Special Education, B.S.
Pursue a rewarding career in special education and meet the needs of students with disabilities in grades pre-K through 12.
Why study Special Education?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and field placements:
- Learn best practices for planning and preparing environments and instruction for students with a range of cognitive, physical, and emotional abilities.
- Prepare to teach in a variety of Pre-K to 12th-grade settings while learning to work cooperatively with families and other professionals.
- Participate in school-based observation and participation each semester and gain real world experience with field experiences beginning your first year and continuing through student teaching in your last semester.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.
What can I do with a degree in Special Education?
- PreK to Grade 12 special education teacher including positions in early intervention, learning and emotional support
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Intermediate Units
Keystone College student Jennifer M. Gaughan discusses Keystone College’s Early Childhood Education program on WBRE’s “PA live!”
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Important Resources for Education Students
Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD
Jan Kaskey, MS
Jeanie Prall, MS
Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP
Mariel H. Consagra, MS
Maryellen Tharp, MS
Michelle Dudley, PhD
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