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Master's Degree in Education
An Online Master’s Degree Applicable to Your Classroom.
A teacher who ceases to continue learning may potentially stop being relevant as an educator. As new technologies change the way students interact with the world in their lives outside of school, classrooms must be brought up to speed to maintain consistency and hold students’ attentions. Keeping a high level of student engagement is a top priority for educators, and whether you seek to accomplish this through updated instructional strategies, integrated curriculum, more effective leadership or otherwise, the desire to continue impacting learners is an aspect that makes you an effective educator.
As schools seek to raise the quality of educators, more job opportunities require a Masters in Education, but beyond fulfilling this job requirement, an advanced education can help to improve your classroom performance. Because online degrees are becoming validated by studies proving the quality of the platform, educators have more options for advanced degrees. Even more beneficial is the potential to advance your education while continuing to work, so you never have to interrupt your career in the classroom.
At the University of New England, we believe that teachers should have access to a dynamic and enriching Masters in Education program without having to stall their careers. That’s why our online degree programs cover a variety of education topics to offer a broader scope of possibility for educators seeking online degrees of the highest integrity.
Program completion requires 30 credit hours total, which means that your Master’s degree in Education can be completed in as little as 18 months.
Master’s Degree in Education
The core curriculum of The University of New England’s online Masters in Education program includes five courses. These vital courses are structured as “bookends” around the students selected concentration.
Within these five core courses, teachers begin by exploring the principles of leadership inside and outside the classroom. Students will examine the roll of the teacher as a leader and learn how leadership is connected to the student experience. From inspiration and motivation the teacher will learn how their leadership can reach every student.
Other topics covered in the core of the Masters in Education online program focus on the theories and different types of instructional models, teaching strategies, and creating differentiation in the classroom. Teaches are encouraged to share their experiences and reflect with colleagues both in their school and in the online program. Motivation theory and classroom management is examined with teachers getting a better understanding of course creation, and in class management techniques.
Finally the students will develop an action research project and portfolio to access the growth that has occurred during this masters program. Organizational tools, goal setting, research, and a case study will be preformed.
MSEd Core Courses (15 Hours)
EDU 600 Teacher as Leader (3 Hours)
EDU 610 Differentiation Theory and Strategies (3 Hours)
EDU 615 Motivational Theory and Class Management (3 Hours)
EDU 690 Action Research Project (3 Hours)
EDU 695 Portfolio (3 Hours)
Once enrolled, students will select a concentration for their Masters in Education.
The University of New England’s Masters in Education Online features four unique concentrations: Curriculum & Instruction Strategies, Educational Leadership, Inclusion Education, and Literacy (K-12). Our curriculum offers a strong core in advanced education combined with an examination of the latest knowledge and techniques.
Please note: Most of the coursework is done according to your own schedule, although there may be occasional opportunities for live sessions, as a chance for students to engage with the professor. As an example, course EDU 705 (Leadership, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics) requires participation in a number of live web conference sessions, conducted in the evenings.