Lakeland College

Master of Education

Lakeland College courses are held one night a week, allowing graduate students to choose their own pace without giving up other important aspects of their lives. Lakeland's M.Ed. faculty is a mix of our own talented education professors and respected educators and administrators from surrounding districts.

 M. Ed. at Lakeland College

Lakeland College offers on-site, classroom and online instruction, providing graduate students opportunities to blend learning options suited to their active lives. Teachers and school administrators will receive timely and useful instruction and tools that translate directly into better education for students.


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REQUIRED CORE COURSEWORK (21 semester hours)

  • ED 701 Contemporary Philosophies of Education
  • ED 702 Organization and Operation of American Education
  • ED 703 Learning and Cognition
  • ED 714 Curriculum and Classroom Dynamics OR
    ED 717 Political and Legal Aspects of Education
  • ED 720 Assessment in the School and Classroom
  • ED 800 Educational Research and Evaluation
  • ED 810* Master’s Thesis or Project in Education


  • ED 706 Differentiating Instruction
  • ED 707 Gifted Education
  • ED 708 Classroom Management Strategies
  • ED 712 Multicultural Education
  • ED 716 Special Education: Meeting Exceptional Education Needs
  • ED 741 Reading in the Content Area
  • ED 751 Supervision of Student Teachers (1 semester hour)
  • ED 790* Tutorial I Focused Individualized Reading/Research Topics (1-3 semester hours)
  • ED 791* Tutorial II Focused Individualized Reading/Research Topics (1-3 semester hours)
  • ED 792* Tutorial III Focused Individualized Reading/Research Topics (1-3 semester hours)

*Approval of the Director of M.Ed. program required. Students can register for tutorials only after successful completion of core courses.)


Note: The ESL teacher certification requirements as outlined below are for those who already hold a valid Wisconsin teaching license. Students may complete in addition to the M.Ed. program.

Graduate students seeking additional certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) may use the following for elective credit:

  • ENG 780 The English Language
  • ESL 721 English Grammar
  • ESL 722 Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics
  • ESLE 724 Teaching Methods in ESL

The remaining requirements for ESL teaching certification are offered through the undergraduate program. They are as follows:

  • HIS 112 United States History II (3 semester hours) OR
    HISP 372 United States Ethnic History (3 semester hours)
  • One year of a foreign language (8 semester hours)
  • A passing score on the Praxis II content examination test #0360
  • EDU 450/460 Student Teaching (6 semester hours)

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Available Locations

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) graduate degree is currently offered at all of Lakeland College Centers, and through Lakeland College Online™. Most courses are also offered BlendEd®.

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  • PHONE: 1 (800) 569-2166
    FAX: 920-565-1062
  • MAIL: PO Box 359, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359
  • DIRECTIONS: W3718 South Drive Plymouth, WI 53073-4878

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