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Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning, M.Ed. (RODP - Online Only)


Course Description

Master's of Education (M.Ed.) - Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
The Regents Online Master's of Education (M.Ed) degree program is based on The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards: Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts. It provides advanced professional preparation in the area of reading and language arts for practicing teachers. All participants must be fully-licensed teachers who are currently engaged in classroom teaching. The program bases course content and learning experiences on the student's work as a classroom teacher and includes assignments that teachers will carry out in their own classrooms.
The Master's Degree program is aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) core propositions. In addition, it includes coursework focused on pedagogical content proficiencies related to teaching Reading-Language Arts. This design will allow teachers to receive advanced professional preparation consistent with NBPTS principles and supportive of achieving NBPTS Certification in Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts. Since the core is aligned with NBPTS generalist certificates, this program will also support teachers who seek NBPTS certification in any of the generalist areas as well.

Coursework
All graduate students will take classes focusing on theories of learning and development, best practices, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, handling literacy problems and research. All students will maintain a portfolio throughout the program. Successful graduates must pass an oral comprehensive examination based upon their individual action research projects.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. An overall undergraduate quality point average of 2.5 upon completion of a baccalaureate degree program.
2. Three (3) letters of recommendation for graduate study from faculty members or other persons who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student.
3. A score range of 380-387 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or an acceptable score on the GRE of at least 146 verbal (400 previous scale), 144 quantitative (500 previous scale) and a 4.0 on analytical writing portion of the GRE.
4. Students with a 2.25 quality point average or with a score range of 372-379 on the MAT (raw score of 27 on tests taken prior to October 2004) or with successful completion of the GRE with at least 146 verbal (400 previous scale), 144 quantitative (500 previous scale) and a 4.0 on analytical writing may be admitted with provisional standing. To advance from provision to full admission, a student must earn a minimum 3.0 QPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate credit including six (6) hours in the major and achieve a score range of 372-379 on the MAT (raw score of 27 on tests taken prior to October 2004) or a score on the GRE of at least 146 verbal (400 previous scale), 144 quantitative (500 previous scale) and a 4.0 on analytical writing.

Entry Requirements

An overall undergraduate quality point average of 2.5 upon completion of a baccalaureate degree program. (See Course Description for further details) International application deadlines: October 1, 2015 for spring (January) 2016 start and May 1, 2016 for fall (August) 2016 start.

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