For Immediate Release
Further information Contact: John McAndrew
Director of Public Relations, (570)208-5958

Aug. 13, 2015 - A wide variety of graduate, endorsement, and certificate classes will be offered this fall in either the evening or on weekends through the King’s College education department and the College’s Graduate Division.

A dozen classes that are offered toward a master’s degree in reading, special education, or curriculum and instruction are being offered one evening a week for 15 weeks starting the week of August 31.  An additional six courses toward the three graduate degrees are scheduled to be taught for two Friday-Sunday sessions during various weekends during the fall.

Classes in endorsement programs in autism spectrum disorder, instructional coaching, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) that have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will also be offered this fall.  The instructional coaching courses will be offered one evening a week for 15 weeks and the autism spectrum classes will be offered on Friday-Sunday sessions for two weekends.  One STEM endorsement class will be offered that will meet one day on three separate weekends. Completion of four courses is required to receive an endorsement.

Three courses will be offered during the fall for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist Certificate.  The 15-credit (five classes) graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who are working in public schools within the Commonwealth; are seeking Act 48 credits or courses for personal and professional enrichment; or are graduate students seeking elective credits to transfer into their degree programs.  Courses are offered through an accelerated weekend format. Each three-credit course runs for two consecutive Friday-Sunday weekends.

Six Professional Development courses will also be offered this fall. The Professional Development courses are offered to give elementary and secondary school teachers an opportunity for professional development through conveniently scheduled courses that each offer three Act 48 credits.  All Professional Development courses will be taught in a blended format requiring four four-hour classes held two weeks apart with on-line instruction conducted between classes.

Additional information about the programs, including registration procedures and tuition, can be obtained by contacting the King’s College Graduate Division at (570) 208-5991 and at