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Master of Education in Special Education Webinar

September 28, 2021 / 4:00 pm (EDT) 5:00 pm (EDT)

If you are interested in Penn State’s Master of Education in Special Education program offered online through Penn State World Campus, this webinar will provide you with an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have, and also hear what the program is like. 

Register for the webinar to learn about:

  • Overview of Penn State World Campus 
  • The Special Education program’s courses and curriculum  
  • What to expect as a student in the program  
  • Important requirements for applying  
  • The application process and recommendations for next steps   

There will be plenty of time during the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us! 

Dr. Kelly Mercorella, BCBA-D, is an assistant professor of special education at Penn State and teaches a variety of courses for the online M.Ed. program in Special Education. Dr. Mercorella's research interests center around facilitating reading comprehension for elementary students with disabilities, particularly designing interventions to instruct students on visualization strategies related to reading. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Mercorella was a special education teacher in both self-contained and inclusive settings, serving students from Pre–K through fifth grade.

Dr. Katie E. Hoffman is an associate professor of special education at Penn State and serves as the coordinator for the online M.Ed. program in Special Education offered via Penn State World Campus. Dr. Hoffman's research interests include teacher preparation, distance education, and progress monitoring through the use of curriculum-based measures. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Hoffman was a special education teacher who worked with students with special needs at the K–3 level.

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