Teacher Education and Higher Education

M.Ed. in Teacher Education, concentration in The Learning Sciences

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Education with a Concentration in The Learning Sciences Program helps students develop mastery in general focal areas that will strengthen work in the field of education, including:

  1. Understanding and Enacting Powerful Teaching and Learning;
  2. Empowering Motivated Learning; and
  3. Harnessing Educational Research for Theory, Practice, or Policy.

Career Opportunities

Internships, hands-on job experience, exciting career leads and more. Get connected.

Program Contact

Dr. Beverly Faircloth
484 School of Education Bldg.


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Example Careers:

Teacher, Curriculum Facilitator, Educational Researcher, Educational Policy Analyst

Designed For

Practicing teachers, or other educational professionals/practitioners (with appropriate previous degree), who desire to strengthen their work in the field of education, research, or policy.

Career Opportunities

Develop practice, generate research, or influence policy that facilitates equitable, transformational education.

Research Interests

Faculty in the M.Ed. Learning Sciences Program engage in research in a wide range of areas. These include: equity in science education; student culture/identity and learning; professional development in math education; educational psychology; motivation; self regulation; understanding student learning; sociocultural lens on learning; student belonging; teaching politics; and online education.

Program of Study

Total hours: 33

Core courses: (9 hours)

  • TED 545 Diverse Learners (3 hours) or TED 646 Introduction to Equity Education (3 hours)
  • TED 669 Introduction to The Learning Sciences (3 hours)
  • ERM 605 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3 hours)

Concentration/Expertise (18 hours)

  • 18 credit hours to be selected with advisement based on candidate’s focus

Professional Development / Leadership (6 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Teacher as Researcher and Leader Option (6 hours)

    • TED 676 Teacher as Researcher and Leader I (3 hours)
    • TED 677 Teacher as Researcher and Leader II (3 hours)

Thesis Option (6 hours)

TED 699 Thesis (6 hours)

Minimum Program Requirements

Initial A Licensure in Education and 2 years teaching experience or related educational professional/practitioner experience with appropriate degree (e.g., Psychology).

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Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.