Special Education (Pre-K-12)

Shimada Resource Center
College of Education and Human Development
150 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-8011 (phone)
215-204-4383 (fax)

The Special Education (PreK-12) program in the College of Education and Human Development equips teachers with deep understandings of the sociocultural context of education, high-impact instructional practices, and empirically-supported, preventative approaches to provide equitable education to children with disabilities.

The program features uphold and further both the College’s and the University's mission in the following ways:

  • Promoting evidence-based practice and effective implementation in the classroom
  • Recognizing and ameliorating the impact of socio-cultural factors on the education of children with disabilities
  • Advocating inclusive practices both within schools and within society as a whole
  • Emphasizing preventative approaches to support improved teaching and learning