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Education Graduate and Certificate Programs

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Put your passion for education into practice.

York College’s fully online graduate program allows students to pursue their choice of M.Ed. programs, professional certificates, or a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.

Whichever area you pursue, you’ll develop skills and knowledge that can be put to use right away and will position you for advancement in your career as an educator or clinician. Small class sizes and dynamic faculty provide you with support and engaging experiences in every course.

Our highly engaging online programs give you opportunities to connect with classmates and faculty in real time, while still completing the majority of coursework at a pace convenient to your busy schedule. All graduate education programs are also fee-free — so most of our students have little or no out-of-pocket expenses. 

Areas of Specialty

Tailor your continuing education program to advance your career, maintain your certification, or pursue your interests.

M.Ed., Applied Behavior Analysis

This evidence-based therapeutic approach will allow you to assess and shift human behavior to help individuals develop and maintain their health, productivity, and ultimately enhance their contribution to society. 

Graduates of the M.Ed. with an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialization position themselves to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination and once certified, they will be eligible for state licensure.

M.Ed., Diversity and Student Resilience

Prepare yourself as an educator to support the full range of needs among your students with York College's Diversity and Student Resilience specialization.

M.Ed., 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.

M.Ed., Educational Technology

Ready to expand your capabilities with technology in the classroom? Consider enrolling in our Educational Technology specialization.

M.Ed., Effective Teaching

The online M.Ed. specialization in Effective Teaching is designed to improve your skills as an educator and heighten your earning potential, while keeping the cost of your graduate degree affordable.

Your studies will include concepts like technology integration, culturally responsive education, and curriculum theory.

M.Ed., 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 in our Reading Specialist program.



Ed.D., Educational and Organizational Leadership

The fully online Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program at York College of Pennsylvania transforms educators, school leaders, and organization leaders into scholar-practitioners who advance their careers with specialized skill sets, research capabilities, and leadership experience.

Professional Certificates

A number of certificate programs in Education are available to support your professional development, starting with as few as 12 credit hours. 

Contact Us

Joshua DeSantis
Joshua DeSantis, D.Ed.
Assistant Provost, Graduate and Professional Programs
Associate Professor, Education
Graduate and Professional Studies
Sueann Robbins
Sueann Robbins
Director of Graduate and Transfer Admissions
Admissions Office