Education (M.Ed.)

This program serves educators at elementary, middle, or high school levels who want to develop in-depth knowledge of teaching approaches, theories, and trends in one of the seven areas of specialization listed below. All of the program concentrations (Teaching Children Mathematics, Learning Technologies, Early Childhood, Middle and High School Mathematics, School Library Media, and Bilingual/ESL) enable teachers to become teaching experts in a specific field and continue working at the elementary level or in the subject area of original certification. Four of the concentrations also lead to additional certifications in new subject or professional fields ( bilingual/ESL, educational media, P-3, middle school mathematics). In addition all concentrations incorporate 6 of the 12 credits needed for obtaining a post-master's Supervisory Certificate.

Graduates of this program are prepared to become classroom researchers and curriculum development leaders with a commitment to equity and diversity and in their professional and local communities. This challenging degree includes the completion of a master's thesis as well as a comprehensive performance requirement. Up to nine (9) credits or three 45-hour courses in the program may be taken for non-degree for eventual application to the master's degree or toward the 100 hours of professional development required of teachers in New Jersey every five years.