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Online Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

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Gain Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania

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Become the Teacher Who Gives Extra Support to Students Who Need It

In classrooms across the country, students aren’t getting the specialized support they need to thrive. With an online Bachelor of Arts in Special Education degree from Wilson College, you can develop the focused skills and strategies to become an educator who provides life-changing support to students with different needs.

Our asynchronous online degree will give you a foundational understanding of special education practices, showing you how to create more inclusive classrooms while helping you understand the various disabilities students may have and how to best support them. Alongside online lectures, students will gain real-time classroom experience through student-teaching assignments in Pennsylvania schools.

Are you ready to become the educator these students need? Join us at Wilson College.

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Prepare for a Career in Special Education

When you earn a B.A. in Special Education from Wilson College Online, you’ll become well versed in key special education topics, such as:

  • Child cognitive development
  • Educational psychology
  • Early intervention for children with disabilities
  • Foundations of autism
  • Parental collaboration and communication

Successfully completing Wilson’s B.A. in Special Education will provide you with the proper certification to be a licensed special education teacher in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To obtain the certification, you must complete in-person student-teaching practicums in Pennsylvania over two to three months; they can’t be completed while employed full time.

You can gain additional professional certifications from Wilson College while earning your degree, including an Autism Endorsement and an English as a second language certification.

What Will You Do With Your Special Education Bachelor’s?

Though becoming a special education teacher is the most common career choice after earning a B.A. in Special Education, graduates can choose from several career options:

  • Special Education Teacher
    Median annual salary: $61,820*

  • School Counselor
    Median annual salary: $60,510*

  • Special Education Support Specialist
    Median annual salary: $54,220**

  • Education Coordinator
    Median annual salary: $50,840**

*Salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Salary data from Payscale
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“Wilson College’s Education Program is a learning community that equipped me with tools to combine learning theories and classroom experiences to shape me into an educator.”
—Kyle McNew, 2018

Get Your Degree While You Work

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We know you're more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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Our B.A. in Special Education is customizable to your goals. You can gain additional professional certifications from Wilson College while you earn your degree, including an Autism Endorsement and an English as a second language certification.

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Initially founded as an all-women's college in 1869, Wilson College's mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, honorable leaders, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention, ensuring all students succeed.

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