Master of Science Degree in Education with Grades 4-8 Certification
A growing number of graduate students develop an interest in the teaching profession after they receive a bachelor’s degree in a different field. Gywnedd-Mercy College offers a unique program in which these students can work toward their Master of Science in Education and achieve certification for teaching Grades 4-8 (Upper Elementary / Middle School). Certification includes a Mathematics and Science concentration applicable to grades 7 & 8. (Additional courses may be required in the content area and are determined through an audit of undergraduate transcripts). After completing the certification portion of the program, including student teaching, students continue their coursework to complete a Masters of Science Degree in Education.
Note: Candidates must emerge from post-baccalaureate programs with the same mastery of content, pedagogy and human development in their masters’ degree and certificate area that their peers in pre-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs achieve.