Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge in the areas of curriculum instruction, school administration or technology in the classroom? Would you like to work with exceptional students or support students as they develop literacy skills?
Youngstown State University, ranked among the “Best Regional Universities Midwest” by U.S. News & World Report, offers a variety of online Master of Science in Education degrees that will prepare you, both in and out of the classroom, to meet the needs of your students as well as the entire educational community.
1. Master of Science in Education – Special Education – Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities
In YSU’s Master of Science in Education – Special Education – Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities program, you will study the characteristics and behaviors of exceptional individuals, developing skills to help them navigate their K-12 academic and social experiences and transition successfully from school to adult life. This program will help you meet rigorous standards as you develop curriculum, evaluate progress and customize the learning environment to meet their individual needs. Coursework also includes classroom management techniques, research and data collection, and ethical, legal and professional guidelines in special education.
2. Master of Science in Education – Special Education – Autism and Related Disabilities
If you want to advocate for students affected by autism and related disabilities, the Master of Science in Education – Special Education – Autism and Related Disabilities online program at YSU will give you the knowledge and skills you need. In this program, students explore evidence-based methods and practices to guide individuals with exceptionalities to achieve best outcomes in academic settings and meet their social-emotional behavior needs. The focus on current trends in special education will prepare you to assume and succeed in a variety of roles in special education settings.
3. Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy
This program at YSU will teach you the most current and best theories, research, and classroom strategies to help your students develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The program steeps you in the critical concepts and principles of literacy, helping you build an arsenal of practices that you can customize to the learning needs of all P-12 students. Courses focus on data literacy, research methodologies, data analysis and evidence, collaborative activities, technology applications, and legal and ethics issues.
4. Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Digital Teaching and Learning
If you want to be up to date on cutting edge digital applications and modalities in the classroom, this YSU program could be a good fit for you. Coursework in this program is constantly evolving because of the nature of change in new technologies for the classroom. You will study digital literacy, computational thinking, computer programming and curriculum design as well as best practices for bringing digital resources and modes into the existing curriculum. With courses such as Coding for Educators and Gaming for Educators, you will discover new ways to design apps, keep your students engaged in learning, and bring a new, exciting paradigm to teaching.
5. Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics
This program at YSU will prepare you to help students’ strengthen their mathematical problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. This program appeals to applicants with a strong mathematics background who want to begin a career in teaching as well as those who are already teaching but want to enhance their mathematics skills in the classroom or focus on math as their specialty. Courses focus on brain-based teaching and learning, data interpretation, advanced linear problem-solving, and curriculum development for all P-12
6. Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
For practicing teachers, this YSU program will help you help your students perform better in STEM classes. You will become fluent in the pedagogy and brain-based teaching and learning that fosters students’ curiosity and capabilities. Graduates will be capable of tackling STEM education in the roles of curriculum development or STEM Instructor or Educational Specialist in STEM.
7. Master of Science in Education – Educational Administration (With Principal Licensure Option)
If you would like to work as an administrator for K-12 schools, YSU’s Master of Science in Education – Educational Administration (With Principal Licensure Option) program can help you achieve your goal. You will gain the legal, financial, data, and personnel management skills needed to improve student outcomes. The coursework will prepare you to identify and address current issues affecting education, to lead a coalition to develop a school mission, vision and process for improvement, to evaluate curriculum and instructional approaches, and to resolve questions of ethics in the academic environment.
Each of these programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Students can complete each program in 12-14 months entirely online, providing flexibility for working professionals. And each interactive course is taught by highly-qualified and committed faculty to meet your individual educational needs.