M.Ed. in Teacher Education with a Concentration in 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:
- Understanding and Enacting Powerful Teaching and Learning;
- Empowering Motivated Learning; and
- Harnessing Educational Research for Theory, Practice, or Policy.
Teacher, Curriculum Facilitator, Educational Researcher, Educational Policy Analyst
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.
Develop practice, generate research, or influence policy that facilitates equitable, transformational education.
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 669 Introduction to The Learning Sciences (3 hours)
- TED 628 Learning and the Learner (3 hours)
- TED 545 Diverse Learners (3 hours) or TED 646 Intro. to Equity Education (3 hours)
Content/Pedagogical /Research Expertise (18 hours)
- Seven courses to be selected with advisement based on candidate’s focus
Professional Development / Leadership (6 hours)
- TED 676 Teacher as Researcher and Learner I (3 hours)
- TED 677 Teacher as Researcher and Learner II (3 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).