Professional Development for Teachers (MAE)

This program is specially designed to fulfill the professional development needs for classroom teachers and other teaching professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the teaching and learning process. The program provides a course of study directly tied to teaching practice, in which course content, student learning and required research are organized around issues and problems that teachers view as important. A variety of opportunities are provided to develop strategies for implementing innovative practices in the classroom. It also provides opportunities for thoughtful analysis of contemporary issues and problems facing teachers.

Program highlights

This program presents a variety of opportunities for peer collaboration, development of strategies for implementing innovations in classroom practice, and thoughtful analysis of contemporary issues and problems facing teachers. Courses provide focus and attention to topics while advancing through the course sequence.

Courses address topics such as:

  • Curriculum issues
  • Technology/Instructional Design
  • Human development
  • Assessment practices
  • Classroom management
  • Understanding educational research

Courses are designed using the Quality Matters rubric of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design, and are aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

To create an enriching and supportive environment, this program uses a cohort model in which students progress through the two-year course sequence together while building lasting personal and professional relationships.

Read detailed program information from the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, including program goals and professional competencies.

Convenient course delivery

Courses in this program are offered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.