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Diversity and Student Resilience (M.Ed.)

Prepare yourself as an educator to support the full range of needs among your students.

In York College's Diversity and Student Resilience graduate program, you'll build the skills needed to help your students overcome non-academic factors that affect their learning. You'll learn how to provide an inclusive learning environment, focusing on issues including child and adolescent mental health, social and cultural competence, social and emotional needs, structural inequity in education, policy and reform, community collaboration, and much more.

This fully online M.Ed. program encourages live interaction in your classes, while also allowing you the freedom to complete assignments at a time convenient to your busy schedule. Our faculty, comprised of dedicated and respected industry leaders, will guide you every step of the way. 

You may choose to earn the full Master of Education degree with a specialization in Diversity and Student Resilience (33 credits), or to earn the Youth Resilience Certificate alone (12 credits). Students with a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate will also be able to apply to PDE for the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness endorsement (PK-12).

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  • The Education Graduate Core (Required for the M.Ed. Degree)
    • MED501 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)
    • MED502 - Development, Learning, and Inclusive Practices (3)
    • MED503 - Curriculum Trends and Issues (3)
    • MED5XX - Graduate Elective (Level 500+) (3)
  • Courses for Diversity and Student Resilience Specialization
    • MED580 - Structural Inequity in Education (3)
    • MED582 - Education Policy and Reform (3)
    • MED584 - Mental Health Literacy for Educators (3)
    • MED586 - Social and Cultural Responsiveness (3)
    • MED588 - Supporting Social and Emotional Needs (3)
    • MED590 - School and Community Collaboration
    • MED592 - Research Seminar in Diversity and Resilience (3)

Discover Community Partnerships

York College partners with a number of community organizations and businesses to provide employees with discounted graduate-level education. Please consult with your Human Resources department to determine if your organization is a participating partner. 

Contact Us
Master of Education
Josh DeSantis, D.Ed., Director, Graduate Programs in Behavioral Sciences and Education
Appell Life Sciences Building, Room 356
Phone: 717.815.1939
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.