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Master Your Teaching Field Fully Online 

Our 42-credit, fully online 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 seven through 12) in one of the following areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • New! Chemistry
  • Citizenship
  • New! Communications
  • New! Computer Science
  • English
  • New! General Science
  • Mathematics
  • New! Physics
  • Social Studies
Josh McCann ’23 is an English teacher at Laurel Highlands High School. 

Pictured is M.Ed. alumnus Chris Colonna.

Courses & Topics

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

  • Evolving School Landscapes: Challenges and Reforms
  • Special Education Inclusive Practices
  • Culturally Responsive Schools, Teachers and Classrooms
  • Assessment Strategies and Data Driven Instruction
  • Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers
  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Student Teaching Seminar and Practicum

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 Richard Gutkind, professor of education at Point Park.
  • 35-year career holding various positions for the Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Served as principal at Overbrook Elementary School, Schiller Classical Academy and Taylor Allderdice High School
  • Worked as director of the Greenway Middle School Teacher Center and the central office where he was executive director for curriculum and instruction for the school district