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Courses are available to all certified teachers and may be taken as part of the larger M.Ed. program, to satisfy Act 48 requirements, or simply for intellectual and professional enrichment. The course descriptions provided here are based upon reasonable projections of faculty and facility availability. Course offerings are subject to change based on changes in circumstances upon which these projections were based and as deemed necessary by the University to fulfill its role and mission. Moravian also offers certifications for ESL, Reading Specialist, Principal, and Supervisory.  Moravian University's master of education degree in curriculum and instruction has been designed to fit the specific needs of practicing teachers.  Each course in the program is immediately applicable to the classroom, with an underlying philosophy of reflective teaching and a focus on action research. This thirty-six credit program requires no admission exams or entrance essays, only a sincere interest in improving teaching practice.


Course Requirements

Foundations of Teacher Action Research

  • The Teacher as Inquirer (EDUC 500, Fall)
  • The Teacher as Researcher (EDUC 506, Spring)
  • The Teacher as Evaluator (EDUC 508, Summer I)


  • Choose four elective courses tailored to your professional development needs.

Action Research Preparation & Defense

  • Curriculum Development and Action Research (EDUC 700, Spring)
  • Writing a Review of Educational Research (EDUC 701, Summer I)
  • Reflective Practice Seminar (EDUC 702, Fall) 
  • Action Research Thesis (EDUC 704-705, Spring) 

Professional certifications are available in a variety of areas including:

Learn More

For more information about the M.Ed. program please contact:

Dr. Bess Van Asselt
Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Jean DesJardin
Chair of the Department of Education