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Master’s in Education

Program Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program prepares teachers to become effective and innovative leaders in classrooms, schools, and communities.

This program, with a “teacher as leader” emphasis, is designed for teachers holding an Instructional I or II certificate (or the equivalent if certified to teach in a state other than Pennsylvania). Throughout the program, teachers grow professionally and personally and impact the lives of those in their classrooms and schools by actively working to improve student achievement and confidence, by keeping abreast of the field of education, and by using research skills to strengthen classroom instruction and management.

Students who successfully complete the M.Ed. program may apply for IUP’s Principal Certification Program, which is delivered from the main campus in Indiana, Pa.


The M.Ed. program utilizes a cohort format. Admitted students begin this 36-credit program as a group during the Fall semester and take all coursework together for six semesters (summer sessions included). Courses are divided into six thematic units of six credits each. Courses include MEDU 761 through MEDU 766. Visit the graduate catalog for detailed course descriptions.

Classes meet one evening per week, from 5:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., during the Fall and Spring semesters and two evenings per week during one summer session (five weeks in length).

Brochure: Master’s in Education, Become a Teacher-Leader

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.