MEd in Middle and Secondary Instruction

"With over 20 programs of study, a M.Ed. in Middle and Secondary Education can help you achieve your academic and professional goals!" Dr. Heather Lee-Baron- Program Head

There are several options for students wishing to obtain Master of Education in Middle and Secondary Instruction. Students not holding teacher certification may obtain this master’s degree along with teacher certification in a wide variety of areas*.

The purpose of this program is to provide candidates with development of pedagogy and professional skills that will enable them to gain classroom proficiency.  The program is structured for non-education majors who wish to pursue an advanced degree and to secure certification as a teacher.  For the future educator, the program is designed to prepare candidates to practice the art of teaching in accordance with the ethical principles of educators as they strive to educate the nation's children.

For students already holding teacher certification, several options, including foci in social studies, middle level and English, exist. The purpose of this program is to provide further development of content knowledge through the academic strands while also increasing practitioners' professional skills that will enable them to gain increased classroom proficiency.  The program is also structured for education majors who wish to pursue an advanced degree. For the practitioner, the program is designed to prepare candidates to practice the art of teaching in accordance with the ethical principles of educators as they strive to educate the nation's children.

Students who are currently teaching math and/or science with an emergency certificate or have a bachelor's degree in math or the sciences may use this program to obtain a master’s degree and certification in math or science. By passing the Praxis II in the content areas of math or science (Mathematics, Physics, Earth Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, and General Science) and meeting university and state requirements, students are offered the opportunity to earn their Pennsylvania teaching certificate. Students may need to take an undergraduate course in composition and/or literature to meet state requirements for certification.  Field experience and student teaching must be completed in area schools associated with Edinboro University’s student teaching placement options.

* This certification may not be recognized by any other state.

OccupationProjected PA GrowthProjected National GrowthPA Median SalaryNational Median Salary
Middle School Teachers 6.0% 12.0% $56,900 $53,900
Secondary School Teachers -1.0% 6.0% $59,200 $55,400

*Salary and job growth information obtained from O*NET OnLine.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Edinboro University's School of Graduate Studies at (814)732-2856, toll-free at (888) 845-2890 or by email at gradstudies@edinboro.edu.