Our Graduate Education Department strives to
provide high-quality programs for advancing degrees and opportunities for
professional development. Learn more!
1. Degrees and Specializations: Our Master of Education programs are online and designed to allow candidates to choose a specialization area within a master's degree program or simply complete coursework for the specialization only. Our Master of Teaching online program helps students advance to the next level of mastery within their professions and to prepare non-teaching professionals to enter the field of education.
2. Online programs: Students have the option to complete most graduate education courses online. The newest addition to online offerings is the Master of Special Education program. The demand for special education services and teachers is on the rise as children with special needs are increasingly being diagnosed and enrolled into special education programs earlier in life.
3. Faculty engagement: We take great pride in giving students the individual attention needed to make earning a Master of Teaching degree online a successful and meaningful journey. Our faculty promote student development through active participation and making connections between theory- and research-based practice.
4. Specialized programs. : In addition to our master’s education programs online, we offer administrative certifications, specialized endorsement programs and a variety of subject-specific, post-baccalaureate programs. All of our courses are rigorous, relevant and contribute toward creating a comfortable, dynamic atmosphere where students and professors can engage in collaboration and dialogues of ideas—all to make our graduate education courses the best on the market.
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The Graduate Education Department at Saint Francis strives to provide high-quality programs for advancing professional degrees and opportunities for professional development. Students looking to pursue a Master of Education online degree will find a combination of face-to-face, online and hybrid course offerings with a flexible schedule to accommodate professional educators in public and private sectors. The demand for special education services and teachers is on the rise as children with special needs are increasingly being diagnosed and enrolled into special education programs earlier in life. To meet this need, the Graduate Education Department offers an online Master of Special Education degree program. Within this program, candidates can earn an Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement or Special Education Supervisory Certificate.
Secondary Education (7-12) certification credits required, vary based on the content area. Number of credits will be determined upon a transcript evaluation for each Master of Education candidate.
Pictured are candidates in the Principal Practicum for the spring/fall 2019 semesters. The Principal Practicum is a 360-hour experience that is intended to tie theory to practical application in one of our graduate education courses. This six-credit experience is the culminating learning experience for principal K-12 certification.
Superintendents, principals, and curriculum directors from 16 surrounding school districts attended the annual Graduate Education faculty kick-off breakfast.
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