Union's nationally honored and accredited School of Education offers Christ-centered academic excellence for adult professionals. M.Ed. faculty members are also Quality Matters certified. Students enjoy a convenient schedule and opportunities to build community through cohorts. An iPad® is included with enrollment.
The M.Ed. program is designed to provide relevant educational opportunities for educators to develop as practitioners and educational leaders. Offered in traditional and blended-online formats, as well as fully online for the Teaching and Learning concentration, the degree is 30 semester hours with no transfer credits or electives permitted.
Cohorts The M.Ed. program accepts students in groups of 15 to 24 to pursue each course together in a cohort. This model emphasizes teamwork, cooperation, professional support and sharing of knowledge among students. Lifelong friendships are developed through this format and learning takes place in a spirit of unity, rigor and cooperation.
Schedule The face-to-face options in Teaching and Learning and Instructional Leadership begin each June and end in July of the following year. The course calendar is published in advance for the 14-month program. Courses during the school year are offered on Saturdays in an intensive format where one course at a time is completed by the cohort of students. Summer course work utilizes Saturdays as well as weekdays.
The fully online option in Teaching and Learning begins each August and January, with a 12-month course calendar. Students complete one online course at a time in the fully online program.
The Union M.Ed. program provides an iPad for each student, in both face-to-face and fully online programs. The program's cutting edge curriculum utilizes iPad features to assist students in mastering the degree content and showcasing their growth as professionals. Relevant iPad Apps are incorporated into individual course curriculums. The iMovie App enables students to compile video portfolios of their pedagogical skills, allowing for a clinically-based experience. Students receive iPads in the Teacher Effectiveness course at the beginning of their program and keep the iPads upon graduation.
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The M.Ed. with a concentration in Teaching and Learning provides opportunities for continuing professional development for the experienced classroom teacher in the areas of curriculum, instruction and leadership. Applicants must have a minimum of one year teaching experience. The program is offered in traditional and online formats, with several courses in the face-to-face format offering a blended technology structure.
The concentration in Instructional Leadership is a licensure curriculum to prepare school principals and curriculum supervisors. This degree provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and skills toward becoming leaders in schools and school districts. Classes are offered in traditional and blended-online formats. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of teaching prior to starting this degree program. Students completing the Instructional Leadership concentration must successfully pass the state licensure exam to obtain both the M.Ed. degree and state licensure.Application Document Samples/Examples