Master of Education

Designed with professional educators like you in mind, our Master of Education program curriculum is tailored to the critical thinking, analytic and forecasting skills you’ll need to lead change in your organization.

The program is grounded in the identification, evaluation and implementation of research-based education practices as it looks to the future of education through by utilizing trending and forecasting strategies.

You’ll take four core courses that cover the foundation of our M.Ed. program, including the principles of cognitive science, metrics to measure achievement, relevant technology and more. Following the core, you’ll select a concentration sequence. You’ll complete the program with a study of research methods, and the design and implementation of an application-based capstone project.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for leadership positions in your field, depending on your concentration. Just a few opportunities include: teacher-leaders, K-12 department chairs, administrative leaders, curriculum developers, corporate trainers, training leaders, instructional designers, military trainers, higher education professionals and more.

Learn completely online from an institution backed by a 125-year history. You’ll take courses from a faculty of industry professionals who bring their experience in the field to the classroom. Classmates include other motivated professionals who want to make a difference in their careers, which translates to networking opportunities across industries. With no set login times, you’ll truly be able to learn on your own time. But just because you learn online doesn’t mean you’re out of touch: Professors offer feedback in real time, and courses are practice-based and highly interactive, just as they are on campus.

Note: Post University’s Master of Education program is not a teacher licensure program. Please check with your state and/or local district to confirm the use of this degree towards any path to certification.

The online Master of Education program at Post University provides educators with a curriculum tailored to the critical thinking, analytic, and forecasting skills needed to be change-agents and leaders in their education organizations. The program is grounded in the identification, evaluation and implementation of research-based education practices while keeping sight on the future of education through the use of trending and forecasting strategies. Technology is integrated throughout the program, enabling educators to create their own Personal Learning Environments (PLE’s) to individualize education applications through a creative web presence.

During the program’s four core courses, students will develop a vision for the future of education through an analysis of the issues and changes in both education and technology; apply principles of cognitive science; use metrics to measure student, programmatic, and institutional achievement; and identify and use relevant technology in the service of better learning. Following the core, students will select a four-course concentration sequence in Higher Education Administration, Instructional Design and Technology, Online Teaching, Teaching and Learning, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All students will complete the program with a study of research methods, and the design and implementation of an application-based capstone project.

The MEd program prepares students to move to leadership positions within their own education context, which may be in the K-12, corporate, training, military, online, post-secondary, or other education environments. Master of Education career opportunities include being a teacher-leader, K-12 department chair, administrative leader, curriculum developer, corporate trainer, training leader, instructional designer, military trainer, or higher education professional, depending on a student’s background and chosen area of concentration.  

The Post University Master of Education (MEd) degree develops innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

Higher Education Administration Concentration

The Higher Education Administration concentration within the MEd program will provide students with specialized knowledge, methods, and strategies in higher education leadership and administration. Courses in the concentration focus on adult learning theory, post-secondary student affairs and services, higher education leadership and higher education policy. This concentration will assist students in meeting the challenges of a changing world of higher education.

Instructional Design & Technology Concentration

In the Instructional Design and Technology concentration within the MEd program, students will focus on a broad range of instructional design theories and practical applications that will enable them to design, develop, evaluate and implement technology-infused instruction to a broad range of participants. This concentration provides students with the opportunity to practice instructional design techniques that are applicable in many different educational environments.

Online Teaching Concentration

The Online Teaching concentration within the MEd program is designed to provide specialized knowledge, methods, and strategies about online teaching to educators who currently work in a variety of education fields and wish to teach in an online environment. The four courses in the online teaching concentration provide students research-based knowledge, skills, and strategies related to quality online teaching, effective design and delivery of online courses, and strategies for assessment in online learning environments.

Teaching & Learning Concentration

The Teaching and Learning concentration within the MEd program is for teaching and/or curriculum professionals from varied education settings who seek a creative and innovative program to develop their curriculum and instructional skills. The coursework within the concentration focuses on research-based teaching strategies that promote learning and enhance achievement in all education settings. It also provides a differentiated learning experience so that students may pursue projects of interest to them.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Concentration

Our online Master of Education with a concentration in TESOL trains students in language pedagogy, language acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching methodology, and ESL curriculum and assessment. The program also exposes students to the various multicultural issues that are necessary constraints of a second language classroom. Our program equips students with the knowledge and skills to teach English to speakers of other languages, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate TESOL courses and curricula.

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