Online Accelerated Master Teacher Program (MSEd)

Master Teacher (MsEd) Program

Professional Preparation for Experienced Teachers

Connect with your students more effectively—and maintain control of your busy schedule—with Gwynedd Mercy University’s online accelerated Master of Science in Education, Master Teacher Program (MSEd).
This online accelerated 30-credit Master of Education program offers certified PreK-12 teachers like you the opportunity to enhance and extend your instructional expertise. You’ll also explore and analyze social, political, and economic issues that influence the course of public education in the United States.

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The GMercyU Difference

When you're ready to become a master teacher, GMercyU’s online accelerated master teacher program will help you achieve your goals.

Our online MSEd – Master Teacher Program provides the professional enrichment you need to keep your instructional skills current in a rapidly changing educational environment. You will emerge from this program with renewed confidence in your ability to assess and meet the needs of the diverse learners who enter your classroom.

As a GMercyU graduate, you will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge in support of your professional practice
  • Utilize educational research and develop your own research interests and agenda
  • Examine and critique the economic, political, cultural, historical, and social influences that impact education in the United States
  • Apply policies, statutes, and rules established by state and local agencies relating to judicious application of disciplinary methods and behavioral procedures
  • Identify and use instructional methods and curricula that are appropriate and effective in meeting the needs of individual learners


At GMercyU, we select faculty members who have records of distinction. In addition to demonstrated expertise in teaching, our professors bring direct K-12 classroom experience and advanced research backgrounds to your classroom. Their insights and mentorship will help you effectively communicate your passion for learning to the young people you teach.

Upon graduation, you and your classmates will join our extensive network of alumni. The colleagues, contacts, and friends you find in this leadership community will inspire you.

Applicants to this program can be current teachers or professionals from another field making the switch to teaching. Requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in your bachelor’s program

Applicants who fall just below the minimum GPA requirement may request a review of their application by the program director. However, acceptance of an application for review does not guarantee admission to the program.

Financial aid is available for this program.

The MSEd – Master Teacher Program is a two-year advanced degree program. You will take 10 courses (a total of 30 credits). Courses run one at a time, in seven-week sessions.

EDU 502 The Learning and Teaching Process
EDU 503 Social and Political Foundations of Education
EDU 510 Research Skills for Reflective Practitioners
EDU 551 Technology Applications for Educators
EDU 580 Multicultural & Diversity Issues in Education
EDU 581 Foundations of Special Education in an Inclusionary Setting
EDU 603 Culminating Project
EDU 613 Classroom Management
EDU 574 School Law and Policy Issues
EDU 614 Innovation in Teaching

To review course descriptions, please refer to the graduate catalog.


What You Can Do With a Master of Science in Education
GMercyU’s Master of Science in Education teaches the skills you need to advance your practice as a PreK-12 teacher. We’ve designed the program specifically for those who are already teaching in Pennsylvania on an Instructional I Certification. If you teach in another state, you should confirm with your department of education that our program meets its requirements. Find more information here.

Build on your success in the classroom with convenient—and effective—online education: earn your Master of Science in Education with us.

Call 844-707-9064 or email to contact an admissions counselor. You also can also request more information today!