Master of Science in Education
Graduate Programs in Education
Ashley, Class of '15
Courtney, Class of '13
Graduate Programs in the Division of Education and Human Services are designed for both currently certified teachers looking to add a certification or enhance their skills, and for those who wish to enter the field of education and become a certified teacher. We also offer programs for those working in education related fields that do not require certification. Through course work, students will acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills designed to prepare them to become educators and leaders who value student diversity and can effectively apply educational theory, best pedagogical practices, instructional technology, and formative and summative assessment.
Program Options and Admission Requirements
MS in Education (Online) is for the graduate student who wishes to earn the master’s degree in ONE year,
fully online (36 credits)
MS in Education with Dual Teaching Certification (Early Elementary and Special Education) is for the graduate student who is seeking to become a licensed teacher in Pennsylvania.
MS in Special Education with Autism Endorsement is for the certified teacher who desires to add a special education (PK-8) teaching certificate with an Autism Endorsement. (33 credits).
MS in Education with Administrative Certification (School Principal) and PDE-approved Endorsement is for the certified teacher who wants to become a school principal (PK-12) (42 credits).
MS in Education with an Emphasis on Social Emotional Learning is 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.
MS in Early Elementary (Non Certification Track) Students will acquire the foundational skills to work with young children in grades PK-4.
MS in Early Elementary (with Certification) is for the graduate student who is seeking to change careers and wants to become a licensed teacher in Pennsylvania.
MS in Special Education (Non Certification track) prepares students to teach in a variety of special education settings supporting learners with intellectual, physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral exceptionalities.
Certification Only Options (without master's degree)