195
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Special Education is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
(Certificate) Universal design for learning and assistive technology
(Teaching Certificate) Special education
(Certificate) Autism

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 43
Other Advanced Degrees 27

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE if GPA is below 3.0
Minimum GPA of 3.0, action research
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE if GPA is below 3.0
Minimum GPA of 3.0; modified student teaching

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

101
Applied
86
Accepted
61
Enrolled
85%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE if GPA is below 3.0
Master's Degree Requirements Two letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

195
Total Graduate Students
93%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.56%
White or Caucasian 93%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.05%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Instructional strategies for students with moderate to severe disabilities; family involvement for families of students with disabilities; instructional strategies for students with autism; math instruction for students with learning disabilities; transitions for students with disabilities; behavior management for students with behavior disorders
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Beatrice Adera
Interim Chairperson
Email: badera@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-0040
Fax: 610-436-3102