Master in Education
A Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.) degree from Susquehanna will make you a better teacher by deepening your understanding of teaching and learning. In as few as five semesters (34 semester hours), you’ll become a more productive, creative, and reflective educational leader.
With classes in curriculum design, research methods, critical media literacy, and inclusive classroom strategies, you’ll be prepared to lead students and be a resource to peers. You’ll be paired with professors based on your research and content interests, so your studies will have the most applicable impact on your teaching.
Beyond the satisfaction of becoming a better teacher, public school teachers will see a significant raise in pay from their districts. Locally, teachers with master’s degrees earn, on average, $1,700 more per year than their bachelor’s degree holding counterparts.
Closer and More Affordable Than Other Options
Bettering yourself is easier than ever. For most teachers in the Susquehanna Valley area, pursuing a master’s degree meant fighting traffic, traveling late at night, and paying tuition up front and waiting for their district to reimburse them.
We’ve made it easier to earn your master’s degree. We’re closer than other options, and we offer a hybrid teaching format that includes a combination of both online and face-to-face class meetings. For employed teachers, we also accept a promissory letter from your district to directly pay us for your classes.
SU students can complete a Master of Education in as little as one year after graduation using the 4+1 Master’s pathway. Eligible students with a 3.5 GPA and are ahead in earning their 124 credits can take an M.Ed. course in the spring of the junior year and the fall of their senior year, before applying to the M.Ed Program. These two courses count toward the nine courses of SU’s M.Ed. program.
There are so many options! Fifth-year master’s students take courses in the evening and apply their learning in local classrooms as substitute teachers. Students who are hired full-time can choose to complete the program in up to five years of being accepted.