Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Education at Lakeland University

Earn Your M.Ed at Lakeland University

Lakeland University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed for today’s educators, providing practical ways for teachers to stay current in their profession and providing course content that focuses on the needs of today’s teachers and students, as well as their school districts.

Teach Dual Credit Courses

Concurrent Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)

The Lakeland M.Ed. also paves the way for educators to meet national criteria to enable them to teach dual credit Concurrent Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) courses.

Highlights of the program:

  • The program includes 18 core credits, most of which can be completed through professional development offerings.
  • Graduate students can complete an emphasis area of 18 credits through Lakeland’s Center for Teacher Excellence. This initiative provides graduate-level coursework in a specific content area to allow teachers to teach CAPP courses. This coursework is offered at a discounted tuition rate. For those with a master’s degree in education but not a content area, completing these 18 graduate credits will qualify them to teach CAPP courses. For those completing the 18 graduate credits, but without a master’s degree, they must obtain a degree before they are qualified to teach CAPP courses, and these credits can all be transferred into the M.Ed. program.
  • The thesis has been replaced with an action research project tailored to an educator’s practical research needs and interests.
  • Courses are available 100% online with real time interaction or online for access when students have time.

    M.Ed. Outcomes

    Students who have successfully completed the M.Ed. degree will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of educational policy and pedagogy or the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the subject area(s) s/he teaches.
    • Conduct an original research study that contributes new understandings about schools, students, and teachers.
    • Communicate effectively using both oral and written language.
    • Act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

    Education Designed For The Busy Adult

    Why Lakeland?

    Don't put your life on hold to earn your M.Ed.. Build a schedule that meets your needs with options for 7- and 12-week courses, evening classes and the ability to join class remotely. Student choose their own pace, so they don't have to give up other important aspects of their lives.

    • Flexible delivery formats:
      • Onsite: In class one night per week at one of our six center locations
      • Online: participate weekly when it works best for you
      • Online Live: attend live classes virtually from anywhere one night per week
      • BlendEd Live: attend classes in-person or online … you choose each week
    • Financial aid, scholarships and discounts are available
    • Individualized advising and career development support
    • Faculty is a mix of our own talented education professors and respected educators and administrators from surrounding districts.
    Admissions Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    To be admitted to the M.Ed. program, a student must submit the following:

    • A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable $50.00 application fee.
    • All official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate coursework including an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point-average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 point scale.
    • Military transcripts, if applicable.
    • A written statement of purpose indicating how the M.Ed. program would help the applicant meet personal and professional goals. The statement should be limited to 250 words.
    • Two letters of recommendation indicating the applicant’s potential for success in the graduate program.
    • A valid teaching license or approval from the Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence and successful completion of foundation courses in educational psychology, human growth and development, the exceptional person, and majority-minority relations
    • A current résumé

    Admitted students may transfer up to nine graduate semester hours relevant to the M.Ed. program with approval from the M.Ed. program director. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application to the graduate program.

    • An applicant who has a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75 in his/her undergraduate coursework may be considered for conditional admission upon a recommendation from the Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence. The applicant's conditional status will be reviewed once he/she completes 6 semester hours of graduate coursework. An applicant in conditional status who achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be granted full admission.
    • An applicant who does not possess a valid teaching license may also be granted conditional admission. Once the applicant successfully completes courses in educational psychology, human growth and development, the exceptional person, and majority-minority relations, his/her status will be reviewed, and he/she may be granted full admission. These courses must be completed within two semesters of conditional admission.

    Center For Teacher Excellence

    Dual-Credit Credentialing Certificates

    This program is targeted for CAPP teachers who already hold a master's degree and need to complete up to 18 graduate credits in their respective fields of study to be able to continue teaching high school students who would like to earn concurrent high school and college credits.

    All courses are at the graduate level and will be delivered in a flexible online format. This method will support CAPP teachers in concentrating on coursework, latest research, and relevant concepts and topics in their respective fields of study.

    Dual-credit credentialing certificates are available in accounting, biochemistry, biology, communication, economics, mathematics and music. Coursework in counseling is available to support credentialing for psychology courses.

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    Teacher Development Institute

    Professional Development

    In the last several years, Lakeland has also implemented a graduate-level initiative with the Sheboygan Area School district – the Teacher Development Institute (TDI). This initiative provides graduate-level professional development coursework for SASD teachers. Those teachers can complete 12 of the 18 core credits for the M.Ed. through professional development offerings, ensuring that teachers are completing courses related to their professional needs and the needs of their school district.

    SASD teachers that are part of TDI complete a sequence of five ED special topics courses related to pedagogy, and they earn a certificate upon completion. All courses taken through TDI can be transferred into the M.Ed. program.

    Other school districts interested in creating a similar program with Lakeland should contact John Yang, professor of education and director of Lakeland’s Center for Teacher Excellence.

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