Undergraduate students enrolled in the fall of their junior year apply for Early Entry to a Master's program with Arcadia University’s School of Education. Upon acceptance to the graduate program, students can begin taking graduate courses as early as the spring of their junior year. Students may select to apply to one of the following M.Ed. programs:
M.Ed. with a concentration in Literacy Studies: TESOL and Reading (with certification paths for ESL and Reading Specialist K-12)
M.Ed. with a concentration in Secondary Education (with certification paths in (Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics and Social Studies)
M.Ed. with a concentration in Special Education
M.Ed. with a concentration in Integrative STEM Education
M.Ed. with an individualized concentration consisting of multiple certificates (Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Infant-Toddler Mental Health, ESL, STEM)
To have an undergraduate degree conferred at Arcadia, students must complete all of their undergraduate program requirements and have earned a minimum requirement of 128 credits (see your program’s respective undergraduate degree credit requirements for details). However, graduate courses completed as an undergraduate student which are not used to complete an undergraduate major may be transcribed to an Arcadia graduate degree provided no less than 125 credits remain on the undergraduate transcript.
Graduate Degree (M.Ed.)
Graduate credits earned through the Early Entry Master's program while an undergraduate student and not applied to the undergraduate degree will be transferred to your graduate transcript once you begin a M.Ed. program at Arcadia University.
Your Education adviser will help you with graduate course selection and develop a plan to earn graduate credits as part of the Early Entry Master's program while enrolled in your undergraduate degree program. In some situations, a student will be assigned to an additional advisor to help plan their graduate program.
Each M.Ed program has its own requirements, and students are required to meet the Master's degree program requirements for the program they choose to pursue.
Students in the School of Education Early Entry Master's program have the opportunity to earn graduate credits as part of their undergraduate full-time tuition fee for no additional charge. Graduate credits earned as part of the undergraduate tuition must be completed during the undergraduate traditional academic year (Fall/Spring).
Students may also enroll in summer semesters to earn graduate credits towards their M.Ed. program. Tuition for summer graduate courses is billed at the prevailing part-time graduate credit rate.
Tuition for courses remaining in the M.Ed. program after the undergraduate degree conferral are billed at the prevailing part-time rate.
Program Admission Requirements and Application Information
Current matriculated Education major or minor
GPA of 3.0
Junior standing minimum (enrolled for and/or has completed 80+ credits)
Undergraduate students enrolled in the fall of their junior year apply to an Early Entry Master's program with Arcadia University’s School of Education. Applicants complete and submit an application form through the Office of Enrollment Management. Application fees are waived for students applying to the Early Entry Master's program. The application must be received by the deadline to be considered.