Alternative Education

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed. Online
12 months
774 USD/credit
774 USD/credit
516 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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An advanced degree in alternative education/innovative instruction will equip you with the knowledge and critical skill base necessary to work with the growing population of at-risk youth in non-traditional school settings.


Professional Preparation: Alternative Education professionals are among the most highly skilled and innovative educators. The Master of Education in Alternative Education degree will better prepare you to:

  • Work with the most challenging of students in any instructional setting
  • Provide school-wide leadership on at-risk student issues
  • Implement innovative curriculum approaches that address issues such as state standards
  • Understand and work with specialized educational needs, emotional needs, and problems, motivational difficulties, learning style differences, disruptive behaviors, and conduct disorders
  • Understand the relationship between theories and practice in working with at-risk students

Online Coursework with On-Site Supervision: The 36-credit program is designed for teachers, social workers, counselors, and administrators in alternative settings, correctional settings, urban schools, and regular education settings.

Strong Curriculum: Courses include a combination of theory and practice, with a focus upon building knowledge and skills relevant to daily classroom challenges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction: Inquiry and Educational Change
  • Designing Assessments Using Performance Standards
  • Classroom Environments/Helping Skills
  • Alternative Education: An Introduction to Theory & Practice
  • Curriculum Issues
  • The Role of Cognition and Social Skills in the Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample
  • Official college transcripts
  • A copy of PA teaching certification (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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