Online Masters Degree

ONE YEAR ONLINE MASTER PROGRAMS

The School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies has implemented two accelerated online Master of Education programs: Educational Foundations and Instructional Technology. These programs are designed for students who wish to earn the Master's degree in a short time frame without having to commute to campus. The programs can be completed in one year by following the schedule indicated below. If a student wishes to extend the program beyond one year, he or she can take courses at a later time than indicated on the one year schedule and/or come to campus.

The advantage of this program is that it culminates in a Master of Education degree from a Pennsylvania university with an "on the ground" campus. This is very important in terms of long term advancement as many school boards do not recognize or are very wary of entirely online schools. The work load is substantial since all work that is typically done in the class room is done online. Hence, you should plan on 42 hours of online learning and whatever ancillary activities an on campus class would have such as papers, reports, and the like. The 42 hour guideline is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The advantage for students is the online environment fits well into their work schedule and allows them to complete class work when it is convenient to them.

The tuition for the online program is the same as our regular classes. We use the same highly qualified instructors for our online program as we do for our on campus classes, all of whom have terminal degrees in their area of expertise and years of experience.

In order to facilitate entrance into the program, the Education department will waive its normal admission requirements of the writing sample for qualified students who have an acceptable undergraduate GPA.

All admitted students will be given a Campus Cruiser account.  The online program will run on one of two online formats, Campus Cruiser or Web Study, depending on faculty preference. This will be announced by the faculty member via e-mail in your Campus Cruiser account. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly.

You may apply for the program online. Here is a link to access the online application form.

One's initial course registration must be done with the paper registration form. Please contact the Education Division at (610) 499-4292 for assistance in completing this form. After that you will be able to register online.

For financial aid information you can visit this web page.

Educational Foundations

SEMESTER COURSE(S)
FALL ED 506: SCHOOL LAW & CHILD RIGHTS / ED 508: PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
INTER-SESSION ED 695: INDEPENDENT STUDY
SPRING ED 510: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH / ED 555: ISSUES IN ELEM & SEC EDUCATION
SUMMER 1 ED 513: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT / ED 503: EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT
SUMMER 2 ED 507: INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY / ED 509: CURRICULUM THEORY
SUMMER 6 ED 696: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

 

Instructional Technology

SEMESTER COURSE(S)
FALL
Select 2 technology courses
ED 507: INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
TED 502: SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
TED 504: TECHNOLOGY & LEADERSHIP
TED 531: HYPERMEDIA DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATION
SPRING
Select 3 technology courses
TED 532: MEDIA DESIGN & INTEGRATION
TED 521: THE INTERNET FOR EDUCATORS
TED 505: HARDWARE/SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
TED 530: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & INTEGRATION
SUMMER  ED 510: APPLIED RESEARCH
ED 503: FOUND. ED MANAGEMENT
ED 509: CURRICULUM THEORY
TED 533: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY