Master of Arts in Education

Combining a focus on particular areas of interest with educational theory


Limited-Residency Master of Arts Education students design programs combining a focus on their particular areas of interest with educational theory and practice, in both formal and non-formal settings. Many students pursue a concentration in the following broad, non-formal aspects of education:


Education & Teacher Preparation

The basis of the program curriculum is an individualized learning model that revolves around an agreed-upon and consistent course syllabus accompanied by an individualized study plan. The course study plan forms the foundation of the course and is developed as a cooperative document with the student, the Prescott College faculty advisor, and the on-site mentor teacher. The study plan covers the course curriculum, the student’s specific learning targets which are aligned to the students’ work with their mentor to create activities that meet the learning targets

Equine-Assisted Learning (M.A. and Graduate Certificate)

The Prescott College approach to Equine-Assisted Learning (AEL) invites participants to explore non-mental health areas such as: experiential education, organizational development, coaching, effective facilitation, and relational horsemanship. The Certificate program blends together real-life application with hands-on experience under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners for life-changing results. The course work explores the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills, and relational equine skills crucial for mastery. This concentration focuses on human and other living systems and patterns that enhance transformative learning experience for others.

Experiential Education

Pioneering educator John Dewey taught that all true learning comes through experience. Students in this discipline explore classic and current theory of experiential education and hands-on application.

Multicultural Education

This discipline relates the field of education to the intricate systems of socially constructed identity as they exist within the US paradigm. Students will examine theoretical foundations within multicultural education as they relate to the dominant culture within the US educational landscape.

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