Master of Education in Learner-Centered Systems

Master of Education in Learner-Centered Systems
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Learner-centered education is an approach that places students in a central and active role in the teaching and learning process where students make decisions about their own learning.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.)- Learner-Centered Systems provides organizational and instructional expertise to P-12 teachers and leaders who are committed to developing schools and classroom organizational systems and structures that engage students as leaders and decision-makers in their own learning. This 30-credit hour graduate-level program is focused on preparing teachers and school/district leaders who emulate and demonstrate proficiencies in:

  • Increasing their instructional capacity for realizing a learner-centered and equitable model of education
  • Designing authentic and relevant assessments for all learners
  • Thinking strategically to identify the requirements of school-specific systems that supports learner-centered pedagogies
  • Creating plans and collaborating with others to support collective transformation of practice
  • Gaining confidence as they progress in their leadership journey

See the admission requirements for the MEd in Learner-Centered Systems.


Program participants will benefit from the:

  • Sequence of coursework offering in-depth orientation to student-centered approaches to teaching and learning in addition to structural, organizational and cultural considerations necessary to make systemic change
  • Use of an instructional approach that combines course delivery with application at the classroom, school or district level. Participants are fully integrated into a program that is designed to provide leadership experiences only available in school and district contexts.
  • Access to national experts in the student-centered learning field to provide instruction, guidance and coaching to students

Program Sheets

Visit the program’s listing in the course catalog, to download a PDF of the program sheet:

MEd Learner-Centered Systems Program Sheet

Planned 6th Year Rank I Program


The College of Education at Spalding University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at both the initial-licensure and advanced level.

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