We specialize in delivering online doctoral and master’s degrees in Education, as well as credit bearing Certificate programs.
Degree and certificate programs require that enrolled online students attend 2 face-to- face summer institutes, where during each summer session they can earn up to 9 credits at our Bethlehem, Pennsylvania campus.
All other program courses are delivered through an online internet platform during the fall and spring semesters allowing our students to stay in their home countries and study during those semesters.
Students who are non-residents would have appropriate visa application documents sent to them for their summer study on our campus. The summer program consists of 3 nine day sessions during the months of June and July, students can complete a 3 credit course in each of the sessions. During this time they can take one, two or three courses.
A typical academic year would be as follows:
- Fall semester- online course taken at home in a student’s respective home country
- Spring semester- online course taken at home in a student’s respective home country
- Summer session- taking courses face-to-face on the Lehigh University campus, Bethlehem PA USA.
Certificate International Counseling
Teachers and administrators of the 21st century are continually looking for opportunities for professional development. Our Certificate programs were designed with this fact in mind. As an alternative to completing a Degree program, teachers and administrators can complete four courses towards a Certificate of Completion.
Students may receive a Professional Education Certificate by taking a minimum of four courses in a specialty area as a stand-alone certificate. One of these certificates is focused on international counseling.
International Counseling (12 credit hours)
- CPsy 436 Culture-Centered Career Intervention
- CPsy 442 Counseling and Therapeutic Approaches
- CPsy 452 Current Issues in Counseling: Facilitating Healthy Adjustment
- CPsy 453 Current Issues in Counseling: Building Healthy Communities (CPsy 452 prerequisite required)
Academic Program Timeline
Subject to the program of your interest, courses are offered online during the fall and spring semesters and on-site during the summer, subject to scheduling.
Transfer to a Master's Degree Program
Upon completion of your Professional Education Certificate program, your 12 credits may be applied to a Master's Degree program in the College of Education. To apply for a Master's Degree, visit our Applications Web site at: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/lehighg/. Then fill out the Personal Information, Program Information, and Educational background, Demographic sections of the Application Form and submit two letters of recommendation and a personal aspiration essay. When you get to the "Pay Application Fee" portion of the application, you will not have to pay this.
For more information about our programs, visit: http://coe.lehigh.edu/globalonline
In addition to our online courses, we also offer various on-campus programs. We welcome anyone who is interested in our on-campus programs to come visit us at our campus or contact us via telephone or mail. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you have and give you a tour of our campus and programs.
Last updated July 13, 2015