Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.)
The Master’s program is a 30-semester hour sequence, 18-month program with 18 hours in professional education courses in curriculum and instruction and 12 hours in selected cognate areas. The overall structure of the M.A.E. program provides primary, middle and secondary schools teachers the experience of designing an action-research project that will be implemented in their own classrooms. The project is based on a concern/interest the teachers have identified for further study and formal research.
Course work is content specific toward providing comprehensive understanding of curriculum theory and designs linking theory to practice. Furthermore, emphasis is given to the development of skills, concepts, and understanding in producing master teachers and mentors to student teachers and first year interns. The core education courses can be seen on the Course page (see link, left).