M.A. Instructional Track Plus Secondary Certification
M.A. (Instructional Track) plus Secondary Certification (7-12) and Specialists (K-12) (45 credits)
(Pending PDE review and approval.)
Students may pursue a master’s degree and these certifications at the graduate level based on an earned baccalaureate degree in a specific content area, which will be subject to departmental approval. In addition to specific requirements for the content area, the graduate courses required are:
Core Requirements (9 credits)
Methods of Research
Required Common Concentration Courses (9 credits)
Comprehensive Examination in Educational Leadership
Contemporary Professional Ethics
Curriculum and Instruction
Instructional Needs of English Language Learners
Concentration (Instructional Track plus Secondary Certification 7-12 and Specialists K-12 - 27 credits)
Testing and Assessment
Foundations of Education
Introduction to Special Education
Content Area Reading
Psychology of Learning
*By arrangement with the director of student teaching at least one year prior to this experience.
Field experience (or prior classroom experiences/equivalencies) are included in EDL 640.
Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.