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Accelerated Online Master of Science Degree in Education (with Certifications)

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Gwynedd Mercy University's Master of Science in Education with Certification tracks are now offered fully online and in an accelerated format, offering students the flexibility and ease of obtaining an advanced degree in a convenient format.

The Master of Science in Education, Master Teacher Program, is designed to meet the needs of a variety of professional educators.  In-service teachers who have state certification (Instructional I or II) and are seeking an advanced degree find the program professionally enriching as they teach in an increasingly complex society and world. The program is adaptable to the needs of persons who have a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and who are seeking certification in education along with a Master of Science in Education.

The course of study provides educators with opportunities to develop theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that enhance the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process. Students in the Master Teacher Program also examine and critique the economic, political, cultural, social influences that impact education in the United States.

Core Courses (18 credits)

EDU 502 Teaching and Learning Process
EDU 503 Social & Political Foundations of Education
EDU 510 Research Skills for Reflective Practitioners
EDU 580 Multicultural & Diversity Issues in Education
EDU 581 Foundations of Special Education in an Inclusionary Setting
EDU 582 Effective Communication for Educators

No Certification (12 credits)

EDU 522 Intergroup Theory & Research
EDU 551 Computer Applications for Teachers
EDU 591 SAS, Curriculum Development & Peer Coaching
EDU 601 Culminating Project
Total Credits for the MS in Education:  30 credits

 
PreK-4 Certification Only* (18 credits)

EDU 506 Methods, Materials & Curriculum I
EDU 507 Methods, Materials & Curriculum II
EDU 511 Methods & Theories of Teaching Math
EDU 512 Methods Teaching Reading & Assessment
EDU 565 Student Teaching & Professional Seminar
EDU 603 Capstone/ Culminating Project
Total Credits for the MS in Education with PreK-4 Certification:  36 credits  

Grades 4-8 Certification* (18 credits)

EDU 506 Methods, Materials & Curriculum I
EDU 507 Methods, Materials & Curriculum II
EDU 511 Methods & Theories of Teaching Math
EDU 512 Methods Teaching Reading & Assessment
EDU 565 Student Teaching & Professional Seminar
EDU 603 Capstone/ Culminating Project  
Total Credits for the MS in Education with Grades 4-8 Certification:  36 credits

Secondary Certification* (12 credits)

EDU 508 Secondary School Methods & Materials
EDU 591 SAS Curriculum Development and Peer Coaching
EDU 565 Student Teaching & Professional Seminar
EDU 603 Capstone/ Culminating Project
Total Credits for the MS in Education with Secondary Education Certification:  30 credits
 

* Pre-Student Teaching (embed within courses)
 
Note:  All student teaching placements must be completed by the Director of Student Teaching.  Certification eligibility will be approved by the Certification Officer.

To receive information about the program dial 1-877-499-6333.