UNC School of Education Master of Education for Experienced Teachers — New cohorts beginning in early May 2013

The School of Education is offering three new cohorts in the M.Ed. for Experienced Teachers (MEDX) program. This is a part-time, field-based masters program for practicing teachers with at least two years of experience. Participants take 30 to 33 hours of graduate work over two full years while continuing to teach.

MATHEMATICS (K-12) and Elementary Mathematics (K-5)

Add-on license Cohort leader: Dr. Susan Friel sfriel@email.unc.edu

Mathematics cohorts will be offered for experienced teachers holding licensure in elementary (K-6), middle grades mathematics (6-9), and secondary mathematics (9-12). In addition, teachers holding elementary licensure who complete the program are also eligible to obtain the Elementary Mathematics (K-5) add-on license. Teachers interested in obtaining the Elementary Mathematics add-on license without earning a masters degree also apply through this M.Ed. program.

SCIENCE (K-6, 6-9)

Cohort leader: Dr. Cheryl Horton chorton@unc.edu

Teachers who successfully complete the program requirements earn both an M.Ed. and the recommendation for master’s level licensure in the area that they had upon entry into the program (elementary K-6 or middle grades 6-9). Coursework is done in both disciplinary science content and science education as well as coursework that addresses broader content applicable across all disciplines and grade levels. A main benefit for teachers participating in this cohort is the perspective each participant gains on the development of science content with respect to learning progressions, technology integration, and 21st century skills.

SOCIAL STUDIES (6-9, 9-12)

Cohort leader: Dr. Suzanne Gulledge sgulledg@email.unc.edu

Teachers of secondary social studies who wish to earn the M.Ed. degree and be recommended for master’s level licensure will find an innovative, practice-oriented graduate curriculum that emphasizes experiential education, technology resources, social justice pedagogy and global perspectives. In addition to core courses shared across cohorts, social studies teachers take specialty area classes that integrate history, geography, the social sciences and humanities and include the new essential standards and content area literacy. Attention is given to research that focuses on classroom practices and scholarship that considers the authentic work of teachers with the aim of transformative, equitable and democratic teaching and learning in the social studies.

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To view this same information in PDF format, download the MEDX Recruitment flyer – December 2012.

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