Teaching, Learning and Assessment, M.Ed.

This program, offered in online, face-to-face and blended formats, prepares degree candidates to respond to the complexities of today’s school environment with a holistic approach to assessing learning needs, shaping effective curricula and supporting student success.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must: 

  • Submit official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Have three years teaching experience and be teaching while enrolled in the program if selecting the National Board Certification major

Program Details:

  • Requires 32 SH for completion
  • Transfer credit can be used only to fulfill program electives, as indicated in the tables below
  • Requires a research project
  • Candidates must select a major in either Teaching, Learning and Assessment OR National Board Certification, as laid out in the tables below

Required Courses

Core Course Requirements - 13 SH

ESR531Exploring Action Research: Action Research I

ESR532Engaging in Action Research: Action Research II

ESR533Continuing Action Research: Action Research III

ESR534Completing Action Research: Action Research IV

FND509Building on Educational Foundations

TLA541Assessing Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Assessment

Major in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Requirements - 13 SH

TLA543Reflecting on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

TLA578Developing School Cultures

TLA579Engaging with Critical Multicultural Perspectives

TLA588Constructing Curriculum for Engaging the Whole Learner

TLA589Differentiating for Diverse Learners

Major in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Electives - 6 SH

TLA542Linking Assessment of Teaching and Learning: Field Study

TLA591Meeting Complex Challenges of Contemporary Classrooms/Field Study

TLA594Examining Curriculum Perspectives/Independent Study

Note: These courses can be replaced with transfer credit.

Major in National Board Certification Requirements - 19 SH

TLA515Overview of the NBPTS and Planning for Related Instructional Activities

TLA516Preparation of Entries for NBPTS

TLA517Portfolio Entries and Assessment Center Preparation for NBPTS

TLA543Reflecting on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

TLA579Engaging with Critical Multicultural Perspectives

TLA589Differentiating for Diverse Learners

Major in National Board Certification Electives - 4 SH

TLA591Meeting Complex Challenges of Contemporary Classrooms/Field Study

TLA594Examining Curriculum Perspectives/Independent Study

Note: These courses can be replaced with transfer credit.