La Salle University has partnered with the Regional Training Center (RTC) to provide a 30-credit Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with a concentration in instruction for licensed K-12 classroom practitioners offered in-person options in Pennsylvania and Maryland and online/virtual options in 49 states (all except California). Non-degree seeking students can also enroll in the program for graduate-level professional development courses.
The goal of the La Salle/RTC M.Ed. program is to develop the teacher as master educator in the classroom and beyond. The program, focused on advanced pedagogy, gives teachers the skills to stimulate and challenge their students to become more actively involved in the learning process, to think critically and problem-solve, to become more creative, to communicate more effectively, and to collaborate as they learn in the 21st-century classroom.
As professional educators, teachers in the La Salle/RTC M. Ed. program focus on understanding not only what works in the teaching process but why it works. Meaningful inquiry into the link between theory and practice is built into all of the courses in this 30-credit program, which has concentration choices that allow the teachers to specialize in their area of interest.
Students can choose from one of five concentrations within the La Salle/RTC M.Ed. program: Teaching Strategies for the 21st Century Learner; The Differentiated Classroom; Building Positive Classroom Communities; Classroom Well-being and Physical Activity; or Integrating Technology into the K-12 classroom.
Courses for professional development and for the M.Ed. are offered on convenient weekend and weeklong intensive time schedules. Designed to enhance classroom instruction, courses are taught by veteran educators with years of experience in elementary, middle school, and secondary settings.
This course examines, discusses and offers hands-on learning for teachers to apply a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials and assessments to support classroom-based activities that will enable their students with diverse needs and learning styles to succeed in an inclusive, standards-based, digital classroom.
This course examines, discusses and offers hands-on learning utilizing current research in neuroscience that indicates ways that brains naturally learn best. Teachers will then apply what they learn to the P-12 classroom.
This course examines, discusses and offers hands-on learning through understanding how instructional content can be enlivened in the P-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity. By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved, and important life skills can be developed.
Graduates with a master’s degree in education have explored the following careers: