Students in classroomThe Husson University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is designed as a hybrid program for PK – 16 educators who desire to enhance their current knowledge and skills while earning a graduate degree. The unique focus of this program is the development of successful academic, social, and behavioral approaches using an inquiry-based approach. Throughout the required coursework, students will strengthen their understanding of effective instructional techniques and current research regarding best practice in the field of teaching.

The M.Ed. Program will combine synchronous (all participants online at once) and asynchronous (participants working online separately) 15 week sessions during the academic year with a face-to-face course each summer. It will be delivered in a cohort and hybrid model in which a group of students start, progress, and complete the program together. In addition to the 18 credit core curriculum, students concentrate in Instructional Theory and Practice. The Instructional Theory and Practice concentration will provide a balanced understanding of research, instruction, best practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), literacy, and social and behavioral theory.

The M.Ed. program is designed to address the needs of teachers interested in remaining in the classroom, but desiring to further their skills and knowledge.  It does not lead to certification since the coursework is not focused on a particular content area that would require a specialized endorsement. Teacher contracts across the country acknowledge a masters’ degree as a separate pay scale and in Maine the pay increase on an annual basis ranges from $1,000 to over $4,000.

Program Requirements

Students on laptop in classroomThe Master of Education program requires 33 credits of coursework which can be completed in three years.  Throughout the program, candidates develop a professional e-portfolio for presentation as they prepare to graduate.  The portfolio will demonstrate evidence of how knowledge and theory have been translated into effective practices that promote academic and social success. The design of the program and the criteria for the e-portfolio will be aligned to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).

Candidates will also complete a Capstone Project.  This will be an action research project that will be introduced in their first course and will be continually refined and developed throughout the program. The Capstone course will focus on the completion of this research.  The resulting project will be part of the e-portfolio and will be presented at the culmination of the program.

For more information

Name Phone and Email Address
Barbara Moody
Director of Teacher Education
School of Education
(207) 992-4988
126H Living Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
Kristen Card
Director of Graduate Admissions
(207) 404-7850
130 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401