Urban Education


Alvernia University has developed the Program in Urban Education leading to a Master of Education degree to enhance the scholarly and professional development of classroom teachers. In this program, students will examine the moral and ethical dimensions of teaching in cross-cultural settings.

Make your teaching position matter by using theory, fundamental techniques, and research based best practices. This program provides both historical and current knowledge of legislation, laws and research findings, existing and emerging theory, and methods of assessment—both individually and state-wide.

Explore various roles of educators by learning about the challenges of working with students, parents, other educators, and citizens in communities to help promote equity in education. Alvernia's Master of Education degree provides professional educators with a broad-based knowledge of leadership in the field of education, whether for a educational position or for a classroom teacher.

The Program in Urban Education leading to a Master of Education is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

View the curriculum and course descriptions required for this dual certification, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.

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.”

Student Profile
MED Classroom

Steph Snavely, M.Ed. ’10

“The M.Ed. program at Alvernia University has provided an academically challenging experience which is relevant to my career as a teacher.”

Sheila Nolt, M.Ed. ’09

“Alvernia University has challenged and broadened my views on education. People have been extremely helpful and friendly, unlike other institutions I attended in the past. It has a personal touch.”

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