To complete an area of emphasis with a Master of Education, students must first complete core courses and then choose their area of emphasis that has emerged in response to areas identified as high need in the state or districts requiring more preparation.
Why is it Important?
An area of emphasis is essential in the education world because it allows practicing teachers to focus their attention on a specific teaching area. By focusing that attention, teachers with an endorsement or National Board Certification have the opportunity and the newfound skills to improve their students’ achievement.
An area of emphasis is also important if teachers are looking to move up on the pay scale or take on new roles inside their school or school district.
Choose Your Area of Emphasis
Round out your master’s degree and add a graduate-level endorsement or certification to your MEd!
Classroom & Behavior Management Certificate
Our 100% online Classroom & Behavior Management Certificate prepares teachers to handle disruptive behaviors by learning how to effectively use behavior management techniques.Learn More
English as a Second Language Endorsement
Our 100% online English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement helps teachers learn strategies for teaching English language learners (ELLs) more effectively in their classroom.Learn More
National Board Certification Preparation
Our National Board Certification Preparation in-person program helps prepare teachers to become highly effective classroom teachers and complete the highest professional certification a teacher can earn.Learn More