The Master of Education programs of DeSales University serve as a center for the advancement of effective teaching through the creation of learning opportunities designed to be relevant for today's children.
Our programs instill a sense of respect for all persons so that graduates can prepare students to experience cultural diversity, use technology, and contribute to a global society.
It is the mission of the M.Ed. programs, in support of the mission of DeSales University, to foster life-long learning, and to prepare leaders who will teach and guide K-12 students so that these students become productive and contributing members of a global society in which they will: exhibit the characteristics of Christian Humanism; be prepared to utilize the power of technology; and will celebrate the diversity that enriches their lives as global citizens.
The M.Ed. Programs of DeSales University foster and support professional development through inquiry, reflection, and the application of research-based methods to improve teaching and learning. The programs broaden theoretical and practical knowledge of professionals in the education and preparation of children as they grow toward global citizenship. Our students critique, discuss, and engage in educational research and utilize technology as an instructional tool to motivate, enhance, and extend learning. Graduates of the M.Ed. programs are prepared to inform educational policy, address ethical concerns in the education of children, and maximize the benefits of diversity in the classroom. Graduates of the M.Ed. programs will demonstrate:
- advanced skills in their content area or area of expertise
- effectiveness in teaching and supporting teachers in both traditional and distance learning classrooms
- competency in the use of technology for the advancement of learning and the development of opportunities for interaction and experiences that span the globe,
- the ability to conduct research so as to develop and share strategies to address the challenges faced by teachers and students in today and in the future.