Have an official transcript sent from all previous graduate and undergraduate programs.
Submit one letter of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or college professors.
You will be invited by the program director to meet and learn about the program.
Admission to the certification and master’s degree program are welcome on a year-round basis.
As an incoming MEd student, you are eligible to receive a program-specific scholarship upon acceptance. Scholarship amounts are awarded based on full- or part-time study to students who have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in their bachelor's degree.
No need to fill out a scholarship application—you are automatically considered and if you have been chosen for a scholarship, it will appear in your acceptance letter.
Our integrated curriculum fosters critical thinkers, effective communicators, and ethical leaders prepared for careers in PK-12 schools, communities, and higher education institutions. With an emphasis on student-faculty engagement and a commitment to professional development, graduate students discover their passion and purpose to serve others.
A Professional Learning Community
The program emphasizes a professional learning community (PLC) concept, where individual knowledge and work experience are integrated in course work. You will be on the fast track to building leadership, consultative, and collaborative skills, while developing dispositions to become a compassionate leader in the field.
Experiential & Field-Based Learning
Experiential and field-based learning are embedded in the program; you will develop a professional identity and hone the requisite skills to serve as an effective home school visitor.
Relationships & Individualized Attention
Choosing Widener’s home school visitor program is an investment in you—your education, your career and your future. Relationships are created and valued between faculty and graduate students. A collaborative and shared responsibility for learning and student success results in an individualized academic plan that best suits your needs and career goals.
Our experienced faculty engage students with individualized attention.
Widener is in a unique situation to have partnerships with many area schools. The university operates its own charter school, which enables students to gain real-world experience.
Your Inside Track to Success
Your Inside Track to Success
With a home & school visitor degree, you will take the inside track to numerous rewarding career paths and will be equipped to assist others academically, socially, and emotionally.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
Bensalem School District
Garnet Valley School District
Interboro School District
Ridley School District
School District of Philadelphia
Outlook & Outcomes
Field Staff Support Specialist
Child Rights Advocate
Social Work Clinic Advisor
Mobile Home School Advisor
Employment of school and career counselors is projected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increasing school enrollments is expected to lead to employment growth of these workers.