The Master of Science in Education (MSE) program is designed for working adults. Courses are in a blended format--some courses are offered online while others are face-to-face. Courses are scheduled for either eight weeks (online) or the full semester (face-to-face) during the school year with block courses offered each summer. The M.S.E. program has two tracks from which to choose:
Teaching and Learning Emphasis (30 semester hours) - This track emphasizes elements of effective curricular/instructional planning and assessment to enhance student learning. It is intended for those who have early childhood, elementary, or secondary teacher certification and want to study principles of effective instruction.
Literacy emphasis (30 semester hours) - This track emphasizes the research-based components of effective literacy instruction and assessment (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing). It is intended for those who have early childhood, elementary, or secondary teacher certification and want to study the science of literacy.
Teaching and Learning with Initial Teaching Certification
The teaching and learning track with initial certification in the Master of Science in Education at HLGU, emphasizes elements of effective curriculum development and evaluation to enhance student learning for the beginning teacher. It is intended for those who have a bachelor’s degree in a subject area.
To meet teacher certification requirements in their area of study, each student’s plans of study will be developed on a case by case basis.