School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University’s Master of Arts with Art Education concentration program focuses on teaching art and building leadership in elementary and secondary schools. Course work is rooted in theory and reflects current directions and literature in the field, touching on diverse content areas, such as psychology, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as studio and art history.
Edinboro University’s graduate Art Therapy program is dedicated to achieving excellence in counseling, art therapy education, research, clinical and community service and integrates both counseling and visual arts practice, engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.
Edinboro University’s Post Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy trains current mental health practitioners in art therapy approaches and techniques to qualify them to apply for their Registered Art Therapist Credential. This program focuses on art therapy practice, theory, assessment, ethics, and professional functioning.
This 18-credit graduate certificate in arts infusion has been designed to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service educators, artists who desire to work in school settings, and administrators as they strive to enliven content with feeling through the arts. Advocates of the whole child agree that strong arts programs result in strong schools. This certificate will immerse the participants in all of the major art forms: music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts. Participants will design instruction using current curricula and state and national standards, both in content areas and in the arts.
Edinboro University’s Autism Endorsement Certificate Program provides specialized training and experience to special education professionals.
The study of communication is important to virtually every profession that involves working with people – education, advertising and public relations, management and marketing, health care and social services, politics and public services, and other organizational and institutional contexts, public and private. The Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) program seeks to develop a students’ specialized knowledge and skill in the following areas of emphasis: managerial and leadership communication, integrated marketing communication, intercultural and international communication, and public communication. Students also have the option of obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management concurrently with their program of study. A Master of Communication Studies develops capabilities to initiate and advance his or her professional career in one or more of these areas, to work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, and to understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values.
Edinboro University’s Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing conflict that arises and becomes entrenched in interpersonal, institutional, and intercultural relations.
Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program covers accredited school counseling, college counseling, clinical mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling.
Edinboro University’s graduate degree in Early Childhood Education will prepare practicing and pre-service teachers to work with children from birth through grade 3 by aligning their work to best practices and research. The master's degree is offered online with a one-week summer residency on campus. Students in the Early Childhood Master’s program may also pursue Early Childhood certification* (as an add-on or initial certification).
*This certification may not be recognized by any other state.
Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Educational Psychology program offers students a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology.
Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Fine Arts degree is a terminal degree designed to develop technical, aesthetic, and conceptual competencies at the highest level. This rigorous, three-year residential studio program offers degrees in ceramics, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
Edinboro University’s Middle and Secondary Instruction program offers a Masters of Education option for practitioners who are already certified to teach.
Students not holding teacher certification may obtain this master’s degree along with teacher certification in a wide variety of areas. The purpose of this program is to provide candidates with development of pedagogy and professional skills that will enable them to gain classroom proficiency. The program is structured for non-education majors who wish to pursue an advanced degree and to secure certification as a teacher. For the future educator, the program is designed to prepare candidates to practice the art of teaching in accordance with the ethical principles of educators as they strive to educate the nation's children.
Edinboro University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares advanced practice nurses for rising standards in the field. The online, part-time program offers specialty electives in advanced clinical practice and clinical nursing education.
The Master of Science in Nursing program is co-sponsored by Clarion and Edinboro Universities with a concentration area in family nurse practitioner (FNP). U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges ranks Clarion and Edinboro’s online nursing program among the Best Online Graduate Programs.
Edinboro University’s Post Master’s PA Principal K-12 Certificate program prepares candidates to become a building-level leader within the K-12 school system.
Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Reading program qualifies students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities and in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.
Edinboro University’s Reading Specialist Certificate program prepares students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities, as well as in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.
Edinboro University’s Educational Specialist in School Psychology graduate program offers students a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology.
Edinboro University's Master of Social Work program prepares graduates to work in a wide range of practice settings. These include family-based and mental health agencies, addiction treatment centers, schools, medical and psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation and correctional facilities, hospitals, veterans' agencies, foster care and adoption agencies, nursing homes, policy settings, within the military, and in private practice.
Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Special Education is designed for student’s currently certified seeking SPED certification and for students holding SPED certification who wish to earn a M.Ed. with a focus in Autism or Behavior Management.
Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program is a two-year, full-time program that prepares graduates to evaluate and treat a wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders.
The Master of Arts degree is designed to further develop the artistic competencies for the post baccalaureate student. Students achieve a depth of study by enrolling in at least 12 credits in a specific discipline over the course of the degree. Many M.A. degree students are public school teachers and/or artists seeking to remain current in their field.
Edinboro University’s Post Master’s Letter of Eligibility for Superintendent program prepares candidates to become a district-level leader within the K-12 school system and the Intermediate Unit.
Edinboro University’s online Post Master’s Supervisor of Special Education certificate program prepares candidates to take a leadership role in the field of special education.
Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program prepares M.Ed. candidates to promote the success of all students by becoming leaders within their classroom, school, or district.