Wilkes University

Educational Development & Strategies

Wilkes University's master's degree in educational development and strategies empowers teachers to find new, innovative ways to improve student performance.

Be an effective teacher. Earn your master's degree in Educational Development and Strategies.

Proven classroom strategies are blended with educational theory and research to give practicing teachers like you the skills needed to improve student performance. Learn practical skills with immediate career application. Courses address classroom management, assessment practices, technology, and psychological, social and comparative foundations.

Delivery Formats

The 30-credit degree is offered fully online with some program courses available in a face-to-face format. Our online format means campus visits are not required, allowing you to learn from anywhere and at a time of the day that suits you best. If you prefer face-to-face learning, Wilkes offers this program at convenient course locations throughout Pennsylvania, including on campus in Wilkes-Barre.

View our schedule for available courses and sites


The degree requires 30-credits: 18 credits of Wilkes courses and 12 credits from PLS 3rd Learning. View the program of study here. Once admitted, you can keep track of program requirements with this checklist.

Pennsylvania Instructional Coaching Letter of Endorsement

The master's degree includes the option to earn the 12-credit letter of endorsement in Instructional Coaching. Add on to your degree, or enroll in this stand-alone program to strengthen the culture of teaching and learning in your school or district and and support continuous improvement in the classroom. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this endorsement gives you the skills to become an instructional coach in your school or district. Upon successful completion, Pennsylvania educators can apply to add the Instructional Coaching endorsement to their teaching certificate.

Instructional Coaching Letter of Endorsement

Admission Requirements

You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. In addition, please submit:

  • An online application
  • A copy of your teaching certificate
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two completed graduate recommendation forms

Registering for Class

Once you are accepted to the program, you can register for Wilkes courses. View our registration guidelines or contact us for more information.

For More Information

Tori Reigle
Graduate Admissions
(570) 408-4311