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ONline Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching & Learning

Program Outcomes

The Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree develops innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

Students who attain a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Teaching & Learning from Post University can expect to have achieved the outcomes listed below.


Teaching & Learning
Concentration Outcomes

  • Students will develop a vision for the future of education, a personal critical and creative perspective on issues and changes in education, and several means to adapt to future realities.

  • Students will identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based education practices matched to an area of concentration (Higher Education Administration, Instructional Design & Technology, Online Teaching, Teaching & Learning, and TESOL.)

  • Students will apply the principles of cognitive science to teaching & learning to positively affect learning and improve the practice of teaching.

  • Students will define, understand, analyze, and use metrics to measure student, programmatic, and institutional achievement.

  • Students will identify and use current relevant technology in the service of better learning.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of creativity and innovation as applied to education.

  • Students will develop and demonstrate leadership thinking in critical areas of interest within their field.

 


Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Initiative

The PLE initiative was launched in August 2010 to enable M.Ed. students to establish and begin building their own personal and professional Web 2.0 presences as an authentic outlet for project work during the 33 credits of their degree program concentrations. A PLE provides a personal web platform for Post University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree students in the Teaching & Learning concentration to take an active leadership role as innovative and creative educators who can transform the education enterprise to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of a changing world.

The first core course students generally take when entering the M.Ed. program is Future of Education. Here students begin developing a systemic vision of education. At the end of this course students visit the PLE sites initiated by students who are finishing the next core course they will probably be taking in the program: Digitally-Mediated Teaching and Learning. In this course students begin by envisioning the mission and role of their PLE sites and researching available web domain names. They then initiate their own, fully-provisioned cPanel-based hosting service for a 3-year period and learn how to install a WordPress frontend for their sites, initiate their social networks, install a Moodle learning management system, and setup their first mini-course to launch their PLEs. Students will then grow these personal/professional sites throughout their M.Ed. courses as an active, real-world platform for the outcomes of their coursework in the Teaching & Learning concentration.