M.Ed. in Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning

College of Education and Social Work
Initial Courses
EDE 532Teaching-Learning: Theory to Practice (to be taken during first 15 hours of study)3
EDE 554The Reflective Teacher: Examining Cultural Paradigms in the Contemporary Classroom (to be taken during first 15 hours of study)3
Intermediate Courses
EDE 556Human Development3
EDF 583The American School As Social Narrative3
EDR 535Language, Learning And Literacy3
Area of Focused Inquiry
Students are to complete a 6-credit area of focused inquiry; students should confer with the assigned adviser to determine an appropriate and desirable area of focused inquiry. 16
Culminating Courses
EDE 571Educational Change: A Systemic View3
EDE 611Teacher as Classroom Researcher6
Total Minimum Credits Required30

 Areas currently include the following:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Culturally responsive education
• Education for sustainability
• Inclusion/special education
• Literacy
• Teaching English as a second language
• Technology
• Open area: Students are encouraged to propose their own focus areas based on personal interests and needs and available graduate-level offerings at West Chester University. These areas would be developed with faculty in the student’s area of interest and approved by the early and middle grades graduate coordinator. Workshop credits may not be used to satisfy requirements for the area of focused inquiry.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.