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Educational Leadership Specialization

Our Education Leadership program can help you advance in your career as a school leader. Your studies will include organizational leadership, school financial management, school supervision, and a capstone supervised administrative internship. Pursuing this option will allow you to apply for the Pennsylvania Principal PK-12 Administrative Certificate.

Our faculty will guide you every step of the way. They include some of the most talented, dynamic, and respected administrators in the area. Our program quality is demonstrated by the large number of alumni who are currently working as administrators in schools and districts in South Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

We welcome all teachers who possess a valid teaching certification to complete our free online application. After submitting your application (see our Application Procedures for guidance), you will be contacted and asked to submit supplemental materials including, a valid teaching certification, undergraduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume, and an employment verification letter. 

York College Master of Education - Educational Leadership program


  • Credit requirements

    The Masters of Education – Leadership degree with the PA Reading Principal Certificate can be completed in 33-34 credits. Students earn the certification as a stand-alone program in 21-22 credits.  

  • The Education Graduate Core (Required for the M.Ed. Degree)
    • MED501 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)
    • MED502 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    • MED503 - Curriculum Trends and Issues (3)
    • MED504 - Group Processes in Education (3)
  • Courses for Educational Leadership Specialization
    • MED550 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Education for Administrators (3)
    • MED560 - The Principalship (3)
    • MED561 - Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3)
    • MED562 - Supervision of Instruction (3)
    • MED565 - School Financial Management (3)
    • MED572 - Supervision of Educational Personnel (3)
    • MED594 - Administrative Internship (3)
    • MED595/596 Administrative Internship I, II* (2 credits each)

    * Students can choose to take a two semester Internship instead of MED594

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Contact Us
Master of Education
Dr. Josh DeSantis, Ed.D., Assistant Professor/Director Master of Education Program
Appell Life Science Building, Room 140
Phone: 717.815.1939
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Tammy McWilliams, Administrative Assistant
Appell Life Sciences Building, Room 140
Phone: 717.815.1398

Directions to M.Ed. office.

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