+1 Accelerated Master's (Dual-Degree) Program in Geography & Urban Studies (BA) + Secondary Education (MEd)
This +1 Accelerated Program offers undergraduate majors Geography & Urban Studies in the College of Liberal Arts the exciting opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree AND, then, in the year following, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. The master's program meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s program requirements for Teacher Certification in Social Studies (Grades 7-12).
Graduate Coursework and Tuition
Four graduate courses are to be completed by the end of your senior year and will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements:
- EDUC 5402: Child and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
- EDUC 5255: Technology in Classrooms: TPCK (3 credits)
- MGSE 5465: Methods and Materials for Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)
- MGSE 5466: Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)
Only students who have been accepted for the +1 Accelerated Program will be able to register for these classes. The graduate courses will be coded as undergraduate courses on your undergraduate transcript and undergraduate tuition will be applied. After you matriculate into the +1 Accelerated Program, the graduate level indicator will be added to these courses so that they may also count towards your master's degree.
Prerequisite Requirements for Secondary Education MEd
Students must work with advisors to develop an academic plan to ensure that the bachelor’s degree will contain sufficient content area coursework to meet the requirements for the Secondary Education MEd with a concentration in Social Studies Education.
+1 Accelerated Programs Admissions
+1 Accelerated Program Contact
Undergraduate & Graduate Affairs
Tim Fukawa-Connelly, associate professor, is program coordinator of the Secondary Education program.