The online Master of Education program requires a minimum of 30 semester credits via four core courses and four electives. Our program offers the best of both worlds by providing students who live within traveling distance to our Manchester or Durham campus with the option of taking electives in face-to-face format. Learn more about online and face-to-face options here.
Graduates of the online MED will be prepared to:
EDUC 882 - Introduction to Research Methods
Issues from a wide variety of perspectives on research are covered, including the formal procedures employed by experimental psychologists, qualitative perspectives, mixed methods research, as well as techniques used by researchers involved in exploratory investigations in schools and other real-life settings. The design and implementation of research studies is contextualized in current educational and social science issues.
EDUC 958 - Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Examination of and reflection on the nature of teaching will serve as the basis for analysis. A variety of strategies for analysis of teaching will be explored and implemented. Student-initiated inquiry into specific aspects of teaching will provide practical application of course material.
EDUC 959 - Issues in Education
Emphasizes the development of understandings, dispositions, and skills necessary to effectively participate in P-12 reform discussion and decision-making. The course focuses on foundational issues related to a) the legitimacy of public education, b) accountability-based national reform efforts, and c) the goals and content of school curricula.
EDUC 884 - Educators as Researchers
Addresses the twofold aim of (a) preparing educational practitioners to conduct systematic inquiry in their classrooms and/or schools and (b) introducing strategies and criteria for understanding, evaluating, and applying educational research. (This course must be taken toward the end of program.)
Two of the four required electives in the online Master of Education program may be taken outside the Education Department, allowing students a greater selection of courses and more flexibility. The Education Department offers online electives representing several different areas of inquiry and practice, including but not limited to:
Credit Transfer Policy: Once admitted, students can request transfer consideration for a maximum of two non-UNH courses. Transfer Credit Requests are evaluated by the Education faculty and the Dean of the Graduate School.