Master of Education: Teaching & Learning

About the Program

Curriculum and instruction are central to educational improvement and focus at the what, how, and why of teaching and learning. In today's climate of educational reform, educational leaders are needed who are knowledgeable of the reform process from multiple perspectives, and who are prepared to engage in reflective practice that can effect policy and procedure. 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, is designed to enable individuals who work in education and related settings, develop competencies that are characteristic of those who assume leadership roles in bringing about improvement.

The program is designed to be completed in two years by taking two courses per semester including summers. The program may be completed earlier by taking additional courses beyond the two per semester, however, participants not completing within seven years may be required to repeat coursework.

Mission

In today's climate of educational reform, educational leaders are needed who are knowledgeable of the reform process from multiple perspectives, and who are prepared to engage in reflective practices that can affect policy and procedure. Inherent in this process is the concept of the reflective decision-maker.

Program Goals

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, is designed to enable individuals who work in education and related settings develop competencies that are characteristic of those who assume leadership roles in bringing about improvement.

Professional Preparation

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree is appropriate for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Individuals teaching in public and private settings as well as early education or intermediate unit programs.
  • Individuals interested in increasing their skills and knowledge and enhancing their effectiveness as teacher-leaders.
  • Individuals interested in developing skills to become educational change agents.
  • Individuals who have an interest in seeking National Board Certification.
  • Individuals teaching in higher education settings who have an interest in instructional improvement.
  • Individuals in training and development interested in increasing their skills and knowledge of the instructional process.

Applying for PA Level II Instructional Certification

Lock Haven University M.Ed. programs in Teaching & Learning and Alternative Education include 2 courses to address the PDE requirement of 6 specific credit hours in the area of SAS.

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