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B.S./M.S. in Education (Five-Year Program)

For Non-Education Majors

High-performing undergraduate students majoring in an area other than education can pursue initial teacher certification as a component of the M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum or, if teacher certification is not desired, pursue their M.S. degree in one of the other graduate areas offered by the School of Education.

The graduate course work is provided in a blended format where the majority of course work is offered online and supplemented with classroom-based and work-based field experiences/graduate internships.

As an enrolled student, you will work closely with your undergraduate and graduate advisors to ensure that all regular undergraduate and graduate course requirements are met. 

M.S. Degree Options

The master’s portion of the program introduces online study. Students have the option to pursue a master’s degree in one of the following areas:

Teacher Certification Options

Students wishing to satisfy requirements for a Pennsylvania teaching certificate must select the M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum for the M.S. component of the program.

Primary teacher certification includes:

  • Elementary Education (grades PreK-4)
  • Environmental Education (grades K-12)
  • Biology — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Chemistry — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Earth & Space Science — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • English — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • General Science — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Physics — Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Social Studies - Secondary (grades 7-12)
  • Special Education (see NOTE below)

 NOTE: Special Education Teacher Certification also is available, but may not serve as a primary area of teacher certification.  Students wishing to complete requirements for Special Education Certification in addition to one of the other available primary areas of teacher certification will take required special education course work in lieu of professional and free electives in the M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum degree program and must work closely with the program's advisor.