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Continuing Studies

M.Ed.: Concentrations

These concentrations have been developed collaboratively by a team of K-12 teachers and administrators and Carthage.

Specialized Concentrations


Leadership in Teaching
The Leadership in Teaching concentration prepares you for leadership roles in site-based management, curriculum development, assessment programs, and data-based decision-making. Innovative coursework on curriculum issues, assessment, professionalism and action research enables teachers to develop professionally as the educational environment continues to change.

Curriculum and Instruction
The concentration in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators for roles curriculum development, assessment and data driven decision making. Courses in areas such as multi-cultural instruction, urban issues affecting the learning environment and student achievement and learning allow educators to develop professionally as the educational environment continues to change.

Higher Education
This concentration prepares students for an administration role at a college or university. Through coursework in higher education, students are prepared for leading in a variety of areas.

Licensed Concentrations


Administration/Principal’s License (#51)
The administration concentration prepares you for leadership roles as principals in the K-12 setting. Coursework focuses on site-based management, school law, school finance, and leadership development.

Reading Licenses (#316 and #17)
Carthage offers a graduate reading program for licensed educators. The Reading #316 license is the Reading Teacher license, designed for reading teachers working directly with children. The Reading #17 license is the Reading Specialist certification, designed for those who are directly responsible for directing or supervising a reading program in a K-12 setting; this license will require completion of both the Reading #316 license and the Master’s Degree.

Cross-Categorical Special Education License (#801)
This concentration leads licensed teachers to a certification in Special Education. With completion of the certification and research sequence, you will earn a master’s degree with a concentration in special education.

English Language Learning License (#395)
Carthage is pleased to announce a new licensure program for the English as a Second Language Wisconsin educator license. This program can be completed at the graduate level leading to the #395 English as a Second Language license and your Master of Education degree, or it can be completed as a post-baccalaureate program leading to the license only. If you currently hold one of these licenses, you would be eligible to complete the post-baccalaureate program leading to the license only: Early Childhood-Adolescent (grades K-12 Level 74), Middle Childhood-Early Adolescent (grades 1-8 Level 72) and Early Adolescent-Adolescent (grades 6-12 Level 73) areas. 

 

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