Education (M.A.)

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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 online in eight-week sessions with an option for hybrid classes. The curriculum consists of a common core and a selected area of concentration in Creativity and Technology, Dimensions in IdentityEarly Childhood Education and Integrated Curriculum.

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.

For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 215 635-7300 x140 or admissions@gratz.edu.