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A Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from King University will provide you with the
skills and expertise to connect research and knowledge gained in coursework to actual
classroom settings. You will be prepared to synthesize research and theory, as well
as practice and apply those skills to your teaching method. You will be trained to
interpret professional literature and to apply best practices in multiple and complex
New for Spring of 2018 is the English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement. In two semesters, earn an
additional endorsement online to your teaching license. Endorsment is Tennessee approved
and meets the Virginia Standards. For more information about the ESL Endorsement click here.
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction assists students in developing
specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions which characterize excellent teachers.
Students seeking initial licensure in Elementary Education (K-5) and in Secondary
Education (6-12), Music K-12 (Vocal and Instrumental), as well as Physical Education
K-12. Student Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Tennessee Teacher Licensure Standards:
Professional Education and In TASC Standards: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support
Consortium. Students complete 37 semester hours of course work over 16 months; a full
semester of student teaching follows. Three starts are available each year - spring,
summer, and fall. Contact your Enrollment Counselor for details. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in the subject area, or
have passed the praxis content exam(s) in the licensure area, or complete the appropriate
courses for licensure.
The M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership is designed for licensed teachers who desire
to serve their schools in formal administrative capacities (e.g. as assistant or vice-principals
or principals). The M.Ed. is based largely on the Tennessee Instructional Leadership
Standards (TILS), a set of standards that seeks to "reinvent the principal preparation
process" in the state of Tennessee to cultivate effective instructional leaders who
are prepared to implement research based changes in curriculum and instruction for
the benefit of all groups of students.
The M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership is a 16 month, 36 semester hour program that
spans four consecutive semesters. Candidates shall hold a current teacher license;
have a minimum of three years of successful classroom experience; and submit a confidential
application portfolio that addresses:
Contemporary Issues in Education
Creating a Culture for Teaching and Learning
Communication in a Global Learning Environment
Trends and Issues in Educational Technology
To view all required courses for a M.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction click here.
To view all required courses for a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership click here.
For M.Ed. course descriptions click here.
The M.Ed. program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless
and webcam capability.
For information about accreditation click here.
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