Master of Education (MEd) Initial Teacher Certification

General

Program Description

This program is designed to provide individuals, who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than education, the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching grades PK – 4. While earning your MEd degree, you will also meet Pennsylvania state teacher certification requirements for PK – 4. Classes are offered in both a blended and online format as 8-week courses. Once completed you may choose to add on Grade 5 and Grade 6 certification through further testing.

Most of our program's graduates obtain employment as full-time teachers in public, parochial, or private schools. Other career options available to our graduates include:

• Textbook sales representative

• Adult training specialist

• Instructional designer

• Academic coach

• Preschool director, coach, or consultant

The program goals are to prepare students for Pennsylvania teacher certification by instilling the requisite skills, attributes and knowledge.  Graduates of the program will have a thorough knowledge of content and pedagogical skills in planning and preparation; will be able to establish and maintain a purposeful and equitable environment for learning, in which students feel safe, valued, and respected; engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies; and demonstrate qualities that characterize a professional educator.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Since 1977, more than 3,200 of our students have earned Pennsylvania teaching certification. We provide a high standard of education at a reasonable cost and have become a leading choice for high scho ... Read More

Since 1977, more than 3,200 of our students have earned Pennsylvania teaching certification. We provide a high standard of education at a reasonable cost and have become a leading choice for high school graduates, experienced teachers seeking advanced qualifications, and working adults who wish to start a new career. Allow us to help you on the way to a more fulfilling career. Read less