Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning, MSEd TL

Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning, MSEd TL

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NYUS’s Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning (MSEdTL) provides teachers the opportunity to improve their skills and instructional leadership for contributing to quality educational services in public and private educational institutions. The program fosters independent learning and prepares students to contribute through leadership and scholarship to the education profession. Students complete a foundation of courses in such areas as diversity, curriculum design, ethics, decision-making, and instructional technology before focusing on classroom management, the psychology of learning, instructional best practices, and leadership for teachers. Graduates are able to demonstrate knowledge and application of theory and to critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods.

Program Objectives

NYUS’s MSEdTL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders. Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical instructional leadership in K-12, higher education, and related fields.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and evaluate curriculum, instruction, and program assessment.
  • Direct educational operations including classroom management, assessment of student learning, and accountability with an emphasis on innovative procedures and practices.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution.

The Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees. Students may be certified teachers, instructors, administrators, or those interested in completing the science of teaching degree while working on alternative teacher certification.

Note: Courses in the MSEdTL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for two courses concurrently if attending full-time.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project related to their area of interest. No electives are offered in this program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through NYUS.

Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
EDU510 / Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
EDU511 / Integrative Instructional Technology 3.0 credit hours
EDU512 / Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
EDU513 / Advanced Curriculum and Instructional Design 3.0 credit hours
EDU514 / Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
EDU520 / Psychological Basis of Education 3.0 credit hours
EDU521 / Learning Theories Applied to Classroom Instruction and Management 3.0 credit hours
EDU522 / Continuous Improvement and Planning 3.0 credit hours
EDU523 / Teacher in American Society 3.0 credit hours
EDU524 / Problem Solving and Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
EDR551 / Decision Oriented Educational Research 3.0 credit hours
EDR610 / Action Research Project (Capstone) 3.0 credit hours


  • Dr. Sue Adragna, Chair–Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Curriculum Instruction
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood, Chair–Instructional Design and Technology
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Cynthia Glenn
  • Dr. Larry Pace
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeVenter
  • Dr. Ashlee Wood
  • Dr. Jackie Booth, Chair of the Master of Science in Education
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Jim Hutton
  • Dr. Brian Keintz
  • Dr. Andrew Kirschner
  • Dr. Salla Lozada
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Dianna Martin

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