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Teacher Education (MEd)

Degree Programs

  • 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. 

  • Secondary Education

    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.

Why Widener?

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Students learn through a combination of class time, fieldwork, and one-on-one advising. This multi-faceted approach fosters confidence and experience and prepares students to become compassionate educators. 

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Experience in the Field

Students in the program spend time working in the field to develop their skills and gain personal experience interacting with students and teachers. Field experience asserts the importance of collaboration among students, faculty, seasoned teachers, administrators, and supportive educational specialists.

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Degree at Your Own Pace

Widener’s teaching degrees are flexible programs and can be attended either part-time or full-time. Most of our students are working professionals and can easily fit this program into their schedules because classes are held during the week and in the evening.


Potential Careers

  • High school English teacher
  • Superintendent 
  • Social studies teacher
  • News reporter
  • Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Department of Defense teacher
  • Dean, college or university
  • Director, curriculum and instruction

Recent Employers

  • Ridley School District
  • Downingtown School District
  • Interboro School District
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
  • Southeast Delco School District


ncateThe Center for Education at Widener is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 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.