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Welcome New Director Sarah Eckert

Sarah Eckert

Sarah Eckert

Join us in welcoming Sarah Eckert as the new PIE/MEd Director! Sarah obtained her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy. She served as an Assistant Professor of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University before returning to Philadelphia to teach history and provide research support to the Center for the Advancement of Girls at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. She teaches US History and Women’s Global Health. Dr. Eckert previously taught 3rd grade in North Philadelphia and 7th grade at the Woodlynde School.

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The MEd Priority Application Deadline is March 1st

MEd Brochure

MEd Brochure

Join a network of experienced educators and advance your professional goals without career interruption.
We're currently accepting application for our Summer 2018 MEd cohort, with priority given to those who apply by March 1st.

Master of Education in Educational Program Design
Master of Education in Educational Technology

Our MEd and Certificate programs provide you with the individual attention and support that define the learning experience at the University of the Arts.  

WHY UArts?  
  • Cohort model
  • Two MEd Tracks
  • Accelerated (complete degree in 2-3 years)
  • Summer Core (complete degree in 5 years)
  • Small, interdisciplinary courses
  • Hybrid, in-person and online course formats
  • Multiple sites across Pennsylvania
  • Access to fantastic studio space, UArts-wide events, happenings, speakers + resources
  • One-on-One Advising
  • Design a Capstone Project to address the needs of YOUR classroom, school, or District
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In The Spotlight

Chelsea Puglese

Chelsea Puglese

UArts PIE + MEd congratulates Chelsea Puglese, who earned her MEd in Educational Program Design, UArts in 2017. Chelsea is a K-6 art teacher with Abington School District, where she has taught for the past seven years. She has activated her Master's thesis, An Assessment-Based Elementary Art Curriculum, in her classroom, incorporating assessment methods she designed for her students while in the MEd program, with a focus on student self-assessment.

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Reduced Tuition for Summer 2014 TPS Courses

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts creates professional development opportunities for K-12 educators in the greater-Philadelphia area that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in all grade levels.

Due to the generous support support of the Library, summer 2014 courses are being offered at reduced tuition. Course offerings include:

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MEd + Graduate Certificate for Educators: Spring Info Sessions

In addition to our non-matriculated graduate courses that have earned the praise of teachers and support of school administrators for years, we are excited to launch a new master's degree in Educational Program Design and graduate certificate programs for educators.

Combining theory and practice, the 30-credit master's degree includes five core courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of the your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, or The Arts. Concentrations can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate for individuals not seeking a master’s degree.

For more information visit and begin the admission process today!

Join us for the following upcoming Fall Information Sessions. To attend, RSVP to or call 215.717.6092.

Tuesday January 7, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Thursday January 9, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19041

Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

We are also happy to schedule personal advising sessions at UArts’ campus for any prospective students.

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