Graduate Education Program | Albright College

Graduate Education Programs

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Whether you’re pursuing your master’s degree or want to earn a specific teaching certification, Albright’s School of Professional Studies offers opportunities to reach your goals.

Our accelerated five-week semesters enable you to complete your program in a little more than a year, and all our graduate courses qualify for ACT 48 credit. Also, with classes fully online, it is easy to balance your studies and busy life.

Additionally, this program is affordable. All classes are priced at $1,480 – the exact “grad match” amount reimbursed by the state of Pennsylvania – and since there are no additional fees, your Albright education will cost you virtually nothing.


Internships Offer Valuable Hands-On Learning

In addition to your coursework, you will also engage in an immersive internship. This enables you to apply your knowledge in a real-life classroom setting, work with students and solve problems. This experience will equip you for success in the next phase of your career. Sources: www.bls.gov and www.educationdegree.com


$77,844
Average salary for a teacher with a master’s degree


8-9% increase
Expected job growth for teachers K-12 (2020-2030)


5-14% pay increase
For teachers who earn their master’s degree


Our Programs

Graduate Education Degree Options
At Albright College, you can pursue a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree in the concentration of general education.

Master’s: Education
Master’s: Education in PreK-4
Master’s: Education in Secondary Education
Master’s: Education in Special Education
Master’s: Education w/Teacher Certification in PreK-4
Master’s: Education w/Teacher Certification in K-12
Master’s: Education w/Teacher Certification in Secondary Ed
Master’s: Education w/Teacher Certification in Special Ed K-12

Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificates
Teacher certification courses are graduate level and credited to the master’s degree. This empowers you to choose to a teaching certificate alone or to apply one to a master’s degree.

Art K-12
Biology 7-12
Chemistry 7-12
Physics 7-12
English 7-12
French K-12
Spanish K-12
Latin 7-12
Mathematics 7-12       Social Studies History Concentration 7-12
Social Studies Political Science Concentration 7-12
PreK-4
Special Education K-6 and 7-12

Provisional Status

Provisional status allows students to enroll in graduate courses in order to qualify for admission to the degree program. Students may be granted provisional status if denied initial admission to the program, but specific requirements must be met before full admission is granted.


Non-Degree Status

You may be declared non-degree status if you apply for graduate study but do not plan to work toward a graduate degree. This status is typically reserved for students taking courses for professional development who may want to transfer to another institution or who want to maintain certification in their fields. Applicants for non-degree status are required to verify receipt of baccalaureate degrees by submitting a transcript.


Go Straight to the Head of the Class

Today the need for professional educators is critical to helping future generations become compassionate leaders. With an education degree or certificate from Albright’s SPS, you’ll be among the best and brightest educators in the country with the skills to engage, instruct and mentor learners of all ages.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many courses do I need to take? How long does this take?
The complete graduate education program is 10 courses in duration. Each class lasts five weeks.


Can I transfer classes?
Yes! You may transfer in a maximum of six courses (units).


How much does it cost?
The price per course is $1,480 with no additional fees. Books are not included in this price.


When can I start?
There are eight opportunities throughout the year to begin this master’s program in the School of Professional Studies – three in the fall, three in the spring and two in the summer.


What happens when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania makes changes to Master of Education programs?
The education department is aware of programmatic changes by the Commonwealth and is prepared to incorporate these changes into our program. We are committed to working with each student individually to complete their degree.


a SPS graduate working in a classroom setting.

Internships give you the real-world experience you need to succeed in the classroom.


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