Graduate program open house for educators set for March 30

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Francine Baker, coordinator of the master of education degree in teaching and curriculum at Penn State York, talks with a graduate student prior to commencement in December. Learn more about graduate courses during the open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Graduate students have the option of participating in Penn State York's commencement in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Teachers and others in the education field can learn more about the Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum, graduate courses, certificate options, and summer institutes for educators offered at Penn State York during the Graduate Program Open House on Thursday, March 30. The free program, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center), is open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required.

The 30-credit Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum is designed to enhance the skills of teachers for public and private schools. The program focuses on three essential components — curriculum, instruction and assessment — that contribute to the organization’s philosophy of learning, nurturance and scholarship. Courses are designed to reflect the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Educators also can attend the information sessions to learn more about the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist certificate, the Reading Specialist Certificate for Teachers, Early Childhood Certifications, and the Early Childhood Director’s Credential. Graduate programs at Penn State York are offered in partnership with Penn State Harrisburg.

Francine Baker, coordinator of the Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum at Penn State York, will share information about the advanced-degree course work which focuses on the latest educational research and development of teaching skills. A representative from Penn State Harrisburg will also be available to answer questions. For more information and to register, call 717-771-8413, email [email protected], or visit the graduate program pages online.