March 2018 – Drew University is offering a new Master of Education degree aimed at teachers and administrators seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills in a wide range of specialties, including several that are rarely found in university education programs.
The degree is designed mostly for working educators. It offers specialties that include teaching English as a second language; teaching students with disabilities; literacy and technology; equity and culture; teaching and learning; conflict resolution; and religion, theology and society.
“For a working person going back to get their master’s degree, we have a very flexible program,” said Kristen Hawley Turner, director of teacher education at Drew. “You can take the courses that meet your needs, at times that make sense to you.”
In addition, graduate scholarships are available for teachers and other educators that reduce tuition by 35 percent. And because of Drew’s size, the 30-credit program also offers small classes and easy access to professors.
“You’re at a place that has well-known researchers, and you can walk into their offices and have a conversation with them,” Turner said. “They’re mentors and advisors.”
The new degree expands the offering at Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, which already offers a Master of Arts in Teaching that prepares students for their initial teacher certifications in New Jersey. Here are five things to know about the new Master of Education, including the innovative specialization areas: