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“Beyond mastering the content of what they intend to teach in the classroom, our graduate candidates are practitioners that value and apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning to meet the needs of all students. Following the completion of a Master of Education degree from Anna Maria College, graduates have the education, professional dispositions, and experience to successfully collaborate with all groups, in any given school community, while still honoring themselves as a professional and the students they serve.”

Joanne McDonnell, M.Ed.
Program Director
Master of Education

Joanne McDonnell
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Master of Education
The Education Department was a founding program for Anna Maria College. The college has offered educator preparation programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) since 1982. The programs include an approach that combines cutting-edge educational theory and practice. The Education programs are committed to nurturing the development of a sense of respect for oneself and for others, and a sense of responsibility to society and the world. Anna Maria College's Master of Education will be a degree that will prepare teachers to reach and teach the next generation of children in our communities. Career opportunities may include, depending on specific qualifications (but not limited to):
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Education Policy
  • Education Publishing
  • Curriculum Specialist
 
Find Your Path
Changing Your Career
The Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Individuals who are looking for a Master of Education with Initial licensure. The programs are designed to include a foundation of philosophical, psychological, social, and moral influences on schools; examination of National and State Curriculum Standards; application of innovative instructional practices; and the integration of reflection and inquiry into teaching practice. The Master of Education teacher preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for Initial teacher licensure:
  • Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (Pre-K to 2)
  • Elementary (1 to 6)
  • Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K to 8 or 5 to 12)
 
 
Building Your Career
Master of Education for Professional Growth
Individuals who already have achieved initial licensure and want to expand their understanding of teaching and learning or add a license can develop and enhance their teaching practice to prepare for further inquiry in education may consider exploring the opportunities of a Master of Education in one of the following areas:
  • Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (Pre-K to 2)
  • Elementary (1 to 6)
  • Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K to 8 or 5 to 12)
 
 
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Individuals who have achieved a Master of Education degree and wish to broaden their knowledge and skills may consider a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS). It is a self-designed program with a concentration of at least 4 courses in English Language Arts/Reading, 4 courses related to Moderate Disabilities, or a concentration of choice determined through academic advisement. Students are encouraged to select courses that will benefit personal and professional growth. Contact the program director for additional information.
 
 
Master of Education with Kodaly Music Emphasis
Music Educators can earn a Master of Education with Kodaly Emphasis by taking 3 summers (18 Graduate Credits)of the Kodaly Music Certificate courses and applying those credits to Anna Maria College's Master Degree in Education.
 

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