Specialization leading to a Master of Education degree.
The secondary education specialization is intended for experienced teachers who wish to extend their understanding of teaching-learning processes and the situational contexts in which they occur. The specialization offers considerable opportunity for the in-depth study of current theory, research, and practice that is particularly related to the design and delivery of effective instruction in grades seven through twelve. While built around the College Core, degree requirements are sufficiently flexible to allow for individual needs and interests. For example, students may use elective hours in the professional specialization sequence to increase their knowledge in their academic discipline; investigate new teaching methods and technologies; or explore further the educational needs of a particular group of learners. Students also may choose to expand their understanding of the cognitive, affective, social, cultural, and motivational dimensions of learning, and/or develop additional skills needed to assume greater leadership roles in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of instructional programs. The Secondary Education program does not provide for any form of teacher licensure or endorsement.
For further information, contact the Department of Teacher Education at (216) 687-4600.