MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
The Master of Science in Education program and its curriculum have been designed to provide practicing K-12 educators with the knowledge and practical experience that meet nationally recognized standards for such a degree. All coursework contains job-embedded assignments and, therefore, requires candidates to teach a consistent group of learners. Candidates are taught to consider how to most effectively promote student learning and development and school achievement, and demonstrate their understanding of the program’s four knowledge goals: diverse learners, academic content and pedagogy, assessment, and professional responsibilities and relationships. The program is also designed to help candidates become proficient in five program competencies (outcomes), which are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers.
Individual state and school system requirements vary and may change from time to time. Thus, Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for certification or pay increase purposes. The University encourages candidates to independently research the requirements in any state or school system in which they intend to seek certification or a pay increase.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist candidates with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the candidate. The University does not guarantee that any candidate will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that graduates will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
The Master of Science in Education program consists of a minimum of 46 or 54 quarter credit hours, depending on the candidate’s choice of emphasis area. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a master of science degree.