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Education

James Bolden, an African American man, teaching a class 

A higher education degree is often an important step when looking to advance your career to the next level to achieve your personal and educational goals. 

Our Graduate Education program offerings meet the needs of busy working adults seeking initial teacher certification, as well as certified teachers seeking a Master’s degree or an additional specialist certification credential. 

Rosemont College’s Master of Arts in Education Degree and Certification Programs will enhance your abilities and effectiveness as an educator and leader in your school, classroom, and community

Rosemont offers a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum and recognizes the importance of integrating theory with practical experiences in real world settings. Our small classes are taught by outstanding, dedicated and experienced practitioners in the schools with a genuine commitment to their disciplines and to the success of their students. 

Program graduates learn the knowledge, skills, and expertise to become reflective educators who are prepared to be successful teachers, education specialists, and administrators in both public and private schools.

 

 

Rosemont offers Masters of Arts Degrees in the following:

This program of studies prepares students to earn a Master of Arts in Education. The course of studies is typically available to teachers, but is open to other individuals who desire to earn a graduate degree credential in education. A thesis option is available for students interested in pursuing a doctorate degree. 

The M.A. in Education Degree is designed specifically to meet the professional development needs of teachers and educators and to provide the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree (10 classes – 30 credits).

  • EDU 4520 – Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)
  • EDU 4513 – Teaching and Technology
  • EDU 4518 – Social and Political Issues in Education
  • EDU 4524 – Teaching Models and Learning Theories
  • EDU 4568 – Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms
  • EDU 4528 – Standards Aligned Curriculum & Instruction
  • EDU 4595 – Action Research in Education
  • EDU 4540 – Special Education Legal Requirements
  • EDU 4561 – Writing in the 21st Century*
  • EDU 4590 – Classroom Assessment and Analysis

The M.A. in Education Degree with Thesis Option (10 classes – 3 credits each) is available for students who plan to complete a Doctoral Degree in Education. Students will choose to complete either a qualitative or quantitative thesis. EDU 4545 Research and Statistics course and EDU4620 Master’s Thesis required.


*Not required for M.A. Degree with Thesis.

The PK-12 Principal Certification Program is designed to prepare candidates to serve as principals or assistant principals; gain the knowledge, expertise and skills that facilitate student achievement and success; and become inspiring and effective educational leaders in their schools and communities.

 This program was developed to meet the PDE Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Standards.

 Candidates who successfully complete the course requirements, and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Praxis test, will be issued a PK-12 Principal Certificate from the PA Department of Education.

All candidates for admission into the program must possess an Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate with three years of teaching experience or, in some cases, provide verification of three years of relevant professional experience. For the purpose of this section, relevant professional experience is “professional experience in an educational setting that is related to the instructional process.” This will be determined by the Director of Teacher Education in conjunction with PDE.

 

Each Course = 3 Credits

  1. EDU 4525 - Educational Leadership
  2. EDU 4528 - Standards-Aligned Curriculum & Instruction
  3. EDU 4590 - Classroom Assessment and Analysis
  4. EDU 4545 - Supervision and Evaluation
  5. EDU 4540 - Special Education Legal Requirements
  6. EDU 4536 - Finance and Resource Management
  7. EDU 4537 - School Law and Ethics
  8. EDU 4615 - Administrative Internships

Additional 6 credits (each course = 3 credits)

Candidates who successfully complete the program of studies (30 credits) will be awarded a M.A. Degree in Educational Leadership from Rosemont College.

  1. EDU 4595 -Action Research in Education
  2. EDU 4518 -Social and Political Issues in Education

Maximum of 6 credits completed within the last 5 years is transferrable at the time of admission into the program.


This program is ideal for students who have a degree and major other than education with a desire to become certified in PA  and elementary teacher in the PK-4 span. The coursework can be completed, including student teaching, in a year and an additional summer of classes or on a part time basis.

 EDU 4500 -Child Development Learning Theories  3.0
 EDU 4503(FE)- Elements of Effective Instruction  3.0
 EDU 4506- Historical & Philosophical Foundations  .75
 EDU 4510 -Identity & Development of the Young Child   3.0
 EDU 4508- Classroom Management Strategies  1.5
 EDU 4512- Technology in the Curriculum  1.5
 EDU 4560 (FE)- Language Development & Literacy Foundations  3.0
 EDU 4570 (FE)- Literacy Development for Social Studies and Science 3.0 
 EDU 4580 (FE)- Instructional Methods for Mathematics 3.0 
 EDU 4590- Classroom Assessment and Analysis 3.0 
EDU 4514- Teaching the Fine Arts 1.5 
EDU 4516- Motor Development for Children 1.5 
EDU 4520- Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) 3.0 
EDU 4530- Introduction to Special Education 3.0 
EDU 4540- Special Education Legal Requirements 3.0 
EDU 4550- Teaching Special Needs Students 3.0 
EDU 4600- Student Teaching/ Seminar 6.0 
 Total Courses and Credits:                                 17 Courses / 45.75 Credits
Transfer Credit

Maximum of 6 credits completed within the last 5 years is transferrable at the time of admission into the program.

 

(FE) = FIELD EXPERIENCE hours accompany these course requirements. 

STUDENT TEACHING is a full-time "position," five days/week, minimally 7-8 hours/day for fourteen weeks. Student teaching may be scheduled for the fall or spring semester. Timely SEMINARS are scheduled during the Student Teaching assignment and are conducted by the Supervisors of Student Teachers on campus.

 

PK-4 Certification Only

Course plan includes all the courses listed above except for EDU 4510.

Total 42.75 credits

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all PK-4 Certification candidates to have taken the following courses prior to entry into the PK-4 Certification Program.  These courses may be taken on the undergraduate or graduate level.
2 college level mathematics courses
1 literature course
1 English composition course

The PK-12 Reading Specialist Certificate is designed to address the International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals:

  • Foundational Knowledge
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity
  • Literate Environment
  • Professional Learning and Leadership

 

Candidates are also required to demonstrate proficiency on the PDE Reading Specialist competencies and take the Praxis Reading Specialist exam at the conclusion of the program to become certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  1. EDU 4563 - Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  2. EDU 4575 - Children and Adolescent Literature
  3. EDU 4585 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading
  4. EDU 4550 - Teaching Special Needs Students
  5. EDU 4520 - Teaching English Language Learners
  6. EDU 4593 - Assessment and Analysis
  7. EDU 4565 - Multicultural Literature
  8. EDU 4596 - Literacy Practicum & Seminar: Early/Elementary/Secondary Education

Candidates who successfully complete the program of studies (30 credits) will be awarded a M.A.    

Degree in Literacy from Rosemont College.    

  1. EDU 4526 - Literacy and Society
  2. EDU 4513 - Teaching and Technology

 

Maximum of 6 credits completed within the last 5 years is transferrable at the time of admission into the program.

 Pennsylvania Certifications are offered in the following:

PK-4 Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all PK-4 Certification candidates to have taken the following courses prior to entry into the PK-4 Certification Program. These courses may be taken on the undergraduate or graduate level.

Two (2) College Level Mathematics Courses

One (1) Literature Course

One (1) English Composition Course

PK-12 Reading Specialist Certificate

Candidates must possess an Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate for admission to the program.

PK-12 Principal Certificate

All candidates for admission into the program must possess an Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate with three years of teaching experience or, in some cases, provide verification of three years of relevant professional experience.  For the purpose of this statement, relevant professional experience is “professional experience in an educational setting that is related to the instructional process.” This will be determined by the Director of Teacher Education in conjunction with PDE.

PK-12 English Language Learners Specialist Certificate

All candidates must possess an initial certification (i.e. Instructional I or Instructional II)

PK-4 Certification Only

Course plan includes all the courses listed, M.A. in Education and PK-4 Certification above except for EDU 4510. Total 42.75 credits

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all PK-4 Certification candidates to have taken the following courses prior to entry into the PK-4 Certification Program. These courses may be taken on the undergraduate or graduate level.

2 college level mathematics courses
1 literature course
1 English composition course
Please refer any questions to:
 

Denise M. Falconi, Ed.D.
Director of Teacher Education
denise.falconi@rosemont.edu
610-527-0200 xt. 2321

The PK-12 Reading Specialist Certificate is designed to address the International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals:
  • Foundational Knowledge
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity
  • Literate Environment
  • Professional Learning and Leadership

Candidates are also required to demonstrate proficiency on the PDE Reading Specialist competencies and take the Praxis Reading Specialist exam at the conclusion of the program to become certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Candidates must possess an Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate for admission to the program.


 

Certification Requirements: 24 credits (each course = 3 credits)

  1. EDU 4563 - Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  2. EDU 4575 - Children and Adolescent Literature
  3. EDU 4585 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading
  4. EDU 4550 - Teaching Special Needs Students
  5. EDU 4520 - Teaching English Language Learners
  6. EDU 4593 - Assessment and Analysis
  7. EDU 4565 - Multicultural Literature
  8. EDU 4596 - Literacy Practicum & Seminar: Early/Elementary/Secondary Education

The PK-12 Principal Certification Program is designed to prepare candidates to serve as principals or assistant principals; gain the knowledge, expertise and skills that facilitate student achievement and success; and become inspiring and effective educational leaders in their schools and communities.

 This program was developed to meet the PDE Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Standards.

 Candidates who successfully complete the course requirements, and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Praxis test, will be issued a PK-12 Principal Certificate from the PA Department of Education.

All candidates for admission into the program must possess an Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate with three years of teaching experience or, in some cases, provide verification of three years of relevant professional experience.  For the purpose of this statement, relevant professional experience is “professional experience in an educational setting that is related to the instructional process.” This will be determined by the Director of Teacher Education in conjunction with PDE.

Each Course = 3 Credits

  1. EDU 4525 - Educational Leadership
  2. EDU 4528 - Standards-Aligned Curriculum & Instruction
  3. EDU 4590 - Classroom Assessment and Analysis
  4. EDU 4545 - Supervision and Evaluation
  5. EDU 4540 - Special Education Legal Requirements
  6. EDU 4536 - Finance and Resource Management
  7. EDU 4537 - School Law and Ethics
  8. EDU 4615 - Administrative Internships

This program of studies prepares individuals who have a Level I or Level II instructional certification to teach non-native speakers of English to become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.

 

Teachers and educators are provided the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills to earn certification as an ESL Program Specialist to support English Language Learners in PK-12 classrooms. 

All candidates must possess an initial certification (i.e. Instructional I or Instructional II)

 

Course No. Title Credits
EDU 4568 Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms 3.0
EDU 4562 Applied Linguistics 3.0
EDU 4520 Teaching English Language Learners 3.0
EDU 4590 Assessment and Analysis 3.0
EDU 4564 Program Design and Resources 2.0
EDU 4566 Current Issues and Trends in Teaching ELL 2.0
  Note: The required 60 hours of required field experiences are embedded across the program courses.  

Maximum of 3 credits completed within the last 5 years.

  1. The Rosemont College Certification Officer will recommend the candidate for certification after successful completion of the PK-12 ESL Program Specialist program and evidence that the applicant has an Instructional I or II certification.
  2. The candidate must complete the required PDE application for certification and pay the appropriate fee to add the ESL Program Specialist PK-12 to their instructional certificate. 

The graduate education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Classes are offered in a traditional or accelerated format in late afternoon and the evening.