Messiah University Graduate Program in Education
Messiah University's Graduate Program in Education is designed to develop effective and compassionate educators who are ready to work with students, their families and other educational professionals. Our program is grounded in Christian faith and values, and we believe that all students deserve a quality education. Faculty are experienced educators and accomplished scholars who encourage and mentor students in their faith and career.
The majority of Messiah University’s courses are online, so you are free to pursue your career and degree at the same time. Graduate program applications are accepted year-round, and there are program entry points throughout the year.
M.Ed. degree tracks
Graduate students seeking to advance their careers in special education can earn an M.Ed. in special education (with or without teaching certification). Messiah students can also earn an M.Ed. with a focus on curriculum and instruction; teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); teaching language and content; or online instruction. Messiah offers M.Ed. options with initial teaching certification (PK-4, 7-12, PK-12 and special education PK-12). The timeframe for degree completion is two to six years.
Messiah’s program has graduate certificates and PDE endorsements and certifications, including teaching certification in grades PK-4, 7-12, PK-12 and special education PK-12. Other focus areas include exceptional children and youth, social emotional and behavioral wellness, TESOL, online instruction, skills for teacher leaders, STEM and English as a second language. Some certificates can be completed in less than a year.
Messiah University’s special education track (with or without teaching certification) is designed for those with a bachelor's degree who want to develop the skills and competencies necessary to support and educate students with special needs. Students who successfully complete the graduate level coursework and field hours in this program can apply to obtain the PDE certification in special education PK-12. The program is predominately online.
Messiah University offers a graduate certificate in exception children and youth designed to provide you with the competencies needed to support, advocate, include and educate children and youth with exceptionalities in a variety of contexts. These contexts include ministry, missions, non-profit organizations, businesses, athletic organizations, private schools, counseling and social service agencies. The program features online coursework, is 12 credits and can be completed in nine months.
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