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Our Master of Education degree in secondary education leading to Pennsylvania certification is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in a content area or related field and seek initial secondary certification (grades 7 through 12) in one of the following areas:

  • Biological sciences
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
Pictured is M.Ed. alumnus Chris Colonna.

A Master of Education in secondary education helped Chris Colonna '11 land a full-time position as a seventh grade science teacher at Carlynton Junior-Senior High School.

Courses & Topics

Some of the courses in our master's degree in secondary education program include:

  • Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers
  • Special Education Inclusive Practices
  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Technological Applications
  • Student Teaching semester

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Courses are taught by faculty taught who have years of real-world experience as teachers and administrators in the education field.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Ronald Dufalla, lecturer of education at Point Park. | Photo by John Altdorfer
  • Was Superintendent of Schools for Brentwood Borough School District
  • Circuit rider for Pennsylvania Schools and The Campaign for Fair Education Funding
  • Won numerous awards in education and is a member of many professional education organizations