The Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum provides students with two alternatives:

  1. course work with a master’s project (EDUC 587)
  2. course work that includes a capstone course (EDUC 591) 

Both programs require the completion of 30 credits: 18 credits of core courses and 12 credits of electives. Individuals who select the capstone course option must complete all other degree requirements prior to enrolling in the capstone course. Students may complete the degree requirements for either of the two options with the approval of their adviser.

At least 18 credits must be at the 500-level or higher.

Transfer Credits

Only degree students can receive transfer credit. A maximum of 10 graduate-level credits may be counted toward the degree, as long as the credits are from an accredited institution and are approved by the faculty adviser, the program coordinator, and the Graduate School. Courses taken as a non-degree student are considered transfer credits. All course work being considered for transfer must have been completed within the last five years, must be of at least B quality (grades of B- are not transferable), and must appear on an official graduate transcript.

Students who transfer from other Penn State graduate degree programs will have their credits evaluated on an individual basis.

Grade-Point Average and Time Limit

A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is required to maintain good academic standing in the program and to graduate from the program.

All course work must be completed within eight years from admission into the program.

Program Notes

Most courses during the fall and spring semesters are two-and-one-half hours long and are scheduled one evening per week for 15 weeks. During the summer session, most courses are scheduled during the morning or afternoon, two times a week for six weeks. Some night classes are offered in the summer, though not as frequently. The required core courses in the program also may be delivered via the Web.

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