oday's K-12 classrooms come in all shapes and sizes, accommodating students in public and private schools, vocational programs, and even home schooling environments. At Kaplan University, we understand the value of nurturing students in unique teaching and learning environments. Our own virtual classrooms focus on adding a human touch to the high technology of learning online, allowing you to earn a Master of Science in Education entirely on your own schedule, full or part time, from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Whether you are preparing to enter this exciting field for the first time, or are already teaching and want to enhance your knowledge and advance your career, Kaplan University offers a convenient, flexible solution for earning your master's degree online
Our Master of Science in Education curriculum is designed to prepare you for a teaching career in which you will have the power to influence, motivate, and empower future generations. Through sustained learning, job-embedded activities, collegial discussions, and engaging follow-up, you will acquire knowledge and practical teaching skills that can have a positive impact on student achievement. Professional instructors will guide you every step of the way as you:
* Apply action research and other assessment theories and strategies to evaluate and improve your teaching practice and enhance student performance in the classroom
* Explore the reflective decision-maker model and develop competencies required for effective teaching, including various approaches to classroom management and discipline
* Focus on designing curricula for K-12 education in accordance with local and national standards
* Complete a capstone course in which you will implement the methodologies learned in your online coursework, collect and analyze data, and write an action research report focused on improving student learning
Prepare for Licensure
Master of Science in Education degree candidates are expected, but not required, to hold a valid state teaching license. The Master of Science in Education does not lead to initial teacher certification. Applicants should contact their school district to ensure that a Kaplan University Master of Science in Education degree will satisfy specific state or district requirements for an increase in pay, renewal of a current license, or recertification of an expired license. Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system.
What Are the Career Opportunities?
The program is designed to help you improve your teaching skills and increase your professional marketability. Graduates may pursue career advancement in areas such as teacher leadership, professional development, curriculum development, or mentoring.* Upon successful completion of the program, you will have acquired the knowledge and credentials required to pursue further doctorate-level studies.†