Master's (M.Ed.) Teaching and Learning

Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning
Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning

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  • Application requirements: Two letters of recommendation, transcripts, minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate), proof of English language proficiency, personal statement, and résumé
  • International Students: Please visit this page for information regarding transcript evaluation requirements.
  • Deadline(s): April 15 for summer semester summer, July 15 for fall semester start, December 15 for spring semester start. The application and all supporting materials are due by the listed deadlines.
  • Course Requirements: 10 courses (30 credits)
  • Typical Course Load: Fall (2-3 courses), Spring (2-3 courses), Summer (2 courses)
  • Time to Completion: 18 months - 2 years 
  • Alumni Current Positions: Elementary and Secondary teachers.


Teachers seeking to take their skills and knowledge to the next level to develop innovative lessons and enhance their classroom learning environments can do so through Lehigh University’s Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning.  

The program is geared primarily toward practicing teachers and, in recognition of that, offers flexible options for completing the course work. Candidates earn a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning and the degrees require the completion of 10 courses (30 credits) offered in person, online and in hybrid options, including summer institutes that are intensive eight-day courses. 

Lehigh’s experienced faculty work with master’s candidates to expand their understanding of how children learn and how to design materials and environments that will best serve all students.

Typically, it takes one to three years to complete the program depending on whether students are full-time or part-time. A normal course load for working teachers would be one or two courses in the fall, one or two in the spring and two in the summer. 

Application requirements include providing undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts.  A grade point average of at least 3.0 is mandated for undergraduate work. Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation, a personal statement and a resume. Students can start in any semester, enrolling by July 15 for the fall, December 15 for the spring or April 15 for the summer session.  

For the Master of Education, students take core courses but also choose between two tracks: 

  • Technology in School Settings shows teachers how to effectively and imaginatively incorporate technology in educational settings. 
  • English as a Second Language will advance educators’ knowledge and use of evidence-based instructional practices to support the learning and second language development of English learners (ELs) in PK-12 settings.
  • Teaching Field Content is for educators looking to advance their knowledge and skills in their chosen teaching field, including science, history, English and mathematics. 

Master of Education candidates take 15 credits in core courses and 15 credits of electives. 

The goal of the post-certification master’s in Teaching and Learning is to provide professionally oriented practicing classroom teachers an in-depth understanding of classroom learning environments and experience in classroom-based research methods. These classroom teachers will enhance their pedagogical knowledge and skills, the design of classroom learning environments, and develop innovative curricula and learning activities.

Curriculum (15 core and 15 of Technology in School Settings OR Teaching Field Content)

Core Coursework (15 credit hours)
EDUC 403  Research 3
EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
TLT 401 Overview of Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 403 Instructional Design 3
TLT 480 Curriculum Theory and Design 3
Track 1: Technology in School Settings (15 credit hours)  
TLT 458  Introduction to Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning  3
TLT 460  Advanced Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning 3
TLT 462 Special Topics in Development of Instructional Resources and Technologies for Learning 1-3
TLT 470 Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 472 Online Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 476 Assessment of Instructional Technologies 3
XXX XXX Other electives as approved by advisor 3
Track 2: English as a Second Language (15 credit hours)  
EDUC 391 Educational Linguistics 3
TLT 404 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 3
EDUC 419 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDUC 420 Contemporary Issues in English Language Learner Education 3
EDUC 422 Pedagogy for Second Language Learning 3
EDUC 423 Curriculum and Materials Design for English Language Learners 3
Track 3: Teaching Field Content (15 credit hours)
300-level Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 3
300-level Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 3
TLT 367 Environmental Education 3
TLT 368 Teaching and Learning with Geospatial Tools 3
TLT 494 Culminating Research Project  3
XXX XXX Other electives as approved by advisor 3
Track 4: Social-Emotional-Behavioral Wellness    
EDUC 406 Social Emotional Learning in Context 3
EDUC 431 Multi-Tiered Systems of Social-Emotional Support I: Foundations 1
EDUC 432 Multi-Tiered Systems of Social-Emotional Support II: Universal Approaches 1
EDUC 433 Multi-Tiered Systems of Social-Emotional Support III: Targeted Approaches 1
EDUC 434 Prevention and Management of Crisis 1
EDUC 435 Implementation for Equity: Leading Student-Centered Schools 1
EDUC 436 Implementation for Equity: Social Emotional Learning in Action 1
EDUC 456 Trauma and Resilience in Schools 3

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog