Master's Plus Certificate
The flexible Masters Plus program is for educators who already hold a master's degree but need additional graduate courses. This program is completely customizable. Students may take any course from the M.Ed or M.S. in Teaching Practice programs. Each course offered at Gratz is three credits.
Students who hold an existing Pennsylvania Level I or Level II certificate will be eligible for the state endorsement in Creative Movement PreK-12 or Skills for Teacher Leadership with the completion of the four course M.S in Teaching Practice concentration in Creative Movement or Teacher Leadership and the completion of both 25 hours of appropriate field work and the learning portfolio to identify, document and analyze this work.
The Pennsylvania state endorsement highlights knowledge in new and emerging areas of learning. It does not replace a certificate required to teach in any specific content area.
Guided by the principle of Tikkun Olam, the program advocates for learning that matters, for transformative potential in education, and for advancing the ideas of equity, inclusion and social action.
The Master's Plus program is designed for students who already hold a Master's of Education.
The 8 week, asynchronous courses will offer students active learning opportunities to reflect on their teaching practice, share insights and learning with each other, and take new ideas back to their instructional spaces.
Students may take any courses of their choice from the Master's level education course selection. Students begin with Master's Plus 15 and may continue on to Master's Plus 30/45/60 to meet professional education requirements leading to salary increases and promotions.
Please note: this program does not lead to professional state licensure or certification.
Meet the Program Director
PHILIP MOORE, Ed.D.
Meet Our Faculty
The Gratz College learning community is shaped by our amazing faculty. Our instructors come from a variety of educational spaces including schools, arts organizations and state agencies. As facilitators of the learning process, their goal is to inspire students towards reflection and deep thinking about teaching and learning. They share a passion for education, and view their role as collaborators in providing applicable course content and resources, and helping students to connect this learning to their individual teaching practices.
The most meaningful thing I learned during my graduate school experience is the power of positive relationships. I have learned so much from my professors and classmates. These positive relationships showed me how to persevere no matter what challenges lay ahead.
— Leandra Poole, M.Ed. student