It’s time to take your skills beyond the classroom. A Strayer master’s degree in education builds on your natural abilities to help you affect broader educational change — whether that’s by bringing new technology to your school, advancing or creating new curricula or moving into an administrative role.
The Strayer M.Ed. is more than just an advanced education degree. It prepares you to grow your role in your school or confidently embark on your own educational business venture. Our on campus and online education degrees will give you a new set of skills and knowledge so you can advance your career.
Tailor your on campus or online master’s degree in education with one of four functional concentrations, including adult education and development; curriculum, instruction and assessment; and teacher leadership.
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In a time of challenge and opportunity for education and training, Strayer’s education degree program helps you find innovative and workable solutions to relevant educational challenges. Whether for K-12 or adult audiences, you’ll develop skills to evaluate transformational concepts and technologies; conduct meaningful assessments and develop curricula that meet a wide range of learning objectives.*
* The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) has awarded Strayer University accreditation for seven years, the maximum allowed, of its Master of Education Program. TEAC is dedicated to improving academic degree and certificate programs for professional educators through the audit of evidence of student achievement. Please see catalog for additional state-specific disclosures.
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A Degree with a Difference
Nearly 87% of Strayer master’s degree recipients surveyed said their degree had an impact on them meeting their professional or career goals.
— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013
LEARN AND LEAD
Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certifications in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.
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EDU 500-Adult Learning Theory
Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.
EDU 501-Learning Theories (K-12)
Examine classic and contemporary theories of learning that directly impact education and their influences on teaching and learning in the K-12 school setting. Explore the research base of the major theoretical models and examine the implications of those models for education. Learn to describe theories and styles of learning and discuss the relationship between different types of intelligence to learning motivation and its application to the classroom setting.
EDU 508-Educational Research Methods
Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.
EDU 599-Education Capstone
Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.
Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.
EDU 525-Perspectives on Adult Education
Examines adult education from historical perspectives, includingsocial, economic, regulatory, and technological developments thathave shaped adult education. Students examine distance education,online education, and other modes of adult education.
EDU 526-Diversity in Adult Education
Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.
EDU 535-Organizational Training and Development
Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.
EDU 550-Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development
Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.
EDU 565-Training Strategies and Assessment
Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.
EDU 542-Integrating Technology into Education
Address how new technologies support alternative approaches to teaching and learning. Learn how instructional technology can help meet the needs of a diverse group of students and change both the content and methods of education. Explore the curriculum and the classroom as the primary vehicles for integrating instructional technology into education.