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Program Overview

Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree from King’s College. King’s graduate education programs offer competitive tuition and personalized attention. Choose from three graduate degrees that will advance your career as a PK-12 educator with a Master's in Education degree (M.Ed.).

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Master’s Degrees Offered

  • Master of Education – Reading (33 credits, online or on campus)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, English as a Second Language (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, STEM (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, Excellence in Teaching (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, School Leadership (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Leadership (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, Specialized Education (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Special Education (30 credits)
  • Master of Education – Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder (42 credits)
  • Master of Education in Special Education – MSLE Program
  • Master of Education in Reading – MSLE program

Certificate Programs

Our Graduate Education certificate programs offer preparation coursework for specializations or administrative leadership positions. Earn your certification between 12-24 months with flexible online or on campus formats.

  • English as a Second Language Specialist (15 credits / On Campus)
  • Reading Specialist (24 credits / Online or On Campus)
  • Principal Certification (18 credits / Online)

Pennsylvania Endorsement Coursework Programs

Earn your endorsement online or on campus to improve your knowledge and skills in emerging areas of education. These endorsement certifications can be added to an existing Level I or Level II certificate.

  • STEM Education (12 credits)
  • Instructional Coaching (12 credits)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (12 credits)

Professional Development / Act 48 Courses

King’s College offers professional development courses and Act 48 credits in classes taught by professionals with integrated experience and expertise in their field. You can receive three (3) graduate credits per course, which are transferable to most, but not all, master's degree programs. Learn more about our offerings here.

Additional Info and Program Tracks

Admission Process

The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews each applicant's interest, aptitude, and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The structure of the programs lends itself both to recent college graduates and to professionals looking to pursue graduate studies.

All applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Before an applicant is evaluated, he or she must submit:

  • complete the free online application.
  • an official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, showing completion of a baccalaureate degree and graduate courses for transfer consideration (up to 9 credits);
  • A personal interview with the director of the graduate program, if required;
  • letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors
  • a photocopy of teaching certification, if applicable;
  • a professional résumé, if applicable;

The application form and all supporting documents should be submitted to the Graduate Office at least three weeks prior to the date of final registration in the session or semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. Written notice of the action of the Graduate Admissions Committee will be sent to each applicant.

At the applicant's request, an interview can be scheduled to answer any questions he or she may have concerning the graduate programs. Additionally, once accepted, students are encouraged to arrange for an interview to design the program of study.

King's College does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, creed, sex, or physical handicap. Admission is based solely upon an applicant's qualifications and ability to meet the established admission requirements.

Principal Certification Program

The demands of PK-12 education are rapidly evolving, and strong administrators are critical in leading their local education agencies (LEAs) through change. The Principal Certificate Program is designed for working educational professionals seeking to develop their school leadership and management skills and advance their careers as executive leaders. Hosted entirely online, this flexible and competitively priced program will prepare you for: 

  • Supervising, directing, and assessing certified and non-certified staff through an organizational vision 
  • Liaising with the superintendent regarding matters that substantially affect employment, assignment, transfer, promotion, layoff, or other similar personnel actions 
  • Incorporating instructional leadership into organizational behavior that raises the level of teaching and learning in the classroom 
  • Supervising your district’s curriculum, instructional program, and pupil personnel services program 
  • Strategic planning for management of school finances, facilities, and human resources that yields effective decision making 
  • Coordinating school interactions with school boards, community organizations, special interest groups, parents/family members, and other members of the community 

Upon successful completion of the Principal Certificate program, you will be well-prepared to serve in an administrative role at the elementary, middle, or secondary level. Potential job placements include Principal, Assistant Principal, Assistant to Superintendent, Curriculum Specialist, and more pending district requirements. Tuition and fee information is available here.

Program Highlights

  • 24 Months, Maximum Length of Program
  • 18 Credits Required

Program Qualifications

The School Principal certification qualifies educators holding a current teaching certification, and three (3) years of professional classroom experience. Cohorts begin each fall semester and include a 260-hour practicum designed to give students practical experience in school administration. 

Master of Education - MSLE Programs (Reading, Special Education)

King’s College Partners with IMSLEC and ALTA Offering Graduate Credit for Multisensory Structured Language Education Training Courses.

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Earn 6 graduate credits for each academic year of International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (imslec.org) accredited Multisensory Structured Language Education coursework through King’s College.

First year – Enroll in EDUC 800 for the Fall semester and EDUC 801 for the Spring semester. Successful completion of both courses may lead to Teacher Level Certification in an IMSLEC accredited Multisensory Structured Language Education course and eligibility to become nationally certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTAread.org).

Second year – Enroll in EDUC 802 for the Fall semester and EDUC 803 for the Spring semester. Successful completion of these courses may lead to Advanced or Therapy Level Certification from the IMSLEC training program.

Apply to the Master of Education in Reading, Multisensory Structured Language Education program or the Master of Education in Special Education, Multisensory Structured Language Education program here.

Course Number King's Course Name Term
EDUC 800 Multisensory Structured Language Education Initial - 1 Fall Semester
EDUC 801 Multisensory Structured Language Education Initial - 2 Fall or Spring Semester
EDUC 802 Multisensory Structured Language Education Advanced - 1 Fall Semester
EDUC 803 Multisensory Structured Language Education Advanced – 2 Spring Semester

How to register: Contact the Judie Burridge at (570) 208-5850 or register using the links below.

Cost: View tuition cost here.

Tuition Deferment Program: King’s offers a tuition deferment program for teachers who qualify for tuition reimbursement through their district. To enroll, complete the form below:

Course Descriptions

EDUC 800: Multisensory Structured Language Education Initial Course 1 and Initial Practicum 1

Initial Course 1 will consist of Lecture hours to develop an understanding of dyslexia and the Multisensory Structured Language Education remediation approach. Participants will learn the research, history, definition, and characteristics of dyslexia, as well as effective remediation techniques using a systematic multisensory approach. A simultaneous Supervised Practicum, composed of two teaching situations with students, will be required. Completion of this course lecture with practicum may lead to Initial Course 2: EDUC 801.

EDUC 801: Multisensory Structured Language Education Initial Course 2 and Initial Practicum 2

Initial Course 2 will consist of Lecture hours to address a continuation of the structure of the English language with emphasis on morphology, orthography and multi-syllabic words and upper level principles of instruction with students. Continuation of the simultaneous Supervised Practicum with two students, using the techniques taught during the lectures, will be required. Completion of course lecture hours and practicum experience (Practicum 1 and 2 combined) may lead to Initial Certification in an IMSLEC Accredited Multisensory Structured Language Education program.

EDUC 802: Multisensory Structured Language Education Advanced Course 1 and Advanced Practicum 1

Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must be certified in an IMSLEC accredited Teacher Level Training Multisensory Structured Language Education course (EDUC 800 and EDUC 801).

Advanced Course 1 will consist of Lecture hours with an emphasis on a deeper understanding of the upper levels 3, 4, and 5 of Multisensory Structured Language Education. Course topics will include morphology, capital cursive, keyboarding skills, grammar, paragraph writing skills, reading fluency and comprehension. A simultaneous Supervised Practicum, composed of two teaching situations with students, will be required. At least one of the teaching situations must be in the upper levels of MSLE. Completion of this course lecture with practicum may lead to Advanced course 3: EDUC 803.

EDUC 803: Multisensory Structured Language Education Advanced Course 2 and Advanced Practicum 2

Advanced Course 2 will consist of Lecture hours with a continued emphasis on a deeper understanding of the upper levels of Multisensory Structured Language Education and of basic written English language, phonology, morphology and orthography. Continuation of the simultaneous Supervised Practicum with two teaching situations (1-1 or small group) using the techniques taught during the lectures, will be required. Completion of course lecture hours in Advanced course 1 and Advanced course 2 and  Practicum experience in Practicum 2 and Practicum 3 may lead to Advanced in an IMLSEC Accredited Multisensory Structured Language Education program.

Master of Education in Reading Online Program

Combine three (3) of the Multisensory Structured Language Education Courses with an additional 8 graduate courses to complete the Master of Education in Reading completely ONLINE.

Master of Education in Reading, Multisensory Structured Language Education Program Flatsheet - PDF Download

Combine four (4) of the Multisensory Structured Language Education Courses with an additional 6 graduate courses to complete the Master of Education in Reading completely ONLINE.

Master of Education in Special Education with Multisensory Structured Language Education Courses Program Flatsheet - PDF Download

Contact the Office of Admission

Judie Burridge

Contact the Education Department

Dara Soljaga, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Education