Master of Education in Educational Practice – 36 Credits (Online)

Overview

Program Description

The program is specifically designed to meet the distinctive needs of the contemporary K-12 school teacher – preparing them to address the challenges of the 21st-century classroom. The M.Ed. in Educational Practice program is comprised of 12 courses, totaling 36 credits that are only offered online in 8-week sessions. Understanding the busy lives of professional educators, Centenary University has scheduled the M.Ed. in Educational Practice to coordinate with the public school calendar. Your learning outcomes are achieved through course work and learning experiences that are cohort based. As a member of a cohort, you will work with teachers in a collaborative way. Courses are designed around authentic project-based activities, action research, and reflective practices. Each course has activities, strategies, and techniques that are immediately applicable to your classroom. As a result, you will be able to comfortably achieve your personal professional goals in a flexible, convenient, and practical online environment. You will join in a cohort of students and progress through the program together. All classes are online, asynchronous, and accelerated, providing you with the flexibility to juggle the demands of teaching, extra-curricular responsibilities, mandated professional development, and family life. You will also be provided with a friendly introduction to online learning, your fellow cohort members, and your instructor prior to the beginning of the first course.

Program Goals

Program Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete the following program of study comprised of twelve courses, totaling 36 credits.

Graduate students must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each course and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree. Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of “C” (to include C+, C, or C-) will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student who has received a grade of “C” must repeat the course. No grades of “D” will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of “F” will result in dismissal from the program. Note: If a student repeats a course in which a grade of “C” has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of “C” will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • Must be a certified, currently employed teacher in an Elementary, Middle, or High School setting. Teaching Certification - Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certification, please contact the Transfer Admissions Office regarding the Post Baccalaureate teaching certification program).
  • No GRE/GMAT required.

Curriculum Requirements

Require

GED-621Prologue to Contemporary Educational Practice

3

GED-622Collaborative Teaching Concepts

3

GED-623Assessment & Evaluation: Relevant Instructional Design Models

3

GED-624Teachers As Change Agents & Educational Research

3

GED-625Curriculum Design & Development

3

GED-626Educational Technology Integration Strategies

3

GED-627Action Reasearch Based Thesis Proposal

3

GED-629Applications of Contemporary Educational Practice

3

GED-633The Art & Sci. of Teaching & Learning: Brain Compatible Practices for the Elementary Classroom

3

GED-634Innovative Approaches in Literacy Instruction

3

GED-636Inquiry Instruction in the Classroom

3

GED-638Action Research Based Thesis Implementation

3

Note: If you have already been admitted to the program, please contact the Program Director, Professor Erica McCrystal, for clarification as to how to progress towards earning your degree.