Education Degree Programs
Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)
The Master of Arts in Education degree program allows students who have an interest in an academic discipline in addition to education to specialize in that discipline. Up to half the credits toward the master's degree may be taken in the area of concentration. Special admission and degree requirements vary according to the concentration selected. It is possible for students to earn Pennsylvania instructional certification through this program or to add a second certificate in a new field of specialization. Certification requirements must be determined on an individual basis with the program coordinator.
The foundation courses (ED 501–510) provide knowledge basic to all aspects of education. The concentration courses focus on a discipline other than education.
Concentrations: Computer Education (7-12), History, Mathematics, Music, and Written Communication.
A minimum of 15 credits of the degree program must be taken in a discipline other than Education; the remaining credits must be in Education.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The Master of Education degree program focuses on educational processes in either general education or specialized areas. The majority of courses must be taken in Education, with up to 9 credits taken in a discipline other than Education when appropriate to the program. Special admission and degree requirements vary according to the concentration selected. It is possible to earn Pennsylvania instructional or administration certification through this program.
The foundation courses (ED 501–510) provide knowledge basic to all aspects of education. The concentration courses focus on Education courses related to instruction in a selected area, such as Reading, Special Education or Science Education.
Concentrations: Applied Behavior Analysis, Art Education, Children's Literature, Curriculum Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership (K-12)**, Elementary Education, Instructional Technology, Language Arts, Library Science, Literacy Education*, Mathematics Education, Reading, Science Education, Secondary Education (See subject areas), Special Education**
*Literacy Education - pathways include English, ESL, Language Arts, Reading and TESOL.
**Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership also available.