M.Ed. Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Leadership Concentration
This graduate concentration provides opportunities to examine theory, constructs, and principles related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as explore the skills necessary to be an effective leader in any educational setting. To this end, the concentration is dedicated to providing rich experiences that will empower educators to become curriculum leaders who inspire, inquire, mentor, and lead others to advance our most powerful, societal entity — education. The concentration caters to the busy professional, who has acquired significant workforce experience, and at the same time provides the necessary academics and authentic experiences for candidates, who have recently completed an undergraduate degree. This program is only offered online.
M.Ed. Education: Early Childhood Concentration
The Master of Education with an early childhood concentration focuses on the care and education of the youngest people in society. Early childhood education has a vast amount of professional opportunities including daycare facilities and pre-K programs. This program is offered only online.
M.Ed. Education: Mathematics Concentration
The Master of Education with a mathematics concentration focuses on teaching another generation the value of mathematics in their everyday lives. This program is offered only online.
M.Ed. Education: Reading Concentration with or without Reading Specialist certification
The Master of Education with a reading concentration prepares educators to teach another generation the skill and the joy that comes with reading. Degree candidates that wish to complete the M.Ed. degree without PA Department of Education certification in Reading Specialist can gain this degree completely online from any location. Degree candidates who wish to receive PA Department of Education teacher certification in Reading Specialist must complete two courses on campus during a summer session in addition to the online program to meet the PDE certification requirements.
M.Ed. Education: Science Education Concentration
The Master of Education with a science education concentration focuses on preparing educators to teach scientific principles and theories to students who live in a world that is constantly changing. This program is offered only online.
M.Ed. Education: Technology Concentration
The Master of Education with technology concentration helps educators strengthen the technological skills of youngsters that have used technology all of their lives. This program is offered only online.
Certificates And Certifications
Graduate Certificate in Online Instruction Endorsement
The online instruction endorsement is a 12-credit graduate program, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for teachers that with Pennsylvania Level 1 or Level 2 certification. This online program is designed to provide educators with essential tools to engage students in online learning environments. The online instruction endorsement can be completed as a stand-alone program or as part of the Master's of Education with technology concentration. This program is offered only online.
Graduate Certificate in Skills for Teacher Leaders
Teachers, now more than ever, are accepting informal leadership positions in their schools. Teachers enrolled in the skills for teacher leaders endorsement graduate program will learn to lead in situations of uncertainty, support and negotiate politics of change, serve as effective peer mentors, respond to competing school reform initiatives to promote student success, and develop effective learning and professional communities. The 12-credit (four courses) graduate program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and can be completed while taking a Master of Education concentration or as a stand-alone non-degree program. An Instructional I certificate is the minimum requirement for acceptance. Successful candidates will earn the PDE Skills for Teacher Leaders Endorsement, which is added to their Level I or Level II PA Teaching Certification. This program is offered only online.
T.C.G. Early Childhood Education
Clarion's graduate early childhood certification program offers online graduate courses to those who currently hold Pennsylvania Elementary certification that will allow them to earn Pennsylvania Early Childhood Certification. The courses are designed to facilitate participants' knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable them to effectively interact with and guide the learning of young children and their families and has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This program is offered only online.
T.C.G. Reading Specialist Certificate
The reading specialist certification is obtained upon successful completion of the Master of Education with a reading concentration. Students also may obtain the certification without the degree by completing a specific sequence of courses. The courses are offered only online.