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Holy Family University School of Education Master of Education (MEd) Initial Teacher Certification
Holy Family University School of Education

Master of Education (MEd) Initial Teacher Certification

Philadelphia, USA

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

This program is designed to provide individuals, who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than education, the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching grades PK – 4. While earning your MEd degree, you will also meet Pennsylvania state teacher certification requirements for PK – 4. Classes are offered in both a blended and online format as 8-week courses. Once completed you may choose to add on Grade 5 and Grade 6 certification through further testing.

Most of our program's graduates obtain employment as full-time teachers in public, parochial, or private schools. Other career options available to our graduates include:

• Textbook sales representative

• Adult training specialist

• Instructional designer

• Academic coach

• Preschool director, coach, or consultant

The program goals are to prepare students for Pennsylvania teacher certification by instilling the requisite skills, attributes and knowledge. Graduates of the program will have a thorough knowledge of content and pedagogical skills in planning and preparation; will be able to establish and maintain a purposeful and equitable environment for learning, in which students feel safe, valued, and respected; engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies; and demonstrate qualities that characterize a professional educator.

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