M.Ed. Curriculum & Degree Requirements: What You Will Study
To earn your Master of Education from Marylhurst, you complete a minimum of 45 quarter credits by selecting to focus your studies through a Teacher Leadership pathway or Custom pathway:
Teacher Leadership Pathway (90 credits)
Teacher Leadership Core Courses (21 credits)
Study includes (but is not limited to) courses in facilitating school change, adult learning theory in context, assessment literacy, cultural proficient instructional leadership and legal, ethical advocacy issues.
Concentration Courses (24 credits) in either:
- Curriculum Instruction:
Within the Curriculum Instruction concentration, you will examine educational practices, deepen your knowledge of instruction and assessment methodology, investigate the connection between theory and practice, and study an area of interest within the context of your own practice.
- ESOL (with endorsement):
Further develop your expertise in curriculum design and assessment for multi-lingual students. Examine the historical, political, and social influence of immigration on ESOL/Bilingual education.
- Reading (with endorsement):
Within the Reading concentration and endorsement, you will study literacy theory and practice to assess, instruct and nurture students with reading difficulties. Required coursework will help you develop specific instructional strategies for English Language Learners.
Customized Core (24 credits)
Study a curriculum chosen from courses in theory, policy, curriculum and instruction.
Electives (21 credits)
Complete your elective requirements through a selection (in partnership with your adviser) of education courses or other related courses that support your individual professional goals.
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