January 29, 2019 – Cypress, CA – With its continued focus on increasing student success and retention, Trident University International (Trident) has introduced a new, quicker path to graduation for its Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program called Fastrac10.
Fastrac10 gives students the opportunity to complete this program in as little as 10 months without sacrificing academic rigor or the number of classes required to graduate. This new track shortens completion time by 10 months and is available now.
The MAED requires 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours for graduation. Over the course of five sessions, those enrolled in the program take two courses per session. These courses are paired in a way that allows students to build off of previous learnings in a logical and academically advantageous manner. In the original track, Fastrac20, students take one class per session for an estimated completion time of 20 months. Both tracks have identical graduation requirements.
The announcement of Fastrac10 is on the heels of the new Fastrac12 track, which is available for Trident’s online masters programs in Business Administration (MBA), Homeland Security, Human Resources Management, Health Sciences, Leadership, Healthcare Administration, and Information Technology Management.
In 2018, College of Education Dean, Dr. Heidi Smith, led a team that revamped this program to ensure that learning outcomes and coursework was based on the National Policy Board for Educational Administration standards. Concentrations are offered in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Education and Training, Athletics Administration, and Aviation Education.
Students in the MAED program can expect to be equipped with an understanding of learning, organizational management, and leadership theory. Through curricula that stresses student success, graduates are prepared to make positive changes in the field of education with an understanding of current educational practices, educational policies, and factors that benefit diverse student populations.
Trident’s MAED program is not a teacher licensure or certification program, nor does it provide administrative credentialing. Since individual state requirements vary, students are encouraged to contact their respective states for specific requirements beyond this degree.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 27,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.