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Secondary Education, M.Ed.

Master of Education in Secondary Education: Teaching with Initial Certification

The M.Ed in Secondary Education: Teaching with Initial Certification is a hybrid, social justice-oriented teacher preparation program. The program is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees, interested in becoming teachers of diverse student populations in U.S. urban public schools. The program is guided by and employs the Danielson Framework for Teaching. This framework includes:

  • Planning & Preparation- Demonstrating knowledge of content & pedagogy
  • Classroom Environment – Demonstrating knowledge of students
  • Instruction – Designing curriculum and planning instruction
  • Professional Responsibilities – Reflection on teaching, maintaining records, communicating with families, participating in professional communities, growing & showing professionalism

Program Snapshot

Earn Initial Teaching Certification

  • Subject areas of certification:
    • Sciences: General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Modern Languages: Spanish, German

Cohort Model

  • Begins in the summer of each academic year
  • Progress through the program as one group

Instructional Design

  • 36 total credits
    • 5 semester (12 months including winter & summer semesters)
  • Hybrid Model 
    • Face-to-Face: 15 credit hours
    • Online: 15 credit hours
    • Student Teaching: 6 credit hours

Student Teaching

Final semester in full-time placement in an urban secondary school within Reading or Allentown School Districts.

Find the program timeline and course descriptions here.

Find FAQ regarding the program here.

Summer 2021 Admissions

*Deadline extended!* Submit application by March 15th, 2021. Click here to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15th, 2021.

Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts for all previous colleges or universities
  • Clearances
  • Demonstrate evidence of content-area knowledge:
    • undergraduate/graduate content area courses
    • passing Praxis II score; and/or
    • professional work experience
  • Participate in a Zoom interview after applying
  • Attend a virtual open house in Spring 2021

Upcoming Open House Dates

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How Can I Receive More Information?

Be sure to review our FAQ. If you would like more information on the M.Ed. in Secondary Education with Initial Certification, email Dr. Amber Pabon at gradteach@kutztown.edu. For questions regarding the application or the sending of clearances, please contact Ms. Kelly Hish in Graduate Admissions at khish@kutztown.edu. Questions regarding cost and tuition should be directed to the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@kutztown.edu