Online Master of Science in Education
Whether you are a current Pennsylvania teacher seeking professional development, or a bachelor’s degree holder who wants to prepare to become certified as a teacher, our online Master of Science in Education (MSED) degree could be the right program for you. With Gwynedd Mercy University, you can earn your master’s in education in an online learning community that supports your goals, respects your schedule, and prepares you to help students do more.
In our MSED program, you can choose to earn the master’s degree only, or take specialized courses to prepare for certification at the PreK-4, 4-8, or secondary level, including specific subject areas. You’ll engage with the latest education research, develop practical instruction skills, and gain hands-on experience in a practicum with a local school.
Practical Skills for Teachers, Grounded in Research
All Master of Science in Education students advance through six core courses designed to produce reflective educators capable of understanding their students’ needs. Courses include:
- Effective Communication for Educators
- Foundations of Special Education in an Inclusionary Setting
- Multicultural & Diversity Issues in Education
- Research Skills for Reflective Practitioners
- Social & Political Foundations of Education
- Teaching and Learning Process
After completion of the core, you have the option to take an additional 12-18 credits in your chosen certification area. A practicum or student teaching experience completes the program.
Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certifications
We offer the following certification options as an addition to the MSED program:
- PreK – 4 Certification
- Grades 4-8 Mathematics and Science Certification
- Grades 4-8 Mathematics Certification
- Grades 4-8 Science Certification
- Secondary Education – General Certification
- Secondary Education – English Certification
- Secondary Education – Social Studies Certification
- Secondary Education – Biology Certification
- Secondary Education – Mathematics Certification
- Earn Your Master’s in Education Online
Take the first step towards new opportunities in teaching today. Contact Gwynedd-Mercy University now to learn more about our online master’s degree programs in education.