Gain unique, practical experience that will help you become a more effective and engaging teacher in the Master of Education in Educational Studies program at Southern New Hampshire University. Throughout the graduate program, you’ll learn classroom leadership and teaching techniques you can use in public and private school classrooms, alternative certification options or collegiate-level instruction.
The MEd in Educational Studies, offered on campus and online, is ideal for professionals who are seeking education credentials and skills but who do not need to become licensed public school teachers. It's also tailor-made for already licensed teachers seeking an advanced degree to enhance their teaching skills.
Discover innovative, inquiry-based curriculum development and instructional models that accentuate student learning. 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. You’ll also learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MEd in Educational Studies at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts. Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.
Admission requirements and timelines may differ for international students. Learn more.
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
Earn your Master of Education degree and open yourself to a number of careers in education. Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion and drive — and, of course, education. A master’s degree automatically increases your pay in many states and gives you a competitive advantage for advancing your career.
Careers in elementary education are experiencing healthy growth. Kindergarten and elementary school teacher positions are expected to grow 12 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Related to careers in elementary education, instruction coordinator positions are projected to grow 13 percent through 2022. With an MEd in Educational Studies, you'll enhance and broaden your careers opportunities.
Through the coursework and hands-on practicum, you'll learn how to apply theory and best practices to positively influence the learning environment and promote student inquiry.
This course provides an introduction to methods of educational research. These methods encourage educators to be action researchers in their own classrooms, school districts, and/or communities to improve teaching and learning practice. Students will become familiar with purposeful quantitative and qualitative research designs to develop an increased understanding of the issues, both theoretical and practical, arising through the research process. An emphasis will be placed on understanding, interpreting, and critiquing educational research and developing research proposals.
This course offers practice in identifying and developing basic beliefs and values while assessing contemporary philosophies. It includes a study of the history and current issues of education in America.
In this course, students will develop the knowledge and skills to use technology to enhance student learning and achievement. This course also introduces students to learning targets (standards/outcomes) and a general model of curriculum development, implementation and assessment.
This course studies the role of contemporary learning theories and their application to educational practice, including issues of readiness, motivation, problem solving, and the social context of learning. Students will understand how to apply scientifically based instructional strategies to promote learning.
Students will be introduced to the issues related to children with disabilities and the educational implications for participation within the general education classroom will be examined. The course includes the history of Special Education, as well as current trends and research. Federal and state legislation will be reviewed as well as the NH State Standards for Children with Disabilities. Students will review the Individuals with Disabilities Act as it relates to the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including title II of the ADA and section 504 and The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973, as amended.
Select six (6) electives with advisor including one in each of the following areas: curriculum, reading and assessment
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer generous financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses.
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