Education, MEd, Indiana and Pittsburgh East

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  • Brian Henninger

    MASTER’S DEGREE THAT FITS WITH HIS CAREER “This particular program fits my scheduling needs perfectly. The hours and the workload are very manageable on top of a fulltime job,” said Brian Henninger, MEd Class of 2015, a teacher at Indiana Area Senior High School in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

    This program meets the needs of PreK-12 and/or other professionals who are teaching at places like Head Start, alternative and charter schools, or community colleges, where certification is not required. The flexible option (not currently available) allows you to join a cohort or complete the program at your own pace.

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    The MEd program in Education prepares you to be a “teacher leader” in your classroom, school, and community.

    • Continue to teach while you earn your MEd degree. Attend interactive team-taught classes one evening per week in fall and spring, and two evenings a week in summer 1.
    • Complete the program at your own pace with our flexible program options.
    • Access course work that helps you master topics relating to curriculum development, technology integration, instruction in an inclusive classroom, and teacher leadership.
    • Impact the lives of those in your classroom and school by 1) actively working to improve student achievement and confidence, 2) keeping abreast of the field of education, and 3) using your research skills to strengthen classroom instruction and management.
    • Expand your professional network by embracing the cohort approach and small-classroom environment.

    IUP is an Act 48-approved provider for Pennsylvania educators, so the courses for the master's in Education may count toward professional development hours.

    Program Format Options

    You may tailor the Master in Education program to meet your needs by choosing one of the options listed below:

    1. Customary Cohort Approach: Once students are accepted to the program, they matriculate through it by taking a six-credit hour course each semester with the same cohort of students. Students who complete all course requirements graduate in two years.
    2. Flexible Approach: Once students are accepted to the program, they matriculate through it at their own pace by taking courses with different cohorts, each semester, in a sequence and location (Indiana or Pittsburgh East) of their choice. Coursework must be completed over a period of five years. Students who take two courses a semester could complete the program in one year. Please note that this option is not currently available.
    3. Needs-Based Approach: Acceptance to the Master in Education program is not required. Students may take one or more six-credit-hour MEDU courses to meet their professional development needs or the requirements of other programs.

    “Selecting the MEd in Education program was the best decision I could've made in choosing my graduate coursework! Learning how to research, using current technology, and bouncing ideas off professional colleagues in the teaching field are only a few of the major benefits.”

    Lindsey Rensko, Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Learning Support, Ligonier Valley (PA) Middle School