The Program in Educational Leadership leading to a Master of Education Degree curriculum is 33 credits. The faculty uses various innovative learning formats, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises. Students with any bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for entry into the program.

Curriculum Overview (33 credits)

COR 520 Ethics & Moral Leadership - 3 credits
MED 501 Standards-based Planning & Instruction - 3 credits
MED 518 Quantitative Research Methods - 3 credits
MED 520 Educators as Researchers (Pre-requisite: MED 518) - 3 credits
MED 540 Assessment & Evaluation in Today’s Schools - 3 credits
MED 550 Introduction to Educational Administration - 3 credits
MED 610 School Law & Social Advocacy - 3 credits
MED 611 School Finance - 3 credits
MED 650 Functions of School Supervision - 3 credits
MED 680 Research Seminar (Pre-requisite: MED 520) - 3 credits
MED XXX Elective (recommend MED 515 or MED 553) - 3 credits

Additional Requirements to add Principal Certification to Master of Education in Educational Leadership:
MED 515 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 553 The School Administrator - 3 credits
MED 685 Principal Internship - 3 credits

Fieldwork hours:
MED 550 - 45 hours
MED 553 - 45 hours
MED 611 - 45 hours
MED 650 - 45 hours
MED 685 - 180 hours
Total Hours: 360

Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education

610-796-5519
margaret.dougherty@alvernia.edu

Admissions Staff

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

Phone: 610-796-8296
Fax: 610-796-8367
kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190
Pottsville, PA 17901
570.385.2382
cynthia.mensch@alvernia.edu

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-4734
dana.baker@alvernia.edu

MED Educational Leadership Emphasis