Master of Education 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.
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:
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.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
To be admitted to the M.Ed. program, a student must submit the following:
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.
Conditional Admission Policy
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.
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.