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4 Online M.Ed. Options Now Available

Worcester State University offers four 100% online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree programs in elementary education, educational leadership and administration, 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.

Online Master of Education in Elementary Education

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. Students enrolled in this program learn from seasoned faculty about teaching trends in content area courses such as Social Studies Content, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction and Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction. Studies also focus on important areas like inclusivity, diversity, technology, and literacy in the classroom.

Completing this program creates possible career opportunities like curriculum coordinator, education researcher, or private school teacher. For convenience and flexibility, the online M.Ed. In Elementary Education program adapts to suit various needs and schedules.

The degree plan consists of 34 credit hours structured into 12 courses.

Online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

The online M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program is an exceptional choice for those interested in building teaching skills at the kindergarten 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: Content Curriculum, Evaluation, Methods and Materials. 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 courses that total 34 credit hours.

Online Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities

The online M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities program supports professionals interested in pursuing a career in special education to help students with moderate disabilities. Courses in this program include Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Inclusion; Speech/Language Development, Differences and Diversity; and Differentiated Reading Instruction. Several potential careers are available to graduates of this program, such as special education teacher, intervention specialist, and inclusion teacher.

The online M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities program has an additional benefit: It is TEACH Grant-eligible. Those interested in researching this funding opportunity are encouraged to visit the TEACH Grant website or the Worcester State Financial Aid Office for more information.

This degree plan requires 37 hours, consisting of 13 courses.

Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration

Worcester State’s online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration program prepares educators to excel in leadership roles. Required courses for this program include Action Research for School Administrators; Economic and Operational Dimensions of Education; and Building Capacity for Shared Vision and Educational Change.

A graduate of this program could pursue an array of career opportunities, such as educational researcher, private school administrator, curriculum and instructional leader, educational program administrator, and more. Graduates may also combine this program with additional supervised apprenticeship experience to pursue principal or assistant principal licensure, depending on state-by-state licensure requirements and reciprocity policies.

The online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration program totals 33 credit hours, consisting of 11 courses.

Additional Coursework and Program Information

In addition to degree-specific coursework, each of the four affordable M.Ed. programs explores timely topics in the field of education. Six different start dates throughout the academic year allow working professionals the choice to begin the program at their convenience.

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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