At Meredith College, you earn a Master of Education with a specialty in one of the following areas:
- Elementary education
- English as a second language (ESL)
- Special education (general curriculum)
The program is designed for the K-12 teacher who has a bachelor’s degree and a teaching license or is eligible for an initial teaching license.
The Meredith M.Ed. curriculum prepares educators for the ever-changing educational environment. Students become proficient in today’s classroom technology, best practices for content delivery, and the importance of implementing research-based practices in the classroom. Students also work together to understand the power of collaboration and positive relationships in effective school leadership.
As one of the strongest programs in the region, Meredith has a reputation for educating confident and capable teachers. That’s why so many schools seek out Meredith-trained educators who enter the classroom and make an immediate impact.
Because 98% of Meredith M.Ed. students are currently employed as teachers, the program offers a convenient course schedule to fit with working teachers’ schedules. And for additional flexibility, some online and hybrid courses are offered.
Financial assistance is available to M.Ed. students. Options include the Federal TEACH Grant (ESL, literacy, and special education/general curriculum), financial aid, and need-based scholarships. All working classroom teachers may be eligible for the Meredith College Teacher Appreciation Grant reducing the cost of each course by $200. Total savings could amount to $2200.
Current teachers who are interested in renewing a teaching license may take master’s level courses as a non-degree student.
Earning her M.Ed. with AIG specialization has led Satina Smith, ’06, ’11 (M.Ed.), to additional leadership opportunities and taken her teaching skills to the next level.