Master of Education & Teacher Certification

Highly-qualified, caring teachers are in demand across New Hampshire and the country.

Master of EducationFranklin Pierce University's graduate teacher education programs include Master of Education degrees and certification options for those who have a bachelor's degree and have never taught, as well as for those who are already certified and want to advance in their profession.

Graduates of the Master of Education program at Franklin Pierce are prepared to be caring and supportive teachers in a standards-based environment that stresses accountability and excellence. The program is solidly based on "best practices" research that integrates the most current knowledge about technology, state and federal standards, multiple ways of learning, alternative assessment, reflective practice, and more.

Students can earn a Master of Education degree or Master of Education degree with Certification in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Middle/Secondary Education in Life Sciences (7-12), English (5-12) or Social Studies (5-12)
  • General Special Education (K-12)
  • M.Ed.-only in Curriculum and Instruction (with an optional Literacy focus)

Accelerated Master of Education and Certification Options

Accelerate your course of study to complete your master's degree in as few as 12 - 18 months. M.Ed.-only coursework can be scheduled to be completed in just 12 months. Or complete your M.Ed. plus Teacher Certification in just 18 months. All courses are delivered in a 100% online format. 

Want to Know More?

Inquire today for more information on this program and be sure to add a note expressing your interest in the accelerated format, if desired.

Master of Education degrees and certification options

Download the Master of Education program sheet for more information or view the College of Graduate & Professional Studies academic catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.



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