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Master of Education
Teaching and Learning Concentration

Designed to work around the busy lives of current teaching professionals, the Master of Education degree with a concentration in teaching and learning provides education professionals the platform to enhance their teaching effectiveness, develop their leadership skills, and maximize student engagement, all from the convenience of the online environment. A graduate-level education degree from Waldorf will help educators improve their command of the classroom, increase credibility within their profession, and prepare them for career advancement. This degree is perfect for current educators interested in pursuing careers such as a community education coordinator, lead teacher, or curriculum specialist.

Curriculum Description

Pairing a diverse mix of educational and organizational leadership, the Master of Education degree with a concentration in teaching and learning blends an informative class mix from personal leadership development to digital strategies for 21st century learning. This graduate degree will increase educators’ teaching effectiveness and prepare them for an advanced career in the ever-evolving world of education.

Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
EDU 5000 Adults as Learners 3
EDU 5100 Personal Leadership Skills and Team Building 3
EDU 5101 Culture of Continuous Improvement in Education 3
EDU 5102 Student-Centered Differentiated Instruction 3
EDU 5200 Building Professional & Community Relations 3
EDU 6000 Assessment, Learning and Action Research 3
EDU 6100 Classroom Management for Effective Learning 3
EDU 6900 Ethical Leadership 3
Total Major Requirement Credit Hours 24
Teaching and Learning Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
EDU 5400 Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 5500 Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 3
EDU 5700 Digital Strategies for 21st Century Learning 3
ORG 5000 Personal Leadership Development 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 12
Grand Total: 36

Master's Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 36-credit hour curriculum
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of B or higher in all required courses and professional electives.

A bachelor’s degree in education and current occupation as a teacher is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. A state-issued educator certification is not included in this degree program and prospective students are recommended to contact the certifying states regarding the specific requirements in the respective state. Please contact our admissions department if you have any questions concerning the program.

Note this program is designed for licensed teaching professionals. If you are not licensed, you can learn learn more about our licensing partner, TeacherReady®.

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