Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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Master of Education

The College of Education offers three programs leading to graduate degrees in education. For teachers who are looking to increase the effectiveness of their pedagogy and impact on student learning, this Master of Education degree program offers practical application of current research-based best practices. Courses are delivered in both on-line and seated formats, and the 33-hour program can be completed in 12 months. The Master of Education degree does not lead to certification, and incoming students must already be certified to teach.



Coursework Details


This course is designed for classroom teachers and administrators as an introduction to research. Its purposes are to help teachers and administrators understand, apply, analyze, utilize and assess a variety of research strategies for current and future needs that are relevant to school issues such as accountability, single gender classroom, school violence, etc. Components of study will include the study and development of: 1) current research strategies, 2) an abstract, 3) a research question or hypothesis of an area of interest, 4) a literature review related to the research question or hypothesis, 5) the role of reliability and validity, and 6) data collect/analysis strategies.


Courses include the following:

  • Current Issues in Public School Education
  • Best Current Teaching Practices
  • Strategies for Addressing Diversity in the Classroom
  • Education of Students with Exceptionalities
  • Principles of Curriculum Development
  • School and Community Relations
  • Assessment of Learners
  • Educational Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Theories of Learning
  • Educational Research

M.Ed. students may start at the first class of any course throughout the year. All courses are offered online with the exception of required summer 2-week intensive courses which are offered on the main AU campus. Students may begin the program during any course start. Courses start approximately every 7 weeks during the fall and spring semester. In order to complete the requirements for graduation, M.Ed. students must complete three summer courses, offered during a 2-week residency (8:30 AM-12:30 PM; Monday-Friday) at the main AU campus in Anderson, South Carolina.

The M.Ed. may be completed in 12 months.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Anderson University is a selective comprehensive Christian university offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson has received numerous national recognitions, incl ... Read More

Anderson University is a selective comprehensive Christian university offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson has received numerous national recognitions, including: The Top Tier (#21) of U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges One of "49 Up & Coming Universities to Watch in America" (U.S. News & World Report) The Princeton Review's 136 Best Southeastern Colleges The #2 Regional College in the South for "Excellence in Teaching" (U.S. News & World Report) One of "Americas 100 Best College Buys" OUR HISTORY Anderson University traces its origin to one of the first institutions of higher learning for women in the United States. The Johnson Female Seminary opened in the city of Anderson in 1848. The founder was the Reverend William B. Johnson. The school the Reverend Mr. Johnson founded was forced to close during the Civil War and did not reopen, but in time a new generation carried on what had been begun at that institution. A group of public-spirited citizens, desirous of having an institution of higher learning in Anderson, offered 32 acres of land and $100,000 to the South Carolina Baptist Convention at their meeting in 1910. The convention nominated a group of trustees, and Anderson College was granted a charter in 1911 by the South Carolina General Assembly. In 1912, the College opened its doors and operated as a four-year college for women until 1930. In 1929, the Anderson transitioned to a junior college, the first in the state. The College became a coeducational two-year institution in 1930. In December 1989, the Board of Trustees voted to return the College to its status as a four-year institution, beginning with the fall semester of 1991. This decision was subsequently affirmed by a unanimous vote of the General Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The first four-year class since 1930 graduated in May 1993. In the spring of 2005, Anderson's Board of Trustees voted for a change to university status for the institution to reflect the new addition of graduate programs and a reorganization of the academic divisions into colleges. On January 1, 2006, Anderson College became Anderson University. The community of Anderson, having given birth to the University, has nurtured and supported the institution throughout the University's history. In turn, the University has provided intellectual, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the citizens of the Anderson area, and has made a significant contribution to the economy of the community. Anderson University has experienced rapid growth under the leadership of President, Dr. Evans Whitaker. Anderson University now enrolls approximately 3,000 students from 38 states and 15 foreign countries. Grounded in a Christian perspective, Anderson offers more than 50 bachelor's, masters and doctoral programs of study. OUR ACCREDITATION Anderson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters and doctoral degrees. Professional accreditation includes the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). OUR FACULTY Guided by a commitment to teaching excellence, Anderson's faculty invest their lives into your personal and intellectual success. Our faculty distinguishes themselves by creating unique opportunities for student engagement and helpful support, especially for AU Online students. Eighty-two percent of AU faculty hold the highest degree in their field. OUR AFFORDABILITY Anderson University has been recognized as one of the most affordable universities in the South. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked AU among the top 11 universities in the South (public and private) for students accumulating the least educational debt. OUR MISSION Anderson University is an academic community, providing a challenging education grounded in the liberal arts, enhanced by professional and graduate programs and a co-curricular focus on the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. This is a diverse community that is Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed. OUR VISION Anderson University exists to be a premier teaching university where liberal arts and professional studies thrive within a distinctively Christian community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to learning and service. Read less
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