TEACHING AND LEARNING
Dept. Code:  TAL

PROGRAMS

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (M.S.Ed.)

• Advanced Professional Studies
Tracks: Education and Social Change
Cayman Islands

• Early Childhood Special Education
• Mathematics, Science and Technology for Resource Teachers (MST-RT) in Elementary Schools
• Reading

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION (Ed.S)

• Early Childhood Special Education
• Mathematics, Science and Technology for Resource Teachers (MST-RT) in Elementary Schools

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

• Teaching and Learning with specializations in:
Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings,
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or
Special Education

Contact the Department of Teaching and Learning for a program sheet and course listings for each of the following programs.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (M.S.Ed)

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs leading to a Master of Science in Education degree for individuals who are currently certified.

Note: Students in these programs must meet FLDOE requirements.

Periodically, the School of Education and Human Development offers various Advanced Professional Studies programs to specific groups of teachers (cohorts). The purpose of these programs is to prepare teachers to assume leadership roles in various disciplines and to enhance the teachers’ current knowledge of “best practices” in education. Each cohort’s curriculum is designed to meet that cohort’s primary mission. Successful completion of these programs leads to conferral of the Master’s of Education (M.S.Ed.) or Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree.

Applications are being accepted for admission to the Master of Science in Education in Advanced Professional Studies, both tracks: Early Childhood Special Education; Mathematics, Science and Technology for Resource Teachers in Elementary Schools; and Reading. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the School of Education and Human Development. (See requirements for admission under Admission Requirements or www.education.miami.edu)

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION (Ed.S)

The Ed.S. degree is available for teachers who wish to increase their proficiency in their chosen field.

Specializations for the degree are:
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Mathematics, Science and Technology for Resource Teachers in Elementary Schools

The program requires 30 additional credits beyond the Masters Degree (minimum) and is individually designed after admission. Some programs for cohorts of teachers feature lock-step curricula. These programs typically combine students pursuing M.S.Ed. degrees with those pursuing Ed.S. degrees. While all students in these programs follow the same curriculum, students pursuing Ed.S. degrees may receive additional or different assignments. Applicants for the Ed.S. must meet the requirements of the School of Education and Human Development. Additional information about the Specialist in Education is provided in a separate section.

Applications are being accepted for admission to the Specialist in Education in Early Childhood Special Education program and Mathematics, Science and Technology for Resource Teachers in Elementary Schools. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the School of Education and Human Development. (See requirements for admission under Admission Requirements or www.education.miami.edu)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)

The University of Miami Department of Teaching and Learning offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in the following areas of study:

• Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings,
• Special Education,
• Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

An individual program of study is planned for each doctoral candidate based upon the student’s past academic and experiential background. This program of study is required to be completed by the end of the second semester of enrollment and submitted to the Office of the Senior Associate Dean. The overall goal of the doctoral program is to provide professional development for individuals interested in careers in teacher education and research in institutions of higher education. Applicants for admission to the doctoral program must meet the requirements of the School of Education and Human Development. Additional information about the Doctor of Philosophy is provided in a separate section.