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The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to facilitate the highest level of teacher performance. The core courses focus on the mastery of teaching effectiveness for teachers in grades PreK through 12. The teacher as agent of change is the conceptual framework for the M.Ed. and is a unifying theme for all courses. Considerable dialogue has taken place in recent years about the need for positive change in American education. The Gannon Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction enables the graduate learner to seize the opportunity to engage in a professional process of renewal. Graduate learners are empowered to translate their knowledge and skills into the classroom.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit master’s degree. Graduate learners take 8 core classes and six credits of electives. Graduate learners can complete the electives at Gannon University or have the possibility of transferring credits from another accredited institution. There is no thesis required. A portfolio is completed at the end of the program.
The mission of the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) program is to provide candidates exceptional professional education through integration of theory and pedagogy to prepare them to be agents of change within the disciplines of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Upon successful completion of this online degree program, graduates will be awarded the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. Gannon has a commencement ceremony that all online graduates are welcome to participate in at our campus in Erie, PA, in May and December of each year.
GEDU 505 Classroom Management
This course is a study of major educational disciplines, theory, and practical application for teachers as they use their knowledge and skills for effective classroom discipline.
GEDU 601 Action Research
This course provides graduate learners with the opportunity to examine standard methods of conducting and reporting educational research. It is designed to provide the knowledge and practice needed to apply literature reviews and collection of data to problem solving and making informed decisions.
GEDU 602 Portfolio Project Degree Requirement
The final development, submission, and evaluation of the portfolio.
GEDU 604 Educational Tests and Measurements
This course explores the various statistics and assessments that teachers utilize in the classroom.
GEDU 609 Inclusive Classroom Practices
This course explores the essential questions needed to develop a productive learning environment for diverse learners.
GEDU 612 Leadership and Current Issues: The Teacher as Agent of Change
A major theme in the master's program is "teacher as agent of change." The concept of "teacher as agent of change" is very important in this course because the graduate learners have the dual opportunity of examining leadership concepts and applying those concepts to successfully addressing current issues as they affect the school setting. Finally, the graduate learners have an in depth opportunity to examine and build on their own leadership capacity and that of their students.
GEDU 621 School Curriculum
Through this course, the participants examine curriculum as a body of knowledge and a process by exploring the theory, history, purposes and evolution in curriculum. Factors which shape curriculum are thoroughly discussed, and current trends are examined. A strong effort is made to provide practical information with specific relevancy to each participant.
GEDU 623 Technology Literacy and Integration
Technology Literacy and Integration focuses on researching, identifying, designing, evaluating and implementing appropriate technology based applications and tools through in class exercises, assigned project activities and use of online learning applications to ensure synthesis of portfolio requirements.
GEDU 637 Learning Theory
This course examines human learning processes, the nature and kinds of learning and major learning theories.
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Undergraduate degree from Gannon University in Elementary and Special Education; 2002M. Ed. degree from Gannon University; 2008Teacher at Conneaut Lake Middle School
"Gannon University provided everything I needed to be effective in the classroom. From small classes, passionate and knowledgeable professors, and extraordinary opportunities to observe effective teachers, I was well prepared to teach many grade levels and subject areas. I was taught to be an agent of change and to advocate for my students. The education I received in Gannon's undergraduate and graduate education programs was invaluable to me as a student and continue to encourage me in my role as a teacher."
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