The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program is designed for practicing classroom teachers who want to earn a master’s degree as part of a professional learning community. The program is offered in partnership with the Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) in Jamaica. Courses will be offered at CCM. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is the degree-granting institution.
The 36-semester-credit program allows teachers to identify, investigate, and transform their beliefs and practices about their teaching and learning. Learners will connect their inquiry to their discipline and apply their learning to their classroom. The learning community will explore aspects of teacher identity and examine best practices and theory as part of individual and community-wide learning experiences. Learning community members work collaboratively and cooperatively to develop and assess their work with performance assessments and professional portfolios.
In demonstrating growth on the M.Ed. Program Standards, learning community members will be challenged to develop themselves and their practice through action research and inquiry in areas aligned with the U.S. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. On-going assessment processes for evaluating monthly plans for learning promote reflection, celebrate learning and structure new learning opportunities.
At the conclusion of the learning community experience, members will provide a summary that will detail the applications of their professional development. This reflection will involve growth demonstrated with both action research and inquiry.
The M.Ed. program provides an individual SMU e-mail account and a program website as effective tools for communicating and accessing resources for learners and facilitators. To utilize this website, learners are required to have internet access in addition to an up-to-date browser and Microsoft Word®. Send any technology-related questions regarding the use of the M.Ed. program website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the Jamaican Spring Conference site on the M.Ed. collaborative Learning site.
For further information on the Masters of Education in Teaching & Learning, Jamaica program, contact:
Catholic College of Mandeville
Attn: M.Ed. Program
Jamaica, West Indies