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Master of Education in Teaching and Leadership


Pictured is education alumna Michelle Graham.
Third grade ELA teacher and clinical resident instructor Michelle Graham earned a Master of Education in teaching and leadership in 2011 from Point Park.

Downtown Pittsburgh's Graduate Program in Educational Leadership

Point Park University's 30-credit Master of Education in teaching and leadership program focuses on improving and updating teaching skills as well as providing training to become a leader in the profession.

Teacher leadership, a key component of school improvement efforts, is a guiding principle. This teaching leadership program will provide the knowledge base and experiences to enable our students to face these challenges.

Classes are offered on Saturdays, evenings and in summer institutes and are delivered in a variety of formats including traditional, online and blended.

Student Profile

Pictured is Dilworth Elementary science teacher and Point Park elementary education alumnus Clifford Perkins. | Photo by Jim Judkis
Meet Clifford Perkins, an elementary science teacher, who is pursuing his M.Ed. in teaching and leadership.

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Teaching and Leadership Course Offerings

Some of the courses in the Master of Education in teaching and leadership program include:

  • Emerging Teacher Leadership
  • Guided Study in K-12 Education
  • Selected Case Studies in Special Education
  • Advanced Research Seminar

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and course descriptions.

Tuition discount

Students are eligible for Point Park’s tuition discount being offered for all certificate and master's degree education programs. This tuition discount is approximately 47 percent below the standard rate for master's degree programs and 41 percent below the standard rate for certificate programs.

New and returning education certificate and master's degree students will receive this lower tuition rate as follows:

  • Discounted cost per credit: $454
  • Discounted cost for a three-credit class: $1,362

For more details on tuition and fees at Point Park for 2015-16, please visit our tuition and fees page.

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