Master’s Degree in Education

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TCSJ is a WASC accredited institution offering Master in Education programs in the following concentrations:

M.Ed. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (33 units) The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) M.Ed. program at TCSJ embraces the premise that 21st century educators and school leaders will have expertise in the design of learning environments that enable their K-12 students to approach solutions to problems with the mindset of STEM professionals. Our integrative approaches to STEM education sets us apart from the traditional mindset that views STEM as discreet topics.

M.Ed. Educational Inquiry (32 units) The Educational Inquiry Concentration is designed for educators who aspire to deepen their understanding of 21st century learning environments, school reform, and action research.

M.Ed. Educational Leadership and School Development (32 - 38 units) Educational Leadership and School Development Concentration are for those individuals serving or hoping to serve in school leadership positions. This option can also be concurrent with coursework resulting in an administrative services credential. Candidates who hold a Tier I Administrative Credential may transfer up to 8 units master’s degree.

M.Ed. Early Education (32 units) The M.Ed. Early Concentration Program will prepare educators to address the special social and emotional needs of California’s early learners as they design, plan, implement, and reflect upon their pedagogy and curriculum. It will prepare educators to understand and provide the rich learning environments that support the young learners’ social, physical, emotional, and academic growth.

M.Ed. Special Education (32 units) This TCSJ M.Ed. concentration will provide candidates with advanced coursework in Special Education. The topics included within the coursework of this concentration will be grounded in recent research findings and include implications to the varied settings within the Special Education field. Candidates will advance their knowledge of how to address the needs of students with specialized disorders that are beyond the scope of typical credential programs. The faculty will challenge students to reflect on their leadership roles and how they might influence innovation and reform to increase their educational effectiveness for students with special needs. Participation in the program may provide students with the opportunity to add a second Education Specialist credential to their resume.

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