in Online Teaching, Autism (with endorsement), Curriculum and Instructional Leadership

Combine 7 core courses with any of three additional courses/concentrations/endorsements for a Master of Education degree in a specialized area as indicated below: M. Ed. with a Concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership; M. Ed. with a Concentration in Online Teaching or M. Ed. with an Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Core Courses for all Concentrations below:

Course ID Description Time Credit Hours
EDU 508 Contemporary Issues in Technology 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 518 Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Online 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 536 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 538 Instructional Design and Curriculum Development 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 599 Educational Research 8 Weeks 3.0
SPE 515 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 8 Weeks 3.0
SPE 547 SPE 547 Teaching in the Inclusive Setting 8 Weeks 3.0
  21 Total Credit Hours Plus a Concentration or Endorsement Below

Concentrations/Endorsements – add three courses (as indicated) below to the core courses

Curriculum and Instructional Leadership

Course ID Description Time Credit Hours
EDU 507 Curriculum & Instruction Leadership 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 578 School, Community Relations 8 Weeks 3.0
EDU 577 Supervision & Management 8 Weeks 3.0
  9 Additional Credit Hours for 30 in Total

Online Teaching

COURSE ID Description Time Credit Hours
EDU 505 Introduction to Educational Technologies 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 509 Integrating Technology with Teaching and Learning 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 521 Introduction to Multimedia 8 weeks 3.0
  9 Additional Credit Hours for 30 in Total

*EDU 508 Contemporary Issues in Technology (Necessary for this degree, but is in core coursework)

*EDU 518 Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Online (Necessary for this degree, but is in core coursework)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Endorsement

COURSE ID Description Time Credit Hours
SPE 525 Autism Etiology and Characteristics 8 weeks 3.0
SPE 526 Behavioral Analysis and Interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 8 weeks 3.0
SPE 527 Communication and Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 8 weeks 3.0
  9 Additional Credit Hours for 30 in Total

*SPE 515 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Necessary for this degree, but is in core coursework)

A student who successfully completes this programming is also eligible to add Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement to their PA Instructional Certificate.

Overall Program Requirements

In addition to the admissions requirements we require the student to meet the following criteria:

  • WU Online application/Essay
  • Earned baccalaureate degree with official transcripts
  • 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • Submission of two professional recommendations. Forms are provided for this purpose.
  • Current résumé
  • Current PA Instructional Certificate as applicable. (A student with a non-education undergraduate degree may enroll in the M. Ed. in Online Teaching and, depending on the chosen career path outside of public education, may not need a teaching certificate to find career success in an area such a business, for example. However, this program does not provide a PA Instructional Teaching Certificate to a professional who does not already possess one.)

Please contact Dr. Helen K. McCracken, Director of Graduate Programs in Education (hmccrack@waynesburg.edu), for more information or feel free to complete an online application!