Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degrees
The Master of Education degree is offered in elementary education, school counseling, educational leadership, dyslexia therapy, secondary education with endorsements in art, biology, business education, computer science, English, mathematics, and social sciences (history), and teaching arts.
The Committee on Teacher Education and the Graduate Council have established the following policies for admission to programs leading to the Master of Education degree: (Some programs have additional admission requirements. Please review those programs for those additions.)
- For all programs except school counseling, dyslexia therapy, and teaching arts, the applicant must hold a Class A standard educator license issued by a state department of education, or must have completed a teacher education curriculum accredited by NCATE. (A photocopy of the standard educator license is required.)
- Must have at least twelve semester hours of credit in education and psychology. (Requirement waived for dyslexia therapy and teaching arts program applicants)
- Must have a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate courses in a teaching field in which the graduate degree will be pursued. For the English teaching field, the total of 18 hours must be composed of courses beyond the core curriculum of literature surveys and freshman composition courses. In addition, a writing sample must be submitted to the English Department.
- Must have a composite score of 1000 or better on the pre-1983 NTE or have met the State minimum scores on the three sections of the NTE Core Battery (Communication Skills-651; General Knowledge-646; Professional Knowledge-649) or PPST (Reading–172; Writing–173; Mathematics–172) and Praxis II.
Professional Education Core Courses
(Please consult individual programs for variations in core requirements.)
Required Core (6 sem. hrs.)
Elective Core courses (6 sem. hrs.)
School of Education
Prerequisites: Graduate standing with sufficient background in subject area is prerequisite for all graduate courses.
Unless otherwise specified all 3-semester-hour courses have lecture 3 hours per week. The student is reminded that one-half course work to be applied toward a Master’s degree must be on 6000-level. (See semester of term schedule for laboratory fees.)
Note: A 400-level course taken for undergraduate credit cannot subsequently be changed to graduate credit nor repeated for graduate credit.
- Biological Science, M.Ed.
- Business Education, M.Ed. (Teacher Ed and Leadership)
- Computer Science, M.Ed.
- Dyslexia Therapy, M.Ed. (30 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D. (85 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, Ed.D. (85 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, Ed.S (40 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, M.Ed. (39 sem. hrs.)
- Elementary Education (K-6), Ed.S. (36 sem. hrs.)
- Elementary Education, Ed.S. (MTA Graduates) (42 sem. hrs)
- Elementary Education, M.Ed. (30 sem. hrs.)
- Higher Education Administration, M.S. (31 sem. hrs)
- Mathematics, M.Ed.
- Social Sciences (History), M.Ed.
- Teaching Arts, M.Ed.