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Master of Education

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Program Overview

The mission of the Master of Education Online Program is to apply current research on teaching, learning, and system change to prepare Master Teachers for PK-12 classrooms.

Our graduates are leaders who possess expertise in the content area in which they teach and in the pedagogy of teaching and learning. Moreover, they apply this knowledge in their own classrooms, modeling best practices in instruction and assessment.

View the Major Information Guide for details on learning outcomes, curriculum and more.

This online program is composed of three key areas:

  1. Core Courses (11 credits): Focus on research and professional change;
  2. Pedagogy (9 credits): Focus on literacy, differentiation of instruction, and technology; and
  3. Concentration Area (18 credits): Selected by the graduate student.

"The Online Program is very well organized, which makes it very easy to stay on track. This is accomplished by a great structure and great communication"

- Josh Rogers

Frequently Asked Questions


    Why is a Master of Education degree beneficial?

    The Master of Education Online Program helps teachers expand their expertise in educational research, collaboration, and leadership. Additionally, having a master's degree helps teachers move up the pay scale.

    The Master of Education Online Program through CSU-Pueblo Online:

    • Aligns to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards core propositions
    • Is consistent with the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards
    • Cultivates “change agents” who are better able to advocate for teaching and learning
    • Helps teachers gain expertise in content area of concentration, educational research, collaboration, and leadership
    • Creates school leaders that are able to mentor and coach peers and apply strategies in ongoing professional development

    Is the program accredited?

    The Master of Education Online Program follows the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards core propositions and is consistent with the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards.

    What courses count towards the program curriculum?

    Any ED 501 course taken within the last 6 years from CSU-Pueblo or from one of its partners can count towards the Master of Education curriculum. However, courses taken that were used for the completion of another degree cannot be counted. 

    Courses taken at CSU-Pueblo for graduate credit are applicable to the Master of Education (not ED 500, 594, etc.).

    The concentration area coursework can be completed through our Teacher Education Program partners.


    How long are online classes?

    The online M.Ed. classes are 8 weeks long and run twice per semester. This means you can start classes in August, October, January, March, April, and June.

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