Online Master of Education Degree Requirements
York’s online Effective Teaching MEd program’s 33 required credits cover a range of necessary concepts, culminating in a design-based capstone project. All courses can be completed online in as few as two years.
A balance of educational foundations courses, core MEd courses, and chosen focus pathway courses help our candidates to excel in culturally responsive education, curriculum design theory, emerging educational technologies, and leadership skills. Through applied teaching components such as the Innovation Practicum, students get the opportunity to apply their learnings to their practice.
The best teachers are lifelong learners. Students who hold an active Pennsylvania Department of Education Teaching Certificate may fulfill requirements for further credentials through our online master’s in education coursework if applicable.
Select an Effective Teaching Track
From emerging technologies to understanding student resilience, YCP’s MEd candidates research and address issues that are ubiquitous in today’s classrooms. This forward-thinking online Master of Education program incorporates learning technology and design skills, as well as trends and global events that affect the field.
Build practical, specialized skills by focusing your online Master of Education in one of the following tracks, designed to elevate effective teaching skills and strategies:
- Teacher Leadership*
- Youth Resilience**
*Students may earn the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Skills for Teacher Leaders Endorsement.
**Students may earn the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement.
Online Master of Education Program Courses
Ready yourself to bring heightened professional practice back to your public or private educational institution through coursework designed to help you improve your current teaching skills, develop new perspectives, and forge deeper connections with your students.
Take required courses, track courses, and an elective course from our range of offerings, including:
- MED 501: Introduction to Educational Research
- MED 502: Development, Learning, and Inclusive Practice
- MED 512: Foundations of Reading Instruction
- MED 582: Education Policy and Reform
- MED 620: Enhanced Technology Pedagogies
- MED 622: Education Transformation and Change
Engaged Online Modality for Busy Professionals
The online master’s program in Effective Teaching allows busy educators to complete online coursework at a pace that works for them, with synchronous class attendance required up to eight times per semester.
Earn a Master of Education Online at York College of Pennsylvania
York College of Pennsylvania’s flexible, online Effective Teaching Master of Education degree program presents tools and techniques that challenge teachers to enhance their skills in ways that meaningfully impact their students.
Ready to take the next step toward your highest potential as an educator? Request more information today. Or, begin your graduate application.