Sep 22, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

School of Teaching and Learning

Director: Ester de Jong
Graduate Coordinator: Sevan G. Terzian

Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.

The School of Teaching and Learning ( offers face-to-face and online programs leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed., non-thesis), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E., thesis or project in lieu of thesis), Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Descriptions of the programs are linked below, and official requirements for these degrees are provided in the Graduate Degrees  section of this catalog.

Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Curriculum & Instruction gain research and teaching experience in one of 10 areas of specialization: Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education (CTTE); Educational Technology; English Education; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Language Arts, Reading, & Children’s Literature (LARC); Mathematics Education; Science & Environmental Education; Social Foundations of Education; Social Studies Education; and Statistics Education.  The Ed.D. degree is a professional practice doctorate with two specialization areas for students to pursue online:  Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education (CTTE) and Educational Technology.   Various forms of financial support are available to Ph.D. students through fellowships, scholarships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

Students aspiring to careers in teaching will be interested the following programs.  The nationally recognized ProTeach graduate program leads to the M.Ed. degree and state certification as a classroom teacher. Unified Elementary ProTeach admits undergraduates who complete the five-year program with a master’s degree. Secondary Proteach (English, Science, Social Studies) prepares teachers who have completed a bachelor’s degree in the discipline they will teach. Prospective elementary teachers who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field may want to consider the School’s SITE program (Site-based Implementation of Teacher Education).

The School of Teaching and Learning also offers graduate programs and specializations at the M.Ed., M.A.E, and Ed.S. degrees for students seeking to deepen their knowledge and to advance within their professions.  These include Educational Technology, English Education, ESOL/bilingual Education, Language Arts, Reading & Children’s Literature (LARC), Literacy & the Arts, Mathematics Education, Media Literacy Education, Reading Education, Science Education, Social Foundations of Education, Social Studies Education and Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI).