Early and Middle Grades Education

Early and Middle Grades Education Office
106B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call 610-436-2944
FAX: 610-436-3102

News and Notes

Graduate Programs


M. Ed. in Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning


This dynamic graduate program encourages teachers to utilize the power of reflection, collaboration, and inquiry to energize and expand professional practice. The program is designed for experienced educators and promotes collaborative work with peers and with faculty. Coursework is designed to strengthen links between theory and practice to construct new understandings of curriculum, instruction, assessment, community context, and educational change.

Prospective students must hold a Pennsylvania Level I certificate, or its equivalent, and have completed one year of full-time satisfactory PK-12 teaching experience in a public or private school.

The degree requirements PDF Document

For more information, please contact Dr.Heather Leaman


Online M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education


This advanced degree program is designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the field as master teachers, administrators, and advocates for young children and their families.  Developed according to the 2009 NAEYC Advanced Program Standards, the coursework and clinical experiences in the graduate program provide individuals with the breadth and depth of knowledge they need in order to become effective early childhood leaders. The program has two tracks:  Accomplished Teachers and Program Administrators.

The program is enrolling for a new cohort scheduled to begin January, 2015. The January 2015 cohort is a fully online program.

Accomplished Teacher Track degree requirements PDF Document

Program Administrator Track degree requirements PDF Document

For more information, please contact Dr. Catherine Prudhoe