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 Master of Education: Educational Leadership 



The Department of Secondary Education/ Foundations of Education offers one master of education degree track.

The Advanced Track in Educational Leadership: Single Area Supervisor program is a Master of Education degree for individuals who already possess teacher certification. Issuance of the Single Area Supervisory Certificate requires a minimum of five years of professional school experience in the area for which the certificate is sought. Subsequently, this program can lead to Pennsylvania's Single Area Supervisory Certificate for one of the following: supervisor of mathematics; supervisor of social studies; supervisor of science, or supervisor of communications.

For admission and course information, please open the FACT SHEET.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership Degree Requirements:

Program Requirements and Course Descriptions


To be considered for unconditional admission to the advanced track,  all applicants must have a minimum of a bachelors degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution of higher education and must submit a copy of their teaching certificate.


There are four steps to completing a master's degree at Slippery Rock University. Students must: 

1. obtain unconditional admission status, 

2. pass appropriate comprehensive examination, 

3. complete research requirements, 

4. complete requisite credit hours.

Note: All required sections of the Praxis II  must be completed and passed prior to enrollment in Seminar and Supervised Student Teaching.

Upon completion of these four steps, the student will be required to apply for graduation before the end of the semester in which he or she wishes to graduate. See the Graduate Catalog for further information.



Should you have any further questions regarding graduate-level English teaching certification, please contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Jeffrey Lehman by calling (724) 738-2311. Application and procedural questions should be directed to the director of Graduate Admissions by phoning (724) 738-2051 or by writing:

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Jeffrey Lehman
Slippery Rock University
006A McKay Education Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

For more information please send mail to:

Master of Education in Secondary Education - Educational Leadership

Contact: Edwin Christmann, Ph.D.
Phone: 724-738-2319

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