Learn more about the Instruction and Learning Track MEd program, including course information and how to apply.

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Why the Instruction and Learning Track?

If you’re working in education, you need continuing education credits. Why not get your master’s degree while you’re at it and work toward level II certification? This program is also a pathway if you’re interested in pursuing our DEd in Administration and Leadership. Or maybe you’ve been out of teaching for a while and are looking to get back into it. This could be the stepping stone that you need.

The Instruction and Learning track of the Master’s in Education program is designed specifically for busy, working professionals. Advance your teaching career in as few as 18 months or up to five years, depending on your goals. This 30-credit master’s program is 100 percent online so you can fit it into your busy schedule.

Designed to Help You Reach Your Goals

With classes offered online, on nights and weekends, and in summer, winter, fall, and spring terms, you’re bound to find an option that’s right for you. For this program, you’ll complete the core coursework, then choose from an array of electives based on your personal career goals and interests.

Your core coursework will target human learning and development, the effective implementation of educational technologies, working with diverse populations of learners, assessment and assessment-informed instruction, and school law and negotiations. You’ll then choose from a variety of electives focusing on human learning and development, assessment, instructional design, literacy, and more.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Synthesize and evaluate contemporary research targeting motivation, classroom management, instruction, and assessment in K-12 classrooms.
  • Describe the impact of modern technologies in classroom and instructional practice and explain why they are critical to student learning.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for planning, delivering, and assessing instruction in classrooms with academically and ethnically diverse learners.
  • Display positive dispositions toward professional learning opportunities, teaching, and the fulfillment of students’ potential.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to pursue your master’s in education, apply today. If you’ve got questions, reach out to Dan Wissinger, the program coordinator, at daniel.wissinger@iup.edu, or call 724-357-2047.