Take the next step in inspiring future generations

A Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree from Susquehanna will make you a better teacher by deepening your understanding of teaching and learning. In as few as five semesters (34 semester hours), you’ll become a more productive, creative, and reflective educational leader.

With classes in curriculum design, research methods, critical media literacy, and inclusive classroom strategies, you’ll be prepared to lead students and be a resource to peers. You’ll be paired with professors based on your research and content interests, so your studies will have the most applicable impact on your teaching.

Beyond the satisfaction of becoming a better teacher, public school teachers will see a significant raise in pay from their districts. Locally, teachers with master’s degrees earn, on average, $1,700 per year more than their bachelor’s degree holding counterparts.

Closer and more affordable than other options

Bettering yourself is easier than ever. For most teachers in the Susquehanna Valley area, pursuing a master’s degree meant fighting traffic, traveling late at night, and paying tuition up front and waiting for their district to reimburse them.

We’ve made it easier to earn your master’s degree. We’re closer than other options, and we offer a hybrid teaching format that includes a combination of both online and face-to-face class meetings. For employed teachers, we also accept a promissory letter from your district to directly pay us for your classes.

4+1 Pathway

SU students can complete a Master of Education in as little as one year after graduation using the 4+1 Master’s Pathway. Eligible students with a 3.5 GPA and are ahead in earning their 124 credits can take an M.Ed. course in the spring of the junior year and the fall of their senior year, before applying to the M.Ed Program. These two courses count toward the nine courses of SU’s M.Ed. program.

There are so many options! Fifth-year master’s students take courses in the evening and apply their learning in local classrooms as substitute teachers. Students who are hired full-time can choose to complete the program in up to five years of being accepted.

Apply to the Graduate Program

Master of Education Registration

Take Graduate Classes without Seeking a Degree

Master of Education Non-Degree Registration

View the Graduate Degree Course Catalog

Find a listing of courses and major/minor requirements in our course catalog.

Tuition for both part-time and full-time students is:

  • $545 per credit hour for the 2020-2021 school year


Graduate Student Financial Aid Application

Deferred Tuition Payment Agreement

These documents are required. They can be uploaded with your application or emailed to tiday@susqu.edu at a later date.

  1. Three letters of recommendation from former professors and/or recent employers
  2. Statement of purpose addressing your desire to earn an advanced degree
  3. The following clearances, not more than one year old:
  4. Act 126 (within last three years)
  5. TB test results (not more than one year old)

Official transcripts from former college(s)/universities are also required but must be sent electronically to regoffice@susqu.edu or mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
Susquehanna University
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164

David S. McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Department: Education
Associate Professor of Education
Department Head of Education

Email Address mclaughlind@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4508

Valerie A. Allison, Ph.D.

Department: Education
Associate Professor of Education
Program Director of GO North


Leigh Ann Kurz, Ph.D.

Department: Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Email Address kurz@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4685

Sarah Edwards Moore, Ph.D.

Department: Education
Associate Professor of Education


Hilario Lomelí

Department: Education
Visiting Assistant Professor Education

Email Address lomeli@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4738

Susan Welteroth, D.Ed.

Department: Education
Lecturer Education


Christine Tiday

Department: Education
Director of Teacher Interns and Auxiliary Programs
Adjunct Faculty in Education

Email Address tiday@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4251

Sara J. Wenrich

Department: Provost
Education Department Coordinator


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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Christine Tiday, program director

Sara Wenrich, education department coordinator