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MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH CONCENTRATION OPTIONS- 30 CREDITS
The purpose of the Master in Education Program is to give students an opportunity to earn graduate credits toward their Instructional II certification and to choose a concentration from three options that will prepare them to become master teachers and school leaders.
In order to be admitted to ALL Graduate Education Programs, the student must have met the following criteria:
• B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education
• 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
• Formal application with essay
• Official college transcripts
• Two letters of recommendation
• Current resume
In addition, applicants to the Master of Education Program with Concentration options who have a PA teaching certificate are asked to provide a copy for their records. However, students are not required to have a teaching certificate for entry into the program.
Waynesburg University admits students without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity. It is the policy of Waynesburg University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions policies, activities or employment.
EDU 508 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY
EDU 518 ONLINE COURSE DESIGN AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
EDU 536 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: DEVELOPING LEARNERS
EDU 538 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
EDU 599 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
SPE 547 TEACHING IN THE INCLUSIVE SETTING
SPE 515 TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
EDU 507 CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP
EDU 578 SCHOOL, COMMUNITY RELATIONS
EDU 577 SUPERVISION &MANAGEMENT
EDU 505 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
EDU 509 INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY WITH TEACHING AND LEARNING
EDU 521 INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIA
SPE 525 Autism Etiology and Characteristics
SPE 526 Behavioral Analysis and Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPE 527 Communication and Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Students seeking admission into a graduate education program may be admitted on a regular or a conditional basis. Regularly admitted students are students who the admissions committee determines have the preparation to successfully complete the program. Students who do not meet the above admission criteria may be considered for conditional admission after a personal interview with the program director.
Conditionally admitted students may enroll in a maximum of four courses (12 credits). Upon completion of the four courses and fulfillment of any specified conditions, the student’s record and admissions criteria will be reviewed to determine the student’s potential for successfully completing the program. If the evaluation of all relevant admission criteria is positive, the student’s admission status will be changed to reflect a regular admission.
GRADUATE NON-DEGREE STUDENTS
Individuals with a Pennsylvania Level I Instructional Certificate may take up to 24 credits without enrolling in a degree program. These credits will apply toward a Level II Instructional Certificate and will be eligible for Act 48 credit. Individuals who already have their Level II Instructional Certificate may enroll in courses, up to 24 credits, without enrolling in a degree program to fulfill Act 48 requirements for continued certification.
Financial aid information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. Student loans are available to students enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours. For the purposes of graduate education programs, a full-time student is considered to be anyone enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours.
For all graduate education programs a student will need to have access to an Internet connection: high speed access is preferred. Students need basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, and Internet usage to succeed in these programs.
Except in unusual circumstances, Waynesburg University will accept a maximum of 9 credits in transfer from another accredited institution for the 36 credit programs and 6 credits for the 30 credit programs. Transfer credits will be given only for those courses that were completed with a B- or higher and that are certified as being applicable toward a comparable degree at the regionally accredited institution that offered the courses. The Director of Graduate Programs in Education will evaluate the transfer credits accepted by the University Registrar and determine for which classes these will substitute in the Waynesburg Graduate Education Program.