University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.Ed - Science Education Online
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Inquiry-, activity-, standards-based. 100% on-line. Experienced teacher educators as instructors. Kits of materials used in most courses, highly relevant to teachers' classrooms and the science curriculum. It is a collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences. We have tenure-track faculty teaching in the program

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 14

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 6 full-time; 4 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 25% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 5
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 8 full-time; 8 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 17
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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