Master of Education


About the Program

 

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leadership program is offered in partnership with Rowan’s NCATE accredited College of Education. It is designed for teachers who want to develop and hone their leadership skills but wish to remain in the classroom. Candidates work with curriculum, become mentor/master teachers, and develop new programs aimed at improving schooling for all children.

 

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Curriculum

Program Code: .COMED-TCHLD/Major Code: G815

 

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. This degree requires the completion of 33 to 36 graduate semester hours (11-12 courses) in six consecutive semesters. The following three components make up the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program:

 

I. Core Courses
(18 semester hours) in teaching and learning

 

II. Content Area Courses
Choose from one of the following:
  • Educational Technology
  • Special Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Reading
III. Program Exit
– a professional synthesis portfolio and a teacher leadership presentation

 

Coursework

Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The graduate-level courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally. Click on the courses below to view available course descriptions.

 

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Core Courses
ELEM 02511 Learning Community Classrooms 3
ELEM 02550 Analysis of Classroom Teacher Behaviors 3
READ 30566 Researching Classroom Practice 3
EDUC 01624 Educational Change 3
CURR 29580 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Theories of Learning 3
Educational Technology Content Area Courses
EDTC 33580 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
EDTC 33584 Desktop Publishing in the Educational Environment 3
EDTC 33510 Computers and the Curriculum 3
EDTC 33585 Internet in the Classroom 3
EDTC 08540 Technology for Students with Special Needs 3
Special Education Content Area Courses
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children 3
SELN 10577 Collaborative Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms 3
SPED 08515 Curriculum, Instruction, Transition, in Special Education 3
SELN 10585 Educational Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED 08555 Education and Psychology of Exceptional Learners 3
SELN 10581 Implementing Positive Behavior Strategies 3
English as a Second Language Content Area Courses
BLED 40510 Issues of Language and Cultural Diversity in ESL/Bilingual Programs 3
BLED 40512 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition for Teaching Second Language 3
BLED 40520 Planning, Teaching and Assessment in ESL 3
BLED 40515 Language, Culture and Communication 3
BLED 40522 Integrating Language and Content in the ESL/Bilingual Education 3
BLED 40523* Practicum in Teaching ESL 1
BLED 40524* Clinical Internship in ESL (for those who are not certified teachers) 6
Reading Content Area Courses
READ 30.515 Teaching Reading Across the Grades 3
READ 30.545 Using Multicultural Literature in the K-12 Reading and Writing Classroom 3
READ 30.535 Word Study: Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary 3
READ 30.520 Content Area Literacy 3
READ 30.530 Teaching Reading to the Exceptional Child 3
Total Semester Hours: 33–36
*Choose either BLED 40523 OR BLED 40524

 

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Admissions Requirements

 

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Graduate-level CGCE Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives (including your definition of a teacher leader)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • M.Ed. Content COGS Declaration Form (pdf)
  • NJ Standard or CEAS Teaching Certification (required only for Special Ed. Content COGS)
  • This program requires regular access to a classroom for course assignments and is designed for practicing teachers who are currently teaching and have at least one full academic year of teaching experience before beginning the program.
  • Please include with your application materials a signed statement confirming that you are actively teaching and have been teaching for at least one academic year.

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Start Dates & Application Deadlines

 

Below is a list of Online M. Ed. anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

 

Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Summer 2014 – Module 5 05/06/2014 04/01/2014
Summer 2014 – Module 6 07/01/2014 06/01/2014

 

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Tuition & Costs

 

$700 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2013/2014 and is subject to change)

 

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