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
- Integrate academic content courses in your chosen subject area (biological sciences, citizenship, English, mathematics or social studies) with courses in education.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
|EDUC 541||Culturally Responsive Schools, Teachers, and Classrooms||3|
|SPED 533||Special Education Inclusive Practices||3|
|EDUC 567||Methods of Teaching English Language Learners in the Content Areas||3|
|SPED 535||Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports||3|
|EDUC 501||Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers||3|
|EDUC 516||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas||3|
|EDUC 529||Assessment Strategies & Data Driven Instruction||3|
|SPED 534||Differentiated instructional Practices||3|
|EDUC 535||Technological Applications||3|
|EDUC 525||Human Behavior and Classroom Management||3|
|EDUC 533||Evolving School Landscapes: Challenges and Reforms||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 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.