Franklin Pierce Launches a New Master’s in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) Degree
Sep 3, 2020
Franklin Pierce University today announced the appointment of Catherine M. Paden, Ph.D. as provost and vice president for academic affairs. In July 2021, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s highly collaborative senior leadership team, where she will oversee the development, implementation and assessment of new programs and the ongoing review and evaluation of existing curricula. She will report directly to Dr. Kim Mooney, president of Franklin Pierce University.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences announced the creation of a new Master’s in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) degree with a specialization in curriculum and instruction, which began this fall. The Master’s in Educational Leadership program prepares educators with skills that provide the background to lead in a broad range of educational settings. This new program offers a common core curriculum, elective courses, and fully implemented action research projects, so education professionals can design a track that meets their individualized professional goals.
Dr. Matthew Konieczka, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy, notes, “Our M.Ed. programs allow educators to develop, hone, and advance their skills in a standards-based teaching environment that stresses accountability and excellence. Graduates will have reviewed best practices, researched and integrated current knowledge about technology, state and federal standards, while better understanding multiple ways of learning to provide the best educational experiences for their students.”
In addition to the new Master’s in Educational Leadership program, Franklin Pierce also offers M. Ed. programs with specialization tracks and certification in General Special Education, Elementary Education, Middle/Secondary in English or Social Studies, Secondary Life Sciences and Autism Spectrum Disorder. These programs feature exceptional professors and advisers who work with students to develop a full- or part-time schedule that fits individual needs, allowing working professionals to create a flexible and personalized schedule.
For more information, please visit the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership page or contact Graduate Admissions at (800) 325-1090.