The teaching and learning program is an entirely online degree comprised of 30 credit hours of coursework. Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in their coursework. The M.Ed. program is composed of two elements:
- Core pedagogical course work (18 hours)
- Specialization courses (12 hours)
At this time, all students desiring a M.Ed. degree in teaching and learning will select from one of the specialization areas: STEAM, Early Childhood Education, or Instructional Coaching. New cohorts begin each summer. Transfer credits from other institutions are not accepted for this degree program, but individual courses can be taken by applying to Clemson as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Those completing the STEAM specialization will also earn a STEAM certificate from Clemson University.
Plan of Study for Teaching and Learning M.Ed.:
The M.Ed. in teaching and learning is an 18-month program spanning five semesters. Fall and spring courses last seven and a half weeks each, allowing students to focus on one course at a time. Likewise, summer courses are also taught one at a time but in a five week timeframe - with the exception of the first summer where students will take two classes beginning late June.
Summer (beginning late June)
- Curriculum Theory (ED 8650)*
- Learning and Motivation in Context (EDF 8020)*
- Contemporary Issues in Assessment (EDF 8080)*
- Specialization Course #1
- Specialization Course #2
- Classroom-Based Research (ED 8600)*
- Cultural Diversity in Education (EDF 8710)*
- Specialization Course #3
- Specialization Course #4
- Capstone Project (ED 8990)*
* These are all part of the 18 hours of core classes.
|Specialization Course #1:
||STEAM Instructional Design (ED 8700)
||Advanced Early Childhood Education Foundations and Methods (EDEC 8100)
||Elements of Instructional Effectiveness (ED 8750)
|Specialization Course #2:
||STEAM Transdisciplinary Teaching (ED 8710/8711)
||Advanced Early Childhood Education Curriculum (EDEC 8200)
||Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Learning from a Mentor Perspective (ED 8760)
|Specialization Course #3:
||STEAM Assessment (ED 8730)
||Math, Science, and Technology Inquiry in Early Childhood (EDEC 8950)
||Building Leadership and Culture from the Role of Coach (ED 8770)**
|Specialization Course #4:
||STEAM Enacted and Evaluated (ED 8720/8721)
||Parent Education in Early Childhood Multicultural Settings (EDEC 8000)
||Developing School-Wide Professional Learning Opportunities (ED 8780)**
**Instructional Coaching courses are currently being reviewed by curriculum committee.
More detailed course descriptions can be found in the graduate announcements.