Master of Education / Alternative Education
Lock Haven University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Alternative Education program equips educators with the knowledge and critical skill base necessary to work with the growing population of at-risk youth in non-traditional school settings.  The curriculum includes a combination of theory and practice, with a focus upon building knowledge and skills relevant to daily classroom challenges.

Courses offered include:

  • 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


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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education