Master of Education (M.E.) in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (Online Format)
Q) How does the program work?
A) Courses are delivered online with multimedia
coursework that includes a wide variety of teaching resources, media and
activities. Each course includes videos of best classroom practice,
available on your desktop, showing effective strategies in action.
You’ll also see expert commentary focusing on both the content and
practice of real teachers in real classrooms, student work samples
illustrating the effectiveness of strategies, and practical activities
to implement in your own classroom right away.
Course assignments require that you collaborate with other teachers.
You select the appropriate format to complete the discussion portion of
- Online Discussion
- Face-to-Face Discussion
If you select the online discussion format, you will be assigned to
an online cohort of approximately 10 to 15 teachers. You will complete
the collaboration assignments via online discussion boards that you can
access at your convenience throughout each week. You will have deadlines
during the week to post and respond to the online discussion board. The
online format provides the opportunity to interact with educators from
across the country and a variety of grade levels. Coursework is
completed in a structured timeline each week with flexibility as to when
during the day or evening you complete your assignments.
If you choose to collaborate in a face-to-face format, you must apply
with a group of three to six teachers. Each group decides when and
where to meet to complete the collaboration assignments each week, based
on the convenience of the team members. Each team member (as an
individual) will submit all assignments online. The face-to-face format
enables teachers from the same community to learn together as a study
The program also provides the opportunity to interact with Stritch
instructors. These professionals are seasoned educators (with years of
K–12 classroom and/or administration experience) who offer insights into
your practice as you integrate what you are learning from the program
into your own classroom situation.
Q) How many credits and courses are in the M.E. Online program?
A) The program is made up of 14 courses/32 credits
completed sequentially and comprised of both one and three credit
courses. You will work through the program with the same cohort of
educators and complete the program in two years.
Q) What is required to learn online?
A) All you need is a computer and Internet access. The Teachscape
delivery platform used for this program is designed for educators with
any level of technology experience and expertise. No matter what your
computer or Internet connection speed, you can learn online with ease
Q) Does the program require that I apply my research to the classroom?
A) All students will complete an applied research
project as part of their coursework, in an integrated and guided
fashion. Over the span of the program, students select a research topic
of interest which has a direct impact on student learning in the
classroom. This project makes up nine of the 32 credits.
Q) Can I transfer courses into this program?
A) Yes, you can transfer up to six credits into this
program. To determine eligibility of the transfer you must provide a
course syllabus to the program director. The program director will
determine if the course(s) can be transferred into the program.