If you’re a Pennsylvania-certified teacher, here is a proven way to advance your career while you continue to work in the field of education. Earn your master’s in Advanced Study in Education (M.Ed.) degree online at PennWest University.
You’ll have the opportunity to select from eight concentrations that could lead to careers in high-demand jobs in the areas of curriculum development, technology education, online teaching, teacher leadership and more.
PennWest’s informed and practiced faculty members bring decades of experience and research to each course, ensuring that all classes include best practices in the classroom. Our expert professors will serve as your mentors and guides as you explore learning theory, curriculum design, trauma-sensitive teaching and educational research. With your M.Ed. in Advanced Study in Education, you can continue to grow as a lifelong learner while you add value to your role in your classroom, content area or school district.
This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which promotes excellence through quality assurance and continuous improvement.
Asynchronous online coursework allows you to earn your master’s without taking time off from your job.
PennWest’s legacy of excellence in teacher education spans more than 165 years.
Eight master’s-level concentrations designed for working educators.
Varies by concentration
What’s the difference between an M.Ed. and an MAT degree?
Both are graduate level degrees that can prepare you for teacher certification and advance your career in the field of education. An M.Ed. degree may delve into more theoretical coursework that could eventually lead to careers in curriculum development, administration and leadership. On the other hand, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides more practical hands-on experience in classroom teaching and working more directly with students. It is ideal if you do not have an undergraduate degree in teaching but would like to make a career change or become licensed to teach.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.