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21st Century Teaching & Learning Program

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21st Century Teaching and Learning

This 30-credit online graduate program is designed to support you as a secondary educator in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and other content-specific fields. Throughout this program, you will be provided with strategies and tools that can be immediately applied in your classroom to create an engaging and effective 21st Century learning environment. Unlike traditional master’s degrees, you will complete a series of courses designed specifically for secondary educators, as well as progress through these courses with a supportive study group of fellow educators. For more information on the courses in this program please visit the MSEd: 21st Century Teaching & Learning page at www.professionalpractice.org

The innovative program Major in 21st Century Teaching & Learning presented in partnership with the National Institute for Professional Practice:

  • Provides flexibility and ease with online learning around your busy schedule
  • Advances teacher skills in content-specific fields
  • Offers learners the potential to earn their degree in two short years
  • Teams learners with national partners (e.g., Discovery Education, NASA)
  • Couples most current evidence-based research with practical application
  • Helps teachers engage students in learning
  • Utilizes small online study groups led by an expert facilitator
  • Explores research on cutting edge teaching techniques, strategies and tools
  • Meets PA requirements for Level II Teacher Certification.

This graduate program provides professional educators:

  • An effective, convenient and accelerated path to increased job satisfaction
  • Advanced career
  • Raised compensation schedule
  • Increased professional stamina and overall job satisfaction

To begin taking courses that lead toward a 21st Century Teaching and Learning Master’s degree, you must first submit an application to the Wilkes University graduate program and then register for courses. Please note the course registration number (CRN) of the graduate course you would like to enroll in before you apply online since you will be given an immediate opportunity to register for a course as soon as you submit your online application. You can find the CRN on the current graduate education schedule listed under the Related Resources on the upper right of this page.

To apply:
Complete the Online Application. If you have never applied to a Wilkes University graduate program you will be required to submit a $35 application fee.

To be accepted you must mail the following additional documents:

  • Official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions you attended
  • Copy of your teaching certificate
  • Two completed Graduate Recommendation Forms

Upon completion of the online application you will be given a Wilkes Identification Number (WIN) and other information that will allow you to log into the Wilkes Portal.

The Portal gives students the ability to register for courses online, view and print grades and unofficial transcripts, make use of the online library services and see other information that is pertinent to Wilkes University graduate students.
Be sure to make note of your WIN and other important information.

You can always log into the Wilkes University Portal by going to mywilkes.wilkes.edu.

View 21st Century Teaching and Learning Program requirements.

To help keep track of the program requirements...you can download a pdf-formatted 21st Century Teaching and Learning checklist. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open this document you can download a free one from the company's website. 

To learn more about Wilkes graduate education programs and see a link to the current schedule, please visit www.wilkes.edu/graded.

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