Master of Education

The Master of Education program prepares teachers for advanced professional practices in learning and teaching and for assuming an active role as a participant in child advocacy and educational policy making.

The Cedar Crest College Education Department is committed to the preparation of teachers who have a strong foundation of content knowledge, research-based pedagogy, classroom management and assessment and who can use this knowledge to plan and implement effective instruction that provides meaningful learning experiences for all students in grades PreK-12, including those students with special needs and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Our graduates will be advocates for children and will strive to ensure that all children achieve to high academic standards and develop as adults who contribute to society in meaningful ways. To this end, the Department establishes and maintains strong partnerships with local school districts and fosters the development of teachers who are reflective of their practice, instructional leaders, and role models for students in the schools and in the community. The work of the Education Department is grounded in the premise that education provides the foundation for women’s leadership, civic engagement, and global connectivity.

Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The college is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

The Education Department

The Education Department is located on the Second Floor of Curtis Hall. The main telephone number for the Department is 610-606-4610. The Pedagogy Classroom, a state of the art elementary classroom, is located in Curtis 131. Teacher education candidates may use the computer labs throughout the campus. The Education Department Curriculum Library is in the lower level of the Cedar Crest College Library, and houses a large selection of child/adolescent literature and instructional materials for grades PreK-12.

Full-time faculty contributing teaching and research in the M.Ed. program include the following:

  • Deborah Hartman, Instructor, M. S. Special Education, Kansas State University.
  • Joan Kern, Instructor, M.ED., Kutztown University.
  • Nancy King, Chair of Education Department and Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D., Widener University.
  • Mary Beth O’Connell, Director of Student Teaching and Field Experiences and Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed., Lehigh University.
  • Jill Purdy, Director of the Graduate Education Program and Associate Professor of Education, Ed.D., Widener University.

Degrees available in the Master of Education Program

A candidate may pursue one or more of the following degrees:

  • Master of Education: The Art of Teaching
  • Master of Education: Early Childhood Certification (PreK-4)
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in Biology
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in Chemistry
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in English
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in General Science
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in Mathematics
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in Social Studies
  • Master of Education: Secondary Certification in Spanish
  • Certification in English as a Second Language**
  • Certification in Special Education*
  • Reading Specialist Certification**

* Requires dual (simultaneous) certification in secondary, elementary education, or early childhood.

**Requires PA teaching certification prior to admittance

Program Goals and Learning Objectives

Students completing the Master of Education program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating quality learning experiences for all K-12 students.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of philosophical perspectives, critical issues and trends in education.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to serve in leadership roles to both assess and contribute to developing current educational research and practices.
  4. Become leaders who are able to fully engage in educational policy development and contribute to both the local community and the profession.
  5. Implement a democratic model of classroom organization and learning.
  6. Work collaboratively as team members and leaders within their schools, district, community, state and nation towards the goal of educational reform and advancement.
  7. Improve classroom teaching and develop a sense of lifelong commitment to the profession.
  8. Become master teachers who will be able to contribute to the welfare of the community and the democratic process in the U.S.

General Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to graduate programs at Cedar Crest College on the basis of individual qualifications. Requests for application materials and all correspondence relating to admission should be addressed to:

Cedar Crest College
School for Adult and Graduate Education
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196.
Phone: 610-740-3770
Email:sage@cedarcrest.edu
Fax: 610-740-3786
Online Application Materials: www.cedarcrest.edu/graduate

On campus, the main office for the School for Adult and Graduate Education is located in Blaney Hall, Room 105 and is open Monday--Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to visit the campus to discuss their educational plans. Upon request a campus visit may be arranged along with an opportunity to meet with the Director of the M.Ed. program. For more information, please contact Dr. Jill Purdy at 610-606-4666, x3419 or jepurdy@cedacrest.edu.

A rolling admissions policy is in effect for this program. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuing basis throughout the year. Students may be admitted officially at the beginning of any academic semester, including summer.

The general admissions requirements for the Master of Education program are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed application form.
  • Submission of official transcripts to the School for Adult and Graduate Education.
  • Submission of a two page writing sample outlining the candidate’s goals and why the candidate is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation from appropriate members of the most recently attended academic institution(s) attesting to her or his preparedness for graduate studies. An applicant who has graduated from an academic institution more than 7 years prior to applying to Cedar Crest College should contact the Director of the Graduate Program to determine appropriate sources for the letters of recommendation.

A foreign educated applicant should review the teacher certification requirements for “Foreign Educated Graduates” as published by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at http://www.pde.state.pa.us/

Standards for Admission

College Coursework and Letters of Recommendation:
a. An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
b. An applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from faculty at the most recently attended academic institution.
c. An applicant may transfer a maximum of nine graduate credits prior to formal acceptance. Applicants may not transfer any credits after matriculating without permission from the Program Director.
d. An applicant should have a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 may apply for admission. In such cases, the applicant may be granted provisional status, and must earn a minimum GPA of 3.6 during the first 9 credit hours of graduate work taken at Cedar Crest College. Applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 should contact the Education Office (610-606-4610) to make an appointment to consult with the Director of the M.Ed. program.

Admissions Decisions

The Education Department will make final admissions decisions on the basis of the following criteria: GPA, writing sample, letters of recommendation, related experience and background. Candidates will be considered from a holistic perspective. The Education Department reserves the right to ask the prospective candidate for additional information. Candidates will be advised of their application status via mail within three weeks of their department review. Admission decisions are final and not subject to an appeal.

Matriculation

Matriculation is required for any student who plans to receive financial aid or a graduate degree. A student applies for matriculation by submitting a completed application for admission to the School for Adult and Graduate Education. After submitting a complete application, students receive a letter from the College informing them of the decision concerning their acceptance as a degree candidate. Students are matriculated into the program once they have registered for classes during their first semester of academic study.

Graduate programs may permit non-matriculated and visiting students to enroll in graduate courses on a case-by-case basis. In the event that a graduate course reaches its enrollment maximum, matriculated students are given preference over non-matriculated students.

Acceptance of Transfer Credits/Foreign Credit Evaluation

A candidate may transfer up to nine graduate credits from an accredited graduate program at another college or university. A student must earn a grade of “B” or higher for graduate credits to transfer to the program. Depending upon the program of study a student selects, transfer credits may or may not decrease the total number of credits required to complete the degree. If previous coursework was completed outside of the U.S, students should have their academic degree validated as equivalent to a degree in the U.S. through one of the following non-profit agencies:

World Education Service Credentials Evaluation Services, Inc
P.O. Box #745 P.O. Box 66940
Old Chelsea Station Los Angeles, CA 90066
New York, New York 10011 1-310-390-6276
1-212-966-6311

Education Credential International Education Consultants Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box #248233
P.O. Box #92970 Coral Gables, FL 33124
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970 1-305-666-0233
1-414-289-3400

International Consultants Foreign Educational Document
of Delaware, Inc Service Credential
914 Pickett Lane P.O. Box #4019
Newark, DE 19711 Stockton, CA 95204
1-302-737-8715 1-209-948-6589

Association of International Evaluators
P.O. Box #6756
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
1-888-263-2423

Degree Program Retention Policy

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to remain in the M.Ed. program. A student seeking a PDE teaching certification must achieve a 'B' or better in all education courses. Accepted students are permitted to repeat a course one time to meet academic requirements. Provisional and visiting students must seek approval from the Director of the M.Ed. program prior to repeating a course. If the student fails to maintain academic standards, he/she is subject to dismissal from the program.

Leave of Absence Policy

Students wishing to take an authorized leave of absence from the M.Ed. program must apply through the Director of the M.Ed. Program. If a student interrupts her/his certification process for more than one year, she/he will have to be readmitted under the most current requirements and must participate in an interview with the Program Director.

Completion of the Graduate Program and Graduation

To successfully complete the M.Ed. a student must adhere to the following:

  • Complete all graduate education courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and certification students must complete courses with a minimum grade of B.
  • Apply to the Registrar for graduation at a specific scheduled graduation time.
  • Complete all the requirements for a given program.
  • Fulfill all financial responsibilities to the College.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Education Graduate Tuition, per credit $486.00

All Undergraduate Evening/Weekend/Online courses $486.00

Undergraduate Tuition rate per credit, daytime students $907.00

Audit Fee (non-refundable) per credit $162.00

Independent Study Tuition rate per credit (590 level) $907.00

Student Activity Fee (Fall & Spring semesters) $10
Full-Time Technology Fee, per semester $100.00

Part-Time Technology Fee, per semester $50.00

Student Teaching Honorarium $400.00

Note: The College reserves the right to change the fees and charges when necessary..

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are designed to promote the educational goals and objectives of the masters program by providing students with opportunities to actively participate in a range of instructional and research experiences that serve to promote the mastery of knowledge and practice in the field of education. To this end, graduate assistants are placed with individual faculty and may assist in:

  1. The development of classroom experiences for undergraduate students.
  2. Assisting faculty in the instruction of undergraduate coursework.
  3. Serve as an instructor in the event that assigned faculty is absent.
  4. Provide background information in the form of literature searches for faculty projects.
  5. Assist in collection and dissemination of research information.
  6. Serve as an instructor in “mini-topics” within the large class content where experiences and expertise warrant.

Student wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship are asked to do so as part of the admissions process. To be eligible to receive an assistantship, a student must:

  1. Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better.
  2. Have completed all undergraduate prerequisites for the masters program.
  3. Submit an application requesting an assistantship to the Program Director.
  4. Successfully interview with the faculty member with whom the student will be placed.

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by the Program Director in consultation with the faculty to whom graduate assistants will be assigned. The number of assistantships available in any given semester and the stipend to be awarded to each graduate assistant is determined by the Program Director in consultation with the Dean of Adult and Graduate Education and the Provost. The decision of the Program Director in regard to award recipients is final and not subject to appeal.

Graduate Student Handbook

Each student will be given a copy of the Graduate Student Handbook prepared specifically for the M.Ed. in Education. The purpose of the handbook is to provide students with information pertaining to the curricular requirements, policies and procedures associated with the program. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves and understanding the information presented in the Graduate Student Handbook. Questions regarding the content of the handbook should be directed to either the student’s faculty advisor or the Director of the graduate program in Education.

Advising

Advising is an important element of any advanced degree program. A student accepted to the M.Ed. program will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with the student in planning the program of study, and as a mentor for professional development including the development of the initial proposal for the capstone project or thesis. The academic advisor may be, but is not required to be, the advisor for the capstone project or thesis.

Faculty advisors are assigned by the Director of the M.Ed. program based upon a review of student interests and faculty availability. Students wishing to request a specific faculty advisor must submit this request in writing to the Program Director.

A student who wishes to change her advisor should schedule a meeting with her current advisor to discuss her concerns. After this meeting, the student must notify the Program Director, in writing, of her desire to change advisors. When a new advisor is identified, the student will be notified via e-mail. If a student is uncomfortable discussing her concerns directly with her current advisor, the student should contact the Program Director.

Programs of Study for M.Ed. Degrees

The following pages specify the course requirements for the following concentrations leading to the Master of Education: The Art of Teaching, Early Childhood Certification, Secondary Certification, Special Education Certification, ESL Certification and the Reading Specialist Certification.

Please note that the curriculum checklists for the early childhood certification concentration and the secondary certification concentration include all the PA Department of Education requirements for initial certification as outlined in the Chapter 354 Regulation. All requirements are subject to change by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Master of Education: The Art of Teaching (30 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits):
EDU-505 Law and Policy in American Education (3cr)

EDU-509 Educational Philosophy and Ethics (3cr)

EDU-525 Research Design and Methodology (3cr) 

EDU-559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

Electives (18 credits):
ECE-501 Foundations of Early Childhood (3cr)
ECE-502 Assessment and Intervention (3cr)
ECE-505 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood (3cr)
ECE-530 Teaching Methods for Early Childhood Education I (3cr)
ECE-531 Teaching Methods for Early Childhood Education II (3cr)
EDU-500 American Education (3cr)

EDU-501 Educational Psychology (3cr)

EDU-508 Integrating the Arts in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (3cr)
 EDU-511 Literacy I (3cr)

EDU-514 Reading in the Content Area (3cr)

EDU-516 Diversity and Critical Pedagogy (3cr)

EDU 540 Differentiated Reading Instruction (3cr)
EDU 550 Educational Planning (3cr)
EDU 552 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (3cr)
EDU-555 Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity (3cr)

EDU-556 Second Language Acquisition and Language Development (3cr)

EDU-558 Approaches to ELL’s (3cr)

EDU-560 Special Topics in Education (3-12cr)

EDU-599 Thesis or Capstone Application Project (3cr)

SPE-510 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Development and Intervention Approaches (3cr)

SPE-515 Teaching Students with Pervasive Development Disorders (3cr)

SPE-520 - Teaching Students with learning Disabilities (3cr) 

SPE-533 Psycho-Educational Testing for Teacher (3cr)

SPE-544 Adaptations and Modifications for the Exceptional Child in the General Education Classroom (3cr) 

SPE-546 Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (3cr) 

SPE-547 Classroom Management (3cr) 

SPE-548 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (3cr) 

SPE-550 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr)

REA-503 Reading: Past, Present and Future (3cr)

REA-504 Diagnosis, Assessment and Remedial Reading Techniques (3cr)

REA-505 Word Study and Vocabulary Development (3cr)

REA-506 Literacy Coaching (3cr) – (Prerequisite skills and coursework required – please consult advisor before registering for this course)

Candidates seeking additional PDE teaching certifications should meet with their advisor for specific program requirements.

M.Ed. in the Art of Teaching without Teaching Certification

Students who select this option must complete 30 graduate credits, which includes a Master’s Thesis.

Master of Education: Early Childhood Certification, PreK-4 (49 credits)

Prerequisites:
3 credits in Child Psychology or Educational Psychology

Required Courses:
EDU-505 Law and Policy in American Education (3cr)

EDU-550 Educational Planning (3cr) 

ECE-501 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3cr)

ECE-502 Assessment and Intervention: PreK-4 (3cr) 

ECE-505 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education (3cr)

ECE-530 Teaching Methods for Early Childhood Education I: Content Areas (3cr)

ECE-531 Teaching Methods for Early Childhood Education II: A Model for Integration (Prereq. EDU 530) (3cr)

EDU-511 Literacy I (3cr)

EDU-540 Differentiated Reading Instruction (Co or Prereq. EDU 511) (3cr)

EDU-508 Integrating the Arts across the Curriculum (3cr)

EDU-520 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (1cr)

SPE-520 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

SPE-544 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child (3cr)

SPE-550 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr) 

EDU-559 Curriculum and Instruction for English Language Learner (3cr)

EDU-572 Student Teaching: Elementary (3cr) (Capstone Integrative Experience)

EDU-574 Professional Education Seminar (3cr)

Please Note: All courses, field work and Praxis/PECT exams must be completed prior to student teaching and professional seminar. The student may not take any other classes during the student teaching semester.

M.Ed. with Certification in Early Childhood and Special Education

Courses Required for Level I Certification in Special Education PreK-8
Requirements for students who are Early Childhood Education Majors or who hold Level I or II Elementary or ECE Certification. Special Education Certification requires dual certification in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or Middle Level Education.

Pre-requisites:
EDU-150/550 Educational Planning (3cr) or the equivalent

SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (3cr) or equivalent

SPE -245 Field Experience IV
SPE-344 or SPE 544 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child (3cr) or equivalent

EDU-359 or EDU 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

Certification Courses:
SPE-510 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Development and Intervention Approaches (3cr)

SPE-515 Teaching Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (3cr)

SPE 520 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr) or equivalent
SPE-533 Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers (3cr)

SPE-546 Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (3cr)

SPE-547 Classroom Management for Teaching Students with Behavioral Disabilities (3cr)

SPE-548 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (3cr)

SPE-550 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr) 

SPE- 575 Practicum in Special Education (3cr)

Students must complete the certification requirements for Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) or Middle Level Education (4-8) certification to be eligible for Special Education PreK-8 certification. Students seeking certification in special education will be required to take the specialty test through PECT. No other courses may be taken during the practicum (SPE-575).

Master of Education: Secondary Certification (46 credits)

Prerequisites:
3 credits in Child Psychology or Educational Psychology

Required Courses:
EDU-505 Law and Policy in American Education (3cr)

EDU-509 Educational Philosophy and Ethics (3cr)

EDU-525 Research Design and Methodology (3cr)

EDU-550 Educational Planning (3cr)

EDU-514 Reading in the Content Areas (3cr)

EDU-516 Diversity and Critical Pedagogy (3cr)

EDU-520 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (1cr)

EDU-559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

SPE-520 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr)

SPE-544 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child (3cr)

SPE-550 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr)

EDU-573 Student Teaching: Secondary (3cr) (Capstone Integrative Experience) 

EDU-574 Professional Education Seminar (3cr)

Electives (6 credits):
1. Select one course from the following: (as per content area)
EDU-546 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for Secondary Science and Mathematics (3cr)
EDU-547 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for Secondary Social Studies (3cr)
EDU-548 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning Experiences for Secondary English (3cr)
EDU-549 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning Experiences for World Language K-12 (3cr)

Please Note: All courses, field work and Praxis exams must be completed prior to student teaching and professional seminar. The student may not take any other classes during the student teaching semester.

Content Area Requirements:

To be certified in secondary education a student must possess an academic major or the equivalent of an academic major in at least one of the content areas available at Cedar Crest College: Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, History, Mathematics, Political Science or Spanish. Students should consult with their advisors for specific information about the coursework required in each content area.

M.Ed. with Certification in Secondary and Special Education

Students must complete the certification requirements for secondary certification (7-12) to be eligible for Special Education (CBPH/D) (N-12) certification. Students seeking certification in teaching the physically and mentally handicapped will be required to take a second specialty test of the Praxis II.

Courses Required for Level I Certification in Special Education (7-12)

Pre-requisites:
EDU-150/550 Educational Planning (3cr) or equivalent

SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (3cr) or equivalent

SPE-245 Field Experience IV
SPE-344 or SPE 544 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child (3cr) or equivalent

EDU-359 or EDU 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

Certification Courses:
SPE-515 Teaching Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (3cr)

SPE-520 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr) or equivalent
SPE-533 Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers (3cr)

SPE-546 Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (3cr)

SPE-547 Classroom Management for Teaching Students with Behavioral Disabilities (3cr)

SPE-548 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (3cr)

SPE-550 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr) 

SPE- 575 Practicum in Special Education (3cr)

Students must complete the certification requirements for Secondary Education (7-12) or Middle Level Education (4-8) certification to be eligible for Special Education (7-12) certification. Students seeking certification in special education will be required to take   the specialty test through PECT. No other courses may be taken during the practicum (SPE-575).

Reading Specialist Certification (24-33 Credits)

Required Courses:
SPE 243 The Exceptional Child (3cr)

SPE-320 or 520 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3cr)

EDU-359 or 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

EDU-514 Reading in the Content Area (3cr)

EDU-540 Differentiated Reading Instruction (3cr)
REA-503 Reading: Past , Present & Future (3cr)

REA-504 Diagnosis, Assessment, and Remedial Reading Techniques (3cr)

REA-505 Word Study and Vocabulary Development (3cr)

REA-506 Literacy Coaching (3cr)

REA-507 Reading Specialist Practicum-Early and Elementary Experience (3 cr)

REA-508 Reading Specialist Practicum-Middle and High School Experience (3cr) 

or
REA-509 Leaderships as the Reading Professional (3cr)

ESL Add-on Certificate (Under Revision)

Required Courses:
EDU-551 Field Experience I (1cr/30 hours)
EDU-552 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learner (3cr)
EDU-554 Field Experience II (1cr/30 hours)
EDU-555 Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity (3cr) 

EDU-556 Second Language Acquisition and Language Development (3cr)

EDU-558 Approaches to Educating ELL’s (3cr)

EDU 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3cr)

Praxis/PECT Examinations

Students should adhere to Praxis/PECT deadlines posted in Education Department and in Student Handbooks.

Registration booklets for the Praxis exams may be obtained in the main office of the Education Department (Curtis Hall, Room 223). Test dates are located on the back of the registration booklet. Information also may be obtained on-line at praxis@ets.org or at (PECT) www.pa.nesinc.com.

Students should consult with their advisors if they have any questions in regard to the Praxis/PECT examination process. Software and study guides for the Praxis II may be purchased directly from the Educational Testing Service, or at area bookstores. Students holding a B.S. and a B.A. are no longer required to take BasicSkills PAPA/Praxis I exams. All students must take content area exams.

Early Childhood/Elementary
PECT-PreK-4- 3 modules: 8006, 8007 and 8008
Special Education (PreK-8)-PECT-2 modules: 8011 and 8012

Secondary (by Content Area-PRAXIS):
0235 Biology Content Knowledge (computerized 5235) 

0245 Chemistry Content Knowledge (computerized 5245)

0041 English Language, Literature and Composition Content Knowledge (computerized 5041)

0061 Mathematics Content Knowledge (graphing calculator needed) (computerized 5061)

0081 Social Studies Content Knowledge (computerized 5081) 

5195 Spanish Content Knowledge (contains listening section) and 0511 Fundamental Subjects (computerized 5511)

Special Education (7-12)-PECT-2 modules: 8015 and 8016
0300 Reading Specialist

Kappa Delta Pi International Honorary Society in Education, Omega Chi Chapter

The purpose of the Education Honor Society is to promote excellence in and recognition of outstanding contributions to education. The Cedar Crest College Omega Chi Chapter was first established in the Spring of 2000. The charter members were initiated into the society on April 30, 2000.

To apply for membership in the Omega Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in education.
  • Write a letter identifying potential contributions to the Omega Chi Chapter of KDP consistent with the goals of the Omega Chi Chapter.

Students who meet eligibility criteria will be sent a letter approximately one month prior to the planned initiation date (late spring and late fall semesters). An email will also be sent to education students advising them that their letters are being sent out to them.

Application materials are submitted to the Officers by the designated deadline. The Counselor and Officers review applications in accordance with the eligibility requirements.

Candidates are notified of their acceptance. This acceptance will be contingent upon the candidate’s attendance at an information session approximately one week before the initiation ceremony.