American College of Education - Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

American College of Education offers five Master's Degree programs:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Focused on meeting the needs of aspiring school principals and district leaders, this degree centers on an application-based curriculum that aligns with national standards and core competencies.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Designed to help educators become effective teacher-leaders within their school communities, this degree aligns with the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: a commitment to students and their learning; knowledge about the subjects taught and how to teach those subjects to students; responsibility for managing and monitoring student learning; dedication to thinking systematically about one's practice and learning from experience; and engaging members of learning communities.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization: The specialization in English as a Second Language focuses on theories of language acquisition, cultural implications, strategies that promote cultural understanding and teaching practices that meet the needs of English language learners.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Bilingual Specialization: The Bilingual specialization prepares educators to work effectively in a bilingual setting and provide leadership in curriculum and instruction in their schools. The program focuses on instructional methods and materials for teaching language and content to English Language Learners; the importance of culture in addressing learning needs; testing and evaluation; and developing curriculum for English language learners.

Master of Education in Educational Technology: The Master of Education in Educational Technology program, leading to a Technology Specialist Endorsement, focuses on delivering the skills to support student learning through the use of technology, as well as provide professional development/technical assistance to teachers and other school personnel. Candidates in this program learn how to use educational technology to lead in their classrooms, their schools and in their districts.

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