The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree is for adults who wish to engage in graduate studies and, at the same time, secure the academic requirements for PA licensure in order to teach at the secondary level. Students who have just graduated from their undergraduate experience or working professionals making a career change are both welcome! Student candidates must have earned an undergraduate degree in the intended area of study relevant to secondary education as addressed by Waynesburg University. Previous completed course work in education is not required.

Applicants for the master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent from an accredited institution.


Course ID Description Time Credit Hours
EDU 505 Introduction to Educational Technologies 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 515 Educational Assessment 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 535 Foundations and Social Determinants of Education 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 539 Reading, Writing and Speaking in Content Areas 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 545 Teaching Methods for Secondary Content Areas 8 weeks 3.0
EDU 546 and
EDU 547
Student Teaching
Seminar in Secondary Student Teaching
12 weeks 5.0
EDU 567 The English Language Learner 8 weeks 3.0
SPE 505 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities 8 weeks 3.0
SPE 509 Content Areas Instructional Strategies 8 weeks 3.0
  36 credit hours

Courses are offered in 8 weeks sessions. 50% or less of the program is online.

Program Requirements

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

  • WU Online application
  • 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • One college level introductory psychology course
  • B.A. or B.S in Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, History or equivalent coursework
  • Prior to Student Teaching, you must have current (no more than one year old) clearances for ACT 34 Criminal Record, ACT 151 Child Abuse Record, and FBI Federal Criminal History; negative TB test report.
  • Membership in Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) (Prior to student teaching at the latest)
  • Students whose native language is not English must also submit an official report of TOEFL scores or other proof of competency in English