Master's of Education at Prescott College

Education (M.Ed)

Master of Education Degrees
Signature Courses
Curriculum Design
Learning Theories
Creating and Managing Learning Communities

The Masters of Education Degree Programs at Prescott College will provide you with academic and advanced skills needed to succeed in a competitive global environment. Our faculty is committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning.

You can choose from graduate programs in Early Childhood and/or Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Educational Leadership, Administrator Certification, School Counseling, as well as a non-certification M.Ed. degree.

Our programs encompass the mission of the college: social and ecological literacies, sustainability, global learning, and the diversity of human experiences. As limited residency, online programs, we allow you to remain in your home community without sacrificing your personal and professional life. Courses will be offered through an online modality and through mentor-based study. Students can benefit from the guidance of faculty advisors along with experts in the field known as graduate mentors.

  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Environmental Educator
  • Experiential Education Teacher
  • High School Art Teacher
  • High School English Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Outdoor Business Owner
  • School Principal
 

If you're ready to be an educational leader with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning. This program encompasses social and ecological literacies, sustainability, global learning, and the diversity of human experiences.

Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on both online instruction and mentored studies. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are prescribed in order to meet certification requirements. At the same time, there is room for some electives for you to pursue your own areas of interest.

Completion Requirements

  • New Student Orientation either On-Campus or Online 
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card 
  • Complete six days per year residency
  • Successful completion of National Evaluation Series (NES) in both professional knowledge and subject knowledge
  • 36 semester credits

In order to qualify for a Prescott College Institutional Recommendation (IR) leading to Arizona provisional teacher certification in Elementary Education and to meet graduation requirements, Master of Education degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 36 semester credits in designated certification coursework. Students must also fulfill required Prescott College residency requirements and pass all appropriate State-related exams.

Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam.

Arizona residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs: meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.

Out-of-State residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, School Counseling Certificate, School Counseling, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs offered by Prescott College are designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Prescott College, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding teacher certification, teacher preparation, and educational leadership preparation for their particular state.

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education 3
MAED 57005 Learning Theories 3
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design 4
MAED 57035 Introduction to Special Education 3
MAED 57020 Reading Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57022 Language Arts Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57024 Social Studies Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57026 Science Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57028 Mathematics Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57040 Creating and Managing Learning Communities 3
MAED 57199 Student Teaching 8

If you're ready to be an educational leader with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning. This program encompasses social and ecological literacies, sustainability, global learning, and the diversity of human experiences.

Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on both online instruction and mentored studies. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are prescribed in order to meet certification requirements. At the same time, there is room for some electives for you to pursue your own areas of interest.

Completion Requirements

  • New Student Orientation either On-Campus or Online 
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card 
  • Complete six days per year residency
  • Successful completion of National Evaluation Series (NES) in both professional knowledge and subject knowledge
  • 36 semester credits

Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam.

Arizona residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs: meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.

Out-of-State residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, School Counseling Certificate, School Counseling, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs offered by Prescott College are designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Prescott College, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding teacher certification, teacher preparation, and educational leadership preparation for their particular state.

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education 3
MAED 57005 Learning Theories 3
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design 3
MAED 57035 Introduction to Special Education 3
MAED 57217 Reading Methods and Literacy in the Secondary Classroom 3
MAED 57208 Secondary Content Methods 3
MAED 57040 Creating and Managing Learning Communities 3
MAED 57002 Structured English Immersion (SEI) 3
MAED 57003 Advanced Study in Structured English Immersion (SEI) 3
MAED 57199 Student Teaching 8

If you're ready to be an educational leader with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning.

Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on both online instruction and mentored studies. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are prescribed in order to meet certification requirements. At the same time, there is room for some electives for you to pursue your own areas of interest.

Completion Requirements

  • New Student Orientation either On-Campus or Online 
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card 
  • Complete six days per year residency
  • 36 semester hours

Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam.

Arizona residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs: meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.

Out-of-State residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, School Counseling Certificate, School Counseling, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs offered by Prescott College are designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Prescott College, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding teacher certification, teacher preparation, and educational leadership preparation for their particular state.

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MEDL 50000 Foundations of Educational Leadership: Merging Theory and Practice 3
MAED 57114 Graduate Scholarship and Research Methodology 3
MEDL 50020 Sustainable Leadership 3
MEDL 50030 School Law 3
MEDL 50040 School Finance 3
MEDL 50090 Personnel Management in the Schools 3
MEDL 59002 Signature Portfolio and Project: Sustainability in Educational Leadership 2
MEDL 50051 Standards-Based Reform in American Public Education (Elective) 3
MEDL 50060 Leading Authentic Classroom Assessment (Elective) 3
MEDL 50025 Sustainable Leadership for Diversity: Authentic Applications (Elective) 3
MEDL 50050 History and Motives in American Public Education (Elective) 3

If you're ready to be a school counselor equipped with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning.
Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on online instruction with a minimal residency component. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are prescribed in order to meet certification requirements and well-prepared school counselors. At the same time, there is room for an elective for you to pursue your own areas of interest in the field.

Successful Completion Requirements

  • Complete New Student Online Orientation 
  • Complete one residency per year
  • 36 semester credits
  • School Counseling Program requirements for AZ certification

Arizona residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation, Educational Leadership, and School Counseling graduate programs meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.
Out-of-State residents
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, School Counseling,  Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs offered by Prescott College are designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Prescott College, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding teacher certification, teacher preparation, school counseling and educational leadership preparation for their particular state.

 

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MASG 50000 Foundations of School Counseling 3
MASG 51010 Counseling Theories 3
MASG 50030 Social and Ecological Perspectives 3
MASG 50020 Human Growth and Development 3
MASG 50080 Group Dynamics Processing and Counseling 4
MASG 50070 Vocational Counseling and Career Development 3
MASG 50112 School Counseling: Program Development 3
MASG 50111 Research Practices for School Counselors 3
MASG 51020 Supervised School Counseling Practicum 8

The Early Childhood Education program at Prescott College is the only online program integrating nature- and place-based early learning into all courses. Students can look forward to an experience like no other! In addition to being prepared in areas such as family-school relationships, curriculum design, and inclusive classroom management, students will also gain valuable knowledge and skills in activating the power of nature to support children’s learning and development as they approach early care and education with a lens of the child as a competent individual and curious co-creator of their own learning.

Students who complete this program can look forward to an advanced career working in public or private childcare, preschool, and pre-kindergarten settings. Professionals certified in Early Childhood Education are additionally qualified to teach Kindergarten through third grade classes in public elementary schools. Early childhood education is a fast-growing field gaining national recognition as a key element in building an equitable and prosperous future for all.

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (120 credits) consists of 60 lower-division and  a minimum of 36 upper-division semester credits. The program is designed to cultivate the knowledge and skills required for educators of infants and very young children (birth to age 8).   Successful completion of degree requirements leads to an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education.

In addition to the 60 credits of lower-division coursework and College graduation requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is comprised of the following upper-division coursework:

Lower Division Coursework & General Graduation Requirements:  (60 credits)

Breakdown of Competence Requirements for Early Childhood Education:

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (36 Credits)

EDU47035: Intro to Special Education (3)

EDU47050: Working in Schools (1)

EDU47020:  Reading Methods & Practice (3)

EDU47820: Positive Child Guidance (3)

EDU47029: Arts & Place-Based Integration: Language Arts & Social Studies (4)

EDU47898: Early Childhood Education Practicum (4)

EDU47804:

The Whole Child (3)

EDU47019: Nature & Place-Based Methods Integration: Math and Science S.T.E.M. (4)

EDU47010: Curriculum Design, Assessment & Evaluation  (4)

EDU47802:

Foundations of Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education (3)

 

EDU47899: Student Teaching Early Childhood Education  (4)

B. Competence Electives (24 credits):  12 credits of coursework in the Education Department

            12 credits of interdisciplinary coursework

Total Credits for the Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education: 120 credits

The Bachelor of Arts in Education with Environmental Education emphasis consists of 120-semester credits and a minimum of 40 upper-division credits. The program is designed to cultivate the knowledge and skills required for educators in environmental education programs. This program does not lead to an Institutional Recommendation for certified practice within K-12 schools.

In addition to the 60 credits of lower-division coursework and College graduation requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education is comprised of the following upper-division coursework:

 

Lower Division Coursework & General Graduation Requirements:  (60 credits)

Breakdown of Competence Requirements for Early Childhood Special Education:

  1. EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (40 Credits)

EDU47035: Intro to Special Education (3)

EDU47050: Working in Schools (1)

EDU47020:  Reading Methods & Practice (3)

EDU47029: Arts & Place-Based Integration: Language Arts & Social Studies (4)

EDU48750: Foundations of Language & Literacy (3)

EDU47697:

Early Childhood Special Education Practicum (4)

EDU47820: Positive Child Guidance (3)

EDU47019: Nature & Place-Based Methods Integration: Math and Science S.T.E.M. (4)

EDU47880:

Collaborative Special Education Communities (4)

EDU47881:

Advanced Special Education Methods (4)

EDU47804:

The Whole Child (3)

EDU47698: Student Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education (4)

B. Competence Electives (20 credits):   8 credits of coursework in the Education Department

            12 credits of interdisciplinary coursework

Total Credits for the Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Special Education: 120 credits

Education students who complete the special education program at Prescott College can look forward to a challenging and fulfilling professional career as a highly qualified certified classroom teacher, resource specialist or intervention specialist. Professionals certified in mild/moderate special education work with children, adolescents and young adults ages 6 to 21 with mild or moderate exceptionalities, including learning, physical and mental disabilities. Special Educators perform a multitude of professional tasks outside of teaching, such as managing a student caseload, supervising education assistants or writing a student Individual Education Plan. Special Education teachers are excellent collaborators, skilled advocators, and think clearly in potentially stressful situations. 

Special education teachers are employed in public, private, elementary and secondary schools. They are highly trained to execute the academic curriculum at the pace of each student and assists with developing basic life skills so that exceptional students can maximize and enjoy rich, independent lives beyond the classroom. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (120 credits) consists of 60 lower-division and  a minimum of 39 upper-division semester credits. The program is designed to cultivate the knowledge and skills required for educators of exceptional students (grades K-12).   Successful completion of degree requirements leads to an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona Teacher Certification in Special Education.
In addition to the 60 credits of lower-division coursework and College graduation requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education is comprised of the following upper-division coursework:

 

Lower Division Coursework & General Graduation Requirements:  (60 credits)

Breakdown of Competence Requirements for Mild/Moderate Special Education:

MILD/MODERATE SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (39 Credits)

EDU47035: Intro to Special Education (3)

EDU47050: Working in Schools (1)

EDU47020:  Reading Methods & Practice (3)

EDU47315: 

Special Education Classroom Management (3)

EDU48750: Foundations of Language & Literacy (3)

EDU47004: Structured English Immersion Complete (3)

EDU47881:

Advanced Special Education Methods (4)

EDU47880:

Collaborative Special Education Communities (4)

EDU47010: Curriculum Design, Assessment & Evaluation  (4)

EDU47385:

Survey of Exceptional Learners (3)

EDU47395: 

Student Teaching: Mild to Moderate Special Education (8)

B. Competence Electives (21 credits):   9 credits of coursework in the Education Department

            12 credits of interdisciplinary coursework

Total Credits for the Bachelor of Arts, Mild/Moderate Special Education: 120 credits

Your Faculty
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Ellen Bashor

Instruction|Adjunct Faculty

ebashor@prescott.edu

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Tara M. Gray

Instruction|Co-Coordinator, MEd in School Counseling Program

tara.gray@prescott.edu

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Ron Hennings

Instruction|Associate Faculty / Coordinator, Educational Leadership

rhennings@prescott.edu

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Lynne McMahan

Instruction|Associate Faculty/ Coordinator, School Counseling

lynne.mcmahan@prescott.edu

9283502217

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Calvin Centáe Richards

Instruction|Faculty / Director, Education and Professional Preparation

centae.richards@prescott.edu

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Lloyd Sharp

Instruction|Associate Faculty

lsharp@prescott.edu

9283502318