Graduate catalog: 2023/24

Master of Education in Advanced Teaching (M.Ed.)

Situated in a global context, the M.Ed. program invites students to explore the historical, social and philosophical aspects of education from a comparative perspective. It emphasizes understanding of the learner and the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces that shape learning. Students are introduced to the latest research on teaching and learning and explore its implications for curricular decision making and instructional planning. They analyze strategies for classroom management and the fostering of a positive learning community. Coursework examines the role of assessment in objective- driven teaching and learning and delves into how technology can be used to meet learner needs.

UoPeople offers programming leading to a Master of Education in Advanced Teaching. Students will choose to specialize in either the elementary and middle school level (grades K-8) or in the secondary school level (grades 6-12). The program is intended for practicing teachers and those who might wish to teach in independent schools, but please note that it DOES NOT LEAD TO STATE LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION.

This program is designed to provide advanced training to prepare highly skilled teachers who possess the advanced skills required to facilitate the development and learning of all students in their care.

Graduates will serve as models and mentors for colleagues and contribute to developing the next generation of beginning teachers preparing to enter the profession.

The M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching was designed in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB is a global leader in the provision of high-quality, accessible programs for K-12 students. Offered by almost 5,000 schools in more than 150 countries, IB programs encourage both personal growth and academic achievement. The IB requirement to attend a Category 1 Workshop is waived for qualified graduates of the M.Ed. program.

A total of 39 semester credit hours are required to complete the UoPeople M.Ed. degree. Students must complete a minimum of 13 courses. Each course is 9 weeks in length, and students earn 3 credits per course.

  • PLO 1: Students will be able to create and analyze developmentally appropriate curricula.
  • PLO 2: Students will be able to Create an effective learning environment by implementing practices based on the diversity of their learners and the resources available to them.
  • PLO 3: Students will be able to create lessons based on the performance of learners on previous assessments.
  • PLO 4a: (for Elementary Specialization) Students will be able to analyze the advantages of using the development instructional approach stages at various age levels.
  • PLO 4b: (Secondary Specialization) Students will be able to Identify and develop high-Impact pedagogical practices that help adolescents to stay resilient within the school context.