Special Education

Program Coordinator (PC) - Dr. Paul Riccomini ()

Teachers are important role models and support mechanisms in the lives of their students. They facilitate students' educational needs as well as act as mentors, guides, helpers, and advocates for students with a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Teacher candidates willing to play these crucial roles for diverse students will enjoy a career in special education.

The Special Education program at The Pennsylvania State University offers coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our excellent program in combination with our world class faculty provide graduates the knowledge and supervised practice in their application to children and youth with disabilities.

In addition to coursework at the University Park campus, we offer coursework via distance education.

Learn how to apply for our undergraduate or graduate programs.

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