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Secondary Education (M.Ed.)

Unlock your potential as an educator and make a lasting impact on the lives of young learners with our Secondary Education Master of Education program at Commonwealth University. Designed to empower educators with advanced teaching strategies and a deep understanding of adolescent development, this program equips you to thrive in today's dynamic classrooms.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Ed.
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Shape the Future

Through a comprehensive curriculum, you'll explore innovative pedagogies, curriculum design, and classroom management techniques tailored specifically for middle and high school settings. Our experienced faculty, who are experts in the field, will guide you through practical experiences and research-based coursework, helping you create engaging learning environments that inspire growth and academic excellence.

Join our inclusive educational community, where you'll collaborate with fellow educators, engage in real-world teaching scenarios, and develop the skills needed to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of education. Whether you're a seasoned educator looking to enhance your expertise or transitioning into secondary education, our Master of Education program prepares you to foster a love of learning and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.


Courses and Curriculum

The Secondary Education (ME.d.) program includes two tracks to pursue.

  • Candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30 credits for MEd degree completion. Upon review of transcripts and professional experiences, Teacher Certification Candidates may be required to take additional courses to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements/competencies for initial teaching certification. Therefore, Teacher Candidates may be required to take up to 42 graduate credits.
  • Additionally, some undergraduate content courses may be required. However, Teacher Certification Candidates may qualify for initial teacher certification with a minimum of 12 credits completed with a B (3.0 GPA)
  • Students may apply for the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is one of only two nationally recognized accrediting bodies for educator preparation
CAEP accreditation ensures we prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.

Commonwealth prepares educators for today's classrooms

Commonwealth University's Graduate Program Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction (without certification), Educational Leadership, Principal Certification, and Supervisory C&I Certification, Thomas Starmack, discusses how graduate courses can help teachers master their craft and develop the skills to teach in 21st-century classrooms.

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