News in the College of Health and Education

A Fresh Take on the Advanced Teaching Degree: Husson University’s New Master of Education

Date of Release: March 11, 2014

BANGOR, MAINE – March 7, 2014 – Husson University announced today that it is launching a new Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program for professionals working with grades
K – 12 that are interested in strengthening their understandings of effective instructional techniques, current research and best practices.

“While many master of education degree programs are literacy based, our program contains a more balanced curriculum,” said Barbara Moody, M.Ed., director of teacher education at Husson University. “We include a STEM Inquiry course that addresses teacher knowledge and skills unique to math and science.”

In addition, Husson’s new M.Ed. provides professionals with a core curriculum that addresses the social and emotional needs of students with content areas. Course developers in the College of Health and Education at Husson are confident that this holistic approach will prove beneficial in the classroom. Teachers increasingly need more than just a mastery of academic topics to work successfully with students.

Moody continued: “The program is designed to support the needs of teachers interested in staying in the classroom who want to add to their skills and knowledge. Courses are offered utilizing a combination of online learning and traditional on-campus classroom instruction. The flexible nature of this program makes it ideal for busy teachers interested in furthering their careers.”

Education professionals in Maine interested in enrolling in this program may be eligible for the Maine Teacher’s Scholarship. Visit Husson.edu/Scholarships for more information about financial aid.

Husson University is confident about the success of this new program. Program benefits include:

• Increased Earnings. Professional educators working in a school system with a master’s degree earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree.
• CE Credits. To meet state certification requirements, educators must earn continuing education (CE) credits. Since the coursework for this degree is recognized for CE credit, individuals can now qualify for certification renewal as they work toward a degree.
• Improved Professional Practices. The M.Ed. experience can help create more effective educators by teaching best practices and providing hands-on experience.
• Content Knowledge. Educators will acquire content knowledge in literacy and STEM topics.
• Convenience. The M.Ed. is taught in a hybrid format that emphasizes both convenient class schedules and online content delivery. This combination allows professional educators to balance the competing demands of career and family as they earn their degree.
• Affordable. Husson University is the lowest net-priced private institution of higher learning in New England accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC).

Individuals interested in beginning their degree studies are encouraged to enroll immediately. The first class of the summer session will begin in June and there are a limited number of individuals being accepted into the first cohort.

Interested participants who have questions or need additional information should visit Husson.edu/graduate-ed or contact Graduate Admissions at 207-992-4994 or graduateschool@husson.edu.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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