Master of Education (M.Ed.)The M.Ed. is for licensed teachers or educators interested in pursuing a master’s degree focused on improving practice and renewing passions for teaching through an emphasis on teacher inquiry. This program is in a blended format and includes several curricular choices as a result. In addition to core program content, candidates complete coursework in an area of concentration. Choices include: Reading endorsement, ESOL endorsement, Special Education endorsement, and Informal Educator. These areas are all highly sought-after competencies.
- Blended format - mostly online with two on-campus Saturdays a term
- Students can begin in fall or spring
- Flexible schedule during the academic year
- Small class sizes with approximately 12-18 students each year
For licensed teachers - Options for the area of concentration may include one of the specialty area endorsement programs: ESOL, Reading or Special Education. Teachers are encouraged to develop skills and strategies to observe, describe, reflect on, and learn from the behaviors and knowledge of their students; become educational leaders; and build cohesive, comprehensive, learner-centered curriculum.
For those without teaching licenses - The Informal Educator area of concentration offers an exciting option for those who work in educational settings such as museums, parks or community education programs. Educators will develop their knowledge of issues and instructional approaches to support effective teaching in any context.
|M.Ed. core classes||24 credits|
|Area of Concentration||12 credits|
|Total Credits Required for Degree||36 total credits|
|Options for Area of Concentration
|Informal Educator||12 credits|
|ESOL endorsement||12 credits|
|Reading endorsement||12 credits|
|Special Education endorsement||28 credits|
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You will work with an advisor to design your individual plan of study.
- Complete core courses totaling 24 credits.
- Complete 12 additional credits in your chosen area of concentration to earn your M.Ed. Each area has a required number of credits for completion in that area of concentration.
- Options to choose from are: Reading, ESOL, Special Education endorsements or Informal Educator.
- There are 36 credits required to complete the Master of Education degree.