West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Education

Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certification in Elementary Education; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Early andMiddle Grades Education at West Chester University offers a flexible program focusing on the most important and current issues in the field of education. The M.Ed. in applied studies in teaching and learning prepares teachers to serve the needs of diverse student populations - early and middle grades, as well as high school - through the development of active, constructive, and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. The goal is to provide a comprehensive program in which academic study is enriched by, and integrated with, practical teaching. This program provides opportunities for experienced educators to advance the knowledge and skills needed to be reflective practitioners and educational leaders. Recognizing the value of experience, the department has designed the program to strengthen and deepen the practice of educators though course work and field work that emphsize reflection, collaboration, and classroom-based inquiry. Educational practice and theory are linked through the readings and assigments to construct new ideas related to cirriculum, instruction, and assessment. Working collaboratively with teacher educators, teachers can develop the knowledge, skills, and capacity to study their own practice to improve student learning. The M.Ed. in applied studies in teaching and learning is a 36-credit program which includes an 18-credit core requirement, a 12-credit area of focused inquiry, the development of a professional portfolio, and a 6-credit classroom-based inquiry project. Areas of focused inquiry included but are not limited to the following: inclusion/special eduction, technology, culturally responsive education, teaching English as a second language, and literacy. Benefits *Once-a-week evening classes, during fall and spring semesters, designed for the working professional *Condensed formats for the summer *small classes *affordable tution *electronic communication with professors and fellow students *Act 48 credits *Opportunities to present with faculty and epers at professional conferences *Publishing opportunities


Middle States Commission on Higher Education National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Pennsylvania Department of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In state/ 759.05 Out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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