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Secondary Education: History (Master of Education)

Offered by: Secondary Education / Foundations of Education

Are you interested in becoming a history teacher or advancing your career as a history teacher?  Impact the future and explore the possibilities of teaching by earning a Master of Education in Secondary Education. SRU's M.Ed. in Secondary Education has two tracks; a basic track and an advanced track. The basic track is for students seeking certification and the advanced track is for certified teachers.

Description

The Basic Teaching Track in Secondary Education History / Social Studies Master of Education is a degree designed for individuals who possess a bachelor's degree and appropriate coursework for history/social studies. Successful completion of the program will lead to a Master's degree and can lead to state certification. The program is 36 credit hours and can generally be completed in one calendar year of full-time study, beginning with the Summer Pre-Session. However, students may begin the program during the fall or spring and attend part-or full-time.

The Advanced Teaching Track in Social Studies Teaching is a Master of Education degree for individuals who already possess teacher certification in Social Studies. In addition to core courses, these certified teachers will concentrate on individual professional development by electing 12 credits of coursework from the areas of history, foundations of education, instructional technology, or counseling. The program is 36 credit hours and can generally be completed in one calendar year of full-time study, beginning with the Summer Pre-Session.  However, students may begin the program during the fall, winter, spring, or summer term and attend part or full-time.

Highlights

SRU's master's degree in Secondary Education offers:

  • Flexibility to fit your busy schedule. Our basic track offers both onsite and online classes, and our advance track can be completed exclusively online.
  • A 36-credit hour program that can be completed in one calendar year
  • Leadership skills geared to advancing careers to the next level
  • Specialization in History/Social Studies

Requirements

The Basic Teaching Track

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
  • Minimum of a 3.00 GPA or higher

The Advanced Teaching Track

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • A Copy of Teaching Certificate
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
  • Minimum of a 3.00 GPA or higher

*Applicants may submit supplemental application materials as a PDF or JPEG file via email (graduate.admissions@sru.edu), fax (724-738-2146), or mail. 

* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent states approved for online classes and internships by clicking here to see if SRU is authorized to offer distance education and/or field experiences in your state of residency.

*Clearances are due no later than one (1) week prior to deadline for course registration for each program's practicum/field experience-----no student will be permitted to register for their program's practicum and take part in practicum/field experiences without clear clearances on file at SRU. Students are to send the following by the due date:

  • Clear Act 34 Criminal History Record: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 114 FBI Record Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses. A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 151 Child Abuse Background Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.  Students must file an updated Act 24 with SRU if any additional arrests/convictions occur while enrolled at SRU.