Program Highlights & Benefits
Flexible, online format
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
Aspiring educators seeking a Master’s degree in Education and certification in grades PreK-4.
What You Learn
- Utilize a variety of instructional strategies.
- Develop instructional plans and set goals based on the content to be taught /learned, knowledge of assigned students, and the instructional process.
- Establish and maintain purposeful and equitable classroom environments
- Demonstrate integrity, ethical behavior and professional conduct as stated in the Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.
How You Learn
Online format: This program will be offered online, an extremely attractive option for adults pursuing a graduate degree, while presently working in a classroom. The program will consist of 11 courses, 3 credits each, plus 6 credits for student teaching and a 3 credit seminar for a total of 42 credits. Observation and field experience requirements are built into many of the courses, so students should expect to spend time in classrooms for the majority of their classes. All courses are required, including a minimum of a twelve-week student teaching experience at the end of the program. The student teaching experience will require the student to teach for an entire term in a K-12 classroom while being supervised by both by a cooperating teacher from the school and a university supervisor.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master’s in Education and will be eligible for certification as a PreK-4 grade level educator in the state of Pennsylvania.
|SPED 533||SPECIAL EDUCATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES||3|
|EDUC 541||CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND CLASSROOMS||3|
|SPED 535||POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS||3|
|EDUC 567||METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE CONTENT AREAS||3|
|EDUC 515||FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY AND WRITING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: MODELS OF LITERACY||3|
|EDUC 564||METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES PREK-4||3|
|EDUC 503||ASSESSMENT FOR DIFFERENTIATED READING INSTRUCTION||3|
|SPED 534||DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM||3|
|EDUC 529||ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES AND DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION||3|
|EDUC 562||METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS PREK-4||3|
|EDUC 563||METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH PREK-4||3|
|EDUC 624||STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR||3|
|EDUC 625||STUDENT TEACHING PRACTICUM||6|
|Total Credit Hours:||42|
Program and course requirements are subject to change to comply with university policy.
Successful completion of the PreK-4 assessment provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is required for certification.
Students will need to spend considerable time in K-12 classrooms to satisfy Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements pertaining to field experience and observation hours prior to certification.