Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

Building on our history as a leader and innovator in the Philadelphia region, the School of Education at Arcadia University offers quality programs to continue your graduate education and professional development. Our certificates, master’s, and doctoral degree programs are offered in the summer, evenings, and online to allow you to continue to work while pursuing your educational and career goals.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be leaders in preparing individuals and communities in creating inclusive educational environments that facilitate learning to meet the challenges and opportunities within an ever-changing, global society.

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About Arcadia University

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is Philadelphia’s global university and a pioneer in international education. It is a top-ranked private university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.


Grad School Registration
  1. A graduate application, including personal statements, to be completed online.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. The letters must be of a professional, not personal nature. If the student has been out of school five years or fewer, at least one letter must come from a professor.

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Our Programs

Arcadia University School of Education’s mission is to ensure students and practitioners engage in rigorous and personally meaningful experiences that cultivate creative and critical understandings related to the processes of teaching and learning. We are committed to providing philosophical, theoretical, technological and instructional frameworks to promote exemplary inclusive practice, scholarly inquiry and social justice advocacy across diverse educational contexts.


The Master of Education degree program focuses on educational processes in either general education or specialized areas. The majority of courses are taken in education, with up to 9 credits taken in another discipline when appropriate to the program. Students may also choose to pursue Pennsylvania Instructional Certification or Administrative Certification while earning the degree.  


Advance your leadership as a practitioner-scholar committed to strategic inquiry in the field of education and related services. Receive mentorship from faculty committed to student engagement and ongoing research and practice in settings serving students, educators, families, and communities. Engage in a supportive cohort model while you attend conveniently scheduled classes that meet one night a week to allow for coursework completion in three years.


Our Diversity

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe provided a dynamic academic and strategic leadership to the School of Education grounded on her commitment to inclusion, diversity, and social justice. 

We work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and organizations representative of the community-at-large. Our programs, events and services are designed to help you to learn about yourself, persons different from you, varying cultures and traditions, and our world around us.

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Our Dean

As a scholar, Dr. Slesaransky-Poe’s work is centered on supporting educators and families in transforming schools and organizations into places where members feel welcomed, valued, and included. Her scholarship, teaching, and service are grounded in the recognition that the differences and gifts that each individual and groups members bring, enrich and strengthen their community.

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D.

Dean of the Faculty of Education

Get In Touch

Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Telephone: 215-572-2900

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

This Policy is intended to be consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and other University policies. The Office of Human Resources is responsible for enforcing this Policy on behalf of the University and has Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment available to do so. In addition, all faculty and staff who are involved in recruiting, hiring, supervising, promoting, or terminating any University employee are responsible for upholding this Policy.