Educational Studies (M.Ed.) Spotlight

In the Morning
What do elementary school children in Nicaragua and rural college students in New Hampshire have in common? Based on three years as a Peace Corps teacher in a small Nicaragua village, Dr. Andrew Coppens, Associate Professor and Director of the UNH Online MEd program, has based much of his work on...
The Welcome
“I love working in higher education. Helping students achieve their goals gives me a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.” New Hampshire native Jacqueline Klatt earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Theatre from UNH and an online master’s degree in Educational Studies (MEd) from UNH,...
Collaboration
"I enjoy the process of discovery. Nothing makes me happier than conversing with others in an  exchange that inspires me to explore what’s on the next hilltop. Each day I ask, 'What can I learn next?' Collaboration makes me happy because it challenges my brain." Benjamin Peck’s career as an...
Picture a moth winging its nightly flight to find the moon and you have captured the soul of Marie O’Neil. Drawing upon this poetic symbol, Marie weaves an image of a night moth to describe life’s trajectory as each of us stops to explore many small points of light on our personal journey. Musings...
Learning is Play
Learning is all about play. With so much importance placed on testing and structured education methodology, we sometimes lose our sense of play but students learn best when the objective requirements of teaching are balanced with their individual learning paths. Coming from a long lineage of...
The Art of Juggling
Few people ever learn to juggle better than professional performers, but Bianca Pietro seems to manage it with ineffable ease. As a Special Educator, her days may be challenging, as a mother of two her arms are full, as a performer and Director of Youth Theatre Education she fields a thousand...
The Artful Science of Empathy
How do you seamlessly blend art with science? In the case of Eugenia Opuda, you become a health science librarian with an art history degree and a music background. The connecting thread is a love of research and teaching with the broad perspective gained by a cross-disciplinary study that forms a...
The Awakening
Earning a degree is a respected milestone but the educational value of life experience should never be understated. With a bachelor’s degree from Rivier College in 2000, Chloe Cataldo developed her skills during twenty years of employment before earning a Master’s in Educational Studies in 2020...
Citizen of the Globe
A native son of Maine, Samuel Ramus’ career reflects his eclectic personality with a multi-dimensional focus on teaching, marketing, and travel. Ramus’ international inspiration came when he joined a church-based mission trip to Honduras at age 17, to help rebuild a small village church and school...
The Marathoner
If you see a slim, curly-haired guy running laps on the track, it might be Joshua Kellogg, a member of UNH Admissions Office staff.  Armed with headphones, Joshua likes to run six miles during his lunch hour and get “into the zone”. Not satisfied with his lunchtime mileage, he once ran in the...
The Path to Admission
As Assistant Director in the Office of Admissions at UNH, Evan Beals passionately believes in reaching out across cultural landscapes, pushing traditional boundaries, and creating a more inclusive environment by helping students find the right fit for their higher education path. Evan earned his...