Master of Education (MEd) Program
If you want to master educational research, curriculum design and progressive theory to become a great teacher, Monmouth’s MEd program is the right course for you. Designed for certified teachers and experienced education practitioners, our 30-credit program has a flexible, innovative curriculum allowing you to explore and develop content knowledge as well as research and teaching methods. One of the few programs of its kind in the country, the degree’s multipurpose nature enables you to hone your skills through a research-based curriculum and build a course of study addressing multiple career needs.
Perfect for educators who wish to make an impact on curriculum design and lead educational research, this flexible program allows you the opportunity to tailor your degree by exploring various specializations which will empower you to be a well-rounded educator ready to step into multiple roles.
- Online, hybrid, and summer session courses allow you to prepare for new opportunities in education on a schedule that fits your needs
- Interdisciplinary focus and customizable format let you tailor the program to your needs and interests
- Personalized instruction with small class sizes giving you greater access to seasoned faculty
- Rich, diverse opportunities for invaluable clinical experience
- Varied coursework options to develop specific areas of specialization
As part of the MEd curriculum, there are 15-credits of required classes and 15-credits of elective classes a student needs to take. The elective classes consist of any graduate education courses that are offered at the university. Examples of elective courses include EDL 536 – Curriculum Development and Design and ED 610 – Education in a Democratic Society. You will work with your advisor to build an approved program that is tailored to your specific needs and interests as an educator.
This program also builds upon endorsements leading to certification in specialized areas such as ESL and P-3 Early Childhood Education. Since the MEd degree requires 30 credits for completion, you’ll need only a few classes to earn your master’s after completing the endorsements.
Pre-school through 3rd Grade (P-3) Focus
Designed for current teachers and alternate route to teaching candidates pursuing a career in pre-school and kindergarten education, this online CAEP-accredited program is aligned with the latest research and best practices in early childhood education.
Our curriculum meets all New Jersey P-3 requirements, and you’ll graduate with an endorsement to teach after successfully earning the 24 credits required by the program. Monmouth will even complete your application to the NJ Department of Education for your P-3 license.
After completing the 24-credit P-3 endorsement, a student can add two classes, or 6 credits, to fulfill the MEd degree requirement. Those classes are: EDL 536 – Curriculum Development and Design and ED 626 – Assessment Practice Now and When.
English as a Second Language (ESL)/TESOL Focus
Whether you are a certified teacher, want to open an ESL learning center, or you’re an international student wishing to teach English in your home country, you’ll emerge fully prepared to teach English even if you don’t know the primary language of your students.
After completing either the 18-credit ESL or TESOL endorsement, a student can add four classes, or 12 credits, to fulfill the MEd degree requirement. Those classes are: ED 610 – Education in a Democratic Society; ED 624 – Research in Teaching Practice; ED 608 – Curriculum in the Classroom; and ED 626 – Assessment Practice Now and When.
Graduate English as a Second Language Endorsement and Certificate Programs
The ESL endorsement and certificate options are available for students seeking initial teaching certification as for certified teaching practitioners who intend to seek such an endorsement as a stand-alone program.