This program helps teachers develop their individual knowledge and skills, allowing them to design and incorporate instructional teaching and learning modifications into the daily process of instruction essential to meeting the needs of all levels of learners in the classroom.

Students will have the opportunity to learn under experienced secondary education professionals whose expertise is in teaching and learning issues. The program continues the University's educational philosophy to develop competence in careers that balance theoretical knowledge with rigorous application in professional practice. A distinctive feature within the program is one where the graduate student will be conducting a research study into a topic of interest that is also a topic of interest of school stakeholders whether they are parents, administrators, teachers, students, or community members.

DelVal offers graduate students the opportunity to learn from some of the region's top academic administrators and teachers. In fact, 90% of our faculty are practitioner based. You will be taking courses from the people you work for or with, district by district.

Our program helps transform classroom discussions into real-world professional skills, through a series of intense professional studies and experiences related to the student's chosen career path. The acquisition of skills offers students the opportunity to expand their understanding of the learning and leadership theories while pursuing the advanced credentials.

By combining knowledge with experience, DelVal's programs prepare students to function as informed, inquiring and skilled teachers and leaders within the field of education.

DelVal can advance your teaching skills and expand your professional credentials in a format allowing you to maintain career-personal life balance:

  • Accelerated seven-week, one night per week course schedule; six terms per year
  • Part-time or full-time enrollment with late afternoon on-campus or online options
  • Certified local educational professionals and Delaware Valley University instructors for all classes
  • The option to have your school district host a cohort, an affordable and convenient opportunity for districts and their faculty

Please note that this program does not contain the required courses to earn an instructional teaching certificate.


M.S. in teaching and learning
Required courses (33 credits)
GE-6015 Introduction to Statistical Data and Research
GE-6027 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
GE-6035 Teaching and Supervising Diverse Student Populations
GE-6080  Foundations of Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning
GE-6115 Principles, Methods, Development and Assessment of Curriculum
GE-6136 Educational Trends and Development
GE-6178 The Special Needs Student
GE-6220 School Law
GE-6244 Learning as a Process
GE-6247 Action Research I
GE-6350 Action Research II

-- Total degree requirements: 11 courses/33 credits

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