The Master of Arts in Education provides students an opportunity to select among a number of content areas including Business Leadership in Education, Curriculum for Dyslexia, and Curriculum and Instruction. This degree does not lead to DESE certification.
Curriculum and Instruction
Completion of this program of study strengthens students as classroom educators, instructional coaches or teacher leaders. Students may personalize their own learning by selecting 18 graduate credit hours from the School of Education in EDU, EDS or EDT courses.
Students should consult with their advisor if they would like to focus their elective 18 credit hours to a Graduate Certificate pairing it with the Master of Arts in Education.
Education and Business Leadership
Students enrolled in this area preparing for careers in a business/education related field such as corporate training, publishing or educational marketing. Completion of this area does not result in certification to teach K-12 Business but does offer a transcripted Leadership Graduate Certificate from the Plaster School of Business upon completion of required credit hours.
Designing Curriculum for Students with Dyslexia
Students enrolled in this area are prepared to address the learning needs of students struggling with reading. Individuals who are currently employed as a Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach, Classroom Teacher or Paraprofessional will benefit from this focus. Completion of this area does not result in a certification but does offer a transcripted Dyslexia Graduate Certificate from the School of Education upon completion of required credit hours.
Students may transfer nine graduate credit hours or six graduate workshop hours to fulfill this degree.