Director’s Welcome

Nancy Patrick

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Education at Messiah College. We are a passionate and engaged community of students and faculty that share a common desire to expand the number of highly qualified professionals in the fields of Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Curriculum and Instruction.

At Messiah you will find graduate courses designed to develop leaders with initiative, practitioners who thoroughly comprehend their field, and collaborators with a commitment to upholding the dignity of all people in order to more effectively serve and empower all learners within their influence.

As practitioners, collaborators, and leaders, students who graduate from Messiah with a Master of Education degree can expect to make a lasting impact on their communities, colleagues, students and students' families. Students who elect to complete a degree or nondegree program will benefit from a robust curriculum that is committed to preparing exemplary educators.

The graduate program's faculty strives to foster within students the capabilities an educated population needs to think, plan, contribute, create, analyze and innovate. Graduates from the program will be able to build upon the existing knowledge base, not simply rely on it.

If you have a desire to make a difference in these fields I invite you to consider enrolling in the Graduate Program in Education at Messiah College. I hope that you will.

Nancy J. Patrick, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program in Education
Associate Professor of Special Education