M. Ed. FAQ's
Act 48 reporting
If you want to receive Act 48 credit, at the
beginning of each course email Mrs. Jocelyn Gibbs (email@example.com) the following
information: your name, your current mailing address, your PPID, the course
number, name, and section, and the beginning and ending dates of the course.
Use Act 48 as the subject line in the email. Without this information, your
course will not be reported to PDE.
Registering for courses
Once you are admitted into the M. Ed. online program, the Office of
Graduate Admissions will help with your first semester registration. In
future semesters, you will need to schedule your courses in Self-Service. You may check your schedule on GUXpress. If you have any questions or concerns about your
schedule, please contact the School of Education at 814-871-7242. Semester
bills are sent electronically to your Gannon email.
Credits may be transferred only to satisfy the elective component of the M.Ed.
The credits considered for transfer must be on an official graduate
transcript from an accredited institution, must have been graded as “A” or “B” (Pass/Fail courses are not considered eligible for transfer),
and must not be older than 5 years at the time of the request. If the credits you are considering meet these
qualifications, send an email to Mrs. Jocelyn Gibbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the course number and title, a brief
course description of the course and its method of delivery (face-to-face,
hybrid, online). Correspondence courses
or self-directed courses are not
acceptable. If the course is approved for transfer, you will receive a copy
of the transfer form for your records when the transfer process is completed.
Textbooks can be ordered online by accessing http://www.bkstr.com/gannonstore/
or by calling 814-871-7421. Have the
following information available when ordering textbooks: department code which
is GEDU, course Name, Course Number, and Course Section. This information can
be secured at the course specific Blackboard site.
The graduate application form can be found at:
- Print and complete the form, then submit it to Mrs.
Jocelyn Gibbs (email@example.com)
for approval by the dates listed on the form. Please remember to print
- There is a graduation fee of $150.00. This is
assessed whether the ceremony is attended or not. The fee is added to your
- Indicate on the form how you would like your
name to appear on your diploma. This must conform
to the official name of record at the time you graduate.
The Program Reflection is the final
requirement in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. This four-six-page submission answers a
series of targeted questions that require graduate learners to reflect upon
their entire experience in the program.
As Master’s level learners, the use of academic or scholarly writing is
expected within all aspects of written coursework, including discussion
forums. Academic or scholarly writing is
clear, concise, and direct. Word choice
is intentional and precise. Thoughts are
logically organized with accurate use of grammar and conventions (spelling,
capitalization, and punctuation).
Transitional words and phrases help to establish continuity and support
overall flow of writing. Biased
language, repetition of words and ideas, jargon, and colloquial expressions
should be avoided. Scholarly writers
often follow the “less is more” approach.
“The role of the scholarly writer is to clearly and effectively
communicate essential ideas in an interesting and engaging manner.” (American
Psychological Association, 2020).
The American Psychological Association
(APA) guidelines are, “… a conventional way of presenting information that is
designed to ease communication” (American Psychological Association, 2020). It
is the responsibility of authors within the social sciences to use APA
guidelines to maintain ethical and legal principles, protecting the
intellectual property of others.
Effective scholarly writers:
- Organize ideas ahead of time
- Set aside drafts for a short period of time, returning to review/revise
- Intentionally read documents aloud to assess fluency, style, and formatting
- Invite colleagues to read/review writing
Accurate APA formatting is expected within all Gannon Master's level coursework. While this may be a new formatting style for some, the following resources
should be consulted to ensure correct usage of APA:
- For billing questions: Student Accounts Office
financial aid questions: Financial Aid Office 814-871-7337
have your student ID# when you call.
Please contact Mrs. Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org (814-871-7486) or Mr.
Stephen F. Corsi at email@example.com (814-871-5399) if
you have any questions or concerns not addressed here or in the M.Ed. Graduate
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.)
General format. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/