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Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership

Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership - Credits:  30 (program code:  0500)

Program Description

Advanced studies in secondary education and teacher leadership is a completely online (Web-based) graduate program for middle and high school teachers. The 30-credit Master of Education degree program is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the national board certification process. In less than two years, students can earn a master's degree while becoming well informed about the national board certification process. It is a great way to advance in the education profession. The courses and activities use data from teachers' own practices to reflect on their work and the work of their students to develop a deeper understanding of student learning. At the completion of this program, graduates will have a "jump start" if they decide to apply for national board teaching certification.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Admissions Criteria

Admission Requirements (Regular)

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Copy of teaching certification
  • For International Applicants: TOEFL score of 213 on computer-based exam, 550 on paper-based exam or 80 on Internet-based exam

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted for a period not to exceed two terms with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:

    o    Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    o    Unofficial transcripts
    o    Copy of teaching certification

Curriculum: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership

Semester 1 (Fall)
Course NameCredits
MSE 740 Advanced Instructional Technology3
MSE 755 Constructivist Instructional Strategies3

Semester 2 (Spring)
 Course NameCredits
ADP 664 Field Project/Leadership3
MSE 750 Online Technologies in Education3

Semester 3 (Summer)
Course Name
Credits 
MSE 745 Advanced Classroom Management3
MSE 766 Instructional Design and Assessment 
3

Semester 4 (Fall)
Course Name
 Credits
MSE 771 Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms in 7-12
3
ADP 673 Field Project/Research and Evaluation3

Semester 5 (Spring)
 Course Name Credits
MSE 720 Advanced Standards-Aligned Instruction 7-12
3
MSE 760 Reflective Practitioner 3

Advisement

Students in the Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Application Questions

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Eberly 202B
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
724-938-4187
gradschool@calu.edu


Program Coordinator

Michael Perrotti, Ph.D. (Marywood University), M.S.Ed. (Wilkes University), B.S.Ed. (Mansfield University)
Web Page: www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/Michael-Perrotti.aspx 
Email: mse@calu.edu
Phone
: 724-938-4487



Graduate Faculty

For faculty bios, visit: www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/index.htm.

Keith Hepner, Ed.D. (University of  Pittsburgh), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Marcia Hoover, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Associate Professor
Connie Monroe, Ph.D. (University of Dayton), M.A. (Regis University), Post baccalaureate Teaching Certificate (University of Texas at San Antonio), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Associate Professor
Joseph Zisk, Ed.D. (Temple University), M.S. (Drexel University), B.S., M.Ed. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor