Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership - National Board Preparation
Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership - Credits: 30 (program code: 0500)
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.
The advanced studies in secondary education and teacher leadership is based upon the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Five Core Propositions:
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
- Teachers are members of learning communities.
Students in the program will:
- Construct student-centered instructional lessons.
- Create teaching and learning activities with online technologies.
- Design teacher leader projects that may be used in their schools or districts.
- Design research projects that may be used in their schools or districts.
- Summarize the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the steps needed to apply for national board teaching certification.
Global Online (100 percent online delivery)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
2.80 GPA in a baccalaureate degree* verified with official transcripts from an accredited institution
Completed Graduate Application for Admission plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
Copy of valid teaching certificate
*Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.8 must also:
Have a 3.00 or higher in the last 48 credits or
Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who know the applicant well and can comment on the applicant's intellectual and leadership abilities.
Submit evidence of successful teaching or professional educational experience.
Curriculum: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership
| Course Name ||Credits |
|MSE 740 Advanced Instructional Technology|| 3 |
|MSE 755 Constructivists Instructional Strategies|| 3 |
| Course Name||Credits |
|MSE 745 Advanced Classroom Management||3|
|MSE 766 Instructional Design and Assessment||3|
|Course Name ||Credits |
|ADP 664 Field Project/Leadership||3 |
|MSE 750 Online Technologies in Education ||3|
|Course Name ||Credits|
|MSE 720 Advanced Standards-Aligned Instruction 7-12||3 |
|MSE 760 Reflective Practitioner||3|
| Course Name||Credits|
|MSE 771 Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms in 7-12 ||3|
|ADP 673 Field Project/Research and Evaluation||3|
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.
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Joseph Zisk, Ed.D. (Temple University), M.S. (Drexel University), B.S., M.Ed. (California University of Pennsylvania)
Web Page: http://www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/joseph-zisk.aspx
For faculty bios, visit: http://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