Worcester State University is excited to offer three new all-online master's degrees in elementary education, early childhood education, and moderate disabilities. Though the programs share many strong attributes, each has a distinct focus to help current and future educators gain valuable skill sets for a variety of careers.
Master of Education in Elementary Education Online
Experienced educators in grades one through six will sharpen their classroom effectiveness as they pursue an M.Ed. in Elementary Education online through Worcester State University. Students enrolled in this program will learn from seasoned faculty about teaching trends in content area classes such as Social Studies Content, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction; Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction; and Reading as Language. Successful completion of this program will open possible career opportunities like curriculum coordinator, education researcher, or private school teacher. For convenience and flexibility, the M. Ed. In Elementary Education online program adapts to suit a variety of needs and schedules.
The degree plan consists of 34 credit hours structured into 12 courses, each lasting seven weeks.
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Online
The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education online is an exceptional degree program for those interested in building teaching skills at the kinder or primary grade levels. Required classes include Young Children and Integrated Early Childhood Education Practices; Exploring Science in Early Childhood Education; and Social Studies in Early Childhood. Many graduates enter new careers as early childhood program specialists, leaders in public or private education organizations, or teachers in private preschools or childcare centers.
The curriculum consists of 12, seven-week long courses that total 34 credit hours.
Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities Online
The M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities online program is specifically structured for professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in special education to help students with moderate disabilities. Courses in this program include Universal Design for Learning and Inclusion; Speech/Language Development, Differences, and Diversity; and Differentiated Reading Instruction. There are several potential careers available to graduates of this program, such as special education teacher, intervention specialist, and inclusion teacher.
The M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities online program has an additional benefit: it is TEACH Grant-eligible. Those interested in researching this funding opportunity are encouraged to visit the TEACH Grant webpage or the Worcester State University Financial Aid Office for more information.
This degree plan requires a total of 37 hours, consisting of 13, seven-week long courses.
Additional Coursework and Program Information
In addition to the degree-specific coursework, each of the three programs includes required classes on timely topics in the field of education such as effective research design, multi-disciplinary curriculum development and technology in the classroom. Six different start dates throughout the academic year allow working professionals the choice to begin the program at multiple points throughout the year.
These master's degree programs offer experienced educators the opportunity to strengthen their teaching skills and stay up to date on important issues in education.
Learn more about Worcester State University's online Master of Education programs.
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