Alvernia University

School of Graduate & Adult Education

Master of Education: Urban Education


400 Saint Bernardine Street

Reading, PA 19607

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

In our program in Urban Leadership leading to a Master of Education degree, students may pursue the degree at Alvernia independently, or in combination with an Early Childhood (Grades Pre K-4) or Secondary (Grades 7-12) Teaching Certification.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Alvernia University has developed the Program in Urban Education leading to a Master of Education degree to enhance the scholarly and professional development of classroom teachers. In this program, students will examine the moral and ethical dimensions of teaching in cross-cultural settings. Make your teaching position matter by using theory, fundamental techniques, and research based best practices. This program provides both historical and current knowledge of legislation, laws and research findings, existing and emerging theory, and methods of assessment—both individually and state-wide. Explore various roles of educators by learning about the challenges of working with students, parents, other educators, and citizens in communities to help promote equity in education. Alvernia's Master of Education degree provides professional educators with a broad-based knowledge of leadership in the field of education, whether for a educational position or for a classroom teacher.


The Program in Urban Education leading to a Master of Education is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 33 credits (11 class

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $600 USD

Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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