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Accelerated Online Education Degree Programs

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The School of Education prepares students for successful careers as teachers, administrators and other leading positions in the field of education through their accelerated online graduate degrees. With small classes that allow for individualized attention and guidance, students flourish in the accelerated online degree programs. Gwynedd Mercy University also offers a teacher certification option for those who already retain a bachelor's degree and want to earn an Instructional I Certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

The School of Education offers students the latest research and information on optimal learning practices and processes--as well as technological resources in the classroom. Gwynedd Mercy University is collaborating with Teachscape®, to provide industry-leading solutions, technology and services for the future educators from Gwynedd Mercy University. Teachscape® has partnered with respected institutions including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to streamline its approach with the necessary tools for producing dynamic schools and teachers.

"The combination of Teachscape's technology tools, observation protocols, and feedback to our faculty and students will ensure that our education programs deliver top-notch teachers that school districts need to ensure ever-increasing levels of student success."

Dr. Sandra Mangano
Dean, School of Education
Gwynedd-Mercy College

Gwynedd Mercy University announces the development of an Accelerated Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership!

Gwynedd Mercy University is building an accelerated Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership with four academic concentrations. Graduates will be awarded the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with a concentration in one of the following:

• PK-12 Schools and School Districts

• Higher Education

• Special Education

• Educational Nonprofits

This 2-year, 10-month program, delivered through online courses and three onground residencies, imparts the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to fulfill leadership roles in U.S. and international schools, school districts, colleges, universities, and educational nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about the EdD Program

Online and Accelerated Graduate Education Programs

Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Educational Administration

Master of Science in School Counseling

Master of Science in Special Education

Master of Science:  Course of Study-Intern Certification Program

Certification Only Programs


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The Pennsylvania Board of Education licensure and approved programs requires that candidates for certification in educational administration complete a minimum of 360 hours of a structured and supervised practicum experience. The required 360 hours occur throughout the program beginning with the first course for a total of 18 hours per course.