Master of Education Degrees

Master of Education Degrees

A Master of Education (ME) is an advanced degree commonly pursued by professionals looking to advance their career in the field of education. While many ME candidates have a background in education, there are several opportunities for professionals who want to create positive change in the field of education through specific skills in non-teaching occupations.

USC Rossier offers three Master of Education degrees online, and each master’s program is unique in its curriculum and career opportunities after graduation. Generally, ME graduates move beyond the classroom to facilitate change in the education system itself. However, many working teachers do pursue an ME and continue to impact student lives directly in the classroom, as well.

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Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership
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The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership is designed for K-12 teachers who currently drive innovation in the classroom and are looking to expand their influence by becoming an educational leader. By seeking leadership opportunities in their school or district, an ME in Teacher Leadership candidate must be a driven individual who is dedicated to finding the most effective ways to address problems of practice in their chosen area of concentration. Request information about the ME in Teacher Leadership.

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Blending theory with practice, the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership will develop your skills as an instructional leader by creating strong curriculum and effective assessment tools. You will also focus on implementing media and technology into the classroom in order to develop comprehensive, dynamic, and current instruction techniques. By applying these skills, you will be able to facilitate connection with every student — no matter his or her learning style. Learn more about the ME in Teacher Leadership curriculum.

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After earning a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, you can pursue a range of leadership roles in the field of education. As a teacher leader, you will collaborate with other teachers to determine best practices for their classrooms. Teacher leaders often take on the role of a grade-level or department chairperson. You can also become an instructional expert, curriculum specialist or professional development leader. Discover more information on ME in Teacher Leadership career opportunities.

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Master of Education in School Leadership

Master of Education in School Leadership
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The Master of Education in School Leadership is designed for working teachers and counselors as well as other education and nonprofit professionals. These professionals are aiming to transition into an administrative role within a K-12 environment. In comparison to the ME in Teacher Leadership, this degree focuses less on advancing specific instructional and assessment tools in classrooms, and instead focuses on assuming administrative positions and impacting the way schools or organizations operate. Request information about the ME in School Leadership.

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As a Master of Education in School Leadership student, you will examine common problems and policies that public, private and charter schools are facing in today’s changing educational landscape. In learning how to analyze the way schools operate, you will gain the research skills necessary to make sound decisions and improve overall student experiences. This program will enable you to create, communicate and implement a well-formed vision for a school or organization. Learn more about the ME in School Leadership curriculum.

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A Master of Education in School Leadership graduate can advance their career by becoming a principal, assistant principal, head of school, assistant head of school, lead teacher, curriculum coordinator and more. This program is also a great precursor to earning a PhD in education or an EdD. No matter the career choice, an ME in School Leadership offers educators the opportunity to effectively manage a K-12 school or nonprofit organization. Discover more about ME in School Leadership career opportunities.

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Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
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The Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology is a degree for educational program designers who want to improve learning by applying research-based instructional design principles and innovative technology. A common issue in education today is the diversity of learning styles, including auditory, visual and kinesthetic. With such diversity in the way people learn, those who pursue an ME in Learning Design and Technology strive to provide effective learning experiences to every individual, regardless of his or her learning style. Request information about the ME in Learning Design and Technology.

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As a Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology student, you will learn about human differences and apply that knowledge to instructional design for traditional and non-traditional learning environments. By examining best practices in the field, you will design effective face-to-face, technology-enabled and blended learning experiences. It is also becoming increasingly important to integrate media and technology in education, and through this program, you will provide the means to achieve this. Learn more about the ME in Learning Design and Technology curriculum.

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A Master of Education in School Leadership graduate can advance their career by becoming an educational program designer, learning strategist, instructional design and evaluation specialist, performance assessment manager, training director, director of distance learning, education coordinator and director of museums, science centers, aquariums, after-school programs or tutoring centers. Discover more about ME in Learning Design and Technology career opportunities.

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