Quickest masters in Education or Special Education

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  1. Hille

    Hille Active Member

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    Hello, I am looking for a grad degree for my husband. The law may be changing in the next 2 years in NJ. Ideas greatly appreciated. Hille ( I don't think the four course masters on Lawrie Millers page will work but it is not totally out of the question)
     
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    Hi Hille,

    The University of Southern Queensland(AUS) has several M.Ed. options that require 8 courses (units). I think courses are offered each term, so one could complete the degree within a year.

    Best wishes,
    John
     
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    What four course masters?
     
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    Dear Dr. Gina,

    I believe Hille is referring to the University of South Australia's M.Ed. in Educational Computing.

    The degree is designed for people who are currently using computers in their teaching and who wish to further their knowledge of how computer and information technology can enhance teaching and learning.

    The 4 courses are Cognitive Approaches to Education, Evaluation and Design of Educational Software, Information Technology in Open Learning, Instructional Strategies in Educational Computing.

    Best wishes,
    John
     
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    Have you looked at "MS in Education with an Option in Online Teaching and Learning" from CSU hayward.

    http://www.online.csuhayward.edu/Ms/

    Fees for all courses are $795.00. (Total = 10*795 = $7950)

    The master's program consists of ten courses (45 quarter units) as follows: eight requirements (four of which are prerequisite to all other courses in the program), one technical elective, and one theoretical elective. The required thesis or project course must be the last one taken. The first four courses in the program and the project/thesis are offered every quarter; the remaining courses are offered on a rotating basis so that students may complete the program in about a year and a half. A 3.0 GPA or better in all work is required.

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  6. jcryan

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    Dear All,

    I received this letter from Professor Wing Au at the University of South Australia. Some good details on their M.Ed.:


    Thanks very much for your interests in the M.Ed.(Educational
    Computing). Further details of the program and its courses can be
    obtained via the following URL:
    http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/courseinfo/Displaycourse.asp?Course=MMEU&Strea m=1&Division=EAS

    The admission requirements include succesfful completion of four yeare of higher education studies including an educational/teaching qualification. We would be happy to look at your qualifications if you are not so sure whether you have met the requirements.

    Our second semester starts on the 28th of July. All our courses are available on an external basis. Assuming that you are not an
    Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, the fees for the program is AUS$12000.

    If you are interested to apply for admission, please visit the
    following web site for further information about mid-year application.

    http://www.unisa.edu.au/eds

    In your case, you would need to send your application to Ms Liz
    Stinson

    Position: Manager International Prospective Students
    Area: INO -- International Office
    Staff Home Page: Available
    Room Number: 100 North Tce
    Campus: City West
    Phone: +61 8 83020595
    Fax: +61 8 83020233
    Voicemail: Yes
    Email: [email protected]

    I hope I have answered the questions in your e-mail. If I could help
    you further, please do let me know.

    Regards,
    Wing Au.

    Dr Wing K. Au, Ph.D.,
    Senior Lecturer,
    School of Education (Magill),
    Program Director: Master of Education;
    Graduate Certificate of Educational Computing,
    University of South Australia,
    St Bernards Road, Magill 5072,
    SA, Australia
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: +61 8 83024506
    Fax: +61 8 83024536
     
  7. Veteran101

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    Hello Hillie

    You know AIU now offers a Masters in Education online.
    If you have an RA Bachelor you could complete the degree in
    10 months.

    I will be going into the program in July 04 once the BBA is under my belt.

    AIU is pretty costly, but then again I do not see much difference than other institutions

    Enjoy,

    Dave
     
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    What is this degree for? If you are trying to get an education or sped degree that will get you hired in the school system it will have to be through a state approved education program that leads to certification. Then you will need to make sure your state has reciprocity with that state. If you are needing this degree to work in a public school then you will be limited to about 2 or 3 schools that will work for you. They are out there but the state laws are very specific about these things and a degree from any school that is not state approved through their Department of Education will prove totally worthless if you are needing it to work in the school system.
     
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    Notice you are in the MA program with UoP.
    What is the opinion in your area regarding the school?

    Dave
     
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    I live in Alaska and we are very limited on education programs that lead to licensure. The Alaska Department of Education/Teacher Certification gave me several names of online programs they recommend and UOP was one of them. When it comes to getting your teacher certification ALL that matters is that you go to a state approved education program. The name of the school does not matter. All that matters is that it is on that list of state approved education programs because the degree is the stepping stone that you need to be allowed to sit for the licensing exam. Employers only care about your teaching license. You can only get a teaching license by going to a state approved ed program. UOP is an approved program in the state of Arizona. Once you finish that program then you can sit for the licensing exam in Arizona and you are allowed to take the Praxis and Teacher exams in Arizona. Once you complete these then you can get your teaching license in Arizona. Most of the states in the US have reciprocity with Arizona. you would have to check with your state to find out if they do or not.

    If you are trying to get teacher certification you will have to go through one of the state approved ed programs. There are a few out there now that lead to licensure but you must be really careful about getting involved with a program that does not lead to certification b/c without it you will not get hired in the school system.

    The only ones that I know of for a fact lead to certification are
    University of Phoenix
    Rio Salado College
    Liberty University

    There are a few others I believe. I know that Bears Guide to Education degrees has a lot of schools in there that you may want to check out. Rio Salado is another good school however they will not award a Masters. They do allow you to take the additional classes necessary to obtain your licensure though but if you are going to take 24 or more credits you might as well get a Masters out of it because you get paid more in the school system for a Masters.
     
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    Thanks, Holly. The check is in the mail. :)

    Holly is, of course, absolutely correct. Online credential programs are a rare beast. National University offers all of its coursework for a CA teaching credential online now, but you would still need to be in California in order to do the student teaching.

    That is the advantage with program like Rio Salado College (which came out six minutes after we completed the Best Education Degrees book :rolleyes: ). They will set up a student teaching situation where you live. Of course that's only a good thing if you live in one of the 20 states that has reciprocity with Arizona, but it's significantly better than nothing.


    Tom Nixon
     
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