Master in Education (M.Ed.)

M.Ed.

with Grades PreK-4 Certification

Online 42 credits * 2 years

Affordable Tuition

$229/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Financial Aid Update: Interest rates DECREASE from 6.08% to 4.3% for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

For

Aspiring educators seeking a Master’s degree in Education and certification in grades PreK-4.

What You Learn

  1. Utilize a variety of instructional strategies.
  2. Develop instructional plans and set goals based on the content to be taught /learned, knowledge of assigned students, and the instructional process.
  3. Establish and maintain purposeful and equitable classroom environments
  4. 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.

Career Outcomes

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.

Degree Requirements

CourseTitleHours
SPED 533SPECIAL EDUCATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES3
EDUC 541CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND CLASSROOMS3
SPED 535POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
EDUC 567METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE CONTENT AREAS3
EDUC 515FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY AND WRITING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: MODELS OF LITERACY3
EDUC 564METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES PREK-43
EDUC 503ASSESSMENT FOR DIFFERENTIATED READING INSTRUCTION3
SPED 534DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 529ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES AND DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION3
EDUC 562METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS PREK-43
EDUC 563METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE AND HEALTH PREK-43
EDUC 624STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR3
EDUC 625STUDENT TEACHING PRACTICUM6
 Total Credit Hours:42
Please Note:

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.