The Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) programs are designed for individuals who want to expand their understanding of teaching and learning, to develop and enhance their teaching practice, and to prepare for further inquiry in education. The programs are designed to include a foundation of philosophical, psychological, social, and moral influences on schools; the examination of national and state curriculum standards; the application of innovative instructional practices; and the integration of reflection and inquiry into teaching practice.
The Master of Education teacher preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) for initial teacher licensure in:
Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and with Disabilities (Pre-K – 2)
Moderate Disabilities (Prek-8 or 5-12)
Note: All programs leading to initial and Professional Teacher Licensure are state-approved, NASDEC- approved programs.
Master of Education for Professional Practice
Individuals who want to expand their understanding of teaching and learning, to develop and enhance their teaching practice, and to prepare for further inquiry in education may consider exploring the opportunities of a Master of Education in one of the following areas:
English Language Arts
Instructional Design and Technology (online program)
Individuals who have achieved a master’s degree and wish to broaden their knowledge and skills may consider a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) with a concentration in English Language Arts/ Reading or Moderate Disabilities
Anna Maria College has offered educator preparation programs approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) since 1982. These programs are in keeping with the College mission of fostering intellectual involvement, career preparation, social awareness, dedication to justice and peace, religious and moral sensitivity, and a lifestyle capable of sustaining these within balance. The education programs, are committed to nurturing the development of a sense of respect for oneself and for others, and a sense of responsibility to society and the world.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education