Online MED Programs

Designed for experienced educators, the online MEd programs equip you with the knowledge and expertise you need to be a bold and transformative leader in education.

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Why choose a WP Online MEd program:

  • Complete coursework 100% online—on your schedule—while continuing to work and fulfill personal responsibilities
  • Collaborate with our respected faculty of experienced practitioners, including Fulbright Scholars and World Education Research Association scholars
  • Our MEd programs are action-oriented and practitioner-focused, providing skills and knowledge you can apply immediately in your school

Why choose our online certificate program?

  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system

Which online program is right for you?

GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Literacy with a concentration in Reading Specialist

As few as 10-20 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$18,354 Total Tuition

Prepare for the online Reading Specialist certification in New Jersey (Endorsement 3310) with the online Master of Education in Literacy with a concentration in Reading Specialist from William Paterson University. Whether you want to make an impact in the classroom or by coaching and leading other teachers in literacy, this program, with 100 percent online coursework, will enable you to improve the lives of children by providing the necessary reading and writing skills they need to succeed. Taught by experienced and respected faculty—including two Fulbright scholars—courses for this program are aligned with International Literacy Association standards.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in School Library Media

As few as 16-26 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$22,042.80 Total Tuition

Help students develop a life-long love of reading as a certified school librarian. Earn a CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) with a standard license as a School Library Media Specialist (Endorsement 2855) with the online MEd C&L in School Library Media from William Paterson University. Assist PreK-12 students in increasing their information literacy skills and providing them the accessibility to all types of resources and equipment.

In this CAEP- and AASL-accredited program with 100 percent online coursework you will interact with strong, diverse faculty who all have experience as librarians. Neither a teaching license nor a thesis is required for completion and you can apply credits from other master’s programs.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

As few as 12-20 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$18,354 Total Tuition

The online Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Teacher of Students with Disabilities from William Paterson University will help prepare you for a Students with Disabilities CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) and a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Standard Certificate (Endorsement 2475).

In this program with 100 percent online coursework, learn to manage challenging behaviors and discover ways of adapting methodologies to meet the needs of students with disabilities. A thesis is not required for completion, and the required hours in this program are fewer than most competitors.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$15,600 Total Tuition

Our Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities online program builds on your instructional expertise to elevate your opportunities working with teachers, administrators, and parents of exceptional learners. Grow your impact as a teacher leader in special education and expand your influence at the school, district, and community levels.

Aligned with Advanced Preparation Standards authored by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this innovative online master’s in special education infuses research, inquiry, and ethics into every class. Course outlines and resources incorporate the latest DSM, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices. Candidates will evaluate practices such as conducting assessments, collaboration, interventions, and life planning, while facilitating and improving professional development and leadership around these practices. This degree does not lead to certification.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching of Writing for Grades P-12

As few as 12 months Duration
33 Credit Hours
$17,160 Total Tuition

The Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching of Writing for Grades P-12 online program is designed to build your instructional expertise with a focus on improving literacy for learners of all backgrounds by strengthening their skills in written expression.

Taught by experienced and respected faculty—including a Fulbright scholar and World Education Research Association scholars—courses for this program are aligned with International Literacy Association standards. Plus, by taking two additional courses through the William Paterson University College of Education, qualified, certified teachers can complete requirements toward Supervisor Endorsement in New Jersey (Endorsement 0106).

No teacher certification is required for admission, making this online MEd program flexible and accessible for working professionals. This degree does not lead to certification.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$15,600 Total Tuition

This online program will teach you how to successfully direct and advocate for academic excellence and lead positive change in today's schools. Our faculty of practitioners are committed to providing you with the best in theory and practice to facilitate quality learning experiences for students, an enriching environment for educators, and a supportive network for parents and the community at large.

New Jersey education standard license holders with three or more verified years of appropriate experience may qualify for the NJ Supervisor Endorsement. Students outside New Jersey should check to make sure that this program fulfills their state's educational leadership requirements. Coursework within this program is also aligned with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (With New Jersey Certifications)

As few as 12 months Duration
34 Credit Hours
$20,801.20 Total Tuition

This online program prepares experienced teachers, aspiring to principalship and certification within New Jersey, with the skills needed to build and nurture continuous school improvement as an effective educational leader.

Taught by practitioners, this "Different by Design" educational leadership program consists of three modules: Leadership, Curriculum and Supervision, and a 4-credit hour embedded internship, and offers continuous field-based experiences throughout. The online coursework provides a balance of management and leadership and is aligned with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards.

Upon successful completion of the coursework, internship, and passing of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), you will qualify for the New Jersey Principal Certificate of Eligibility (Endorsement 0200) if you have five years of full-time experience, and receive the Supervisor Standard Certificate (Endorsement 0106) if you have three years of experience. Students outside New Jersey should check to make sure that this program fulfills their state's principal certification requirements. New Jersey education standard license holders with three or more verified years of appropriate experience may qualify for the NJ Supervisor Endorsement.

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* See individual program information for more details.

The College of Education at William Paterson University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Master of Education in Literacy with a concentration in Reading Specialist

Duration: 10-20 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $611.80 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

Prepare for the online Reading Specialist certification in New Jersey (Endorsement 3310) with the online Master of Education in Literacy with a concentration in Reading Specialist from William Paterson University. Whether you want to make an impact in the classroom or by coaching and leading other teachers in literacy, this program, with 100 percent online coursework, will enable you to improve the lives of children by providing the necessary reading and writing skills they need to succeed. Taught by experienced and respected faculty—including two Fulbright scholars—courses for this program are aligned with International Literacy Association standards.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in School Library Media

Duration: 16-26 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $611.80 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

Help students develop a life-long love of reading as a certified school librarian. Earn a CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) with a standard license as a School Library Media Specialist (Endorsement 2855) with the online MEd C&L in School Library Media from William Paterson University. Assist PreK-12 students in increasing their information literacy skills and providing them the accessibility to all types of resources and equipment.

In this CAEP- and AASL-accredited program with 100 percent online coursework you will interact with strong, diverse faculty who all have experience as librarians. Neither a teaching license nor a thesis is required for completion and you can apply credits from other master’s programs.

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Duration: 12-20 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $611.80 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

The online Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Teacher of Students with Disabilities from William Paterson University will help prepare you for a Students with Disabilities CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) and a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Standard Certificate (Endorsement 2475).

In this program with 100 percent online coursework, learn to manage challenging behaviors and discover ways of adapting methodologies to meet the needs of students with disabilities. A thesis is not required for completion, and the required hours in this program are fewer than most competitors.

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $520 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

Our Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities online program builds on your instructional expertise to elevate your opportunities working with teachers, administrators, and parents of exceptional learners. Grow your impact as a teacher leader in special education and expand your influence at the school, district, and community levels.

Aligned with Advanced Preparation Standards authored by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this innovative online master’s in special education infuses research, inquiry, and ethics into every class. Course outlines and resources incorporate the latest DSM, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices. Candidates will evaluate practices such as conducting assessments, collaboration, interventions, and life planning, while facilitating and improving professional development and leadership around these practices. This degree does not lead to certification.

Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching of Writing for Grades P-12

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $520 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

The Master of Education with a concentration in Teaching of Writing for Grades P-12 online program is designed to build your instructional expertise with a focus on improving literacy for learners of all backgrounds by strengthening their skills in written expression.

Taught by experienced and respected faculty—including a Fulbright scholar and World Education Research Association scholars—courses for this program are aligned with International Literacy Association standards. Plus, by taking two additional courses through the William Paterson University College of Education, qualified, certified teachers can complete requirements toward Supervisor Endorsement in New Jersey (Endorsement 0106).

No teacher certification is required for admission, making this online MEd program flexible and accessible for working professionals. This degree does not lead to certification.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $520 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

This online program will teach you how to successfully direct and advocate for academic excellence and lead positive change in today's schools. Our faculty of practitioners are committed to providing you with the best in theory and practice to facilitate quality learning experiences for students, an enriching environment for educators, and a supportive network for parents and the community at large.

New Jersey education standard license holders with three or more verified years of appropriate experience may qualify for the NJ Supervisor Endorsement. Students outside New Jersey should check to make sure that this program fulfills their state's educational leadership requirements. Coursework within this program is also aligned with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (With New Jersey Certifications)

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 34 Tuition: $611.80 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

This online program prepares experienced teachers, aspiring to principalship and certification within New Jersey, with the skills needed to build and nurture continuous school improvement as an effective educational leader.

Taught by practitioners, this "Different by Design" educational leadership program consists of three modules: Leadership, Curriculum and Supervision, and a 4-credit hour embedded internship, and offers continuous field-based experiences throughout. The online coursework provides a balance of management and leadership and is aligned with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards.

Upon successful completion of the coursework, internship, and passing of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), you will qualify for the New Jersey Principal Certificate of Eligibility (Endorsement 0200) if you have five years of full-time experience, and receive the Supervisor Standard Certificate (Endorsement 0106) if you have three years of experience. Students outside New Jersey should check to make sure that this program fulfills their state's principal certification requirements. New Jersey education standard license holders with three or more verified years of appropriate experience may qualify for the NJ Supervisor Endorsement.

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