Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Teaching History Advanced Track, Master of Education (MEd)

The Advanced Teaching Track

The Advanced Teaching Track in Secondary Education Teaching Social Studies - History is a Master of Education degree for individuals who already possess teacher certification in Social Studies. In addition to core requirements, these certified students will concentrate on individual professional development by electing 12 semester hours of coursework from the areas of history, foundations of education, instructional technology, or counseling.

Admission Requirements

Advanced Track

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must submit a copy of their teaching certificate.

Prerequisite Undergraduate Courses

Students should provide evidence of meeting outcomes in educational measurement and developmental psychology (Slippery Rock University’s SEFE 338, Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom, and SPED 121, High Incidence Disabilities, satisfy this requirement). Although the vast majority of accepted students exceed the minimum GPA requirements, students not meeting these criteria may be considered for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students, however, must meet all of the prescribed program requirements before conferral of degree candidacy.

Degree Completion Process

There are five steps to completing a master’s degree at Slippery Rock University. Students must:

  1. Obtain unconditional admission status.
  2. Be approved for degree candidacy (students must successfully complete between 6 and 12 credit hours in a declared program of study).
  3. Pass appropriate comprehensive examinations.
  4. Complete research requirements.
  5. Complete requisite credit hours.

Related Links

Teaching History - Advanced Track, MEd Program Page

Secondary Education/Foundations of Education Department Page

Secondary Education History Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Pedagogy
SEFE 647Technology-Based Inquiry in Middle & Secondary Schools3
SEFE 630Advanced Pedagogy for Teacher3
Subtotal6
Educational Measurement
SEFE 671Measurement, Testing, and Assessment3
Subtotal3
Educational Foundations
SEFE 680Crucial Issues in Education3
or SEFE 604 Philosophical Foundations of Education
Subtotal3
Research and Statistics
SEFE 602Univariate Statistical Methods3
Select six credits of the following:6
Research Methods for Teacher
Elements of Qualitative Educational Research
Elements of Quantitative Educational Research
Subtotal9
Electives
Select 15 credits of the following:15
The Theories and Teaching of English Language Learners
Strategic Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Psychology of Learning and Instruction for Diverse Learners
Advanced Studies in Learning Disabilities
Instructional Strategies for Learning and Behavioral Problems
Subtotal15
Total Hours36

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9258