M.Ed. or M.A. Teaching and Learning

Master's in Teaching and Learning
Master's in Teaching and Learning

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).

Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Teaching and Learning is a minimum of 30 credit hours and comprises a 15 credit core (5 courses) and 15 credits of electives (5 courses).

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning

The 30-credit Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS
Core Coursework (15 credit hours)  
EDUC 403  Research 3
EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
TLT 401 Overview of Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 403 Instructional Design 3
TLT 480 Curriculum Theory and Design 3

Tracks (15 credit hours)

Track 1: Technology in School Settings

   
TLT 458  Introduction to Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning  3
TLT 460  Advanced Multimedia Programming and Resource Development for Learning 3
TLT 462 Special Topics in Development of Instructional Resources and Technologies for Learning 1-3
TLT 470 Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 476 Assessment of Instructional Technologies 3
Track 2: Globalization in Education    
CIE 400  Comparative and International Education 3
CIE 401  Globalization and Contextualization 3
CIE 403 Globalization and Curriculum Implications 3
CIE 404 Issues and Institutions in International Educational Development 3
CIE 405 Experiencing the United Nations: Gender and Education in International Development 3
CIE 406  International Education Policy 3
CIE 407  Grant Writing and Fund Raising in International Education Development 3
CIE 414  Globalization and Post-Colonialism in Education 3
CIE 471 Globalization and Education Equity 3

Track 3: Teaching Field Content 

Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above)

 
EDUC 419 Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Theory 3
EDUC 421 Intercultural Communication 3
EDUC 422 Theory and Practice for Second Language Learning 3
EDUC 423 Second Language Assessment 3
TLT 367 Environmental Education 3
TLT 368 Teaching and Learning with Geospatial Tools 3
TLT 494 Culminating Research Project  3
  Other electives as approved by advisor  

 

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching and Learning

The 30-credit Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program comprises a 15 credit core (5 courses) and 15 credits of electives. 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. For the Master of Arts degree, 12 credits of content-area courses must be taken outside the College of Education.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS
Core Coursework (15 credit hours)  
EDUC 403  Research 3
EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
TLT 401 Overview of Teaching and Learning 3
TLT 403 Instructional Design 3
TLT 480 Curriculum Theory and Design 3
Electives:  Teaching Field Content (15 credits)  
For the M.A.: Must include 12 credits of content-area courses taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above).  
  Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 3
  Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 1-3
  Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 3
  Content-area course taken outside the College of Education (300 level and above) 3
EDUC 419 Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Theory 3
EDUC 421 Intercultural Communication 3
EDUC 422  Theory and Practice for Second Language Learning 3
EDUC 423 Second Language Assessment  3
TLT 367 Environmental Education 3
TLT 368 Teaching and Learning with Geospatial Tools 3
TLT 494 Culminating Research Project  3
  Other electives as approved by advisor  

 

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog

Application Requirements & Deadlines