The Department of Education has launched an online master of education degree program, 100 years after the department was founded. The program can be completed in as little as 14 months and is customizable to specific career goals. It is not part of a teacher certification program.
The application deadline for the first session of the online MEd, which begins at the end of May, is March 1, 2015.
“A master’s of education is a versatile degree that is not only valuable for advancing the careers of teachers in public schools to deepen their knowledge and teaching practice but this degree also provides opportunities for those in business, research centers and human service agencies whose focus is on education and learning,” said Leslie Couse, associate professor of education and chair of the department. “This program is a great way to start a new career or advance in your current one.”
The program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, comprises eight courses offered completely online with no campus visits required. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students can participate, view lectures, complete assignments, and access materials at any time. Students can attend part or full time. In addition, there is a hybrid version of the program where students take the four core courses online and then choose electives from the full curricular offerings in Durham and Manchester.