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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Teaching is an academic program that prepares students for different instructing environments. Students may choose specific areas of study or choose general teaching techniques. Some courses may include communication, classroom management, evaluation methods, and managing challenging behaviors.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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MEd in Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Northern Arizona University
Campus or Online Part time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. Curricular Requirements for 2016-2017 Academic Year Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing ESL skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the oral language and literacy skills of all students. The Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Master of Education has 2 emphasis: Bilingual emphasis English as a Second Language emphasis Prepare for a career as a Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with this master’s degree. There is a growing demand for individuals with this preparation. With this degree, you can become a: Bilingual or ESL classroom teacher Bilingual or ESL resource teacher Teacher responsible for providing bilingual or ESL support in classroom or special settings Endorsements Bilingual Emphasis If you wish to meet the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement requirements, you may, through careful planning with your advisor, earn this endorsement within your master's degree program. You need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. ESL Emphasis You do not need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. However, if you decide to earn either the bilingual endorsement or the ESL endorsement, you will need to fulfill and verify the second language learning experience and teacher certification requirements of these endorsements. Visit the AZ Department of Education for more information. Please be advised, however, that Northern Arizona University does not grant either endorsement. To receive either a bilingual or English as a second language endorsement, you must apply to the Arizona Department of Education. Please be aware that our degree program does not automatically lead to endorsement. If you are interested in both a degree and an endorsement, you must work closely with your adviser to achieve both goals. What Can I Do with a Master of Education in ESL and Bilingual Education - ESL? Our degree program prepares you for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. The demand for such skills is growing across the country. You won't need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. However, if you decide to earn either the bilingual endorsement or the ESL endorsement, you will need to fulfill the language proficiency and teacher certification requirements of these endorsements. With further education, one of these paths is possible: English as a Second Language teacher Classroom teacher English as a Second Language director University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. Candidates in this program of study are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to enroll in the fieldwork and capstone courses. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following courses: BME 530, BME 608, BME 631, BME 634, BME 637, and BME 698 A portfolio of sample work that demonstrates proficiency on TESOL professional standards, and through a passing score on a comprehensive examination ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Individual program admission requirements include: IVP Fingerprint clearance card Teaching certificate (if the applicant has one) Student Learning Outcomes: Candidates will: 1. Know, understand and use the major theories and research related to the structure and acquisition of language 2. Apply major theories and research to help English language learners develop language and literacy and achieve in the content area. 3. Know, understand and use major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELLs. 4. Know, understand and apply concepts, research and best practices to plan classroom instruction for ELLs. 5. Demonstrate understanding of issues and concepts of assessment. 6. Use a variety of standards-based language proficiency instruments to show language growth and to inform their instruction. [-]

Master Of Education (research Profile)

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The Master of Education provides information on the different research approaches in education, understand their main foundations and deepen knowledge in an area of ​​specialization. [+]

The Master of Education provides information on the different approaches to educational research, understand their main foundations and deepen their knowledge in a specialized field related to one of three concentrations: * Educational Administration; academic and social (remedial); teaching and learning. * Reserved for students who have completed the Diploma in Educational Administration. It also aims to find solutions to problems both theoretical and practical, as well as related professional experience as a field of educational knowledge. paths M.Ed., research profile (with memory) The MA in education, research path (with memory) allows for a research project (21 credits memory) to deepen their knowledge in a specialized field related to educational sciences. This pathway also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. M.Ed., professional profile (with testing) The MA in education, career path (with testing) enables: deepen skills like speaking in school and social adaptation, teaching-learning or school administration; become familiar with the science research process of education; to achieve a specific intervention project linked to the realities encountered in professional practice as part of an essay of 9 credits. Academic and social adjustment in concentration gives access to the Association of remedial Quebec (ADOQ). Targeted audience The Master of Education is aimed at: teachers; school administrators; psychoeducators; educational consultants; students interested in working in education both at school than middle school as stakeholders or researchers. Research areas The themes in the context of higher education in graduate studies can be very varied. Topics of study may enroll in any of the following: school and social adaptation, remediation; school administration, governance and financing of education; student development and cognition; didactics (French, mathematics, science, social studies, ethics, music, etc.); teaching and learning; practical training (internships); literacy, numeracy; perseverance and academic success; teaching profession; psychology, philosophy or sociology of education; information technology and communication in education; etc. Employment Opportunities In addition to allowing the deepening of a domain or acquiring research skills, higher education graduate programs make accessible or facilitate access to certain jobs: an advancement in his teaching career or intervening in Education; Principals (if degree or Master of Education, school administration concentration); resource teacher at different levels (in the case of short program of the second cycle in special education and Master of Education - Professional Profile - concentration academic and social adaptation); school counselor in a school board; professional in a ministry or other organizations developing, managing or supervising research projects and educational development; lecturer in university undergraduate programs in education (for courses related to the specialty developed); College Education (if sufficient disciplinary specialization is owned); professional for university research projects in education; research professor in education (for those pursuing doctoral studies in a field corresponding to positions offered in universities). OBJECTIVES The option M.Ed., research profile, is designed to allow the student or the student: to know the different educational research approaches; to define and develop specific research problem to the theme of selected studies; to know and understand the main theoretical foundations of its object of study; to acquire basic knowledge and be familiar with relevant research methodologies in education and the theme of selected studies; to plan and realize a research project in their area of ​​specialization; learn to effectively communicate the results of its work, in his writings or in seminars, symposia and conferences; develop the skills required to prosecution, if any, doctoral studies. [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

This degree prepares you to respond to the cultural, demographic, technological and other forces shaping education today by designing and developing curriculum for your classroom and assessing its effectiveness. You’ll learn about educational trends, assessment procedures, and how to use advanced learning theories and educative design to adjust curriculum in response to current research. This program will prepare you for National Board Certification... [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. Online Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction This degree prepares you to respond to the cultural, demographic, technological and other forces shaping education today by designing and developing curriculum for your classroom and assessing its effectiveness. You’ll learn about educational trends, assessment procedures, and how to use advanced learning theories and educative design to adjust curriculum in response to current research. This program will prepare you for National Board Certification and may also prepare you to become a master teacher or a curriculum and instruction director within your district. Program advantages At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a graduate program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth. Courses EDU500 Current Issues in Education EDU556 Action Research I EDU580 Educational Technology (Online) EDU520 Research Design EDU510 Advanced Learning Theories EDU530 Improvement of Instruction EDU585 School Law EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning EDU540 Literacy Instruction EDU550 Curriculum Construction EDU596 Action Research II Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work This program will prepare you for National Board Certification by using the National Board Professional Teaching Standards as the focal point of the curriculum. It will also prepare you to become a master teacher within your school district, and may also qualify you to become a curriculum and instruction director within your district. It does not meet Missouri requirements for building-level administrative certification. Admission requirements - Completed application - Admissions Essay - Current resume or work experience summary - Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university you graduated from [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading... [+]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading edge of this trend and use your learning to enhance the learning of others, wherever you choose to apply it. Program advantages This degree includes courses about education, research and technology that support enhanced teaching methods through the use of technology. If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Courses - EDU500 Current Issues in Education - EDU520 Research Design - EDU543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape - EDU558 Software Applications for Academic Programs - EDU561 Instructional Design With Technology - EDU563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology - EDU571: Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum - EDU589: Teaching and Technology Capstone Project - EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Admission requirements - Completed application - You must have a 2.5 GPA in your undergraduate degree to be considered for admission into the graduate degree program. - No previous education degree required. [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Educational Technology and Online Instruction

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Earn your Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Educational Technology and Online Instruction from Liberty University Online, and become a part of a growing, dynamic education career. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. Earn your Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Educational Technology and Online Instruction from Liberty University Online, and become a part of a growing, dynamic education career. Program courses incorporate cutting-edge technology to help students understand how to integrate the latest updates in technology into higher education today. Graduates will be well-prepared to excel in the technology field in the education sector and will have mastered skills in great demand in higher education today. Potential Career Fields: School Technology Director, School Technology Specialist, Technology Instructor Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Special Education

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Earn your Master of Education - Teaching and Learning degree with a concentration in special education from Liberty University Online, and prepare yourself to serve as an effective special education teacher. [+]

Earn your Master of Education - Teaching and Learning degree with a concentration in special education from Liberty University Online, and prepare yourself to serve as an effective special education teacher. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program, and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Field: Special Education Teacher. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Middle Grades

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Learn to become an effective middle-grades teacher through Liberty University Online. Liberty’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program with a concentration in middle grades education prepares students seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. Learn to become an effective middle-grades teacher through Liberty University Online. Liberty’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program with a concentration in middle grades education prepares students seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Field: Middle School Teacher Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Elementary Education

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Online’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program is designed for individuals interested in teaching elementary education but are not seeking licensure. [+]

Liberty University Online’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program is designed for individuals interested in teaching elementary education but are not seeking licensure. Along with core courses, you will study and learn how to teach math, natural sciences, language acquisition and reading skills. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K–12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Fields: Elementary School Teacher Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Leadership

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching & Learning – Leadership program prepares students for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Combining Christian perspective with accredited academics, students master skills in community relations, diverse education settings, and other areas of leadership. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching & Learning – Leadership program prepares students for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Combining Christian perspective with accredited academics, students master skills in community relations, diverse education settings, and other areas of leadership. This is a non-licensure program for a K-12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is ideal for those who cannot complete an internship in an accredited school, such as some of our Christian and international schools. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Gifted Education

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Education Gifted Program Specialist degree through Liberty University Online is designed to instruct individuals how to plan and implement appropriate curriculum to gifted children and for the individual who is interested in becoming a gifted education teacher. [+]

The Master of Education Gifted Program Specialist degree through Liberty University Online is designed to instruct individuals how to plan and implement appropriate curriculum to gifted children and for the individual who is interested in becoming a gifted education teacher. Courses provide specialized preparation for students seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Fields: Gifted Education Teacher, Gifted Education Director Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – English

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Education – Teaching & Learning with a cognate in English is designed to train individuals in planning and implementing appropriate curriculum among a variety of levels. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. The Master of Education – Teaching & Learning with a cognate in English is designed to train individuals in planning and implementing appropriate curriculum among a variety of levels. Liberty’s M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning (English) prepares students with the skills necessary for advanced writing, linguistics, communication, analysis and acquisition of English and various Modern Languages. Combining Christian perspective with accredited academics, you will gain invaluable experience to impact the world of language and education. This program will help you to establish a firm understanding of curriculum development and classroom management while equipping you with the leadership skills needed to achieve your goals and succeed in your teaching career. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – General

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University`s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program prepares you for teaching in Christian, public and private schools. [+]

Liberty University`s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program prepares you for teaching in Christian, public and private schools. You will learn to become an effective teacher, focusing on general, elementary, middle or special education. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Student Services

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching & Learning – Student Services online program equips students for leadership roles in public and private schools. This program is ideal for those who are passionate about improving the learning experience for students through a wide variety of educational resources. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. Liberty University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching & Learning – Student Services online program equips students for leadership roles in public and private schools. This program is ideal for those who are passionate about improving the learning experience for students through a wide variety of educational resources. This K-12 non-licensed program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is great for those who cannot complete a practicum in an accredited school. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education in Instructional Technology

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

The University of Maine Master’s program in Instructional Technology is designed to help our masters students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. [+]

General Overview of the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology A collaborative degree between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine The University of Maine Master’s program in Instructional Technology is designed to help our masters students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence educational settings. The Master’s in Instructional Technology is designed to investigate the following central questions: Learning Environments: How do educators leverage technology to create environments that support the development of diverse skills, and emphasize challenging learning experiences? Teaching and Learning: How can technology enhance teaching and learning partnerships that support and promote innovative models of deeper learning? Digital Citizenship: How can educators promote an understanding of the social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to a globally connected society? Professional Practice: How can educators develop and model pedagogical and andragogical principles of learning to promote professional growth and practice in a globally connected society? Leadership: How can educators align vision, implementation, and practice to foster learning enhanced by technology? Program Requirements (33 credits) Endorsement: After satisfactorily completing specified courses, students may earn the Maine Department of Education 680 (Computer Teacher) endorsement. Scheduling: It is possible to complete the program in six semesters. All courses are offered in a fully online format. Curriculum: We do not have a strict sequence of classes, but students typically take Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods first. Subsequent courses are determined in conjunction with student’s advisor. Instructional Technology Core (21 Credits): Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods Studio in Computing for Learning Instructional Design and Project Management Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology Essentials for Educational Technology Leaders Introduction to Educational Research Educational Practicum or Educational Internship Instructional Technology Electives (12 Credits) Electives may include: Innovation Educator Series Information Security in the Educational Environment Technology Supported Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Technology and Assessment Designing Networks to Optimize Learning Leveraging Crowd-Based Knowledge in K-12 Classrooms Supporting K-12 Math and Science with Technology Summer Technology Institute Technology for Young Learners Introduction to Flipped, Blended, and Online Learning Instructional Design Series Advanced Instructional Design Professional Development and Coaching Practicum in Instructional Design Electives are planned in conversation with program advisor. It may be possible to take electives from outside the M.Ed. in IT with prior approval for Plan of Study. Semester hours for this program may include up to 6 hours of approved transfer coursework from a fully accredited college or university which would be acceptable at that institution in partial fulfillment of its requirements for a graduate degree, or up to 12 hours of approved transfer coursework from the University of Maine. All work for the M.Ed. program must be completed within six years of matriculation. APPLICATION INFORMATION When you are ready to apply, please first review the Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application. What can I do with an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology? Instructional technology is fast becoming a challenging and rewarding career move for educators at all levels. Education technology is becoming a mainstay for educational programs across ages and classroom settings. Earning a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology places you at the center of this emerging field. Students who complete this program will be prepared for careers as Facilitators or directors in education settings as resources for implementing technology in the classroom Instructional designers inside or outside the classroom Developers of instructional materials across a variety of media Curriculum development designers who utilizing education technology Education consulting The Bureau of Labor statistics projects an increase of 13% for instructional technologists in education between 2012 and 2022. [-]

Master of Education in Literacy (Writing and the Teaching of Writing)

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

The Maine Writing Project of the College of Education and Human Development offers a unique opportunity to discover your potential as a writer and teacher of writing in our unique hybrid graduate program. With online courses during the academic year and on-campus summer options in Orono, students will complete a Master of Education in Literacy with a focus in Writing and the Teaching of Writing. [+]

Masters in Teaching in North America 2017. General Overview of M.Ed. in Literacy (Writing and the Teaching of Writing) Online Graduate Studies with on-campus summer options The Maine Writing Project of the College of Education and Human Development offers a unique opportunity to discover your potential as a writer and teacher of writing in our unique hybrid graduate program. With online courses during the academic year and on-campus summer options in Orono, students will complete a Master of Education in Literacy with a focus in Writing and the Teaching of Writing. We offer the following courses and institutes: Digital Writing Poetry Nonfiction Blogging Fiction National Writing Project Certification Writing Center Pedagogy Developing Online Learning Experiences NorthEast Writing Institute Reading/Writing in the Common Core You may take these courses and institutes individually or as part of our graduate program. Check out our website for information on gaining certification in the National Writing Project as a member of the Maine Writing Project. Visit MaineWritingProject.org (see Online Graduate Studies in Writing) From the Dean of Education and Human Development: “In order to develop graduates prepared to become leaders in their selected profession, we feel that they first need to become inspired, motivated learners. We are seeking students that are self motivated, goal oriented learners who are truly inspired to become intellectuals themselves and we believe that we have the faculty and staff who can guide you along the journey. We hope to prepare our graduates to enter the profession ready to lead through service and action and poised to make a positive impact on children, youth, adults, families, communities and schools. To reach this end our candidates will begin with inspiration and a commitment to developing the knowledge base to provide effective instruction and other educational services that will respond to the diverse needs of all learners. Developing this knowledge base is essential when learning to collaborate with others and to engage in ongoing professional development that will lead to engagement and transformative education.” Program Requirements The Master of Education (M.Ed.) is intended to enhance the preparation of educational professionals in specialty areas. The degree is granted on completion of a planned program of study that includes a minimum of 33-60 semester hours, depending on the discipline. Those semester hours may include up to 6 hours of approved transfer coursework from a fully accredited college or university which would be acceptable at that institution in partial fulfillment of its requirements for a graduate degree, or up to 12 hours of approved transfer coursework from the University of Maine. In lieu of a thesis, M.Ed. programs require completion of a comprehensive paper, project, portfolio, or oral examination, generally during the final semester or year of study. The purpose of this requirement is to enable demonstration of learning that has taken place across the program as a whole. All work for the M.Ed. program must be completed within six years of matriculation. This low-residence option for teachers emphasizes the teaching of writing in real and virtual contexts. The course of study is planned in consultation with a faculty advisor and includes online academic year courses and on-campus summer options. The program also includes an online practicum guided by a writing mentor. Required Courses: EDU 580: Northeast Writing Institute EDU 580: Literacy Institute – Or – ERL 590: Maine Writing Project Summer Institute ERL 544: Digital Writing in Classrooms ERL 540: Writing in Schools & Colleges ERL 590: Seminar in Fiction ERL 590: Seminar in Crafting Story – Or – ERL 590: Seminar in Memoir ERL 698: Writing Practicum Plus additional electives APPLICATION INFORMATION Eligibility for admission to M.Ed. programs is based on completion of prerequisites for the specific program. Some PreK-12 programs require prior teacher certification. However, an applicant from another undergraduate program may establish eligibility by meeting essential prerequisites. In accordance with Graduate School regulations, all thesis candidates must take the Graduate Record Examination. Non-thesis candidates may take either the Miller Analogies Test or the GRE. Applicants should allow up to six weeks for scores to be sent to the Graduate School. When you are ready to apply, please first review the Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application. For additional information regarding admission into the program, please contact: Dr. Rich Kent. What can I do with an MEd in Literacy (Writing and the Teaching of Writing)? Children need proficient reading skills in order to be successful in school. The level of reading skill required to fully participate in society continues to grow. This program is designed to enrich and expand the students’ understanding of the process of reading and to help educators become effective in the literacy needs of a wide range of learners. With this degree you may become a reading specialist or a literacy coach. In addition to regular classroom teaching, this degree prepares you for a career in Preschool, Elementary, Secondary, Special Ed or Remedial reading education, Adult Literacy and English as a Second language. Literacy students become teachers and scholars. You’ll develop the skills that are required in educating students from different cultural backgrounds, economic situations and educational backgrounds. Curriculum Design is another important area in literacy education. As more and more immigrants come to the United States, the need for literacy education becomes increasingly important. [-]