Master of education in Teaching and Curriculum candidates can choose from a variety of options when completing four electives (12 credits) as part of the degree program. These options include an individual study focus, various concentrations, state endorsements, or state certifications. (Some of these endorsements or certifications may require credits/internships/fieldwork beyond the 30 credits required for the master’s degree.)
- Individual Study Focus
Courses for this option can be taken in education or in content areas (history, English). These courses help the candidate study and develop expertise in topics and issues that are of particular interest to them in their educational setting while being framed in the content of the six core courses.
- Instructional Coaching Endorsement
- Math Coaching Endorsement
- English as a Second Language State Certification
- Principal’s Certification
- Special Education Certification
- National Writing Project
Individuals interested in the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) Fellowship must complete EDUC 452. Teaching Writing and EDUC 432. Children's Literature in the Writing Curriculum. Students will also attend three virtual (or in-person) community-building sessions with CAWP fellows and professional educators about writing instruction. Finally, students must present a 15-20-minute evidence-based writing strategy they applied in their respective classroom setting to fulfill the CAWP Fellowship requirements.
- Literacy Leadership Penn State Certificate
- Early Childhood Concentration
- EDUC 805, 403 (instead of EDUC 806), EDUC 820, EDUC 404 (instead of EDUC 839), EDUC 586, EDUC 591/587
- Two 500/800 level courses must be taken as electives to meet the graduate school requirement of taking 18 credits at the 500/800 level
- Language Arts Concentration
EDUC 422 or 432, EDUC 477, EDUC 452, EDUC 472
- Early Childhood Director’s Credential (Penn State York Campus only)
For course descriptions and requirements, see the University Bulletin.