Chemistry Education

About the Secondary Education Master’s Degree Program

This program is designed to allow students seeking certification in secondary areas to attain a master’s degree concurrently. The degree is not required for certification, and individual requirements for certification may vary based on academic experience.

The program must be planned with an adviser to insure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.

Master of Education Degree Program Requirements (M.Ed.)

Secondary Education Concentration

(a minimum of 30 credits)

Secondary Education Concentration

1. Foundation Courses (6–9 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 503 General Foundations of Education in the United States
  • One additional foundation chosen from ED 501–510 

2. Concentration Courses (15–18 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 512 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classroom
  • ED 514 Assessment in the Classroom 
  • ED 517 Human Development: The School Years, K–12
  • ED 523 The Teacher and the Classroom, Secondary
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 615 Literacy Across the Curriculum, Secondary
  • ED 553 Issues in Science for Secondary Teachers
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 607 Strategic Instruction for Adolescent Readers and Writers

3. Electives (3–9 credits) chosen with the adviser

4. Culminating Activity (3 credits)

  • ED 596 Curriculum Development Project, designed in consultation with academic adviser when completing Degree Candidacy.

Teacher Certification Chemistry Education 7–12

Pennsylvania Instructional Teacher Certification (variable credit depending on previous academic credentials)

  • ED 503 General Foundations of Education in the United States
  • ED 512 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED 523 The Teacher and the Classroom, Secondary
  • ED 553 Issues in Science for Secondary Teachers
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 606 Strategic Instruction for Emergent and Content Area Literacy
  • ED 622 ESL: Multicultural and Multilingual Literacies
  • ED 471 Graduate Student Teaching Practicum: Secondary 7–12 (6 credits; credits not applicable to master’s degree) or ED 583B Fieldwork (for students holding a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II certificate) (3 credits; credits not applicable to master’s degree)

Additional Certification Requirements

1. Completion of all subject area coursework required to meet the general and specific certification standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This will be determined by the program coordinator.

2. A grade of “B” or better in the Graduate Student Teaching Practicum

3. Completion of all Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT)  is required prior to enrolling for the Student Teaching Practicum.

4. Proficiency in the skills of teaching as demonstrated through program fieldwork.

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