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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.Ed in Elementary Education
M.Ed in Literacy Education
M.A in Higher Education
Ed.S in Counselor Education-Play Therapy Track
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The M.Ed. online programs prepare professionals to become specialized master teachers in K-6 classrooms or literacy coaches who effectively employ appropriate teaching practices based on research and emerging technology. The M.A. in Higher Ed is designed to assist those who seek a career in a postsecondary institution. The courses are taught by full-time UM SOE faculty. The online programs are cost effective, with a flat tuition rate for every student no matter where they are located.

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

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 4
Concentrations offered
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 40

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 8 full-time

Class Size

Average class size 17
Maximum class size 32

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students Most

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 1.5 years
Program target time to graduate 1.5 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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