Graduates of our Special Education studies program will be positioned for a rewarding career in a variety of professional and educational settings.
M.Ed. in Education Studies
Learn effective teaching strategies and strengthen your mastery of academic content with an M.Ed. in Education Studies.
Why Study Education Studies at Rivier?
Rivier’s M.Ed. in Education Studies will help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching in the 21st century. You’ll be prepared to work effectively with students, parents, and your colleagues to help students get the best education possible and reach their full potential.
This program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in education, or a closely related field, and who want to broaden and deepen their professional skills and competencies without seeking certification.
In this program, you will:
- Become an effective educator and communicator
- Connect theory with practice for classroom success
- Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Program of Study
This is a 39-credit program, which includes a six-credit project in each program of study. Our Education Studies program features an individualized plan of study designed to meet your career needs and goals by developing an area of concentration in fields like:
- Counseling and School Psychology
- Educational Administration
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Middle/Secondary Education
- Special Education
Courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). 14-week terms are offered once per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.
Dr. Angela DeSilva Mousseau, Professor of Education, was granted a research award from the National Institute of Health to study the impact of stress on adolescents and young adults. Dr. Mousseau’s research continues to focus on adolescents and young adults. It is grounded in Positive Youth Development with a specific focus on how sense of purpose develops. Her research includes collaboration across multiple universities—including Boston College and Winngate University—and utilizes a mixed-methods research approach to studying the development of purpose.
Where Will Your Education Studies Degree Take You?
Graduates of this program are well-rounded academic leaders, prepared to work in a variety of professional and educational settings.
- Public school teachers
- Private and charter school teachers
- Human services professionals
- Learning center directors
- Corporate trainers
Take the Next Steps
Learn about criteria, how the admissions process works, and what you will need to apply.
Faculty will serve as your mentors and guides.
Prepare for a rewarding career with an M.Ed. in Education Studies.