- Become a lead teacher, instructional supervisor, curriculum specialist or department head
- Enhance your instructional leadership skills
- For elementary or secondary teachers
This program prepares experienced K-12 teachers for instructional leadership roles such as lead teachers, instructional supervisors, curriculum specialists and department heads. It is designed to enhance the instructional and leadership skills of candidates so that they become master teachers who can model effective practices, analyze and evaluate curriculum and instruction, and provide help and guidance to other pre-service and in-service teachers.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Education website.
- College: Reap College of Education and Human Development
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- 36 Credit Hours Required
- This program is accredited by the
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers and for the preparation of other school personnel including school psychologists, guidance counselors, principals, superintendents, librarians, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, home school visitors, and supervisory personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership
Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.
Chairperson of the Education Department, Clinical Assistant Professor
Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Department and ESL Program
Kerri J. Tobin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms and a curriculum lab with excellent resources for students, including an Ellison machine, a laminator, and computer facilities.
Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation
Find Your Counselor
Tony RomaGraduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 4529
About Me: I joined the Marywood Admissions staff in December 2012. I attended Marywood for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business in 2010, and my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2012. I am originally from Endicott, New York, but currently reside in Scranton, Pa.
My Interests: I’m a sports junkie! I love playing sports and watching sports, especially soccer, which I played and coached at Marywood. I also love basketball and football. I spend my free time with my wife, family, and friends. I enjoy running at Lake Scranton and working out at Marywood's Center for Athletics and Wellness.
My Favorite Thing about Marywood: I love the sense of community at Marywood – it feels like one big family! We have so many great events all throughout the year and it is wonderful to see the students, faculty, and staff all come together. Marywood also has many beautiful, new facilities.
My Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Center for Athletics and Wellness because of the modern weight room, indoor track, and basketball arena. I also enjoy spending time in the Nazareth Student Center. Starbucks coffee, the bookstore, and the newly renovated dining hall make Naz a great place to be!
You’d Never Guess: I am the first generation in my family to be born in the United States. Both of my parents were born in Italy, and my maternal grandparents still live in Pofi, Italy with my great grandmother!
My Best Advice: My advice to prospective graduate students is to have an open communication flow with the admissions staff and faculty members. Be aware of program deadlines, per-requisite courses you must complete, and exactly what materials you are required to submit. Graduate admissions can get tricky because each department is looking for something a little bit different!
36 semester hours
Master in Education (M.Ed.) with a specialization in Instructional Leadership prepares experienced K-12 teachers for instructional leadership roles such as lead teachers, instructional supervisors, curriculum specialists and department heads. The M.Ed. is a 36 credit hour degree (not leading to certification) for elementary and secondary teachers in both general and vocational education.
It is designed to enhance the instructional and leadership skills of candidates so that they become master teachers who can model effective practices, analyze and evaluate curriculum and instruction, and provide help and guidance to other pre-service and in-service teachers.
The Master of Education courses will focus on:
- Enabling participants to enhance skills in curriculum development
- Understanding multicultural issues that impact learning
- Developing classroom communication and management skills
- Integrating instructional technology
- Integrating professional ethics in the instructional environment
- Understanding appropriate instructional designs for classroom teaching
- Developing curriculum and using appropriate teaching strategies for developmental and special needs students
In addition to an initial interview with the Chair of the Education Department or designated faculty member and the successful completion of course work, the degree candidate is required to complete a Professional Contribution under the guidance of a faculty mentor and to give a public presentation of the project.
|EDUC 501||Research Theory||
|EDUC 520||Universal Design for Learning||
|EDUC 546||Current Problems/Issues in Education||
|EDUC 547||Curriculum Planning/Assessment Practice||
|EDUC 549||School Law and Professional Ethics||
|EDUC 554||Contemporary Learning Theories||
|EDUC 603||Dynamics of Leadership and Change||
|EDUC 611||Instructional Design: Theory and Application||
|R ED 526||Teaching Strategies in Content Areas||
|SPED 511||Curriculum Adaptations||
|SPED 539||Classroom Behavior Management||
|EDUC 555||Professional Contribution (Site Based Action Research Project)||