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From the Dean

Prepare to Make an Impact Education is critical to an open, democratic and diverse

Dear Prospective Applicant,

society, and Lehigh University’s College of Education is generating knowledge that responds to major educational challenges around the globe. From developing better learning programs for children at educational risk, to

Welcome to the College of Education at Lehigh University, one of the nation’s highest ranked programs for preparing leaders in education, health, and human development.

investigating effective organizational leadership in urban schools, to understanding cultural identity and diversity, our highly collaborative college of scholars and graduate students are pursuing new knowledge that changes lives.

Your Lehigh experience provides opportunities not available to graduates of other colleges of education:

The Lehigh Advantage As one of the nation’s top-ranked education schools, we

• Lehigh University graduates rank 7th in the nation in earning

develop professionals and scholars who are informed by

power upon completion of their degrees.

evidence-based practice and go on to leadership positions.

• There is an extensive network of committed and loyal alumni

happy and willing to support and champion your career.

Wherever we go, we lead.

• Due to our reputation, Lehigh College of Education graduates

are the first hired by schools, clinics, and businesses.

A Global Network

The graduates of our programs all have one thing in common: they are leaders in their fields.

We have over 7,000 alumni around the globe. Attending

The College of Education’s determination to provide leadership in the areas of education and human services has never been stronger than it is today. As one of the longest-standing programs in the country, we continue to be at the cutting edge of social science research and innovative professional programs.

Lehigh means joining a network of educators and human services professionals that are making critical improvements within the fabric of the community. The connections that you make during your studies with your cohort, with faculty, and in the community will last

You will work with our nationally recognized faculty members in a College that offers six distinctive programs: • Counseling Psychology • Educational Leadership • Instructional Technology • Special Education • School Psychology • Teacher Education

You will be trained to be a highly skilled professional that will direct programs that change lives, and thereby change the world.

a lifetime.

“Lehigh University’s College of Ed ucation is generating knowledge that responds to major educational challenges in the United States and abroad.”

that emphasize both research and exemplary instruction and training for our students. Through active research practitioners, leaders and scholars.

Contact us today to learn more. Admissions

I hope you will join us.

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Top 50 Lehigh University

We are one of just a few graduate colleges in the country

programs, our students graduate as highly skilled

Gary Sasso, Dean of the College of Education

There has never been a better time to pursue a degree in education and human services, and the College of Education at Lehigh will allow you to be among the best in the world.

Gary M. Sasso, Ph.D. Dean, College of Education

Research to Practice

Consistently ranked in the top 50 Graduate Schools in U.S. News & World Reports



Course cost is just $565 per credit hour

The College of Education is accredited by The Pennsylvania Department of Education; our doctoral programs in Counseling and School Psychology are accredited by The American Psychological Association (750 First Street, NW, Washington, DC 20002); and the National Association of School Psychologists (School Psychology).

Graduate Life @ Lehigh Being a graduate student at Lehigh means becoming a part of a diverse and close-knit community. The personal friendships and professional network you build during your years in Bethlehem will last well beyond Lehigh.

Our Faculty

Our graduate students are leaders in their fields and serve in their communities. They are research productive and their hallmark is putting it into practice. They are successful teachers, both in and out of the classroom and they excel at communicating their passion and expertise.

We’re with you every step of the way While Lehigh offers you the chance to work with our internationally acclaimed scholars and researchers, there are other facets of your graduate life experience that Lehigh will help you explore.

Leaders in research, practice, and policy

Career exploration

Lehigh’s graduate students in the College of Education

build your professional network.

Our Career Services team works in partnership with you and your advisors to prepare you for life after Lehigh and to

work closely with a small, collaborative group of faculty who are renowned researchers.

Funding & support

Our faculty members include nationally and internationally renowned scholars whose overall productivity is among the top 50 U.S. schools and colleges of education. We develop reflective professionals and scholars informed by theory, research, and evidence-based practice. We have a strong belief in the value and critical importance of education in an open, democratic, and diverse society. Our students leave prepared to lead in response to

Our highly collaborative college of researchers and graduate students are pursuing new knowledge that changes lives.

Lehigh will actively help you navigate grants and funding to advance your research interests and professional development opportunities.

Research infrastructure Lehigh’s College of Education has 3 research centers that provide greater research and academic opportunities for students and faculty and a laboratory school where you will learn with hands-on experiences in the classroom.

the major challenges faced by education and human services in the United States and abroad.

Meet our faculty:

Vibrant social climate The graduate community at Lehigh is diverse and international in scope. You’ll build friendships and find exciting activities beyond Lehigh’s borders.

Counseling Psychology

19% Job Growth Rate for Mental Health Professionals

• M.Ed. Counseling and Human Services (MPCAC accredited) • M.Ed. School Counseling & Pennsylvania State Certification • M.Ed. International Counseling*

Training students to be effective counselors who respect the differences among cultures and are driven by a desire for social justice.

• Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA accredited) • International Counseling Certificate* * Both traditional and online instruction available.

Our Counseling Psychology program seeks to prepare students as exceptional scientist-practitioner leaders who demonstrate and

The Ph.D. program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA),

strive for self-awareness, knowledge, and skills undergirded by an attentiveness and responsiveness to multiculturalism and

prepares students to become effective counseling psychologists who are competent in the


social justice.

clinical awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver mental health services to

Lauryn Artis-Woodman Program Coordinator

Our Master’s programs are competency based and prepare students to function in professional roles that include three key ecological

multicultural client populations in various settings.

targets of intervention settings: The community, the school, and the family. Our faculty seeks to produce counselors who can

It is the program’s goal to produce students who can intervene effectively with individuals

conceptualize and intervene in scientifically-based preventative, developmental, and therapeutic ways to assist a broad cultural

or groups from diverse backgrounds within the context of that individual’s culture. The

cross-section of individuals to improve their understanding, adjustment, and daily functioning across the lifespan.

professional training to which students are exposed adheres to a scientist-practitioner

The Master’s degrees in Counseling Human Services and School Counseling prepare students to provide direct services to individuals and groups, conduct workshops, instruct classes, participate in consultation, and develop and implement prevention programs to

model and presumes competent practice that is undergirded by sound principles and models of psychological science, social justice, and transdisciplinary collaboration.

assist in acquiring coping skills for living in a complex society. A graduate may be employed in a variety of settings such as mental

The M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Services Program is accredited by the Master’s in

health agencies, social service agencies, college counseling centers, elementary, middle and secondary schools.

Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August, 2014

The Master’s degree in International Counseling prepares students for the unique roles and activities of counselors in international schools and agencies. Students complete the program using a hybrid model that leads to both a certificate and/or a Master’s degree.

through August, 2024.

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Educational Leadership

• M.Ed. Educational Leadership


• M.Ed. Educational Leadership & Principal Certification* • M.Ed. Educational Urban Leadership + K-12 Principals Certification - U*PAL

Job Growth Rate for Educational Leaders

• Ed.D. Educational Leadership* • K-12 Principal Certification • Pennsylvania Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification • Superintendent of Schools Certification Pennsylvania Letter of Eligibility * Both traditional and online instruction available.

Developing and supporting effective leaders for elementary and secondary education who can improve the lives of every student.

Our Educational Leadership program offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees as well as Certification as a K-12 principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and superintendent of schools. We focus on K-12 education at both the national and international levels. Our alums are known for going above and beyond management and administrative tasks; they are trained to lead, advance, and improve educational systems. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Employment, the educational leadership job market is projected to grow by 6% through 2024. The M.Ed. serves as an entry into the broad study of how K-12 educational organizations function. Two strands are offered; a regional/national focus or the international school leadership focus. The International School Leadership focus is designed for individuals interested in serving in leadership roles in an international school setting. This program is offered online with summer immersion requirements. The Master’s program can be combined with our principal certification program thus providing greater flexibility. Our Ed.D. is designed to develop the abilities of individuals who want to lead within educational institutions and agencies in the U.S. and around the globe in international schools and is offered in a traditional format and also online with summer immersion requirements. We offer a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved K-12 Principal Certification program designed for educators who are interested in leading schools. Lehigh knows that it takes great leaders to build and lead outstanding schools and communities. The Urban Principals Academy @ Lehigh (UPAL) is a focused 15-month M.Ed. + PA K-12 Principal Certification for individuals who

work within educational environments in urban public schools (traditional and charter). It incorporates a hybrid model of delivery with two intensive summer sessions (five weeks each) that emphasizes themes of creativity, innovation, community building and team work to provide a foundation for future urban school leaders to think differently about leading school communities. During the academic year, course work is offered using real time online learning delivery methods.

CONTACT > Lauryn Artis-Woodman Program Coordinator

Individuals who are looking to direct the curriculum and instruction on a large scale within the school district can enroll in the Pennsylvania Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification program. Individuals who graduate from our program are district-wide specialists in curriculum and instruction and are responsible for supervising instruction and evaluating staff; designing and developing curriculum, learning materials and innovative educational programs; conducting experimental instructional programs, and directing and conducting basic or applied educational research.

Lehigh University College of Education 111 Research Drive Iacocca Hall Bethlehem, PA 18015

For those who are looking to lead entire school districts we offer the Superintendent of Schools Certification program. This program is designed for educators who are interested in assuming a position as a Superintendent and leading, advancing and improving entire communities.

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Instructional Technology

13% Job Growth Rate for Instructional Technologists • M.S. Instructional Technology

Enhancing education by integrating philosophies, practices and technologies that advance teaching and learning in diverse instructional settings.

• Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology • Technology Use in the Schools Certificate* * Both traditional and online instruction available.

Teachers and schools are under increased pressure to incorporate technology more directly in the classroom, and schools handle a

Students concentrate in teaching, learning and instructional technology in

wider range of student abilities than ever before.

school-based and non-formal and online learning environments.


While instructional technology tools promise to help enhance what teachers can do, many teachers are not well prepared to use them.

In addition, students work with faculty on a variety of scholarly projects in areas

Our certificate and master’s degree programs are targeted toward people from varied backgrounds who want to learn to incorporate

such as learner motivation and engagement, teacher professional development,

Donna Toothman Program Coordinator

technology more effectively in educational settings.

technology integration in the schools and the design and development

The master’s degree in instructional technology is aimed at those interested in the systematic planning and use of technology, particularly in school settings. We also offer a certificate program designed to help teachers and other school professionals learn how to integrate instructional technologies into effective teaching and learning. Our doctoral program focuses on best practices in teaching and learning, including the design, development and integration of instructional technologies. The program uses a scientist-practitioner model that unites research with application.

of instructional technologies. They regularly publish in the field’s leading journals and also present their research findings at national and international conferences.

Lehigh University College of Education 111 Research Drive Iacocca Hall Bethlehem, PA 18015 Tel: (610) 758-3230 Fax: (610) 758-3243

School Psychology

#1 Ranked School Psychology Program in the U.S. • E d.S. School Psychology + Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification • P h.D. School Psychology + Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification (APA accredited)

Training future leaders in school psychology by developing and evaluating best practices that help children and the community.

School psychologists must follow best practices that are supported by empirical research. Our program trains graduates to do that by

The Journal of School Psychology has ranked our program second in the nation

using a problem-solving model that approaches consultation, assessment and intervention from a behavior analytic framework and

for scholarly productivity and research impact from 2005 to 2009, and the

emphasizes the influences of family, community and culture in the problem-solving process.

program has also been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Our Ph.D. program includes specializations in health and pediatric psychology, as well as in working with students at risk for or with

The Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, the

disabilities. Students in our Ed.S. certification program can specialize in autism spectrum disorders or Response to Intervention.

National Association of School Psychologists and the Pennsylvania Department

Students in both programs receive supervised practicum experience in school settings from the beginning and gain a knowledge

of Education; the Ed.S. program is accredited by the National Association of

and experimental underpinning in multicultural perspectives.

School Psychologists and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Our faculty and students engage in research in areas such as autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, and they have published in journals and presented their research at national and international conferences.

CONTACT > Sharon Warden Program Coordinator Lehigh University College of Education 111 Research Drive Iacocca Hall Bethlehem, PA 18015 Tel: (610) 758-3256 Fax: (610) 758-6223

Special Education • M.Ed. Special Education • M.Ed. Special Education & Dual Pennsylvania State Certification in 7-12 Special Education and 7-12 General Education

17% Job Growth Rate for Special Educators

• M.Ed. Special Education & Dual Pennsylvania State Certification in PreK-8 Special Education and PreK-4 General Education • M.Ed. Special Education & Pennsylvania State Certification in PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification

Taking a person-centered approach to education and including all people with disabilities in school and society.

• Ph.D. Special Education • Pennsylvania State PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification • Certificate in Behavior Analysis (Online available)

We prepare the best-qualified and most technically proficient teachers in Special Education and all of our students receive jobs in

Many of our students work at our highly acclaimed and nationally recognized lab school:

education once they graduate.

Centennial School. A primary goal of Centennial is to prepare special education teachers

The National Education Association reports that the number of U.S. PreK-12 students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30 percent in the past 10 years. Three out of every four students with disabilities spend part or all of their school day in a general education classroom. In turn, nearly every general education classroom across the country includes students with disabilities. The need for dual certified instructors has never been greater. Further, there continues to be a significant national need for special educators. The most recent report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the need for Special Education teachers will increase by nearly 17% between 2008 and 2018. The shortage of Special Education teachers has been identified regionally (i.e., Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York) and is particularly prevalent in our regional urban centers.

to work with youth with emotional and behavioral needs and autism. Students teach full-time, under supervision, while completing Special Education certification and/or a Master’s degree. Future teachers become highly skilled in positive behavior support strategies through hands-on learning. Our Ph.D. program is designed for individuals looking to pursue careers in leadership and higher education and enjoy careers as teacher trainers, consultants, and researchers. Grant funding is available to support doctoral students. Our courses are held in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate working professionals.

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Teacher Education • Five-Year Bachelor’s plus Master’s & Pennsylvania Teacher Certification • M.Ed. Elementary Education & Pennsylvania State PreK-4 Certification (Dual Special Education PreK-8 certification option available)


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

Job Growth Rate for K-12 Teachers

• M.Ed. or M.A. Teaching and Learning • Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, & Technology

Certifying teachers who are experts in their subject area as well as in the theory and practice of pedagogy.

• Technology Use in the Schools Certificate* • Additional Pennsylvania General Education Certification (PreK-4 or 7-12) • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate*

* Both traditional and online instruction available.

We believe expert teaching occurs at the intersection of discipline-specific knowledge and pedagogical knowledge: Teachers must

We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer teacher

simultaneously be subject-matter experts and highly skilled at helping others understand the content.

certification programs in the following areas with dual Special Education certifications

Good teachers know enough about the subject to be sensitive to those aspects that will be especially hard for new students to master and are able to adapt the design of their instruction accordingly. Therefore, our teacher education coursework is in addition to, not in place of, the depth and breadth of coursework required to earn a complete bachelor’s degree in a discipline-specific area. Those interested in becoming a teacher can begin education coursework after they receive a bachelor’s degree, or they can begin earlier while pursuing their Lehigh bachelor’s degree. We also offer post-certification master’s degrees for current teachers who want further professional development.

available: • • • • • • • • •

PreK-4 Biology 7-12 Chemistry 7-12 Earth and Space Science 7-12 English 7-12 General Science 7-12 Mathematics 7-12 Physics 7-12 Social Studies 7-12

CONTACT > Donna Toothman Program Coordinator Lehigh University College of Education 111 Research Drive Iacocca Hall Bethlehem, PA 18015 Tel: (610) 758-3230 Fax: (610) 758-3243

Research and Training Resources In addition to our academic programs, the College of Education has four major resources for research and training.

1.2 billion Lehigh University’s endowment

Centennial School

The Center for Promoting Research to Practice

Centennial School serves children and youth with significant emotional and behavioral disabilities. Centennial, an approved Private School, governed by Lehigh University and funded through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has

All too often, research to improve the lives of people who have, or are at risk for, disabilities remains at the conceptual or basic research level.

distinguished itself as a national leader in the use of positive behavioral supports. We work with children with special needs without the use

The Center for Promoting Research to Practice develops practical solutions to the problems faced by these individuals.

of physical restraint or seclusion time-out. The school provides research opportunities and practical experience for graduate students in the counseling psychology, educational leadership and special education programs.

Through partnerships with school districts, the Center facilitates the positive impact of research findings on school services. It also improves community services together with the service providers, and works with parents and families to expand their role as full partners in the implementation of successful strategies for people with or at risk for disabilities.

The Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders

Global Distance Programs

Principals and other leaders play a critical role in the success of urban schools. The Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders cultivates educational leadership in cities by conducting research, developing

The Office of Global Online Graduate Degrees and Training provides infrastructure for our distance and global students.

leadership competencies and improving leadership practice. The center develops research and professional programs to educate the next

This office facilitates the College of Education’s distance education training programs. Degree programs and certificates that have an asterisk

generation of urban leaders.

next them throughout this publication are offered to students who want to study at a distance and are fully supported by our office. We offer

Understanding that schools are a reflection of the communities in which they are located, the center works with those communities, and with the social service agencies and other forces that shape reform efforts.

online degrees and certificates. Most have summer immersion requirements.

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Degree programs and continuing education programs of Lehigh University Graduate College of Education.

2016-2017 Lehigh University Graduate College of Education Viewbook  

Degree programs and continuing education programs of Lehigh University Graduate College of Education.