Master of Education
The advanced program integrates theory, action research, and reflective practice and is designed to increase both the quality and quantity of the educational experiences for teachers in professional education. Student outcomes are based on the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS), and participation in the program can help prepare students for board certification.
The 36-hour program consists of a 24-credit hour core and 12 elective credits. Courses such as Professional Teacher Standards, Assessment and Evaluation, and Classroom Management are part of a core of classes designed to further develop and enhance your classroom skills.
The 12 elective hours can be used to tailor the program to your interests by choosing courses that appeal to you personally or to add-on another endorsement. Milligan offers endorsements in PreK-3, PreK-3 Special Education, K-6, 4-8 Middle Grades, 7-12 Secondary, and K-12 art, music, theatre, French, Spanish, and physical education. Some add-ons may require more than 12 elective credits. Click here for a schedule chart of programs. Also see the Catalog for curriculum details.
You can finish the 36-credit hour program in 20 months beginning in the fall semester, or complete it one or two courses at a time as your schedule allows.
The Advanced program is offered through a hybrid of online and on-campus options.
On-Campus: Fall and spring courses are offered in the evening and run 15 weeks. Two four-week summer terms are offered.
Online: Students can start any term. Summer online courses run 10 weeks. Fall and spring online courses run 15 weeks.