Becoming a Teacher

Master of Education Program

The Master of Education program is a professional preparation program designed to build the leadership capacity of regional public and private schools. A result of years of discussion and planning, the Master of Education program was developed in collaboration with school district personnel and regional advisory groups. After a thorough analysis of local needs, two areas of specialization were identified: Reading Specialist and Educational Leadership.

Geared Towards Working Professionals

Courses are:

  • Offered in the evening hours, Monday through Thursday, during the regular academic year.
  • Offered in morning, afternoon and evening hours, during the summer break.
  • Taught by full-time faculty and adjunct professors.
  • Enrollment has been managed to allow for constructive individual attention.

Stacy Pagan Alumni Quote

"The M.Ed. program has provided me a wealth of opportunities to continue my personal pursuit of educational excellence. I was particularly appreciative of the vast experience and accessibility of our instructors, superintendents and educational professionals. The internship experience was second to none and has given me a confidence that is already propelling me towards my vision of becoming an educational leader!"

- Stacy Pagan '11

Our Faculty

The members of our full-time faculty have held positions in public and/or private education and continue to be engaged in ongoing consulting with other educators. Most of our adjunct professors are currently working in their chosen fields and, therefore, are a valuable resource to the program. By design, the York College M.Ed. model creates continuous opportunities for collaboration and mentoring.

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership specialization prepares educators for positions of administrative leadership in the public or private school setting leading to Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification as a K-12 Principal. View the curriculum.

View curriculum for Principal Certification only.

Reading Specialist

The Reading Specialist specialization provides educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as K-12 Reading Specialists. View the curriculum.

View curriculum for Reading Specialist Certification only.