Be an effective teacher. Earn your master's degree in Educational Development and Strategies.
Proven classroom strategies are blended with educational theory and research to give practicing teachers like you the skills needed to improve student performance. Learn practical skills with immediate career application. Courses address classroom management, assessment practices, technology, and psychological, social and comparative foundations.
The 30-credit degree is offered fully online with some program courses available in a face-to-face format. Our online format means campus visits are not required, allowing you to learn from anywhere and at a time of the day that suits you best. If you prefer face-to-face learning, Wilkes offers this program at convenient course locations throughout Pennsylvania, including on campus in Wilkes-Barre.
The degree requires 30-credits: 18 credits of Wilkes courses and 12 credits from PLS 3rd Learning. View the program of study here. Once admitted, you can keep track of program requirements with this checklist.
Pennsylvania Instructional Coaching Letter of Endorsement
The master's degree includes the option to earn the 12-credit letter of endorsement in Instructional Coaching. Add on to your degree, or enroll in this stand-alone program to strengthen the culture of teaching and learning in your school or district and and support continuous improvement in the classroom. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this endorsement gives you the skills to become an instructional coach in your school or district. Upon successful completion, Pennsylvania educators can apply to add the Instructional Coaching endorsement to their teaching certificate.
You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. In addition, please submit:
- An online application
- A copy of your teaching certificate
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- Two completed graduate recommendation forms
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