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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.

Program Objectives

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.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Admissions Criteria

· Bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree; employed as a classroom teacher (or has teacher certification) with minimum 2.80 GPA or 3.00 GPA in last 48 credits on a 4.00 scale verified by official transcripts from every institution attended

· Copies of all current professional certificates held

· Current resume or curriculum vitae

· Three references for recommendations

Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee

Curriculum: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education and Teacher Leadership

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

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 
E-mailzisk@calu.edu
Phone
: 724-938-4487



Graduate Faculty

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