Master of Education in Educational Practice

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Online - 36 Credits

The program is specifically designed to meet the distinctive needs of the contemporary K-12 school teacher – preparing them to address the challenges of the 21st century classroom. The M.Ed in Educational Practice program is comprised of twelve courses, totaling 36 credits. Understanding the busy lives of professional educators, Centenary College has scheduled the M.Ed in Educational Practice to coordinate with the public school calendar. Your learning outcomes are achieved through course work and learning experiences that are cohort based. As a member of a cohort, you will work with teachers in a collaborative way. Courses are designed around authentic project based activities, action research, and reflective practices. Each course has activities, strategies, and techniques that are immediately applicable to your classroom. As a result, you will be able to comfortably achieve your personal professional goals in a flexible, convenient, and practical online environment. You will join in a cohort of students and progress through the program together. All classes are online, asynchronous and accelerated, providing you with the flexibility to juggle the demands of teaching, extra-curricular responsibilities, mandated professional development, and family life. You will also be provided with a friendly introduction to online learning, your fellow cohort members, and your instructor prior to the beginning of the first course. You may be surprised to learn how easy and how much fun it is to learn online.

Program Features

  • Designed using best practices in online adult education for practicing teachers.
  • Online classes which allow you to work at times and places convenient to your schedule.
  • Cohort model, where the same group of students progress through the entire program together.
  • Accelerated, eight-week courses, scheduled to fit within the K-12 school calendar.

Program Advantages

  • Project-based activities, techniques, and strategies that you can immediately use in your classroom
  • Small classes that strongly emphasize participation, interaction, and practical application in your classroom
  • Highly relevant, accessible, and efficient program
  • Highly qualified faculty
  • Unsurpassed student service
  • Opportunity to complete your degree no matter where you live, whatever hours you work, how often you travel or relocate
  • Complete 100% of your education via the Internet, including all administration, registration, and book purchasing
  • Tuition costs may be partially tax-deductible
  • New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) members are entitled to a 25% reduced tuition for this program.

Graduate Grading Policy for Education Degrees

Graduate students must:

  • achieve a grade of "B" or higher in each course
  • must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree
  • Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) will be dismissed from the program.
  • A graduate student who has received a grade of C must repeat the course.
  • No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.
  • If a student repeats a course in which a grade of C has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of C will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.
  • Must be a certified, currently employed teacher in an Elementary, Middle, or High School setting. Teaching Certification - Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certificate please contact Elyse Clark at extension 2162.)

Program Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete the following program of study comprised of twelve courses, totaling 36 credits: Note: Students must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each course. Students who do not achieve a “B” or higher in each course shall be dropped from the program.

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