M.Ed. Educational Leadership & Principal Certification (Hybrid)

Our hybrid (online and onsite) Master's Degree in Ed Leadership is tailored to meet your needs

Hybrid Graduate Program in Educational Leadership

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Our Master's Degree in Educational Leadership serves as an entry into the broad study of how educational organizations function. The primary focus of the program is on K-12 educational organizations. The difference between this listing and the M.Ed. Educational Leadership listing is the delivery method. Application requirements and course curriculum are the same. 

Our hybrid courses are delivered on-line in the fall and spring semesters and each summer we offer academic and professional institutes face to face in Bethlehem, PA.

M.Ed. only

Our Master's of Education in Educational Leadership (30 credits) is designed for individuals who work within educational settings around the world. It serves as the foundation for individuals pursuing a principal's position in an international school. The program of study places emphasis on the broad topics of leadership, management, curriculum, and student learning within the context of an  international setting.

Students are usually capable of completing their Master's Degree program in two consecutive calendar years using Lehigh's hybrid model of online technology-based course work and face-to-face summer sessions. Students are required to attend two consecutive Summer Institutes during their graduate studies.  Principal Certification requires additional time.

We encourage prospective students to begin their program by enrolling in courses during our Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is intended for doctoral and master's degree students as well as professional development students.

M.Ed. and Principal Certification

We offer a combined M.Ed. and Principal Certification from the Department of Education in the State of Pennsylvania (37 credit hours).  We also offer Principal Certification only program as an apprenticeship in Pennsylvania (10 credit hours).

If you intend to pursue the PA principal certification only route there are additional requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university or college

  • U.S. teacher certification

  • Three years of teaching experience at an accredited school

  • Pass the Praxis test SLLA 6011, Educational Leadership

  • Administration and supervision at the Pennsylvania level

  • For information, call 609-734-5555, or visit www.ets.org

  • When registering for the exam, please use the following codes:

    • Outside the U.S.: 8033

    • Pennsylvania Department of Education:  R2365

    • Within the U.S.: R2365

A student is eligible for the Pennsylvania Principal Certification if they have earned a Master's Degree from an accredited university or college.  For more information regarding Pennsylvania's Department of Education's requirements, visit http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pa_certifica...

Curriculum can be found in the course catalog

Application Requirements & Deadlines