Nathaniel Hosley, Ph.D.
In today's climate of educational reform, educational professionals are needed who are knowledgeable of best practices in the classroom to maximize student achievement, and who are prepared to engage in reflective practices that can affect teacher and student performance. Inherent in this process is the concept of the reflective decision-maker.
The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), is designed to provide in-service teachers and other education professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of instructional design, assessment, classroom management and technology integration.
Courses include activities for Education professionals to develop reflective practice skills through action research within the classroom.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PROGRAM
“Lock Haven University's online Master of Education program has met all of my expectations. The online delivery has allowed me to work at my own pace from home while fulfilling my other responsibilities as a wife, educator, and mother of two. The program provides a wide range of learning experiences which has left me with a professional portfolio that any educator would be proud of. The assignments are relevant to my current teaching position, and the opportunity for reflection has changed the way I think as an educator. The instructors showed their commitment to student learning through their constant feedback and individual attention through online discussions and contact via email. This program was a great fit for me.”
Kelly Ripple, 2010 Graduate
- Introduction: Inquiry and Educational Change
- Teaching and Learning in an Information Age
- Advanced Instructional Design and Development
- Designing Assessments Using Performance Standards
- Analysis of Teaching
- Classroom Management & Control
In addition to the core sequence, you will complete a two course sequence in Action Research & Reflective Practice and an Advanced Field Experience requirement. Each student will also complete electives. You may also choose to use your 9 credit hours of advisor-approved elective credits in a concentration in either instructional technology or early childhood education.
Instructional Technology Concentration
This concentration will provide you with the management skills required to deliver a stable, functional-technology assisted teaching and learning environment. Topics covered include:
- Copyright and Management of Digital Assets
- Management Instructional Technology
- Special Topics Courses Focused on Technology
Early Childhood Education Concentration
This concentration will supplement the core coursework with critical skills and knowledge that pertain directly to young children. Topics covered include:
- Assessment, Evaluation, and Observation
- Childhood Play: Theory & Practice
- Leadership in Early Childhood Programs
Application Process and Deadlines
To complete the admissions procedure, students must submit;
- An online application
- Three letters of recommendation
- A writing sample
- Official college transcripts
- A copy of PA teaching certification (Optional)
Lock Haven University Graduates do not have to request transcripts; the Office of Graduate Admissions will do this for you.
Review a pertinent scholarly journal article or report published in a recent professional journal. Include the problem or issue, the author's viewpoint and supporting ideas. Also include your professional opinion in the final paragraphs of the essay. Your essay should not exceed 300 words. (You must submit a copy of the full text of the article along with your essay.)
Writing samples, letters of recommendation, statements of interest in principal certification and teaching certificate may be sent via email to gradadmissions@LHUP.edu or faxed to 570-484-2201.
The mailing address is:
Lock Haven University
Office of Admissions ATTN: Graduate
401 N Fairview St.
Lock Haven PA 17745
Lock Haven University offers two enrollment periods: Fall and Spring Semesters. Students can enter the program during the summer sessions but will be officially enrolled in the following fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions are rendered after the receipt of all admissions documents.
Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher be accepted into the Teaching and Learning Program.
The program has been approved by Lock Haven University, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Students may transfer up to nine credits of graduate work from an accredited institution toward the Elective Requirements of the Master of Education program. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by the Program Coordinator. Transfer Credit Approval forms are available on the Registrar's website.
- Professional Preparation: The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning is designed for teachers and other
- In public and private schools, early childhood centers, intermediate units, higher education, and private corporations
- Who provide professional development or training and want to increase their skills and knowledge of the instructional process
- Program Benefits:
- Nationally Accredited through CAEP
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Alignment
- Courses can be used for Level I to Level II Teacher Certification Conversion
- Courses can be used for ACT 48 credit
- Flexibility to pursue areas of interest including:
- Alternative Education
- Educational Leadership
- Mental Health Counseling
- Instructional Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Sport Science
- Online Coursework with On-Site Supervision: The 36-credit program will prepare you to develop your skills and become an agent of educational change by enhancing your effectiveness as a teacher-leader and increasing your skills of assessment, classroom management, instructional design, reflective practice, and the learning process.
- Strong Curriculum: Courses include a combination of theory and practice, with a focus upon building knowledge and skills relevant to today’s classroom environment.