This M.A. degree program is designed to specifically meet the
professional development needs of current teachers and to provide the
opportunity to earn a Master's degree. This program has a thesis option for students who plan to complete a Doctoral degree in Education.
College offers a M.A. with PK-4 certification or a post-baccalaureate
PK-4 certification only. These courses of study prepare students to earn
a Master's degree and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
Instructional I Certification (PK-4) in accordance with the state
Option 3: Act 48 CoursesRosemont’s graduate education program offers
its courses year-round due to the fact that educators must maintain
their certificates in “active” status by earning six collegiate credits
or six PDE-approved in-service credits or 180 continuing education hours
or any combination of the above every five calendar years. [Each
college credit is equal to 30 continuing education hours.] All
coursework (credits and/or hours) must be directly related to the
educator’s certification type, and/or area of assignment, unless
enrolled in administrative program, and/or approved by the school board.