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Master of Education: Educating for Social Justice

Program Information

The Department of Education offers a Masters of Education: Educating for Social Justice, with two concentrations—Section 1 Elementary Education; Section 2 middle/secondary. This degree focuses on developing pedagogical practices and advocating for children marginalized by society. This theory to practice degree program is founded upon the commitment to pedagogical practices that promote closing persistent and growing opportunity gaps. The program encourages candidates to actively grow as 21st-century teacher-scholars and reflective thoughtful decision-makers who possess a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions involved in teaching for social justice. The program includes an immersion experience that fosters change at the local and global level as well as an extensive research project that will enhance the lives of children marginalized by society.

Outcomes

Earning a master’s degree can lead to additional compensation and increased employment opportunities. A master’s degree in Education will establish you as an expert teacher, which will impact the lives of the children you teach. The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program at Stetson will support you in developing innovative teaching methods, as well as, prepare you to enter leadership positions to enact system-wide changes in education. Whether you decide to stay in the classroom or move into a leadership role, you will be prepared to make the changes needed to close the growing opportunity gap.

Program Format

The program is a 36-credit, 23-month, advanced degree program designed to fit into practicing teachers’ professional and family obligations. The candidates will proceed through the coursework in cohorts, starting in June after the local counties post planning. Cohorts will begin every two years. The courses will be taught in a blended format of some traditional and some online hybrid courses. The program encourages candidates to actively grow as teacher-scholars and reflective thoughtful decision makers who possess a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions involved in teaching for social justice. The program offers an immersion experience that supports change at local or global levels as well as a research-based capstone experience. A highly qualified and award-winning faculty made up of teacher-scholars and professionals teach in the program. The program is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of teaching and ability to advocate for social change.

Where Stetson Graduates Are Employed

Earning a master’s degree can lead to additional compensation and increased employment opportunities. A master’s degree in Education will establish you as an expert teacher, which will impact the lives of the children you teach. The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program at Stetson will support you in developing innovative teaching methods, as well as, prepare you to enter leadership positions to enact system-wide changes in education. Whether you decide to stay in the classroom or move into a leadership role, you will be prepared to made the changes needed to close the growing opportunity gap.

Accomplished Faculty

Faculty experts will teach all courses in the program.