Dr. Marcia Bolton
- Assistant Dean of Education, Accreditation, and Licensure
- Hyatt Hall, Room 219
- tel: 610-499-4630
Teacher Education (MEd)
“Teaching and learning in the field, learning and leading from the field.”
Whether you are a practicing teacher, working in the community, or right out of any bachelor’s program, the master of education in teaching is the right program for you.
Through hands-on graduate work, Widener challenges educators and encourages learning through civic engagement, scholarship, and cultural diversity. Candidates in the graduate certification programs receive individualized attention through small class size, expert faculty, and individualized program counseling for those seeking certification or a career change.
Graduates of these programs are prepared to become leaders in their schools and their communities.
Elementary Education: The Early Years (PreK–4)
The early years graduate program prepares candidates to use innovative practice to meet the demands of today’s diverse, inclusive, and technology-driven schools. Candidates receive individualized instruction in this program to become Pre K–4 teachers prepared to serve and to value a diverse group of young children and families in a variety of educational settings.
English & Language Arts Education
Enhance your classroom by learning to create environments that come alive through literature and language arts instruction. Many career choices open up for those seeking a graduate degree in English and language arts education including writing fields such as journalism.
Social Studies Education
Make history come to life through graduate coursework in social studies education at Widener! This program deepens your knowledge of lesson design and implementation that engage students in major curriculum themes such as civility, governance, environments, and global issues.
The secondary education graduate program helps prepare those interested in teaching students in middle or high school–typically defined as grades 7–12. Widener students seeking a secondary education degree will take coursework on how to become an effective educator as well as subject specific courses to allow for specialization in certain subject areas.
- High school English teacher
- Social studies teacher
- News reporter
- Department of Defense teacher
- Dean, college or university
- Director, curriculum and instruction
- Ridley School District
- Downingtown School District
- Interboro School District
- Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
- Southeast Delco School District
The Center for Education at Widener is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Widener’s Main Campus and online programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.