School of Education

Robert Shaw, Dean

Graduate Programs of the School of Education

Master of Education

The Master of Education Program has an instructional focus and is offered for licensed teachers in a public or private school or those who teach adults. Students may earn an endorsement in Reading (Basic or Advanced), English as a Second Language, or Special Education, an Adult Learning Certificate, or a Montessori teaching credential. Students may also prepare to apply for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.

Master of Arts in Community Leadership

The Master of Arts in Community Leadership program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in non-profit and community organizations. The program prepares graduates in three key areas: management and leadership, community organizing and advocacy, and communications.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to earn a teaching license in elementary, secondary, or special education. The MAT program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. This program is specifically designed to prepare teacher candidates to serve the diverse populations of students in culturally rich schools. Individuals must be interested in pursuing an advanced degree that is demanding in its focus upon teacher preparation; in exploring issues of cultural diversity; in learning applications of technology for teaching; and in research into their own professional practices. Commitment to professional growth is a prerequisite.

Endorsement Programs

The college offers programs that lead to a state endorsement in Basic Reading and Advanced Reading which can be enrolled in as part of the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Endorsements in Special Education of students with mild to moderate disabilities, Special Education of students with severe disabilities, and English as a Second Language instruction are offered as  an endorsement-only undergraduate minor or as part of the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching programs.


Heather Batchelor, Assistant Professor
Margaret (Peggy) Cain, Professor; Director of MED and MACL Programs
Timothy Carr, Assistant Professor
Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Associate Professor
Michael Dorer, Associate Professor (Montessori) ½ time
Janet Dynak, Professor
Peter Ingle, Associate Professor
Jamie Joanou, Assistant Professor
Kristi Jones, Associate Professor
Sharlene Kiuhara, Assistant Professor
Shamby Polychronis, Assistant Professor; Director of undergraduate programs 
Lorel Preston, Professor
Robert Shaw, Dean. Associate Professor
Joyce Sibbett, Associate Professor
Heidi Van Ert, Professor