Your Choice for Your Educator Goals

Students studying together around two tablesTrack - M.Ed. in Professional Education: As an educator, you have professional goals. This track allows you to customize for those professional goals while becoming an innovative educator. Students interested in this option may have just completed teacher certification, are interested in the Online Program Endorsement courses, or want the flexibility to take the courses to facilitate advancement.

Program Completion Requirements: Course completion (36 graduate credits) with minimum 3.0 QPA; Completed Plan of Study filed with the Graduate Office; Pass Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio review; apply for graduation and degree is conferred. See your adviser for clarification and updated changes for program clarification.

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

What do students learn to do?

  • Students become innovative educators in their field of interest by analyzing systems and designing inventive educational environments to meet diverse needs. The meaningful work develops an education master.
  • Students create robust strategic plans after analyzing learning, curriculum, data, and law.
  • Students gain beginning educator leadership skills needed to supervise. With confidence, the students build a digital portfolio to demonstrate the competencies of their learning.

Innovative Faculty

ESU's faculty have a history of teaching and leading innovative education. They have been key leaders in developing project-based schools, online education programs, and instituted initiatives in their respective educational organizations.

Career Opportunities

Become a teacher implementing new pedagogies and gain career advancement in your district. Become a virtual teacher after taking the online endorsement courses

Graduates of the M.Ed. Professional Education program have earned positions as:

Research and Service Learning Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to research with professors on particular projects. For example, a graduate student Erik Litsch worked with Dr. Holben to identify sources in the literature that are relevant to preservice and inservice teacher knowledge of school law concepts.

Learn more about the M.Ed. in Professional Education.

Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209 P
(570) 422-3363
Title of Department Leader
Graduate Coordinator
Mary (Liz) Azukas
(570) 422-3352