Master of Arts in Education

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Gratz College offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree program designed for practicing certified        teachers who seek advanced study in contemporary pedagogy and educational issues and/or individuals          who  require additional coursework to meet licensure requirements.  In addition to P-12 teachers, the program  is  also beneficial for persons with teaching certification who work in the areas of instructional design,  educational training, or organizational development in business, government, and not-for-profit agencies.

 Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the 30 –credit hour MAEd program was redesigned  in 2015 to be delivered fully online in eight-week sessions.  The online format accommodates working  professionals from all geographic regions.

Program Goals:

  • Describe changes in personal teaching practices as a result of acquisition and application of new skills and knowledge
  • Understand the diversity of learner needs in a learner-centered classroom.
  • Interpret research on effective teaching and learning practices and how that research translates to the educational setting
  • Effect changes in teaching practices as a result of acquisition and application of new skills and knowledge
  • Evaluate learner needs and select appropriate instructional assessment approaches.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Submit a valid teaching certificate

*Students must also hold a bachelor degree from an accredited institution
*A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required

Degree Requirements:

         Program Core:

  • Principles of Instructional Design
  • Effective Assessment of Learning
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Classroom


Teaching in Faith-Based Environments:
  Spiritual Development in Classrooms
  Moral Education in Theory and Practice
  Teaching Responsible Global Citizens
  Teaching the Holocaust
  Understanding Religions 

Creativity and Technology:
  Foundations of Creativity and Innovation Theories
  Creative Educator
  Creative Pedagogy
  Designers of Learning
  Creative Technologies

Dimensions in Identity:
  Culture and Family Dynamics
  Diagnosing Needs in the Diverse Classroom
  Understanding Economics, Class, and Language
  Issues in Contemporary Classroom Management
  Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom

2 courses  (6 credits)

Tuition and Fees
Registration fee: $70 per semester
Technology fee: $75 per course (online only)

For more information contact the Office of Admissions (215) 635-7300 x140 or

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