Online Master’s in Advanced Study in Education

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Advanced Study in Education

Advance your teaching career while staying connected to your classroom

Expert professors mentor and guide you through the M.Ed. in Advance Study in Education.

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.

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Approved and Accredited

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.

165 years

PennWest’s legacy of excellence in teacher education spans more than 165 years.

Fast Facts


Eight master’s-level concentrations designed for working educators.




100% online


Graduate Admissions


Varies by concentration


Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Technology and Online Teaching
Mathematics Education
Teacher Leadership
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Technology Education

Careers and Salaries

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.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Curriculum design theories that are based upon philosophical, sociological and historical foundations; democratic values; student, school and community needs; guidelines of learned societies and academic standards; and changing socio-economic conditions
  2. Organizational theories that promote the school culture as a learning community including collaborative planning processes, team-building and shared best practices, and interdisciplinary curricula approaches
  3. Curriculum development processes based upon research, applied theories and informed practice including alignment of multiple curricular content areas and instructional goals and objectives; concepts of scope, sequence, balance and integration; establishment of learning outcomes; and multiple assessment techniques
  4. School organizational structures that support teaching strategies and student outcomes including class scheduling alternatives; school facilities and classroom design; diverse instructional methodologies; and infusion of technology into curriculum and instruction
  5. Designing curriculum scope and sequence
  6. Evaluating instructional methodologies and strategies
  7. Assessing instructional service delivery

The Power of PennWest

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.

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