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Become a skilled educator of students with special needs  

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Penn State World Campus offers four completely online post-graduate programs to help you prepare for a career working with students with special needs. You can graduate with a postbaccalaureate certificate after earning as few as 12 credits or pursue a 33-credit Master of Education in Special Education. No matter which top-ranked program you select, you’ll learn from the same respected and experienced Penn State faculty who teach our resident students, while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Graduate Programs and Certificates 

Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate Certificate)
Learn to create a purposeful environment that helps children with special needs succeed. This online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program is designed to help you prepare for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) exam.
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Educating Individuals with Autism (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Learn to assess individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and develop strategies to enhance social, behavioral, communication, and academic gains. As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, so does the demand for skilled professionals with expertise in this field.
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Special Education (Master of Education)
Learn to support students with special needs. This online degree program focuses on current issues and topics in the field of special education and gives you the opportunity to choose an emphasis in academic and behavioral supports, applied behavior analysis, or autism.
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As soon as I started the program, I felt like a part of Penn State. The connection I had with my professors and the feedback they provided showed that they were interested in my growth as a student.

Theoni M.

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This is the real Penn State. You will take the same classes with the same curriculum developed by the same professors who teach courses at our brick and mortar campuses. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.