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MS in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12)

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12) program is designed to improve the teaching skills of current educators and prepare other individuals to begin their teaching career. Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12) program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12)

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Education program is intended for practicing teachers and other individuals who seek to pursue a teaching career. The program's curriculum, which includes sustained learning, job-embedded activities, and collegial discussions, is designed to provide students with practical teaching skills. Students have the opportunity to study how to enhance pupil performance in the classroom and design K-12 curricula in accordance with local and national standards. Students will also have the chance to specialize in one of several emphasis areas to develop knowledge in a specific subject, such as mathematics, science, or technology. The Master of Science in Education program culminates with a capstone course that allows students to implement the methodologies they have learned.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

46 or 54 credits, depending on emphasis area. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12):

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Educational Leader Emphasis Area Track

Core Requirements

  • ED 502: Transforming Teaching Practice (4 credits)
  • ED 503: Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • ED 512: Action Research I (5 credits)
  • ED 522: Classroom Management (5 credits)
  • ED 532: Curriculum Design (5 credits)
  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity (4 credits)
  • ED 552: Educational Leadership (5 credits)
  • ED 562: Student Assessment (5 credits)

Emphasis Area Requirements

  • ER 502: The Principalship (5 credits)
  • ER 504: Management of Resources (4 credits)
  • ER 506: Legal Issues in Education (4 credits)
  • ER 508: Supervision and Instructional Leadership (4 credits)

Standard Emphasis Area Tracks

Core Requirements

  • ED 502: Transforming Teaching Practice (4 credits)
  • ED 512: Action Research I (5 credits)
  • ED 522: Classroom Management (5 credits)
  • ED 532: Curriculum Design (5 credits)
  • ED 552: Educational Leadership (5 credits)
  • ED 562: Student Assessment (5 credits)
  • ED 572: Action Research II (5 credits)

Teaching Literacy and Language Emphasis Requirements

  • LT 504: Reading Diagnosis and Remediation (4 credits)
  • LT 516: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (4 credits)
  • LT 520: Approaches to Literacy (4 credits)

Teaching with Technology Emphasis Requirements

  • ET 501: Using Technology - Fundamentals of Integration (4 credits)
  • ET 502: Using Technology - Practical Applications (4 credits)
  • ET 503: Using Technology - Applications in the Content Areas (4 credits)

Teaching Students with Special Needs Emphasis Requirements

  • SN 501: Teaching Exceptional Students in Inclusive Settings (4 credits)
  • SN 502: Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities (4 credits)
  • SN 503: Teaching Students With Behavior Disorders (4 credits)

Teaching Mathematics - Middle and Secondary Emphasis Requirements

  • MH 521: Principles, Pedagogy, and Standards for Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MH 530: Numbers and Operations (4 credits)
  • MH 531: Developing Mathematical Proficiency - Algebra (4 credits)

Teaching Science - Middle and Secondary Emphasis Requirements

  • SE 521: Planning and Teaching an Inquiry-Based Science Class (Grades 6-12) (4 credits)
  • SE 522: Science as Inquiry (Grades 6-12) (4 credits)
  • SE 523: Historical and Social Perspectives on Science and Technology (Grades 6-12) (4 credits)

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Career Paths:

Kaplan University's MS in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12) program is designed to help students improve their teaching skills and professional marketability. Students who graduate from the program could be prepared to pursue career advancement in areas of teacher leadership, professional development, curriculum development, or mentoring.*

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