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PreK-8 Special Education, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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The PreK-8 Special Education program at the Westminster College New Wilmington offers multiple opportunities to interact with preschool and/or K-12 students during the course of study. This sequential program offers experiences that expand student’s base knowledge about classroom interaction while offering comprehensive, contemporary educational theory. 

Required field experiences provide some full-time experience in a real classroom with students in general as well as special education environments. Sophomores and juniors in the Early Childhood/Special Education major work with both children and adolescents. Students interested in teaching at the secondary level select a disciplinary minor (biology, chemistry, English, etc.) and then take the accompanying program in secondary education. Music students major in music education. 

The senior year Capstone project culminates in four months of full-time teaching mentored by a master teacher. At the end of the degree students prepare for the Pennsylvania state-mandated certification examinations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission begins after December 15th; with notification on a rolling basis as soon as materials are received.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Special Education 
  • Behavior Management in Special Education 
  • Reading Strategies for Exceptional Children 
  • Legal Issues and Assessment in Special Education 
  • Assessment Methods in Special Educetion 
  • High Incidence Instructional Strategies in Special Education 
  • Low Incidence Instructional Strategies in Special Education 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Financial Resources & Requirements   International applicants should be prepared to meet the full cost of attendance - tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and personal expenses for the calendar year - from personal or family resources or from funds supplied by their government or other outside sources. 

  • Complete the Financial Declaration for International Students, which is included in the Application. Amounts should be converted to $US dollars.
  • The student’s record will be screened for a merit scholarship during the decision process. Students will be notified of the scholarship when he/she is accepted to Westminster College. No other financial aid will be available to international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Castle

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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