Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Teaching and Learning (30 credit hour minimum). The 30 credit degree program comprises a 15 credit core (5 courses) and 15 credits of electives (5 courses).
The goal of the post-certification Master’s in Teaching and Learning is to provide professionally oriented practicing classroom teachers an in-depth understanding of classroom learning environments and experience in classroom-based research methods. These classroom teachers will enhance their pedagogical knowledge and skills, the design of classroom learning environments, and develop innovative curricula and learning activities.
The 15 credits of electives are selected from one of three approved tracks:
Track 1: The Technology in School Settings track helps graduates learn to incorporate technology in educational settings or helps those already doing so, but who wish to do so more effectively. This track leads to a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.
Track 2: The Globalization in Education track helps graduates make positive change in a rapidly changing global context. Students will explore the impact of globalization on schooling both domestically and abroad. They will also delve into contemporary issues related to educational change requiring an understanding of the importance and application of data-driven decision-making in classrooms and schools around the world. This track leads to a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) degree.
Track 3: The Teaching Field Content track provides graduates with enhanced content knowledge in their chosen teaching field. These content area courses are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. Depending on the additional coursework taken, this track leads to either a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. For the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, 12 credits of content-area courses must be taken outside the College of Education (300-level and above).
Curriculum can be found in the course catalog.