Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Educational Leadership

with Principal Certification

Blended or Online 30 major credits * 2 years

Affordable Tuition

$165/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
8 week courses • Blended Format or Online
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Blended format or 100% online

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

Finish one course every eight weeks

No weekend classes

For

This program is designed for those with a valid teaching certificate and at least three years of professional school experience. Candidates who have a desire to accept the challenges as an educational leader can become eligible for a Principal K-12 certificate. Candidates who already hold an earned master’s degree can enter the program for a master’s degree with Principal certification or for Principal certification only.

What You Learn

The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.

How You Learn

This program is offered in two different formats. There is a blended option or an online option. You will select the option that you prefer.

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and will be eligible for K-12 Principal Certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Students must pass the PRAXIS exam to earn Principal certification.

Degree Requirements

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

CourseTitleHours
EDUC 578*Legal, Social & Political Issues in the School and Community3
EDUC 580*Theories in Educational Leadership3
EDUC 505Research and Evaluation in Education3
EDUC 582*Supervision and Performance Evaluation3
EDUC 527Process & Pedagogy of Communication3
EDUC 584*Practicum I1
EDUC 583*The Principalship3
EDUC 585*Practicum II1
EDUC 588*School Finance3
EDUC 591*Practicum III1
EDUC 620*Seminar in Curriculum Development3
EDUC 589*Seminar in School Leadership3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.

Courses denoted with a asterisk (*) make up the Principal Certification only.