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Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Learning, FlexPath Option

School of Public Service and Education

The Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Learning degree program is designed for current educators seeking to become master teachers and educational innovators in their schools and districts. The program provides learners with 21st-century knowledge and skills to deepen their understanding of how curriculum and assessment innovations, pedagogical methods, technology integration, and cultural competency interplay to foster and improve student learning. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, teachers apply their learning in their daily classrooms to create immediate impact for their students, classrooms, and schools. Learners who pursue this specialization through the FlexPath option earn a Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Learning through self-paced demonstrations of competencies.

 

 

Thirty-Five Required Courses

 

 

At least 23 program points

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ED-FPX5010
Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education

This course provides learners with opportunities to acquire and use graduate-level skills with an emphasis on critically examining and applying current educational research to teaching practices. Learners develop expertise in scholarly research and writing and explore the relevance of multicultural perspectives and diversity to work in their educational settings. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree program, FlexPath option. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

2 program points
EDT-FPX5100A
Change Research and Theory and Technology Integration

In this course, learners analyze research and theories for innovation and change related to the use of technology and media.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5100B
Collaboration in Technology Integration

Learners in this course demonstrate their ability to collaborate with teachers in opportunities to incorporate 21st-century technology skills in classroom instruction.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5100C
Innovations to Serve Diverse Learners

In this course, learners develop plans for innovative practices that help meet the needs of diverse learners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5100D
Communicating Innovation and Change with Stakeholders

Learners in this course demonstrate their ability to communicate innovation and change initiatives with family, community, and colleagues both verbally and nonverbally in a manner that is professional, appropriate to the purpose, and culturally responsive.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5102A
Data Collection and Analysis Strategies

In this course, learners describe effective classroom data collection and analysis strategies to inform instructional practice.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5102B
Analyzing Data

In this course, learners analyze student data to identify and address educational problems.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5102C
Technology for Data Collection

In this course, learners apply technology tools to collect valid, reliable assessment data on student learning and engagement.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5102D
Digital Tools for Communicating with Stakeholders

In this course, learners apply methods for communicating information with stakeholders using appropriate digital tools.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5104A
Dispositions for Positive Change

Learners assess dispositions and actions needed to contribute to positive change for growth in the digital age.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5104B
Teacher Digital Rights and Responsibilities

In this course, learners analyze digital rights and responsibilities of teachers, including ethical use of open educational resources and providing a safe online learning environment for students.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5104C
Enhancing Digital Learning for Students

In this course, learners synthesize knowledge and skills needed to enhance digital learning for all students.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5104D
Guiding Student Digital Behaviors

Learners in this course demonstrate an ability to foster the safe and ethical online behavior of students.

.5 program points

In addition, choose four courses from each of the following four categories. Courses appearing in multiple categories below may be applied only once toward the satisfaction of a single requirement.

Choose four from the following curriculum courses:

ED-FPX5300A
Evaluating Curricular Models and Theories

In this course, learners evaluate curricular design models and theories to guide effective curriculum design.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5300B
Applying Curricular Models and Theories

In this course, learners apply curricular design models and theories to develop curriculum that addresses instructional planning and standards-based goals and integrates educational technology.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5300C
Team Collaboration Theories and Practices for Curriculum Design and Improvement

In this course, learners assess theories and practices focused on effective team collaboration in the design and improvement of curriculum.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5300D
Team Practices in Curriculum Design and Implementation

Learners in this course demonstrate an ability to employ effective team practices in the design and implementation of curriculum. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130A
Standards, Outcomes, and Competencies for Curriculum Development

In this course, learners analyze the differences among standards, outcomes, and competencies in relation to the curriculum. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130B
Applying Competency-Based Curriculum Development

In this course, learners apply competencies, outcomes, and standards to curriculum development. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130C
Competency-Based Instruction with Research-Based Practices

In this course, learners apply appropriate pedagogical strategies to implement competency-based instruction in the classroom. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130D
Competency-Based Student-Centered Environments

In this course, learners develop a competency-based educational environment that values student voice and pace. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points

Choose four from the following instruction courses:

ED-FPX5301A
Research-Based Pedagogical Methods and Models

In this course, learners analyze current and emerging research in different pedagogical models and methods.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5301B
Designing Research-Based Instructional Methods

In this course, learners design instructional methods supported by applicable theories and research-based instructional models to meet the needs of diverse learners and discipline-specific content.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5301C
Delivering Research-Based Instructional Methods

In this course, learners deliver instructional methods supported by applicable theories and research-based instructional models to meet the needs of diverse learners and discipline-specific content. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5301D
Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching

 In this course, learners integrate educational technology into teaching practice. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130A
Standards, Outcomes, and Competencies for Curriculum Development

In this course, learners analyze the differences among standards, outcomes, and competencies in relation to the curriculum. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130B
Applying Competency-Based Curriculum Development

In this course, learners apply competencies, outcomes, and standards to curriculum development. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130C
Competency-Based Instruction with Research-Based Practices

In this course, learners apply appropriate pedagogical strategies to implement competency-based instruction in the classroom. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5130D
Competency-Based Student-Centered Environments

In this course, learners develop a competency-based educational environment that values student voice and pace. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142A
Implementing Adaptive Learning for Diverse Learners

In this course, learners implement adaptive learning approaches to meet diverse learner needs. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142B
Universal Design for Learning for Personalized and Adaptive Instructional Strategies

In this course, learners apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to support personalized instruction and adaptive learning.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142C
Adaptive Instruction and Assessment Strategies

In this course, learners analyze adaptive instruction and assessment strategies.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142D
Adaptive Learning Systems

Learners analyze the effectiveness of adaptive learning systems in K–12 educational settings. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points

Choose four from the following assessment courses:

ED-FPX5304A
Assessment Models and Approaches

In this course, learners assess different models, methods, and types of assessments in educational settings and the impact of mandate requirements on their design, delivery, and use.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5304B
Assessment Design and Implementation

In this course, learners design and implement various types of assessment within a class, school, or educational setting. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5304C
Analyzing Assessment Data for Decision Making

In this course, learners analyze assessment data to drive curricular and instructional decisions. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5304D
Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders

Learners in this course demonstrate their ability to communicate assessment results clearly and meaningfully to a variety of stakeholders.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142A
Implementing Adaptive Learning for Diverse Learners

In this course, learners implement adaptive learning approaches to meet diverse learner needs. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142B
Universal Design for Learning for Personalized and Adaptive Instructional Strategies

In this course, learners apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to support personalized instruction and adaptive learning.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142C
Adaptive Instruction and Assessment Strategies

In this course, learners analyze adaptive instruction and assessment strategies.

.5 program points
EDT-FPX5142D
Adaptive Learning Systems

Learners analyze the effectiveness of adaptive learning systems in K–12 educational settings. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points

Choose four from the following cultural competency/diversity courses:

ED-FPX5303A
Multicultural Theories, Frameworks, and Models

In this course, learners evaluate multicultural theories, frameworks, and models to understand the importance of culture, community, and collaboration to promote inclusion and enhance student learning.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5303B
Student Culture and Teaching Practices

In this course, learners incorporate student culture into teaching practices using a variety of teaching styles and strategies that are consistent within various cultural groups.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5303C
Implementing Multicultural Instruction

In this course, learners implement instruction based on one or more multicultural theories, frameworks, or models taking into consideration the inequities of technology as it pertains to access, classroom use, and student engagement. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5303D
Culture and Diversity Dispositions

In this course, learners critically reflect on their own dispositions related to culture and diversity.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5730A
English Language Learner Considerations in Teaching

In this course, learners incorporate cultural and educational backgrounds of English Language Learners into instructional decision-making. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5730B
Modeling Cultural Competency to Enhance Learning

In this course, learners model cultural competence to enhance learning.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5730C
Socio-Linguistic Theories

In this course, learners examine the socio-linguistic theories to understand language change and variation.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5730D
Legislation Affecting English Language Learner Education

In this course, learners evaluate legislation that affects the education of English Language Learners.

.5 program points

Take the following research course:

ED-FPX5306
Action Research to Enhance Practice

In this course, learners explore action research in theory and practice as a form of inquiry and self-reflection to inform and improve their teaching. Learners examine relevant issues in their own educational setting and develop a plan to study and implement meaningful, practical, and research-based answers. Learners design data collection, analysis, and reporting practices as part of their action research plan that will be implemented in the capstone course. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners. ED-FPX5306 and ED-FPX5980 must be taken in sequence and during the learner’s final two sessions.

2 program points

Take the following learning science courses:

ED-FPX5302A
Student Learning Research

In this course, learners integrate research, theories, and models addressing how students learn at different ages and developmental levels.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5302B
Research-Based Curriculum Design

In this course, learners integrate research, theories, and models addressing curriculum design and teaching in different content disciplines.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5302C
Brain-Based Learning Theory and Principles

In this course, learners analyze brain-based learning (BBL) theory and principles and their implications for student learning, teaching, curriculum design, and student assessment.

.5 program points
ED-FPX5302D
Technology Impacts on Learning

In this course, learners assess how learning with technology affects the learning process.

.5 program points

Taken during the learner’s final quarter:

ED-FPX5980
Teaching and Learning Capstone

In this capstone course, learners apply research knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in ED5306 Action Research to Enhance Practice. Learners implement the action research process to evaluate and critically reflect on the results as a part of continuous improvement inquiry to improve student learning. Learners communicate research findings and insights with key stakeholders and critically reflect on implications as a way to find practical and useful strategies to improve their practice. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners. ED-FPX5306 and ED-FPX5980 must be taken in sequence and during the learner’s final two sessions. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

3 program points

 

 

Total

 

 

At least 23 program points

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.

This program is not designed to lead to license, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. Contact your school district for a determination on qualifications for salary advancement.

This program has not yet been evaluated by the Minnesota State Approving Agency and is therefore not currently eligible for VA benefits. Military tuition assistance is not currently available for this program.

GuidedPath courses and FlexPath courses fulfill the program requirements and prerequisites for each delivery model.