Marymount’s Master of Education in Professional Studies program is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers; education professionals who are not working in a classroom setting such as an educational agency, museum setting, or government position; or students who intend to teach in international or private schools.
Along with completing a core of professional courses intended to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions basic to the field of education, students will complete an emphasis area and professional project designed to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of the student.
Students meet one-on-one with the Education Department chair and map a unique program of studies in one of the professional studies concentrations: Teaching and Learning, Exceptional Students, or ESL.
This program is offered on the Main Campus in a self-paced traditional format or through a part-time weekend cohort through Marymount’s Reston Center, typically completed in two years. Classes in the traditional format program are scheduled in late afternoon and evening. Most students complete the Main Campus program in two to three years.