Teacher Education, MED

Chairperson: Jody Jessup-Anger, Ph.D.
Teacher Education, Secondary Education website
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Degree Offered

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Program Description

The goal of the master’s programs is to engage the professional educator in extended critical reflection on the principles, practices, and rationales of human-service leadership in contemporary society. Specifically, the programs seek to develop educational leaders in K-12 schools, colleges, universities and educational organizations with expertise in the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of educational policy issues. The programs are designed to accommodate the working professional, and program content is composed to reflect student backgrounds, interests and professional objectives.


Secondary Education

The teacher education master of education with a specialization in secondary education is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, economics, English, a foreign language, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology or sociology who wish to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (grades 4-12) teaching license. This licensure to master’s program is aligned with the knowledge, skills and dispositions related to effective teaching and articulated in the Wisconsin State Teaching Standards for Licensure and Professional Development. Like Marquette’s undergraduate teacher preparation program, this program prepares teachers to uphold the Jesuit traditions of care for the person, social justice, academic excellence, ethical behavior and service to the urban community.

Secondary Education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This 14-month accelerated, teacher education master of education program in science, technology, engineering and math teaching is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in STEM seeking to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (grades 4-12) teaching license. Students take courses (30 credits) as a cohort over four sessions. During that time they engage in teaching experiences based upon a field-based, co-operative education internship model. This allows students to apply their course work and theory directly to teaching experiences in the classroom.