Master in Education (M.Ed.)

with Secondary Certification

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Online 42 credits * 2 years
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible online format

2 year completion time


Aspiring educators seeking a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and certification in grades 7-12 English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Biology, or Citizenship.

What You Learn

  1. Integrate academic content courses in your chosen subject area (biological sciences, English, mathematics or social studies) with courses in education.
  2. Explore subjects like assessment and adaptations, technological literacy for teaching, literacy and learning in secondary school, in-depth content area exploration and have a student teaching practicum.
  3. Benefit from state-of-the-art resources and a variety of choices for student teaching placements, which will prepare you to teach most anywhere.

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 Secondary Education and will be eligible for certification as a 7-12 grade level educator in the state of Pennsylvania.

Degree Requirements

EDUC 541Culturally Responsive Schools, Teachers, and Classrooms3
SPED 533Special Education Inclusive Practices3
EDUC 567Methods of Teaching English Language Learners in the Content Areas3
SPED 535Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports3
EDUC 501Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 516Reading and Writing in the Content Areas3
EDUC 529Assessment Strategies & Data Driven Instruction3
SPED 534Differentiated instructional Practices3
EDUC 535Technological Applications3
EDUC 525Human Behavior and Classroom Management3
EDUC 533Evolving School Landscapes: Challenges and Reforms3
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 appropriate content level Praxis exam 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.