Learning and Instruction

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Why Learning and Instruction?

The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction is designed to broaden the professional understanding of educators, preparing them for further leadership in their educational communities.

The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction degree program is for teachers and leaders in K-12-focused schools and community organizations who want to improve the educational environment for students today—and transform it for the students of tomorrow. You will learn how to lead change in a classroom, school or educational community and join efforts to affect change across the educational spectrum.

Your fellow students are professionals who enroll having worked in the K-12 setting, as leaders in community organizations, and as researchers and consultants. Students are very diverse but share a passion to deepen their knowledge of educational theory and practice, while learning the latest ways to engage communities to affect change.

Graduates are positioned to drive community-based change and broaden their professional understanding of diverse student groups. The program coursework prepares you to effectively implement assessment practices, identify changing educational contexts as well as emerging challenges, and lead change across the educational spectrum.


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Unique Features

  • Capstone project and experiential learning model allow for hands on experience and real world learning
  • Connect with fellow professionals across the nation, who exchange ways to solve common challenges and build professional networks
  • Graduates create an ePortfolio, leveraging the latest learning theory and research to demonstrate their mastery of learning and instruction
  • Online, interactive program allows for flexibility for working professionals
  • The Experiential Network (XN) allows students to virtually work on short-term, real-world projects that complement their academic work

Program Objectives

  • Anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students to effectively teach and lead in schools and communities
  • Understand the impact of local, national, and global changes on educational policy and practice
  • Recognize opportunities to transform the classroom, school, or broader educational community
  • Develop the capacity to serve as an agent for social justice

Career Outlook

Career possibilities both in and out of the traditional K-12 educational system include:

  • Teacher as leader in K-12 schools
  • Educator in community organizations
  • Researcher in educational organizations
  • Educational Consultant
  • Textbook Author
  • Educational Researcher

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Education in Learning and Instruction General Requirements

45 total quarter hours required.

EDU 6050 - Education as an Advanced Field of Study
5.00
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
4.00

Concentration in Learning and Instruction

Required Courses

EDU 6330 - Digital Media Literacy
4.00
EDU 6328 - Policy and Leadership
4.00
EDU 6437 - Assessment in Education
4.00

Complete the following course last:

EDU 6225 - Capstone
4.00

Complete one of the following:

EDU 6465 - Critical and Creative Thinking
4.00
EDU 6520 - Learning and the Brain: Translating Research into Practice
4.00
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
4.00

Complete four courses (16 quarter hours) from any other concentration:

EDU 6201 - The Landscape of Higher Education
4.00
EDU 6447 - The Demographics of Higher Education
4.00
EDU 6221 - Enrollment, Retention, Graduation, Success
4.00
EDU 6450 - The Globalization of Education
4.00
EDU 6332 - Open Learning
4.00
EDU 6323 - Technology as a Medium for Learning
4.00
EDU 6426 - Developmental Language, Literacy, and Writing: Assessment and Instruction
4.00
EDU 6528 - Adaptive Learning/Behavior Management Strategies: Consultation and Collaboration
4.00
EDU 6429 - Variations in Child and Adolescent Development
4.00
EDU 6431 - Developing Skills and Accessing Ideas: Curriculum
4.00
EDU 6558 - Issues in Education
1.00 - 4.00
EDU 6185 - English-Language Learners in the General Education Classroom
4.00
EDU 6300 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics
4.00
EDU 6534 - Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Development
4.00
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
4.00
EDU 6438 - Teachers as Curriculum Leaders
4.00

Did You Know?

9% — Expected increase in jobs for adult education teachers by 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Options

The Master of Education program has 5 concentrations, so students can choose courses that are highly tailored and relevant to their professional goals. 

Average Time to Completion

1-2 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Visa Eligible

No