Master of Education (M.Ed)
The Master of Arts in Education is for those students who wish to further their studies in the field of Education. This program will enable students to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed as teachers, administrators and support personnel within various educational settings/institutions of Elementary, High School and Post-Secondary Educational Schools and Colleges.
Program Learning Outcomes
- To create a final Thesis or Project that uses evidence based and best practices within a K through 12 school environment;
- To demonstrate through application of strategies learned their ability to work in an administrative capacity in a K through 12 school environment;
- To understand the role that parent groups, community groups, school boards and governmental agencies play in the day to day operation of the school;
- To integrate expertise and knowledge in the educators’ practice in their educational environments;
- To participate in lifelong learning that enhances educational practice.
- To empower students as learners;
- To develop a voice in the profession and to become trailblazers in educational change;
- To become problem solvers who are able to address the complex issues present in the school setting;
- To Perform and support scholarly research addressing critical regional and national education issues;
- To obtain training in research methodology and design and guide them in performing significant educational research;
- To develop collaborations with educational agencies, scholars and institutions working to respond to the needs of the national educational system;
- To engage in collaborations internationally and nationally to provide service to the field of education and;
- To cultivate skills required by professional educators to deal with educational, social and psychological needs of the entire range of exceptionality from the gifted to the severely disabled.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses.
MEd 514 The sociology of education
MEd 558 Politics and philosophy of education
MEd 604 Cultural and multicultural educational studies
MEd 612 Teaching and learning
Students must choose and complete two courses from leadership courses
MEd 623 Instructional leadership in schools
MEd 635 Schools improvement implementation
MEd 640 Leadership in teaching
Students must choose and complete two courses from research-based courses
MEd 661 Introduction to quantitative methods in educational research
MEd 667 Design in educational research
MEd 675 Educational qualitative research methods
Students must complete all the field work courses.
MEd 680 Research and educational practicum
MEd 681 Educational internship
GRES 690 Master’s Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines
Total Credits required for Master of Education is 36.
Please refer to the University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.