Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degrees
The Master of Education degree is offered in elementary education, school counseling, educational leadership (licensure and non-licensure), 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, educational leadership non-licensure, 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 provide passing scores, based on current MDE guidelines, for or PRAXIS I Core Case (Reading(5712)-passing score 156; Writing(5722)-passing score 162; Mathematics(5732)-passage score 150) and Praxis II scores for the area of certification. The educator cannot combine parts of the PPST and parts of the CASE to meet certification requirements. Beginning January 1, 2014, educators must take and pass CASE in order to meet certification requirements.
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.
- Computer Science, M.Ed.
- Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D. (85 sem. hrs.)
- Dyslexia Therapy, M.Ed. (30 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, Ed.D. (85 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, Ed.S (40 sem. hrs.)
- Educational Leadership, M.Ed. (39 sem. hrs.)/ Licensure & Non-Licensure Tracks
- 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.) available in traditional and online formats
- Gifted Education, Certificate (12 sem hrs)
- Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (15 sem. hrs.)- available in traditional and online formats
- Higher Education Administration, M.S. (31 sem. hrs)- available in traditional and online formats
- Mathematics, M.Ed.
- Social Studies, M.Ed.
- Special Education (SPED), M.Ed. (30 sem. hrs.) available in traditional and online formats
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), M.Ed.
- Teaching Arts, M.Ed. (available in traditional and online formats)