Concentrations

 

eLearning & Instructional Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Design and facilitate productive learning that is grounded in research and best practices
  • Create engaging environments that provide opportunities for the construction of knowledge through images, words, videos, and animations
  • Demonstrate situational awareness regarding workplace feasibility, taking into account organizational culture, project-specific contexts, and resources
  • Understand the roles and perspectives of partners involved in the design process in order to forge constructive working relationships
  • Seek out and analyze the pedagogical potential of new models, strategies, and tools in the field of online learning
  • Respond innovatively to societal and institutional changes that impact the field of education
  • Anticipate and contribute to the future direction of online learning

Higher Education Administration

Learning Objectives:

  • Work across multiple types of institutions, including the administrative functions and operations within community colleges, colleges, institutes, and universities in the U.S. and globally 

  • Advance within administrative sectors of a higher education institution (e.g., administration, student life, enrollment management, financial aid)

  • Articulate the history, present state, and anticipated future of higher education in a global society, including:

    • Issues affecting higher education
    • Roles and functions of various administrative and academic personnel, as well as students, trustees, and alumni
    • Administration, leadership, and management in higher education
    • Structure and governance of varied higher education institutions
    • Policy and legal aspects and their impact on higher education
    • Budgeting and finance within higher education

  • Apply research in the field of higher education to professional practice in institutions of higher education

  • Identify local, national, and global disruptions and their impact on higher education policy and practice, in order to participate in change within higher education 

Learning and Instruction

Learning Outcomes:

  • Anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students to more effectively teach and lead in schools and communities
  • Become poised for advancement in the profession
  • Understand the impact of local, national, and global changes on educational policy and practice
  • Recognize opportunities to transform the classroom, school, or broader educational community

Special Education

Learning Objectives:

  • Earn additional credentials to more effectively teach and lead in schools
  • Anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students with broad learning needs
  • Be prepared to advocate for the educational rights of all children and youth
  • Understand the impact of local, national, and global changes on policy and practice for special education

The Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education meets the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standards and competencies for licensure as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8 and 5-12. This degree is designed for practitioners or aspiring teachers who have already earned a license as an elementary or secondary teacher in Massachusetts or other states.

Quick Info

  • 45 Quarter Hours
  • $21,960.00 total tuition (*)
  • Average years to completion:
    Full-time 1.5 years
    Part-time 2.5 years
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