M.Ed. Leadership For Teaching And Learning

About the Educational Leadership Program


Leading schools today is perhaps our most important profession. We believe quality school leaders transform lives. Prepare effectively. Prepare at Millersville.

Leadership in schools today is a critical and often difficult position that require preparation to equip the leader with the skills and information necessary for a rewarding career. The Master of Education degree in Leadership for Teaching and Learning through Millersville University is designed to prepare teachers for leadership roles such as principal, department head, curriculum director, and supervisor. The program philosophy is grounded in ethical leadership and strives to produce genuine leaders who can transform schools into learning communities that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

The program uses the strength of cohort groups whereby candidates advance through the program with a group of educators that rapidly become a source of personal support and a professional resource. This course of study provides a Master’s degree in education, a K-12 Principal certificate, and a K-12 Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certificate. Students holding a master’s degree may pursue the principal certificate and supervisory certificate separately. This program has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.

HEAR from program alumni as to why you should choose THIS educational Leadership program:

Mrs. Amy Secor, local elementary principal: https://millersville.zoom.us/rec/play/vpYvIu38_z43GtCXtASDU6crW9XpJ_is0CRL-PoImk-8B3FQMFb0N7REYePjln1QEmFuKrNbpMvUFDkv

Mrs. Kelly Vaughn, local teacher leader: https://millersville.zoom.us/rec/share/wtVEErD8139JWYHm10jbR5x8HIj5aaa80HQY-vEKxU3Pq3qbtGKyZxdzHB5iPUit


Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Applicants must possess Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification. The General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required. An in person structured interview will be scheduled by the department . For more information about Graduate Admissions, click here 

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The Master of Education in Leadership for Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) is a 36 credit program. More course information can be found in the Graduate Catalog

The Professional Studies Core (9 s.h.)

     EDFN 545 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) 
     EDFN 601 Methods of Research (3)
     EDFN 603 Philosophy of Education (3)

Educational Leadership Core (27 s.h.)

     EDLD 610 Leadership Theory and Organizational Behavior (3)
     EDLD 614 School and Community Relations (3) 
     EDLD 620 School Law, Public Policy and the Principal (3) 
     EDLD 667, EDLD 668 and EDLD 669 Leadership Seminars (1)* 
     EDSU 700 Functions of Supervision (3) 
     EDSU 701 Introduction to Supervision (3) 
     EDSU 703 Curriculum and Supervision (3) 
     EDLD 798 Applied Supervision (3) 
     EDLD 799 Applied Practicum (3)

*Leadership Seminars (1) offered each spring semester. Maximum of 3.

Degree Candidacy 

Students who have successfully completed the required EDLD core courses are eligible to schedule the portfolio review. Students who fail the portfolio review on their first attempt will be given an additional opportunity to achieve a satisfactory result.


In addition to the normal course requirements and assessment instruments, a portfolio review will be utilized as a form of formative and summative assessment. Completion of the program is contingent upon passing the portfolio review and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Students who fail to maintain the academic scholarship and/or professional standards are subject to dismissal from the program.

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