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School of Education

Master’s & Specialist Programs

The School of Education’s well-respected faculty members lead graduate programs that prepare our alumni to be leaders in their fields.

Master’s and Specialist Programs

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M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology

School psychology training brings together the knowledge base of several disciplines, including child psychology and development and education. Our small, selective program is characterized not only by outstanding students, but also by a highly productive and caring faculty of excellent teachers and researchers.

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M.A. in Leadership in Disability Services

This interdisciplinary degree is designed to provide diverse, talented graduate students with knowledge, skills, and understanding essential for leadership roles in agencies and organizations that provide individualized, person directed services to people with disabilities and their families.

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M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language

The M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) prepares students to teach in classrooms with English Language Learners and to teach English as a second language in colleges and language institutes in the U.S. and abroad.

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M.Ed. in Educational Technology

This program provides the master’s degree candidate with both a theoretical and a practical grounding in educational technology methods and techniques, emphasizing theories of teaching and learning that support these methods.

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M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth

This program is designed to develop professional educators committed to careers that involve children, youth, and adults with disabilities. This program is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills.

 

Online Master’s Programs

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Online M.Ed. in Literacy

This program will prepare current teachers and educators for certification as a Reading/Literacy specialist. You will develop knowledge of the theoretical and evidenced foundations of reading and writing development, plan culturally and linguistically relevant literacy instruction for all students, and support students and teachers in the use of digital literacy tools.

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Online M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership

This program is designed for teachers who would like to assume additional leadership roles within their schools, such as department chair, curriculum coordinator and more. You will develop the insights needed to better manage your classroom, improve student outcomes, and take the initiative to lead your peers to do the same.

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Online M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth

This program is designed to develop professional educators committed to careers that involve children, youth, and adults with disabilities. This program is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills.

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M.Ed. in Educational Technology

This program provides the master’s degree candidate with both a theoretical and a practical grounding in educational technology methods and techniques, emphasizing theories of teaching and learning that support these methods.

 

4 + 1 Tracks (Bachelor’s and Master’s in 5 years)

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Exceptional Children and Youth: Autism/Severe Disabilities

The Autism/Severe Disabilities concentration in the 4+1 track of the M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth program is for current UD early childhood education majors and elementary teacher education majors in the special education concentration.

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Exceptional Children and Youth: Elementary Special Education

The Elementary Special Education concentration in the 4+1 track of the M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth program is for current UD undergraduate secondary education majors and elementary teacher education majors in the ESL, middle school, or urban education concentrations.

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Exceptional Children and Youth: Secondary Special Education

The Secondary Special Education concentration in the 4+1 track of the M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth program is for current UD undergraduate secondary education majors or elementary teacher education majors in a middle school concentration.

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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Qualified undergraduate English majors at the University of Delaware may choose to apply to the 4+1 in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program, which results in a B.A. in English at the end of the fourth year and an M.A. in TESL at the end of the fifth year.