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Curriculum

M.Ed. Program Total Credits
33 crs.

M.Ed. Core Courses
12 crs.
EDU505 Future of Education
3 crs.
EDU510 The Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning
3 crs.
EDU515 Measurement and Metrics
3 crs.
EDU520 Digitally-Mediated Teaching & Learning
3 crs.

Concentration Courses (see below for options)
12 crs.

M.Ed. Capstone Courses
9 crs.
EDU687  Capstone I: Educational Research and Planning
3 crs.
EDU688  Capstone II: Research Design and Methodology
3 crs.
EDU699 Capstone Project
3 crs.



Higher Education Administration Concentration
12 crs.
EDU643 Teaching the Adult Learner
3 crs.
EDU644 The New Post Secondary Student
3 crs.
EDU645 Administration & Leadership of Higher Education
3 crs.
EDU647 Higher Education Policy, Politics and Pressing Issues
3 crs.

Instructional Design & Technology Concentration
12 crs.
EDU623 Designing Learning Environments
3 crs.
EDU624 E-learning Design for Diverse Learning Environments
3 crs.
EDU625 Integrating Technology Into Learning
3 crs.
EDU627 Managing Instruction & Technology
3 crs.

Online Teaching Concentration
12 crs.
EDU630 Online Teaching and Learning
3 crs.
EDU633 Designing and Delivering Online Instruction
3 crs.
EDU637 Online Assessment & Evaluation
3 crs.
EDU639 Trends in Online Learning
3 crs.

Teaching & Learning Concentration
12 crs.
EDU603 Curriculum 2.0
3 crs.
EDU604 Diversity issues in 21st Century Education
3 crs.
EDU605 Differentiated Instruction
3 crs.
EDU607 Assessing and Managing Learning
3 crs.

TESOL Concentration
12 crs.
EDU604 Diversity Issues in 21st Century Education
3 crs.
EDU651 Teaching ESL: Methods and Strategies
3 crs.
EDU653 Second Language Acquisition
3 crs.
EDU655 ESL Curriculum and Assessment
3 crs.

 

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

  

Program Outcomes

The Post University Master of Education degree develops innovative and creative educators who can transform the educational enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become emerging leaders in a variety of educational contexts. Students who attain a Master of Education Degree from Post University can expect to have achieved the following outcomes

  • Compare theories of teaching and learning and apply them in variety of educational contexts.

  • Identify and critically evaluate research-based education strategies and practices.

  • Analyze emerging technology trends and effectively integrate innovative technology to support learning.

  • Identify problems of practice and craft effective solutions that demonstrate the application of content knowledge.

  • Establish and evaluate learning communities that are collaborative, inclusive, and support the needs of a diverse population of learners.

  • Examine and interpret a variety of educational data, resources, and research to support and inform decision-making practices.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, personal reflection, and professional growth and development in the field of education through the creation of a digital portfolio. 

Higher Education Administration Concentration Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify and apply research-based strategies for teaching and adult learners.

2. Students will be able to analyze demographic and social trends, student service models, and higher education delivery models in terms of the implications for college recruitment, retention, graduation, and gainful employment.

3. Students will identify, analyze and evaluate change leadership strategies in the administration of higher education.

4. Students will be able to identify current policies that drive higher education, analyze the political, social, and technology climate, and predict the effect on the future of higher education.

Instructional Design and Technology Concentration Outcomes

1. Students will be able to design and develop learning environments using models of instructional design, such as the ADDIE model.

2. Students will understand and be able to apply theories of design and instruction to the development, design, and implementation of educational experiences and events.

3. Students will be able to integrate appropriate technology in a diversity of educational settings, including schools, universities, corporations, non-profits and government agencies.

4. Students will be able to assess, budget, and evaluate educational technology.

Online Teaching Concentration Outcomes

1. Discuss and define specific characteristics of learners and teaching strategies that are unique to the online learning environment.

2. Design and develop effective online learning goals, objectives, and activities.

3. Utilize a variety of technology tools to deliver effective online instruction.

4. Apply research-based concepts of online teaching and learning to the development of a future focused teaching plan.

Teaching and Learning Concentration Outcomes

1. Students will be able to use selected advanced instructional strategies appropriate for specific learning outcomes.

2. Students will be able to apply a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies to evaluate and improve teaching and learning.

3. Students will be able to design and develop curriculum-using models of curriculum design such as Understanding by Design and Universal Design Learning.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Concentration Outcomes

1. Students will analyze and evaluate how culture, race, and ethnicity affect student learning and achievement.

2. Students will evaluate, design, and adapt best-practice ESL/ELL instructional strategies and resources.

3. Students will analyze theories of second language acquisition in order to identify inhibition factors to advancing language proficiency and implement informed recommendations.

4. Students will determine and develop needs-based, quality content ESL curriculum and appropriate assessment measures.