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Educational Leadership (M.Ed)

York College's Master of Education degree in Education Leadership 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. Graduates of this program position themselves to become building principals, supervisors, coordinators and teacher leaders. Pursuing this option will allow you to apply for the Pennsylvania Principal PK-12 Administrative Certificate.

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 can choose to earn the full Master of Education degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership (33 credits), or earn the Educational Leadership Certificate alone (21 credits). 

We welcome all teachers who possess a valid teaching certification to complete our free online application.

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Curriculum

  • Credit Requirements

    The M.Ed. in Education Leadership with the PA Principal Certificate can be completed in 33-34 credits. Students earn the certification as a standalone program in 21-22 credits.

  • 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 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

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
med@ycp.edu
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.