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:

Graduate studies: $385/credit
Registration fee: $70 per semester
Technology fee: $75 per course (online only)

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