Alvernia University offers five post-baccalaureate teaching certificate options for educators interested in enhancing their skills in a specific area. The course work in a certification program can be applied toward earning a Master of Education degree.

Five Options to Advance your Teaching Career:

Educators choose  Alvernia’s teaching certification programs for the three values:

  • Real-world connections that educators make between their prior experiences with children and new advanced knowledge and skills
  • Rigorous coursework that prepares our graduates to handle academic and social demands in diverse school contexts in their role of an educator or administrator
  • Responsiveness that begins with the first inquiry and lasts long beyond the program completion.

Take a full advantage of this opportunity to boost your skills and professional network to make a difference in young lives.

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

610-796-8296 (phone) 610-796-8367 (fax)


Cynthia Mensch

Director of Schuylkill Center

1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190

Pottsville, PA 17901


Dana Baker

Director of Philadelphia Center

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue

Melrose Park, PA 19027


What educators say about us

“The M.Ed. program at Alvernia University has provided an academically challenging experience which is relevant to my career as a teacher.” ~ Steph Snavely, M.Ed. ’10

“Alvernia University strives to integrate a variety of different teaching methods to ensure success.” ~ Michelle Salloum, Special Education Certification ’08


Contact Admissions:

Graduate Teaching Certifications