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Master of Education

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PLEASE NOTE: There is an application deadline for the Master of Education program of December 15, 2016 for spring entry. Fall applications are not currently being accepted.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is designed as a hybrid program for K -12 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 on-line at once) and asynchronous (participants working on-line separately) sessions. There are two delivery modes available.One is 7 - week on-line sessions on a continuous basis. The courses will be offered on-line through the Canvas system with a combination of 2 synchronous sessions per 7 week module that could be attended synchronously or viewed as a taped segment later. The remainder of the sessions will be offered on-line.  The other delivery mode is a 15 week hybrid model with the opportunity for three face to face sessions per semester. This latter model is delivered in cohort fashion with a group of students moving together through the program.  

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

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The 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
Phone and Email Address
Barbara Moody, MEd
Chair, School of Education
126H Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Melissa Rosenberg
Director of Graduate Admissions
130 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401