The primary program objective for the Master of Science Degree in Education is to build practitioner-scholars who will work in a variety of educational settings including but not limited to classroom team leaders, campus instructional coaches, district curriculum support, as well as campus administration and district leadership.

This advanced curriculum builds upon an undergraduate degree in education or related field; however, it is also an opportunity for career changers who would like to bring their expertise from business, science, or technology to improve both domestic and international educational systems.

Advanced study in the historical, social, and philosophical implications of educational practices will provide a comprehensive foundation for campus-wide and education organization leadership through innovative strategies for instructional planning, inclusive learning environments and technological integration. Substantive coursework in educational research, data analytics, and instructional design provides solid preparation and qualifications for students to engage future scholarly work.

Our degree emphasizes development of analytical skills, acquisition of knowledge, and proficiency in affecting change in both policy and practice. The generalist master’s degree program does not require any certifications to be eligible for enrolment. It is an excellent program for individuals who already posses a teaching license and are looking to enhance their careers in K12 or move into higher education.

Program Prerequisites

A baccalaureate degree in any discipline will qualify a student to enter this program.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are to be met by students obtaining a Master of Science in Education.

Upon graduation, students will:

  • Support domestic and international educational systems at the K-12 level through a deep understanding of the educational theories and principles that form the basis for historical, social, and philosophical tenets.
  • Facilitate change within a variety of educational contexts by providing instructional leadership in the areas of educational policy, pedagogical practices and innovative solutions for inclusive learning environments.
  • Resolve complex educational issues in both foreign and domestic settings through innovative problem solving and creative thinking that addresses the needs of each individual learner.
  • Create a strategy and plan for future professional development that demonstrates the importance for life-long learning.
  • Be prepared for continuing their scholarly development to receive terminal degrees in a wide range of educational science topics.

Master of Science in Education

Term Course No. Course Name Credits
1 EM500 Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching 3
EM501 Curriculum Development and Instructional Design 3
EM502 Effective Practices for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners 3
2 EM521 Assessment and Measurement for Institutional Change 3
EM522 Theories of Instructional Leadership 3
EM523 Data-based Decision Making for School Improvement 3
3 EM631 Advanced Practices for Educating Exceptional Students 3
EM632 Educational Research Methods 3
EM633 Historical and Political Perspectives of Education 3
4 EM641 Global Educational Networks 3
EM642 Higher Education Practices for K-12 Educator Preparation 3
EM643 Educational Research in Action (Capstone Project) 3
 Total Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 36