Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Literacy
Cheryl The, Chair; Donna Berkner, Renard Doneskey, Michael England, Marcel Sargeant, Tevita Tameifuna
Staff: Michelle Calagos, Administrative Assistant
Aims of the Graduate Education Program
The Master of Education program at Southwestern Adventist University is designed to prepare teachers for advancement in the field of education in areas of leadership and literacy. The program promotes the development of pedagogy and professional dispositions to support leadership in many educational environments with an emphasis on Seventh-day Adventist Schools.
The specific aims of the MEd Program are as follows:
To promote excellence in graduate education through teaching, research, and service.
To prepare competent teachers, administrators, and other professional specialists for service in the field of education.
To conduct research, disseminate new knowledge, and develop applications of existing knowledge.
To improve human cognitive, academic, physical, emotional, and social development and performance.
Each MEd student is required to successfully pass a comprehension examination at the conclusion of the program. Detailed information about the exam is provided by the Chair. The exam must be taken during the last semester before anticipated graduation.
Required of all MEd students:
Curriculum and Instruction with Literacy Concentration Requirements
Eighteen semester hours to be selected from the following courses: