Graduate Profile
Juan Enriquez '01

Juan is an eighth grade teacher and graduate of the education program.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Master of Education FAQ

Can I begin taking courses before I submit my completed application?

What are the admission requirements?

What is the cost of this program as compared to other programs in the Lehigh Valley?

Must I write a thesis to complete my degree?

When are classes offered?

How long will it take me to get certified?

Will getting initial certification at the M.Ed. level be a disadvantage in the job market?

I started my M.Ed. at another college/university. May I transfer credits to Cedar Crest College?

Can I begin taking courses before I submit my completed application?

Yes. We realize that you might want to begin your coursework before you have submitted all the required admissions materials. For this reason, a graduate student may take up to 9 credits of coursework as a visiting student before you have completed the application process.

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What are the admission requirements?

The Cedar Crest College admissions policy has been established for applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education program.  Review of completed applications will take place on a monthly basis. Learn more.
http://www.cedarcrest.edu/ca/masters/education-admissions.shtm

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What is the cost of this program as compared to other programs in the Lehigh Valley?

The per credit cost of the M.Ed. at Cedar Crest College is truly a “best buy.” For more information, contact the School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE).

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Must I write a thesis to complete my degree?

Not necessarily. All students seeking the degree of master of education must complete a capstone project. Candidates have a choice of a thesis (recommended if you plan to do doctoral studies in the future) or an integrated capstone application project.

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When are classes offered?

Normally, graduate classes are offered in the evening, Mondays through Thursdays. We also offer hybrid, accelerated and online courses. The most common format for accelerated courses is two weekends: Fridays 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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How long will it take me to get certified?

It normally takes between 2 1/2 to 5 years, depending on the number of courses taken each semester.

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Will getting initial certification at the M.Ed. level be a disadvantage in the job market?

Absolutely not! This common myth makes little sense in light of the fact that some districts actually prefer to hire people who already have earned advanced degrees. Why? As a new M.Ed prepared teacher, you will be able to concentrate your time and energy solely on your students.

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I started my M.Ed. at another college/university. May I transfer credits to Cedar Crest College?

Yes. You may transfer in up to 9 credits to your program at Cedar Crest.