Education M.Ed. (Teacher Certification Required)

48 Credits

Program Description

The role of teachers, instructional designers, and curriculum developers has changed dramatically over the past decade. The emphasis in education today focuses on ensuring that educational programs help learners understand abstract concepts, solve problems, work as effective team members, and develop critical thinking skills. Additionally, the burgeoning role of technology in the learning process has developed the demand for both educators and designers who have solid skills in utilizing technology in the classroom, laboratory, and distributed learning environments. The Master of Education Degree provides a solid foundation for effective educational practice and career advancement for all levels of educational practitioners including K-12, higher education, and corporate learning. Students develop a solid foundation in learning theory, instructional design, and instructional technology, as well as application of educational research methods.

The Master of Education Program at The American InterContinental University is awarded initial accreditation through TEAC Quality Principles by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of three years, from 10/1/2015-10/1/2018. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Master of Education and Teacher Licensure

Admission to the M.Ed. Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education Specializations requires teacher certification that is current at the time of enrollment. Students without a teacher certification may choose another of AIU's education-related graduate program specializations.


Program Outcomes

  • Analyze research findings to respond to academic, physical, social and cultural differences in educating students and recommend method modifications based on research results.
  • Design educational programs that effectively address objectives integrating the appropriate use of various instructional media and technologies for learning.
  • Develop educational programs that use the appropriate criteria for selecting curricular content, organization of content and methods of curriculum evaluation.
  • Create a plan for implementation of learning content in various educational settings.
  • Evaluate the opportunities and challenges involved in the organizational development and delivery of learning programs using formative and summative instruments.
  • Evaluate educational situations and problems in order to develop and substantiate solutions using leadership and management strategies.
  • Demonstrate advanced, discipline appropriate communication skills in written and presentation formats.


Division Core

EDU 601The Education Leader


EDU 603Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics


EDU 605Research Resources for the Classroom


EDU 625Educational Specialty Capstone


Total Credit Hours:24

Specialization Options

Elementary Education

EDU 650Development of the Elementary Student


EDU 653The Diverse Elementary Classroom


EDU 654Data Applications for Elementary Educators


EDU 655Managing the Elementary Learning Environment


Secondary Education

EDU 671Development of the Secondary Student


EDU 676The Diverse Secondary Classroom


EDU 677Data Applications for Secondary Educators


EDU 679Managing the Secondary Learning Environment


Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 48