Master of Education: Educational Leadership with Principal Certification
The MED: Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare visionary leaders with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable effective development of student motivation, student achievement, teacher professional growth, curriculum development and implementation, school improvement, human resource leadership, and the capable management of the day-to-day operations within a school.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree is appropriate for, but not limited to, the following:
Future educational leaders who have an interest in seeking Principal Certification
Individuals teaching in public and private settings as well as alternative, early education or intermediate unit programs
Current educational leaders interested in increasing their skills and knowledge and enhancing their leadership skills
Individuals interested in developing skills to become educational change agents
The Lock Haven University course content and sequence reflects the University’s focus upon:
• Empowering candidates to become curriculum leaders and developing the knowledge and competencies to promote higher student achievement;
• Developing visionary school leadership that effectively leads teachers and communities through education reform efforts;
• Creating a learning community that supports diversity and accounts for all learners, including the highest risk populations;
• Promoting systemic growth and effective utilization of all available resources to benefit students and community; and
• Optimizing the educator’s ability to work in collaboration with students, parents, teachers, policy-makers, and other community stakeholders.
All of the overarching PIL standards are woven throughout the coursework with special attention given to including special education issues, developing visionary leadership suited to lead through reform, and promoting the strengths of diversity within schools while providing support to diverse populations are included across the curriculum. In addition the Field Experience requirement of PIL is exceeded by including field experience and job embedded assignments of 425 hours across four courses. These courses are sequenced to assure a yearlong field experience in the program.
The program has been approved by Lock Haven University, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The program is designed to meet the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) standards developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
International Student Requirements:
A certified copy of all educational credentials from any secondary or post secondary institutions must be submitted. A certified literal translation must be submitted with all documents.
All non-native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Education Testing Service. A minimum score of 213 (computer-based), 79-80 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) is required.
NOTE: Because this program is entirely online, international students may not be eligible to receive a students visa.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$429 In-state, $644 Out of State USD