The 30-credit Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum is designed to enhance the skills of teachers employed in public and private schools. The program focuses on three essential components – curriculum, instruction, and assessment – that contribute to the organization’s philosophy of learning. The Teaching and Curriculum Program is unified by its vision of critical thinking, democracy, diversity, life-long learning, nurturance, and scholarship. Courses are designed to reflect the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The program is offered at Penn State York.
Through this program, teachers will be able to:
- Communicate more effectively with school-aged students, parents, colleagues, and administrators
- Enhance their ability to conduct instructional programs that provide a sound intellectual and emotional climate for learning; Increase their competence in a variety of teaching methods and in the utilization of materials and content
- Better describe and evaluate major issues and current trends in instructional curriculum practices and development. Students may choose a general program of study in teaching and curriculum or may choose from a variety of areas of specialization at York, including early childhood education, English as a second language, or medical simulation.
Degree Conferred: M.Ed.