Serving Those Who Are Differently Abled
Helping Students Achieve More
If you have a passion for working with students across the learning spectrum, consider earning a Master’s degree in Special Education.
Our Master’s of Education: Special Education prepares certified teachers to engage with students with a variety of special needs – from students with Downs syndrome, ADHD, behavioral disorder, emotional disorders, learning disabilities and more – to achieve their greatest potential. Learn how to create an effective IEP (individualized education plan), manage student behaviors, teach effectively, and collaborate with other professionals and families. Taught by master teachers with years of experience in special education, you’ll graduate equipped and prepared to make a difference in the lives of students with special needs.
The mission of the Education department at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School guides our thinking and practice. We exist to prepare and disciple teachers to be relevant, relational, and reflective practitioners who think biblically and impact the educational community. When you earn your MEd from LBC | Capital, you will get:
“Children are a gift from the Lord… ” – Psalm 127:3
*Credit total may be higher if student needs to take courses in Biblical &Theological studies
SPE 501 Assess & Special Ed Process
EDU 519 Foundations & Frameworks
SPE 504 Teaching Students with Low Incidences
EDU 526 Diagnostic Reading Instruction
EDU 560 Teacher’s Life & Work
SPE 502 Meeting Needs of Autism
SPE 505 Prof, Ethical, Collaboration
SPE 503 Teaching Students with Specific Learning and Intellectual Disabilities
EDU 550 Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Education
EDU 570 Apprenticeship I
EDU 598 Seminar in Action Research
EDU 585 Apprenticeship II
EDU 599 Project in Action Research
Julia Hershey, D.Ed.
Chair of Education Department
“Parker Palmer says, “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” This challenges me to continue to develop my inner life and relationship with the Lord, so that my teaching can flow from that place.” —Dr. HersheyRead Bio
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Curriculum & Instruction
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University, Teaching & Curriculum
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Elementary Education
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Bible
Bob Dodson, Ed.D.
Professor, Certification Officer, Field Placement Coordinator
“I have found that teaching is more about building relationships than imparting knowledge. Both are important, but knowing my students makes me a better teacher.” — Dr. DodsonRead Bio
Ed.D., East Tennessee University, Educational Leadership
M.A., Western Carolina University, Educational Leadership
B.S., Appalachian State University, Political Science
Diane Dick, Ph.D.
“Stories provide a wonderful basis of relating your life’s journey – both exhilarating and challenging, but it always ends at the foot of the Cross.” — Dr. DickRead Bio
Ph.D., Fordham University, Curriculum and Teaching.
M.A., Wheaton Graduate School, Educational Leadership
B.A., The King’s College, Religion/Philosophy
Stacey Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
“Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to be the leaders God has called them to be – I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do!” — Dr. MartinRead Bio
Ed.D., Capella University, Curriculum & Instruction
M.Ed., Millersville University, Early Childhood Education
B.A., Grove City College, Elementary Education