Master of Education: The Next Level

Learning starts with language. Concentrate your graduate studies on literacy or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to boost your career in today’s dynamic education landscape. The two-year Master of Education program is designed for working teachers ready to accomplish more in their profession.

Two Key Concentrations

In addition to core master’s courses, all graduate students take on a concentration in literacy or TESOL. Graduate students take six credits per semester, and all required courses may be completed online.

Most courses are offered every seven weeks, allowing you to focus on one course at a time. Both EMR512 Field Research and EML512 Practicum and Seminar run one full semester to fit the 100-hour field requirement.

Built-in Endorsements

Specializing right away saves time. Both M.Ed. tracks include a built-in endorsement in the subject area. Learn more about our reading endorsement and TESOL endorsement.*

Two Engaging Years

Complete your degree within two years. All required graduate courses are offered at least once per year. Students are strongly encouraged to take summer courses to finish on time.

M.Ed. students may take a maximum of seven years to complete the program, from the date of their first course upon acceptance to the last course taken to finish their degree.

*Teachers not in the Master of Education program may also earn endorsements at LEC.

Accomplished Faculty

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Beth Walsh-Moorman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy

Dr. Walsh-Moorman has 22 years of experience teaching high school English. She has taught literacy courses at John Carroll University and Kent State, having earned her master's degree from the University of Michigan and doctorate in curriculum and instruction specializing in literacy from Kent State University, where she studied under renowned educator Dr. Timothy Rasinski.

Apart from her classroom teaching, Dr. Walsh-Moorman is the author of a Penguin Random House official teaching guide for Let the Great World Spin and top literacy journal articles. Her research focuses on new literacies, disciplinary literacy, visual literacy, Socratic methods, reading fluency and mastery grading for writing coursework.

At A Glance

  • Finish in two years
  • Tuition – $499 per semester hour + fees
  • 10–12 courses (32–35 semester hours)
  • Blended Learning – in-person and online optional for district cohorts only
  • Transfer up to nine semester hours
  • One course at a time (7 weeks)
  • Master’s degree and endorsement
  • Laser focused curriculum for the 21st Century
  • Learn from highly successful educators

Required core courses: (11 credits)

  • EDM500 Research for the Professional Educator (3 credits)
  • EDM501 Contemporary Issues in American Education (3 credits)
  • EDM517 Models of Effective Teaching and Planning (3 Credits)
  • EDM565 Educational Research Seminar (2 credits)

For more information about the Lake Erie M.Ed. program, please contact:

The School of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Katharine Delavan
Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies



Application forms are also available from the:

Lake Erie College Admissions Office
391 West Washington Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077