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.

Admission Process

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Application (Application)
    A $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee will be required.
  • Official Transcripts from Undergraduate Degree Granting Institution
    (LHU graduates do not need to request transcripts. Graduate Admissions will request transcripts upon receipt of completed applications for LHU graduates.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate (If Applicable)
    Teacher Certification is NOT a requirement for admission.
  • 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.)


The Master of Education program in Teaching and Learning is fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Alignment

The program is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and can assist education professionals prepare for the National Board Certification if so desired. Aside from the certification process the program provides skill and knowledge sets indicative of an accomplished teacher.