A master’s degree leads to more opportunities in education, from standing out in the applicant pool to having qualifications for leadership positions. Abilene Christian University offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning with an Initial Certification track. The fifth-year Initial Certification track, designed for high-performing teacher candidates, allows you to begin graduate-level courses in your final undergraduate semester at ACU. You will participate in a year-long clinical teaching placement in high-needs schools and classrooms, and you will leave equipped to meet the needs of diverse student populations.