Contact UsRequest InformationStudent Financial ServicesGraduate Housing

M.A. in Education

La Salle's Graduate Programs in Education focus on the nature of the learner's development and the learning process rather than stereotypes of grade, level, and subject. We strive to help educators develop into critically reflective practitioners who are able to meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Initial advising for and individual plans for progression through the Program are set up in consultation with the Program Director and/or Academic Adviser. While the students are responsible for monitoring their own progress, individual advising is available at any stage of the Program.

Required for Degree:

  • 30 graduate credits, including successful completion of EDC 751
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 and higher

Core Courses

  • EDC 503 Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development
  • EDC 510 Human Diversity
  • EDC 602 Educational Technology
  • EDC 604 Foundations of Schooling
  • EDC 613 The Role of the Developmentally Oriented Teacher
  • EDC 751 Transformative Pedagogy: A Capstone Experience

Electives and Concentrations

Students choose an additional four graduate-level courses (equal to 12 credits) to complete the program. Certification courses can be used as electives for the M.A. Candidates for the M.A. may choose to specialize in one of the program concentrations that follow.

NOTE: Two programs require an additional course for the concentration.

Students may transfer up to 6 credits toward electives with a "'B" average or better and  the approval of the Director. Courses from other La Salle graduate programs may be used for electives with the approval of the Director.

Greer Richardson

Greer Richardson, Ph.D.

La Salle University
Graduate Programs in Education
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1806
Fax: 215.951.1843

La Salle University reserves the right to alter or change this information
at any time, without notice.

© Copyright 2014 La Salle University