About the MEd

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Develop the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities to move to higher levels in your educational or business organization and increase your earning potential.

A Program That Works Around Your Schedule

The online MEd was specifically designed for working professionals who want to further their education while maintaining employment and juggling the demands of family and everyday life.

  • Core courses are offered asynchronously, meaning you don’t need to log into a course at any specific time, rather you complete required readings, discussion boards, and other course assignments on your own time.
  • Courses are purposefully kept small so you can really get to know your fellow students and professors.
  • Just like our on-campus students, online students are assigned a full-time Education Department faculty advisor who will help develop a manageable academic schedule.
  • Personal connections through use of technologies such as Skype and other synchronous tools.

Best of Both Worlds: Take Electives Online or On-Campus

Students within traveling distance to our Durham and Manchester, NH campuses have the option of taking your four electives on-campus in the traditional face-to-face format or online. Online students are also encouraged to visit our campuses whether to take advantage of our libraries, or to schedule in-person meetings with advisors, instructors, and other campus staff.

Fast Time to Completion

You can move through the online MEd program at YOUR pace by taking classes as they fit into your schedule. You also have the freedom to take courses in any sequence with the exception of EDUC 884 - Educators as Researchers (taken toward the end of the program). Review our sample academic schedules to see how you can complete the program in as few as 14 months.

All four of the online Master of Education core courses are delivered in an 8-week term, therefore core courses are condensed and move at a faster pace than traditional on-campus courses.

Success After Graduation

We are proud of our graduation rate which is higher than the national university average. Graduates of our program go on to be leaders in the field of education, as Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, to serve as administrators in state government and to sit on state and national professional advisory boards.

  • 94% of students obtain employment in their field of study after graduation.
  • Five years post-graduation, 89% of our graduates are still working in the education field.

  • 75% of employers rate our graduates in the top 20% of their employees with similar experience.

  • Our graduates stay in the field of education at nearly twice the national average and in 2015 we were nationally recognized for innovation and excellence in education by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

  • a proven track record of over 100 years in preparing exemplary professionals for the field of education

Application Information

All students are required to meet  university admission requirements.

Our Professors

All core courses as well as many electives in the online Mater of Education program are taught by full-time professors in the Education Department. Our faculty members are accomplished teachers and researchers, and they are available to meet with you either online, by phone, or face-to-face. Click here to learn more about MEd course offerings.

Here we highlight just a few of the talented professors teaching online courses in the MEd in Educational Studies:

  • Todd A. DeMitchell headshot
    Todd A. DeMitchell
  • Elyse Hambacher
    Elyse Hambacher
  • Sameer Honwad headshot
    Sameer Honwad
  • Jade Lee
    Jade Lee
  • Joseph Onosko
    Joseph Onosko
  • Todd A. DeMitchell
    John and H. Irene Peters Professor of Education

    Professor DeMitchell earned his Ed.D. in Educational Administration at the University of Southern California. He served in public schools for 18 years as a teacher, principal and school superintendent. Professor DeMitchell studies the legal mechanisms that impact schools and colleges. His primary focus is on education law and labor relations. His research has been cited in legal motions submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. For UNH, Professor DeMitchell teaches courses in Educational Structure and Change; School Law; Collective Bargaining; and Policy, Politics, and Planning in Education.

  • Elyse Hambacher
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Professor Hambacher earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Florida. With teaching experience in elementary schools in Miami, Florida and Japan, her research and teaching focus on urban education, critical teacher education, online learning, and qualitative research methods. Her most recent work examines racial disparities in school discipline and how educators can dismantle the school-to-prison-pipeline. Professor Hambacher teaches courses in classroom management, and qualitative inquiry.

  • Sameer Honwad
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Professor Honwad earned his Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on how people learn about environmental sustainability using technology and collaborative learning approaches. He works with various communities in the Himalayas (India, Nepal and Bhutan) and with Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest. He has recently completed a Spencer/National Academy of Education post-doctoral fellowship and for UNH he teaches courses integrating technology into the classroom.

  • Jade Lee
    Assistant Professor of Education

    Professor Lee earned her Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Evaluation at Emory University. She has nearly 10 years of K-12 public school teaching experience and her research interests include assessment development and validation, intervention research, educational evaluation, and validity theory. Professor Lee teaches courses in statistics, research methods, assessment and evaluation.

  • Joseph Onosko
    Associate Professor of Education

    Professor Onosko earned his Pd.D. at the University of Wisconsin in Curriculum & Instruction. His research focuses on social studies education; curriculum theory and design; and approaches to school reform, and he is active in state level educational policy issues and civic education. Professor Onosko teaches courses in educational psychology; social studies theory & methods, issues in education, philosophy applied to the classroom, and an introductory education course.