Teachers and Education: Robert Morris University


Preparing Leaders in Education

Today’s educators have to be able to support the intellectual, social and personal development of all students. At RMU, we prepare our graduate candidates to be sensitive educators and instructional leaders with the necessary skills to maximize their students’ learning potential.

RMU’s graduate education students focus on advanced studies in areas relating to the learning environment, professional development, and the improvement of instruction through effective leadership and management. Adding to our credibility, our Professional Education Unit is currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator programs.

RMU’s M.S. in Business Education is designed for those engaged in teaching business concepts and studies in public, private and corporate educational institutions, as well as those desiring an initial or additional secondary teaching certification in business, computer, and information technology.

The M.S. in Higher Education degree program focuses on the management side of higher education. Through online classes designed for maximum flexibility to fit your busy schedule, this program covers organizational leadership, assessment and accreditation, finance and budgeting, marketing, program evaluation, and ethical decision-making.

RMU's M.Ed. in Literacy – Reading Specialist certification, provides learning opportunities for classroom teachers to better manage resources in the classroom for students with literacy needs.

RMU's M.Ed. in Special Education program is for currently certified teachers who are looking to gain the skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary to meet the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings. Candidates develop a thorough understanding of child development and appropriate diagnostic and instructionally adaptive strategies for all learners.

RMU’s M.S. in Instructional Leadership with Principal Certification provides a new and unique opportunity for teachers with at least two years of experience to earn a Master’s degree and Principal certification in two years or less.  Teachers may select another option and complete five courses and an internship in one year to earn their Principal certification.

Online teaching and learning has become a major focus for K-12 school districts, higher education institutions and corporate training. RMU’s Teaching Online Certificate program is specifically targeted for K-12 and Higher Education faculty who teach in online, distant, or cyber education settings. K-12 teachers who complete this program at RMU will receive the Online Teaching Endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Teachers change lives. Maximize your skills and the learning potential of your students—at RMU.