Who is the program designed for?
The program is designed for current pre-K - 12 grade teachers who are interested in improving their classroom practice and furthering their professional education.
What are the unique features of the program?
The programs’ focus is critical reflection on classroom practice. It therefore melds theory and practice by applying rigorous, research based examination to the practical setting of teachers’ classrooms. As part of the program, each participant plans and conducts an action research project addressing an individual area of interest.
How much does the program cost?
For the 2014-2015 academic year, the tuition rate is $400 per credit-hour. Most courses are 4 credit-hours, and students generally take one course per semester. A minimum of 32 semester hours are required for graduation.
There is a $35 Technology Fee associated with each 4 credit-hour course.
Some courses may be taken for a discounted rate for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) instead of graduate credit.
What financial aid options are there?
Information about Financial Aid can be found here.
What if I'm not a licensed teacher?
The Masters program is intended for in-service teachers, and some coursework presumes that you are working in an educational environment. Teachers working in a setting that does not require certification (e.g. a private school) are welcome to participate.
Can I earn a licensed as part of the program?
At this time, the program does not include a certification option.
What are the benefits of the program?
The program is designed for classroom teachers who are interested in improving their professional practice. Through a cohort based program, participants will engage with fellow educators in a critical examination of current research and theory, and its application to their particular teaching settings. In addition, some districts offer salary increases based on graduate work.
Can I transfer in courses taken elsewhere?
You may transfer up to 4 semester hours from accredited colleges or universities with the approval of the graduate committee.
Do you offer CPDUs?
Yes, some courses can be take as CPDUs at a reduced tuition rate.
Can I take a course without enrolling in the Masters program?
Some courses may be taken as stand-alone graduate courses or for CPDUs. Please see our course page and professional development page.
When are courses offered?
Courses are offered during the evening and during the summer to accommodate teachers’ schedules. Students generally take one course at a time.
How long does the program take?
If courses are taken in the recommended order, the program may be completed in 2 years