Graduate Programs in Education

Jan. 20 Term Start
Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education



Admissions Staff

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

   1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190
   Pottsville, PA 17901

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027

MED Brochure
MED Brochure
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Good teachers change lives. It’s that simple. But in today’s world of complex accountability standards, closing achievement gaps takes more than just passion: It takes dynamic leaders who can shape curriculum for a multicultural classroom and instructors who seek out new ways to connect with students. If you’re ready to lead the transformation and truly ensure no child is left behind, consider one of the many graduate programs in education at Alvernia University.

Tailored study to suit your goals.

With a flexible approach to learning that lets you tailor a course of study that suits your career goals, Alvernia University offers a broad range of graduate education programs:

Teaching excellence - a hallmark of our graduate programs in education.

It’s simple: our engaging, dynamic faculty members are the heart of Alvernia University. The program's faculty is comprised of gifted full-time professors drawn from the education fields. Our faculty members continually seek new ideas and resources to keep the programs vibrant and relevant to the evolving educators field.

Because classes are small, instructors are available to give more personal support, both in and out of the classroom. You'll find they're attuned to the real-world needs of our graduate students, who are here to build their teaching skills and help their communities.

Prepared to effect real change?

If you’re committed to enhancing student learning and effecting positive change in schools, Alvernia's graduate education programs can prepare you to respond to today's educational challenges with:

  • Expertise in instructional technology, assessment and action research
  • A deep understanding of the role of diversity and politics as shapers of educational policy
  • The ability to make data-informed decisions about curriculum and instructional design
  • Best practices for communicating with and involving parents in school initiatives related to instructional reform and student achievement

Ready to take the next step? View the various curriculums required for our graduate education programs above, read about the education programs in our Graduate Brochure (PDF), learn more about our admission process, or request more information.

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Faculty Perspective
Ellen Engler
Ellen Engler, B.S., M.S.Ed.
Associate Professor of Education

“The M.Ed. and graduate certification programs at Alvernia University employ a values-centered approach to prepare highly-qualified, caring educators and school leaders. Through coursework and field work, students become ready to address many needs of diverse populations we now see in today’s schools.”