Teaching and Learning Major – Graduate Advanced Programs

If you are a teacher who has completed Induction, National Board Certification, or a Master of Science in Education program at USF, you are eligible to complete your second Master of Science degree in Teaching and Learning in fewer credit hours!

To learn more, contact Maggie Stevenson at (815) 740-3389 or mstevenson@stfrancis.edu


Master of Science: Teaching and Learning (for certified teachers)

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Develop leadership skills needed to assume prominent roles in the field of education
  • Contribute knowledge and service to the professional education community
  • Develop and apply research and communication skills to support the role of the educational leader and scholar
  • Develop the skills of reflective and critical thinking to explore the larger purposes of education to the individual and society
  • Develop awareness of varied educational needs of students and apply current research-based strategies and methodologies, including technology, that meet the needs of diverse students
  • Analyze ongoing issues, theories and trends with a focus on applications in classroom settings that can improve P-12 student learning
  • Provide a context to improve the quality of education, and ensure equal opportunities and the dignity of each student in a demographic society
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions consistent with Illinois Professional Standards and the College of Education’s Code of Professional Conduct