Master of Education: Teaching and Learning

In today's climate of educational reform, educational professionals are needed who are knowledgeable of best practices in the classroom to maximize student achievement, and who are prepared to engage in reflective practices that can affect teacher and student performance. Inherent in this process is the concept of the reflective decision-maker.

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), is designed to provide in-service teachers and other education professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of instructional design, assessment, classroom management and technology integration.

Courses include activities for Education professionals to develop reflective practice skills through action research within the classroom. 

Enrollment Requirements

Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher be accepted into the Teaching and Learning Program.

The program has been approved by Lock Haven University, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Admissions and Application Process
To complete the admissions procedure, students must submit;
  • An online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample
  • Official college transcripts
  • A copy of PA teaching certification (Optional)

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. 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

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.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to nine credits of graduate work from an accredited institution toward the Elective Requirements of the Master of Education program. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by the Program Coordinator. Transfer Credit Approval forms are available on the Registrar's website.

What Students Are Saying About the Program

 “Lock Haven University's online Master of Education program has met all of my expectations. The online delivery has allowed me to work at my own pace from home while fulfilling my other responsibilities as a wife, educator, and mother of two. The program provides a wide range of learning experiences which has left me with a professional portfolio that any educator would be proud of. The assignments are relevant to my current teaching position, and the opportunity for reflection has changed the way I think as an educator. The instructors showed their commitment to student learning through their constant feedback and individual attention through online discussions and contact via email. This program was a great fit for me.”

Kelly Ripple, 2010 Graduate