP 614*||Communication Interventions||3|
|EDSP 616*||Special Topics ASD||3|
|EDSP 565||Special Education Seminar: Research and Issues||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.
Courses denoted with a asterisk (*) make up the Autism Endorsement only.