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Master of Education / Alternative Education

Program Details

Lock Haven University offers the online M.Ed. with a concentration in Alternative Education. This degree will equip you with the knowledge and critical skill base necessary to work with the growing population of at-risk youth in non-traditional school settings. This program is designed for teachers, social workers, counselors, and administrators in alternative settings, correctional settings, urban schools, and regular education settings.

The following coursework is offered in the program:

  • Alternative Education: An Introduction to Theory & Practice
  • The Role of Cognition and Social Skills in the Classroom
  • Designing Assessments Using Performance Standards
  • Introduction: Inquiry and Educational Change
  • Classroom Environments/Helping Skills
  • Curriculum Issues

This curriculum includes a combination of theory and practice, with a focus upon building knowledge and skills relevant to daily classroom challenges.


  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample
  • Official college transcripts
  • A copy of PA teaching certification (Optional)

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)