Master's Programs

Dates & Deadlines

  • 10/1/2019 to 06/1/2020 - Fall 2020 application period

MA Student Handbook 

Program Overview 

In our MA program, students critically examine educational theories, research, and practices through a variety of empirical, theoretical, and cultural lenses to develop an informed educational vision and innovative pedagogy in a variety of educational settings. Candidates have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and colleagues to examine and influence current educational practice through research, project development, and advocacy. 

We currently offer five specializations or concentrations within the Master of Arts in Education degree reflecting the philosophy, purpose, and goals of the School of Education Social Justice Framework: 

MA in Education Concentrations

Curriculum,Teaching & Learning (CTL)

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The CTL program is intended for individuals who are interested in curriculum development and implementation in PK-12 settings and in other settings such as community colleges, workplaces, and community based educational programs.

Educational Leadership

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The objective of the M.A. degree program with concentration in Educational Leadership is to provide a strong academic foundation for competent administrative practice.

Special Education

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Special Education program provides advanced academic study for persons working with or on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Reading & Language

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The Reading and Language concentration is designed to prepare teachers for specialized teaching of reading and language arts and for curriculum and instructional leadership in the field of language and literacy.

Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education Concentration is designed to prepare professionals to work with children in preschools and community-based programs that serve children from birth to eight years old and to take leadership roles in the field of early childhood education.