Curriculum: Master of Education (Ed.M) – Online
This is a 45-credit degree with 30 credits of advanced coursework in assessment, action research, instructional strategies and teacher leadership. There are 15 elective credits in an area of concentrated study, such as STEM, reading or ESOL endorsement (Oregon only).
Students in the online Master of Education typically enroll in one course every term during the regular academic year and two to three courses in the summer in order to complete the program of study in two to three years. Upon completion of the program, students demonstrate that they have met the program outcomes through a final capstone project.
To graduate, students must complete 45 credits as follows:
- Professional education core (21 credits): required courses address assessment and differentiation of instruction in diverse classrooms, introduction to educational research and action research, teacher leadership and advocacy in education, including six credits in grade level content: elementary reading and math or planning instruction and integration of technology in content at secondary level.
- Capstone project (9 credits): completion of a school improvement project that addresses a practical, real-world problem in the classroom, school, or community using the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program.
- Area of concentration or endorsement (15 credits): elective credits in a specific content area, such as STEM or a reading or ESOL endorsement (Oregon only).
Course topics include:
- Teacher leadership
- Teaching in a differentiated and diverse classroom
- Using assessment to improve assessment
- Action research
- Research methods in education
- Politics, policy and advocacy in education
View in-depth course information and schedule for more details about the classes within this program and the program outcomes (what you get when you complete the program).
Sue Helback, program lead
OSU College of Education