Mission Statement specific to Special Education Certification Program

The mission of the LIU 18 special education teacher pathway to PDE certification is to offer a high-quality program which combines expert mentorship, real-world classroom experience, and collaboration among all stakeholders in order to allow candidates to reach their fullest potential as educators.

Rationale for the Special Education Certification Program

The Special Education Teacher Certification Program at Luzerne Intermediate Unit allows highly qualified individuals with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, who do not currently possess their Instructional I certificate, to obtain their teaching credentials. Participants will develop skills and techniques that are indicative of best practices in the field of Special Education. The comprehensive program provides opportunities for teacher interns to develop teaching knowledge, skills, and professional ethics through field experiences and a rigorous sequence of professional educator courses.