M.Ed. - The Advanced Teacher

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Enrich your classroom by furthering your knowledge

An enriching learning and classroom experience is key for young students. Mercer’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) – The Advanced Teacher is designed to instruct and cultivate teachers to have an expanded philosophy of growth and change based on reliable knowledge and reflections on the best practices of teaching and learning. This program prepares teachers with the ability to understand and apply the skills of data analysis and educational research that impact educational experiences for all students.

Mercer University’s M.Ed. – The Advanced Teacher degree is designed for teachers with a Level 4 certification, with concentrations in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • P-12 Education
  • Secondary Education

Individuals may pursue up to two endorsements as part of the program in the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Coaching
  • Computer Science
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted
  • Mathematics (K-5)
  • Online Teaching
  • Reading
  • Science (K-5)
  • STEM

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s M.Ed. – The Advanced Teacher is a fully online program, and students have the same access to faculty and campus resources as those taking courses in-person. Students may also schedule optional face-to-face meetings with faculty. Classes meet in eight-week and 16-week terms, and students may complete the program in 12-16 months.

Expand your knowledge

Through program curriculum, students will:

  • Understand the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and physical characteristics and needs of all learners and how these factors apply to the creation of supportive and engaging learning environments for all students
  • Have advanced understanding in the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of his/her discipline
  • Have expertise in the key concepts and organization of education
  • Acquire a broad scope of understandings about curriculum design, development and implementation and the impact of this knowledge on the teaching and learning process
  • Explore and understand how students differ in their capabilities and approaches to learning and how teaching strategies and the learning environment can adapt to meet the diverse needs of all students

Learn more about our M.Ed. – The Advanced Teacher

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6062 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

I felt very prepared to enter the classroom because of my experience with Mercer. With my master's program, I was able to expand my knowledge to help the students in my community and build bridges with my families. I want families and students to remember me because of the relationships I built with them, and I owe that all to Mercer.

Crystal Tucker
B.S.Ed. in Elementary/Special Education, '18 | M.Ed. Elementary Education, '20
4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Northside Elementary School

Earning my M.Ed. at Mercer allowed me to grow as an educator because I was able to focus on specific pedagogical skills and apply them in the classroom. My professors expanded my horizons and helped me gain so much confidence that I truly feel was a watershed moment in my teaching career.

Katie Barber Hammond
B.A. in History with Secondary Education Certification, '09 | M.Ed. Secondary Education - History, '13

Katie Hammond

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All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.