Master of Education

About the M.Ed. Program

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Important news regarding Evergreen's 2013 M.Ed. program.                                                                    

Because of enrollment and budget concerns, we will not be starting a new cohort in the 2013-2015 biennium.  If you would be interested in having Evergreen start an M.Ed. cohort in the future, please fill out this form. Thank you for your interest. If you have questions please contact Lynne Adair at 360.867.6639. Our M.Ed. program was created primarily for working teachers. Our M.Ed. program is not the same as our MiT (Master in Teaching program) If you are not yet a teacher and would like to be, we still offer our MiT program.

Earn Your Master of Education – While You Continue to Teach

Evergreen’s Master of Education program in Mathematics Education or English Language Learners is designed to extend and develop classroom skills and abilities of K-16 educators. The program was created using the latest research on student learning needs and with peer feedback to ensure it meets the needs of working educators. Its content and structure build upon your knowledge and commitment as a practicing educator, helping you develop professionally while you earn your master’s degree.

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Why Evergreen?
  • Dynamic, relevant courses taught evenings during the school year and 5 week sessions in the summer.
  • In less than two years, earn your master’s degree and be on your way to accomplishing new goals.
  • The M.Ed. Program is built on Evergreen’s long time commitment to diversity and educational equity.
  • The curriculum was created for teachers who love to teach, and the program will help you enhance, sharpen and diversify your skills in working with students as well as other teachers.
  • As a state college, Evergreen is an excellent value compared to other colleges and universities.

Is this program for me?

The Master of Education in ELL or Mathematics Education is a graduate degree program designed for K-16 educators who wish to earn a master's degree. Successfully completing this program, including passing the ELL or Mathematics West E, also leads toward an ELL or Mathematics endorsement for Washington teachers.

What will I learn?

This program has two major goals:

1. To help you develop research-based understanding of ways to positively impact the wide range of diverse learners in K-16 classrooms.

2a. ELL Emphasis – To develop the understanding and skills necessary to enable English language learners to reach high levels of academic achievement.

2b. Mathematics Emphasis – To increase your ability to effectively teach mathematics to all students and to develop leadership skills as a mathematics educator.

Master of Education Program Overview

M.Ed. with ELL Emphasis     M.Ed. with Mathematics Emphasis  
Course Title Credits   Course Title Credits
How All Students Learn: Supporting Diverse Learners – Summer, Year 1. 6   How All Students Learn: Supporting Diverse Learners – Summer, Year 1. 6
Foundations of English Language Teaching: ELLs, Family and Community – Summer, Year 1. 4   Functions: From Algebra to Calculus – Summer, Year 1. 4

Language Acquisition Theory – Fall, Year 1.

4   How Students Learn Mathematics: Rational Numbers – Fall Year 1. 4
Introduction to Linguistics and Literacy Development for ELLs – Winter, Year 1. 4   Pedagogies that Support All Students’ Learning: Algebraic Thinking – Winter, Year 1. 4
Content Area ELL Methods and Assessment 1 – Spring, Year 1. 4   Creating an Inclusive Mathematics Learning Environment: Probability & Statistics - Spring, Year 2
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Action Research 1: Literature Review and Study Design – Summer, Year 2. 6   Action Research 1: Literature Review and Study Design – Summer, Year 2. 6
Assessment for ELLs 2 – Summer, Year 2. 4   Discrete Math for Teachers - Summer, Year 2.
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Action Research 2: Data Collection and Analysis of Student Learning – Fall, Year 2. 4   Action Research 2: Data Collection and Analysis of Student Learning  – Fall, Year 2. 4
Action Research 3: Research Paper and Presentation – Winter, Year 2. 4   Action Research 3: Research Paper and Presentation – Winter, Year 2. 4
Total Credits 40*   Total Credits 40**

*Candidates pursuing the ELL empahsis who plan to teach in the public schools are strongly urged to have an Elementary Education endorsement or an endorsement in a core subject to meet NCLB "highly qualified" standards.

** please note: Both Functions and Discrete Math are content knowledge courses that will help prepare you to pass the WEST-E, however, additional content specific coursework in mathematics may be necessary to pass the WEST E depending on your background.

 Contact us to learn more about earning your Master of Education at Evergreen