Master of Education – M.Ed. Curriculum

Curriculum: Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Marylhurst

Students earning their Master of Education (M.Ed.) follow an M.Ed. curriculum in which they acquire the necessary skills to position themselves to advance into positions of leadership and embrace curriculum development responsibilities.

In addition, Marylhurst offers the choice to earn your M.Ed. degree through a Teacher Leadership Pathway or Custom Pathway curriculum based on your individual professional goals. Regardless of the option you choose, you will study with faculty who bring relevance, practicality and authentic experience to coursework and classroom discussion.

Flexible Program

Recognizing students have competing priorities and diverse career goals, Marylhurst uniquely offers our Master of Education students flexible coursework within several fields of study.

  • Classes are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays
  • Choose to study part-time or full-time – whatever best accommodates your work and family commitments
  • If you are currently teaching, complete clinical experience requirements within your own classroom

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  • The Master of Education program is now accepting applications for 2018. 
  • Apply early for priority consideration
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Additional Endorsements

All Master of Education students who have or are earning a teaching license may choose to pursue specialized endorsements in addition to their master’s program. Choose an endorsement below to learn more.

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.

Custom Pathway

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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