English Education

  • Coordinator: Kira Baker-Doyle, Ph.D.

Master’s Degrees and Teacher Certification

About the Master’s Degrees Programs

These programs are designed to allow students seeking certification in secondary areas to attain a master’s degree concurrently. The degrees are not required for certification, and individual requirements for certification may vary based on academic experience. The program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.

Master of Arts in Education Degree Requirements (M.A.Ed.)

English Concentration

This program is individualized and planned with the coordinator; a minimum of 30 credits.

  • Foundation Courses (6 Education credits)
  • Concentration Courses (15 English credits)
  • Electives in Education (9 Education credits)
  • Culminating Activity (0–3 credits)

The Foundation courses (ED 501–510) provide knowledge basic to all aspects of Education. The concentration courses focus on a discipline other than Education. A minimum of 15 credits of the degree program must be taken in English; the remaining credits must be in Education.

Master of Education Degree Requirements (M.Ed.)

(a minimum of 30 credits)

Secondary Education Concentration


1. Foundation Courses (6–9 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 503 General Foundations of Education in the United States
  • One additional foundation chosen from ED 501–510

2. Concentration Courses (15–18 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 512 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED 514 Assessment in the Classroom
  • ED 517 Human Development: The School Years, K–12
  • ED 523 The Teacher and the Classroom, Secondary
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 605 Writing to Improve Literacy OR ED/EN 546(A) Teaching Writing
  • ED 607 Strategic Instruction for Adolescent Readers and Writers

3. Electives (3–9 credits) chosen with the adviser

4. Culminating Activity: (3 credits)

  • ED 596 Curriculum Development Project. Designed in consulation with academic adviser when completing Degree Candidacy.

Please Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.

All graduate forms can be found on the graduate forms page at www.arcadia.edu/gsforms.

Certification

Pennsylvania Instructional Teacher Certification (variable credit depending on previous academic credentials)

English Education 7–12

  • ED 503 General Foundations of Education in the United States
  • ED 512 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
  • ED 523 The Teacher and the Classroom, Secondary
  • ED/EN 546(A) Teaching Writing OR ED 605 Writing to Improve Literacy
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 606 Strategic Instruction for Emergent and Content Area Literacy
  • ED 622 ESL: Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies
  • ED 471 Graduate Student Teaching Practicum: Secondary 7–12 (6 credits; credits not applicable to: master’s degree or culminating activity) or ED 583B Fieldwork (for students holding a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II certificate) (3 credits; credits not applicable to master’s degree)

Additional Certification Requirements

1. Completion of all subject area coursework required to meet the general and specific certification standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This will be determined by the program coordinator.

2. A grade of “B” or better in the Graduate Student Teaching Practicum.

3. Completion of all Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT) is required prior to enrolling for the Student Teaching Practicum.

4. Proficiency in the skills of teaching as demonstrated through program fieldwork.

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