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Master of Education

Our graduate students apply their new skills and knowledge in their schools and classrooms right away!

Put your passion for education to practice with York College’s Master of Education program.  With three specialization options (Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, and Reading), our program will help you employ cutting edge tools and approaches while advancing in your career. 


  • Our blended approach will assist you in balancing the demands of your busy professional life by including campus-based and distance-enabled instruction in every class.
  • Our programs are fee free!  Most of our students have little or no out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Earn your M.Ed. or complete a certification-only program in as little as 12 credits
  • Our faculty are experienced and dynamic.  You will receive authentic instruction from respected practitioners. 
  • We offer three relevant and compelling specializations — check out more about each one below.
A Master of Education degree at York College prepares you to be a K-12 principal
You can specialize in educational leadership, putting you on track to be a K-12 principal. Or you can specialize as a K-12 reading specialist or in educational technology, leading to obtaining certification in that area.

Areas of specialty

Tailor your continuing education program to advance in your career, maintain your certification, or pursue your interests
  • Educational Leadership

    Educational Leadership

    Ready to advance to a leadership position in your school or district as a principal, team leader, or department chair? Consider enrolling in our Educational Leadership Specialization.

  • Reading Specialist

    Reading Specialist

    Would you like to learn how to improve children’s literacy skills and to advance in your career as a literacy expert? Consider enrolling our Reading Specialization.

  • Educational Technology

    Educational Technology

    With school districts increasing funding for one-to-one initiatives, online learning, and other technological advances, it's more important than ever for teachers to build their technology skills. Our new Educational Technology Specialization is designed to help you capitalize on emerging technologies. Pursuing this option will also allow you to apply for the Pennsylvania PK-12 Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate or the PK-12 Online Teaching Endorsement and can position you to advance in your career into positions of technology leadership and development. 

    Our program faculty are talented technology practitioners, ready to help you build your capabilities in ways that will help you be effective in the classroom and to assume new technology-based leadership roles.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

Contact Us
Master of Education
Dr. Josh DeSantis, Ed.D., Director – Masters of Education Program
Appell Life Science Building, Room 140
Phone: 717.815.1939
Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Directions to M.Ed. office.