Elementary / Secondary Education
Master of Education in School Teaching
The Master of Education program in School Teaching is a traditional master's degree program with an area of concentration for the in-service practitioner in Elementary and Secondary Education.
The program for school teaching is designed for experienced teachers who wish to extend their understanding of key concepts in teaching and learning. The course of study emphasizes skills and strategies that are intended to enhance the candidate's effectiveness as an educator while developing proficiencies to address the needs of diverse learners.
Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours to meet degree requirements. Prior to registration, master's degree candidates should confer with their academic advisor to prepare their Graduate Plan of Study (GAP) upon receiving written notice of unconditional admission from the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Potential candidates pursuing initial teacher certification concurrently with the master's degree need to meet secondary education certification requirements as well as university requirements for the secondary education major; which may include additional courses depending on transcript evaluation.
Portfolio requirements for both the Elementary and Secondary Degree Program include an electronic portfolio that meets National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Mission / Objectives
Students completing the M.Ed. in School Teaching Will:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions in accordance with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and master's degree program competencies inherent in coursework and program assessment.
- Demonstrate above average teaching skills.
- Show evidence of success in their work as professional teachers in each area of assessment.
Candidates must meet criteria on an Assessment plan that incorporates benchmarks at certain points in the program. Students should confer with their advisor concerning these criterion and receive a cop of the assessment plan. A faculty committee evaluates each candidate's electronic portfolio to assess knowledge, skills and dispositions in accordance with the propositions of the Missouri Standards for Professional Educators (MoSPE). Candidates also complete an exit and follow-up survey's to assess professional teaching performance and to inform of program changes.