Urban Education

The Program in Urban Education leading to a Master of Education Degree curriculum is 33 credits (10 classes). The Education faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

Students with any bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for entry into the program.

Curriculum Requirements (33 Credits): 

COR 520 Ethics & Moral Leadership - 3 credits
MED 501 Standards-based Planning & Instruction - 3 credits
MED 518 Quantitative Research Methods - 3 credits
MED 520 Educators as Researchers (Pre-requisite: MED 518) - 3 credits
MED 540 Assessment & Evaluation in Today’s Schools - 3 credits
MED 548 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners - 3 credits
MED 600 Language and Literacy in Cross-cultural Settings - 3 credits OR MED 615 Literacy Learning in the Content Areas - 3 credits
MED 610 School Law & Social Advocacy - 3 credits
MED 680 Research Seminar (Pre-requisite: MED 520) - 3 credits
MED XXX Electives (Suggest: MED 502 or 503, MED 505, MED 545, or MED 515) - 6 credits

Contact Admissions:


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

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

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