Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Leadership FAQs

Q: Who should consider the M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership?

A: This program provides K-12 classroom teachers with the skills necessary to carry out or improve classroom instruction. Courses focus on curriculum design, staff development, and teacher empowerment.

Q: How many credits are required in the program?

A: This program is 30 credits and includes courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum and Supervision, and Educational Psychology.

Q: Do you offer any other programs in this area?

A: We also offer a 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Mentorship and Coaching.

Q: How are courses offered?

A: Penn State Great Valley offers courses in both 7 and 14-week sessions. Most courses are offered in the 7-week format, meeting twice a week for 3 hours each night, or on Saturdays. There are six 7-week sessions each academic year. You may begin during any of these sessions.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Please see the Admissions Page. You may begin on a nondegree basis and transfer a maximum of 9 credits into the master's degree program.

Q: How do I find out more?

A: Please fill out an Information Request, or join us at one of our Information Sessions.