Master of Arts in Education

M.Ed, Department of Education

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While Benedictine College has a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal arts education, the College has developed a limited number of graduate programs in accordance with the longstanding tradition of responding to the needs of the times. The MBA is the generally accepted degree for professional managers of business and nonprofit organizations.

Department Overview

Education Department programs are built upon the framework of “Educators as Builders of Community.” The programs call for future teachers and administrators to perceive their roles in education as developers of community. The learning community is within classrooms and schools, as well as outside their walls. Not only do education graduates work toward building community with students, families, and members of the local community, but they see a purpose of education to be the development of individuals who assume responsibility for building a healthy community locally, nationally, and globally. Grounded in a Benedictine, liberal arts tradition, the program advocates that the goals and means of the educative process are complementary and seek the pursuit of human dignity and social responsibility.

Degree Objectives

  • Build learning communities where students and teachers make meaningful choices, communicate and collaborate with others, think critically and conceptually, and act justly.
  • Model decision making processes that are inquiry-based, equitable, and reflect the values of Benedictine communities.
  • Actively involve the community as a partner in the educational process.

Related Careers

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • School Administration

Contact

Matthew Ramsey, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7387

Ferrell Academic Center

Deparment Website

  • Christi Adams, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Laura Bradfield
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Lindsey Hansen
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Dianna Henderson, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Maureen Huppe, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Erin McKelvey-Patterson
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Charles Osborn, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus
  • Pamela Pursel
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Matthew Ramsey, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Noel Rueb
    Instructor
  • Brad Weaver
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Piper Wentz, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

Program of Study for the M.Ed

(32 credit hours)

  • EDUC-5510 Introduction to School Leadership (2)
  • EDUC-5512 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • EDUC-5515 Models and Strategies in Instructional Leadership (3)
  • EDUC-5518 Building Community in the Classroom (3)
    OR EDUC-5519 The Catholic School Teacher (3)
  • EDUC-5529 Instructional Technology and Applications (2)
  • EDUC-5532 Foundations of Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDUC-5534 Assessment and School Improvement (3)
  • EDUC-5540 Mentoring and Teacher Leadership (3)
  • EDUC-5542 Current Trends & Practices in Teaching (3)
  • EDUC-5546 Directed Study (1–3)
  • EDUC-5552 Effective Instructional Strategies (3)
  • EDUC-6688 Master’s Comprehensive Exams (cr)

Program of Study for the M.Ed with ESOL

(32 credit hours)

  • EDUC-5510 Introduction to School Leadership (2)
  • EDUC-5512 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • EDUC-5515 Models and Strategies in Instructional Leadership (3)
  • EDUC-5518 Building Community in the Classroom (3) or EDUC-5519, The Catholic School Teacher (3)
  • EDUC-5532 Foundations of Curriculum Development (3)
  • EDUC-5534 Assessment and School Improvement (3)
  • EDUC-5563 Linguistics for ESL Teachers (3)
  • EDUC-5564 Assessment & Evaluation ESL Students (3)
  • EDUC-5565 Instructional Strategies and Materials for Teaching ESL Students (3)
  • EDUC-5569 Practicum for Teaching ESL Students (3)
  • EDUC-6688 Master’s Comprehensive Exams (cr)

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