Mission: The Mission of the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Professional Studies is to prepare students/candidates as reflective and responsive professionals who develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions critical to understanding and contributing to their respective individual concentration areas of study. The M.Ed. in Professional Studies Program is a flexible advanced degree option designed for students/candidates who currently hold an undergraduate four year teaching or non-teaching degree and are seeking to earn a Master’s Degree in the concentration areas of Education, Literacy, Special Education, or Digital Media. The objective of Professional Studies is to provide students/candidates with a foundation of knowledge in research and technology, as well as professional coursework and learning opportunities in their respective concentration areas.
The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Professional Studies is a flexible advanced degree option designed for candidates who currently hold an undergraduate four year teaching or non-teaching degree and are seeking to earn a Masters. The M.Ed. concentration in Professional Studies is designed for:
- Professionals who are teaching in pre-school through post secondary settings for which there is no existing licensure e.g. Community and Technical Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Daycare Centers, etc.
- K-Adult practitioners who wish to advance through the existing state salary classification system but do not wish to specialize in an area such as Reading, Special Education, Counseling, etc.
- K-Adult practitioners who wish to design a program of study to meet their personal and/or professional needs and interests; for example, advanced content, reading or special education strategies, the integration of digital technologies, etc.
- Adults who wish to simply pursue selected coursework and/or a degree in professional education for their individual purposes, e.g. home schooling , private tutoring, etc.