Neumann University's graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Education is consistent with and driven by the University's mission statement. The program allows graduate students to become certified, add a certification, or to allow currently certified teachers to continue to acquire a wide-range of knowledge and skills which are designed to prepare them to assume the role of instructional leaders of their schools. By analyzing cutting edge pedagogical theory and applying interpretations of that theory to teaching practices, graduate students become master teachers, i.e., educators who know and show others how to orchestrate assessment, diversity, technique, and technology within the context of contemporary education. The goal of the instructional leadership degree is to instill the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes of master teachers in professional educators. Hence, this degree program prepares educators to become classroom innovators and school role models.
For the graduate student who desires to obtain a Master of Science in Education (36 credits). This degree may be used to further the candidate in a current teaching position or be used to move into a community college or the field of higher education. The student must take the five core courses and any of seven electives. (36 credits)
For the graduate student who wishes to earn the master's degree in ONE year. This fully online accelerated program master's program includes courses that are accelerated and run for 8 weeks. Students also have the option to receive the Autism Endorsement or K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement.
For the graduate student who is seeking to change careers and wants to become a licensed teacher in Pennsylvania. This certification will permit the graduate to teach Pre-K-4 elementary grades and Pre-K-8 special education. There is a six credit student teaching component included in the (45 credits). Student teaching is one semester.
For the graduate student who wants to teach at the secondary education level. It is important to note that Neumann University only certifies at the secondary level in English, Social Studies, Biology and General Science. Evidence of coursework mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the specific discipline is required. If there is no evidence of this coursework, the student will be expected to take the required courses in the discipline. (42 credits)
For a certified teacher who wants to become a school principal. This track requires the completion of the degree and a six credit internship. (42 credits) The internship is 365 days at an approved school.
For a certified teacher who wants to become a school principal and desires to include an endorsement for Autism. This degree is the same as the principal certificate, except it includes four Autism classes as electives. (42 credits to include a 6 credit internship)
For teachers who currently hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certification and wish to pursue a graduate degree with a focus on social-emotional learning. This program will be offered in a cohort fashion at approved off-campus locations throughout the Delaware Valley.
For the certified teacher who desires to add a special education (PreK-8) teaching certification with an Autism Endorsement. (33 credits)
For information about the different program options and courses, please contact the Graduate Education Office:
Rocco A. Abessinio Building (RAB)-Room 321A
Phone: 610-558-5609 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Smith Budhai, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Education
Phone: 610-358-4249 Email: email@example.com
For more information about admissions, please call the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions at (610) 361-5208 or (800) 9-NEUMANN, ext. 5208, or feel free to e-mail us at GradAdultAdmiss@neumann.edu