Certification Plus Master of Education

The “certification plus Master of Education” is an option for Teacher Intern Program certification students. Teacher Intern Program students have the option to take two or three of their required undergraduate education courses as master’s level courses. After completion of their Teacher Intern Program, students would then only need to take the remaining seven or eight Master of Education courses to earn the Master of Education degree.

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Master’s level courses to be taken as part of the TIP certificate program

EDU 312/512 Teaching English Language Learners

This course will address methods and materials to prepare English language learners to enter and succeed in elementary and secondary mainstream classrooms. Prerequisite: EDU 206

Education Master of Education Teacher Certification Program

EDU 339/539 Teaching Mathematics in PreK-4 Classrooms

Course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and official admission to the education program.

Master of Education Teacher Certification Program Education

EDU 332/522: Secondary Methods in Content

This course prepares the certification candidate with the working knowledge required to become an effective teacher in the designated discipline. Examines the scope and sequence of the curricula. Provides developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques for individualizing instruction and assessing achievement, classroom management skills and using media. Develops competencies in lesson and unit planning and instructional delivery. Informs about professional development opportunities relative to the various disciplines. Requires peer teaching and observations of school classrooms. Prerequisites: 206 and official acceptance to TIP/Education Program.

Master of Education Teacher Certification Program Education

EDU 341/541 Educational Assessment

This course will provide pre-service educators with theory and practice of commonly used assessment tools including but not limited to formal, informal, authentic and benchmark assessments. Content will focus on how to effectively interpret data and how to translate data into academic achievement. Prerequisite: EDU 206 

Education Master of Education Teacher Certification Program

EDU343/543 Middle Level Teaching Methods

This course, intended for middle level teacher certification candidates, will provide a foundation in proven, research-based teaching strategies. Students will use strategies to develop and teach lessons during the course. They will become knowledgeable with the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System in order to plan effective lessons. Other topics include classroom management, differentiation, multiple intelligences, assessment, understanding poverty, and literacy skills across the curriculum. Prerequisites: 204, 206 and admission to the education program.

ESS331/531 Teaching Strategies in Health & PE

This course provides the students with the application of best practices in instruction and learning related to health and physical education. The students will develop appropriate lesson planning strategies that relate to differentiated instruction, assessment, and pedagogy. Students will complete a total of five observation hours. Prerequisites: Admission into the Education Program

Education Health and Physical Education (PK-12) Master of Education

(Prior to enrolling in any above course, see Procedure step #2 below)

M.Ed. courses taken after TIP certification

On-line or cohort model!

EDU 533 Differentiated Instruction

This course will explore the principles and elements of differentiated instruction through the study of current and promising practices, as well as relevant research. Graduate students will study instructional and management strategies that address individual learning needs, strengths, styles, and preferences of students within the classroom.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 548 Reading in the Content Areas

This course provides in-service teachers with an understanding of the essentials of reading processes necessary for students to become proficient readers. The course will teach the most promising elements of effective literacy programs based in research and/or professional opinion. Application of the elements to content area texts will help students derive greater comprehension of content area material.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 551 Inclusive Education for Students with Special Needs

Students will examine the educational strategies and practices helpful in meeting the needs of students with special needs in the regular education classroom setting. The course will help teachers read and understand IEPs (Pa. Chapter 14), Section 504 plans (Pa. Chapter 15), as well as gifted (Pa. Chapter 16) requirements and implement them in inclusive settings. Co-teaching strategies with special education teachers in regular education classrooms will be covered. The course will help teachers build relationships with and among students, teach social skills, and provide positive behavior supports.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 552 Best Practices and Effective Teaching

Students will examine the most up to date pedagogy in education. Key features of the course involve best practices in areas such as student collaboration, questioning, and feedback techniques. Teaching practices will include study of effective teacher research, classroom instruction research, 90/90/90 schools research, and approaches such as project learning. Each student will select one or more practices of interest which s/he will incorporate into her/his classroom instruction. The instructor and students will examine the effects these practices have on classroom instruction.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 531 or EDU 532 or EDU 535 or EDU 554 or EDU 553 – depending upon interests and needs

Students will examine the most up to date pedagogy in education. Key features of the course involve best practices in areas such as student collaboration, questioning, and feedback techniques. Teaching practices will include study of effective teacher research, classroom instruction research, 90/90/90 schools research, and approaches such as project learning. Each student will select one or more practices of interest which s/he will incorporate into her/his classroom instruction. The instructor and students will examine the effects these practices have on classroom instruction.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 598 Educational Research

This course will examine exemplary literature and research projects that represent examples of the systematic collection, evaluation, presentation and interpretation of research data in education. Various research designs and methodologies will be explored, emphasizing action research done in educational contexts. Student research projects will reflect a specific educational research style, such as experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative or mixed methods. Students will be guided in the selection of an appropriate Master’s project topic, in review and critique of relevant literature, and development of a design proposal for action research to be conducted in her/his own classroom.

 

 

Master of Education

EDU 599 Master’s Project

This course represents the final stages in the completion of a Master’s Project begun in EDU 598, where action research is conducted and a master’s paper is completed and presented. Students will work closely with a research adviser to conduct the action research project and associated report.

 

 

Master of Education

 

Procedures for TIP students

1.   Initial entrance into TIP with current enrollment procedures through the director of Teacher Intern Program.

2.   Enroll in the two or three appropriate 500 level courses (using the TIP/M.Ed. course registration form). This requires the adviser's and M.Ed. Director's signature.

3.   Upon completion of the student’s TIP certification requirements and confirmation of PDE Instructional I certification, the student will apply to the M.Ed. program. The application fee will be waived since student will have paid a TIP application fee.

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