If you're ready to be an educational leader with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning. This program encompasses social and ecological literacies, sustainability, global learning, and the diversity of human experiences.

Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on both online instruction and mentored studies. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are prescribed in order to meet certification requirements. At the same time, there is room for some electives for you to pursue your own areas of interest.

Completion Requirements

  • New Student Orientation either On-Campus or Online 
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card 
  • Complete six days per year residency
  • Successful completion of National Evaluation Series (NES) in both professional knowledge and subject knowledge
  • 45 semester credits

In order to qualify for a Prescott College Institutional Recommendation (IR) leading to Arizona provisional teacher certification in Elementary Education and to meet graduation requirements, Master of Education degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 45 semester credits in designated certification coursework. Students must also fulfill required Prescott College residency requirements and pass all appropriate State-related exams.

Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam.

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education 3
MAED 57005 Learning Theories 3
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design 3
MAED 57035 Introduction to Special Education 3
MAED 57020 Reading Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57022 Language Arts Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57024 Social Studies Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57026 Science Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57028 Mathematics Methods and Practice 3
MAED 57040 Creating and Managing Learning Communities 3
MAED 57199 Student Teaching 8

Career Outcomes

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of contemporary and foundational knowledge and theory in administrative leadership
  • Ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Ability to demonstrate written communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Ability to demonstrate oral communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Development of social literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their own and other cultures, and the impact this relationship has on administrative leadership
  • Development of ecological literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their environment (ecological, spiritual, and cultural), and of the relevance of these ideas to administrative leadership

I've always wanted to complete my education. It had always been a dream for me but there were a lot of outside influences that I let determine my future for me. It's taken several years for me to stop and say, 'wait - I wanted to go school. I wanted to do other things.' I need to do this for me because it's something that I always wanted to do."

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Daniel Mendez

Daniel Mendez