Teacher Education

M.Ed. Elementary Education & Pennsylvania State PreK-4 Certification (Dual Special Education PreK-8 certification option available)

This 42-credit (minimum) program prepares students for Pennsylvania Level I certification as PreK-4 teachers and leads to the awarding of a master’s degree in Elementary Education.  Thirty (30) credits minimum is required for the master’s degree.  Dual certification in PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 is an option for 12 additional credits (54 credit hours).

Five-Year Bachelor's plus Master's & Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

Lehigh University undergraduate students can earn their Bachelor's and Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Elementary Education or Secondary Education plus Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in 5 years.  We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to certify general education teachers in the following areas:

M.Ed. Secondary Education & Pennsylvania State 7-12 Certification (M.A. and Dual Special Education 7-12 certification options available)

This 33 credit (minimum) program of study prepares students for Pennsylvania Level I certification as secondary content-area teachers in one of the subject areas below and leads to eligibility for a master’s degree in secondary education:

M.Ed. or M.A. Teaching and Learning

Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Teaching and Learning (30 credit hour minimum). The 30 credit degree program comprises a 15 credit core (5 courses) and 15 credits of electives (5 courses).

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate (Online + Face-to-Face)

A certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is currently one of the most practical and versatile certificates in higher education.  Designed for teachers in the U.S.

Technology Use in the Schools Certificate (Online + Face-to-Face)

A 12-credit Lehigh Certificate program aimed at post-certification inservice teachers, informal educators, and others seeking to expand their pedagogical skills and knowledge of instructional technology.  Note: a Lehigh Certificate of Completion is not the same as a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification.

Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology

The doctorate in Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) is a 48-credit, post master's Ph.D. program. The TLT Ph.D. program employs a scientist/practitioner model of learning. That is, research is not separate from application or practice.