Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Teaching English, Master of Education (MEd) - Advanced Concentration

The Advanced Teaching Concentration

The Advanced Teaching Concentration in Secondary Education Teaching - English is a Master of Education degree for individuals who already possess teacher certification in English. 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 English, foundations of education, instructional technology, or counseling.

Advanced Concentration

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.00 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 special needs instruction (Slippery Rock University’s SEFE 338, Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom and SEFE 342, Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners meet 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 English - Advanced Concentration, MEd Program Page

Secondary Education English Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

SEFE 630Advanced Pedagogy for Teacher3
SEFE 647Technology-Based Inquiry in Middle & Secondary Schools3
Educational Measurement
SEFE 671Measurement, Testing, and Assessment3
Educational Foundations
SEFE 680Crucial Issues in Education3
or SEFE 604 Philosophical Foundations of Education
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
Select 15 credit hours 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
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: 9256