Master of Education: Educational Leadership

This program has been placed into moratorium.  We are no longer accepting applications for the Educational Leadership graduate program.

Lock Haven University’s M.Ed. Educational Leadership program prepares candidates for their role as school leaders in the complex and exciting field of education.  Inspired leaders who possess superior knowledge, effective operational skills, problem solving capacity and commitment are critical to school and student success.

Enrollment Requirements

Students must meet the minimum requirements to be accepted into the Educational Leadership Program.The program has been approved by Lock Haven University, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification
    • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience
    • Desire to earn Principal Certification

Enrollment Periods

Lock Haven University offers two enrollment periods: Fall and Spring Semesters. Students can enter the program during the summer sessions but will be officially enrolled in the following fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions are rendered after the receipt of all admissions documents.


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Admissions Process
To complete the admissions procedure, students must submit;

  1. An online application,
  2. Three letters of recommendation,
  3. A writing sample,
  4. Official college transcripts,
  5. A statement regarding the candidate's interest in earning a principal certification,
  6. A copy of PA teaching certification.

Lock Haven University Graduates do not have to request transcripts; the Office of Graduate Admissions will do this for you.

Writing Sample:
Review a pertinent scholarly journal article or report published in a recent professional journal. The topic must be related to leadership in education. Include the problem or issue, the author's viewpoint and supporting ideas. Also include your professional opinion in the final paragraphs of the essay. Your essay should not exceed 300 words. (You must submit a copy of the full text of the article along with your essay.)
Writing samples, letters of recommendation, statements of interest in principal certification and teaching certificate may be sent via email to or faxed to 570-484-2201.

The mailing address is:
Lock Haven University
Office of Admissions ATTN: Graduate
401 N Fairview St.
Lock Haven PA 17745

Transfer Credits
There are no elective course options in the Educational Leadership Program. Transfer Credits may be accepted from Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Educational Leadership/ Educational Administration Programs. Other transfer courses are considered on a case-by-case basis A maximum of nine transfer credits will be accepted. The Program Coordinator must review all transfer credits for approval. Transfer Credit Approval Forms are available on the University website through the Registrar's Office.