Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a Concentration in Educational Leadership 

Offered at Glenside and King of Prussia campuses, and at cohort site locations.

Coordinator: Bruce Campbell, Ph.D.

About the Educational Leadership Program

The Educational Leadership graduate programs are designed for individuals seeking to become certified elementary, middle or secondary school principals, supervisors of an individual or comprehensive educational area, school superintendents, or assistant superintendents. In addition, specially designed programs are available for individuals seeking to become middle managers in other education organizations. The degree is not required for certification, and certification requirements may vary based on academic credit.

Master of Education Degree Requirements (M.Ed.)

(a minimum of 30 credits)

The degree program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.

1. Foundation Courses (9 credits) 

  • ED 502 Foundations of Curriculum
  • ED 510 Interpreting Educational Research
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education

2. Concentration Courses (18 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 633 School Law
  • ED 634 Managing School Organizations and Change
  • ED 635 Supervision of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 637 Instructional Leadership
  • ED 638 School Finance
  • ED 642 Program Evaluation
  • ED 643 School Community Relations
  • ED 645 Human Relations and Negotiations
  • ED 647 Leading Schools with Data Driven Decision Making

3. Culminating Activity

  • ED 589 Independent Study to Write Master’s Thesis OR A full year of an administrative internship and the completion of a leadership portfolio

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