MEd in Educational Studies - Careers

A Variety of Teaching Opportunities

By emphasizing techniques and methodologies that apply to every level of learner, the MEd in Educational Studies will enhance your classroom teaching and training experience and prepare you for a variety of educational studies careers. Through the course work and hands-on practicum, you will learn how to apply theory and best practices to positively influence the learning environment and promote student inquiry. Earn your Educational Studies graduate degree and careers will open in a variety of industries because you will gain an understanding that is applicable in a wide range of positions.

Learn how to:

  • Engage students of every level.
  • Foster inquiry-based learning.
  • Develop collaborative and immersive learning environments.
  • Use the cultural context of the larger community (whether a business, a public or private school, or a college) to develop activities that directly impact student learning.
  • Participate in necessary course work to meet your Alternative Certification Plan.

Educational Studies in the Work Force

Career prospects are generally good for people with an Educational Studies graduate degree. Employment opportunities for postsecondary educators are expected to increase by 15 percent through 2018, with kindergarten and elementary school teacher demand not far behind at 13 percent. Meanwhile, employment opportunities for corporate trainers are projected to grow by 22 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations. Getting your MEd in Educational Studies gives you a broad and deep educational understand that will position you for a wide variety of careers.

Resources for an Educational Studies Degree

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Career Opportunities: 
SNHU Career Development Center
Learn about SNHU career planning and development assistance.

U.S. Department of Labor, Instructional and Curriculum Coordinators Occupational Outlook, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects and expected earnings of curriculum administrators.

Professional  Organizations and Associations
National Education Association
The mission of the NEA is to advocate for education professionals and to unite members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The ASCD provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
The mission of NASET is to provide support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs, as well as promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children.

International Reading Association
The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

University Council for Education Administration
The UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

National Policy Board on Educational Administration
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration is a national consortium of major stakeholders in educational leadership and policy. The purpose of the Board is to provide a forum for collaborative actions by organizations interested in the advancement of school and school-system leadership.

New Hampshire Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student.

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