Teaching and Learning (M.S.)

This program will help you to design and incorporate the latest innovations in instructional teaching and learning into your daily instruction.


The process of instruction is essential to meeting the needs of all levels of learners in the classroom. The field of teaching is evolving faster than ever before. This degree program will bring you the most up to date and current trends in the field from new technologies, teaching diverse student populations, and special needs students to current school law.

This program has two tracks:

Lead Teacher

This track includes a research study into a topic of interest to you that is also a topic of interest of school stakeholders whether they are parents, administrators, teachers, students, or community members.

STEAM Education

This program will introduce you to STEAM in the classroom to get you started in this growing essential field within education. Please note that this program does not contain the required courses to earn an instructional teaching certificate. Applicants to the STEAM education program must hold a PA Instructional certification to gain admission.

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Curriculum (33 Credits)

M.S. in Teaching and Learning: Lead Teacher

GE-6015 Introduction to Statistical Data and Research
GE-6035 Teaching and Supervising Diverse Student Populations
GE-6080 Foundations of Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning*
GE-6091 Assessment Theory and Design to Support 21st Century Instruction*
GE-6093 Teaching Math for Success in the 21st Century Elementary Classroom*
GE-6092 Problem Based Learning Design for the 21st Century Learners*
GE-6115 Principles, Methods, Development and Assessment of Curriculum
GE-6136 Educational Trends and Development*
GE-6178 The Special Needs Student
GE-6220 School Law
GE-6247 Action Research I*
* Indicates online or blended course

 

M.S. in Teaching and Learning: STEAM Education

GE-6015 Introduction to Statistical Data and Research
GE-6035 Teaching and Supervising Diverse Student Populations
GE-6080 Foundations of Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning*
GE-6115 Principles, Methods, Development and Assessment of Curriculum
GE-6136 Educational Trends and Development*
GE-6178 The Special Needs Student
GE-6220 School Law
GE-6336 Introduction to STEAM Education*
GE-6337 Integrative STEAM Innovations*
GE-6338 STEAM Applications and Establishing a Community of Practice (CoP)
GE-6339 STEAM Implementation in Schools and the Community*
* Indicates online or blended course

Degree requirements: 33 credits

Course Descriptions

Contact
Dr. Todd Fay, Director of Graduate Education
Victor Lesky, Director of Graduate Programs in Education