Master of Education in Educational Leadership – Teacher Leadership


If you want to continue teaching in the classroom as you take on a new leadership role in your school, this program is for you.

The curriculum for this 30-credit program is presented through four tiers of coursework leading to a final capstone project. Course topics include learning theory, teacher leadership, teacher inquiry, and curriculum design.
Achieve Your Career Goals Around Your Schedule

The M.Ed. in educational leadership is designed to provide you with the opportunity to acquire a top-quality education while maintaining your commitments to your career and family.

A Penn State M.Ed. in educational leadership can help you:

  • enhance your leadership and teaching skills
  • achieve your career goals without having to set foot on campus
  • meet professional development requirements such as Act 48 in Pennsylvania
  • take on new responsibilities and roles while still teaching

Recognized, Accredited, and Approved

Penn State\’s College of Education is regularly ranked among the nation\’s best graduate schools, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the online master\’s program in educational leadership is taught by the same nationally-recognized faculty.

Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Penn State is an Act 48-approved provider for Pennsylvania educators, so the courses for the master of education in educational leadership—teacher leadership count toward professional development hours.