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Educational Leadership Specialization

Our Education Leadership program can help you advance in your career as a school leader. Your studies will include organizational leadership, school financial management, school supervision, and a capstone supervised administrative internship. Graduates of this program position themselves to become building principals, supervisors, coordinators and teacher leaders. Pursuing this option will allow you to apply for the Pennsylvania Principal PK-12 Administrative Certificate.

Our faculty will guide you every step of the way. They include some of the most talented, dynamic, and respected administrators in the area. Our program quality is demonstrated by the large number of alumni who are currently working as principals, directors of curriculum and instruction, department chairs and team leaders in South Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

We welcome all teachers who possess a valid teaching certification to complete our free online application. After submitting your application (see our Application Procedures for guidance), you will be contacted and asked to submit supplemental materials, including a valid teaching certification, undergraduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume, and an employment verification letter. 

York College Master of Education - Educational Leadership program
  • Credit requirements

    The Masters of Education – Leadership degree with the PA Principal Certificate can be completed in 33-34 credits. Students earn the certification as a stand-alone program in 21-22 credits.

  • The Education Graduate Core (Required for the M.Ed. Degree)
    • MED501 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)
    • MED502 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    • MED503 - Curriculum Trends and Issues (3)
    • MED504 - Group Processes in Education (3)
  • Courses for Educational Leadership Specialization
    • MED550 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Education for Administrators (3)
    • MED560 - The Principalship (3)
    • MED561 - Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3)
    • MED562 - Supervision of Instruction (3)
    • MED565 - School Financial Management (3)
    • MED572 - Supervision of Educational Personnel (3)
    • MED594 - Administrative Internship (3)
    • MED595/596 Administrative Internship I, II* (2 credits each)

    * Students can choose to take a two semester Internship instead of MED594

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 in our Reading Specialization.

  • Educational Technology

    Educational Technology

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

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Contact Us
Master of Education
Josh DeSantis, D.Ed., Assistant Professor/Director Master of Education Program
Appell Life Sciences Building, Room 135
Phone: 717.815.1939
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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