Eastern University Launches New MEd in Educational Leadership

St. Davids, PA: Eastern University is pleased to announce its latest new program offering, a 100% online MEd in Educational Leadership. The MEd in Educational Leadership prepares teachers to become leaders and change agents in their schools and districts. This 18-month, 100% online program allows students to earn their MEd while completing coursework (including an internship) applicable toward a Principal or Single Area Supervisory Certification.

“We are so thrilled to offer this innovative and flexible program for aspiring school district leaders,” shares Dr. Susan Edgar-Smith, Dean of the College of Education. “I am especially proud of our program’s' critical reflection of leadership behaviors that promote culturally responsive and inclusive school settings. We train leaders who support professional development and life-long learning and who are ready to engage students and families in their diverse communities. These are programs where diverse voices matter and help build capacity for those voices to be heard."

Eastern’s curriculum is taught by experienced professionals who have practical experience as principals and educational leaders in the field. The dynamic and collaborative curriculum covers current practices, compares them to leading national and international exemplars, and inspires students to think critically about the role of educational leaders today. 

The MEd in Educational Leadership prepares new students and current teachers for a wide variety of leadership roles at the school and district level. The successful completion of the Principal Certification track will prepare students to serve as a PK-12 Principal or Assistant Principal. The successful completion of the Single Area Supervisor Certification track will prepare students to provide supervision for grade levels PK-12 within a specified instructional or educational service area of the curriculum or school program (Special Education K-12, Foreign Languages PK-12, Health and Physical Education PK-12, Mathematics 7-12, Music PK-12, School Health Services PK-12, Science 7-12, Social Studies 7-12).

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About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 3,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, seminary, and international programs. The university’s main campus is located in St. Davids, PA, with additional locations in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and online. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason, and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit eastern.edu or contact Kelly Goddard, Director of Marketing and Communications: kelly.goddard@eastern.edu.