Requirements for the Master of Education Degree
The graduate program of each student admitted to candidacy for the degree of Master of Education is planned and supervised by an advisor in the respective program area. Program planning is based upon the student's undergraduate curriculum, professional experience, and aims and purposes in pursuing the master's degree. Before the degree is awarded, the candidate must have completed one year of successful teaching experience or other educational service. This requirement may be fulfilled by satisfactory completion of student teaching, an internship, or a practicum.
Each program must include a minimum of thirty approved credits (Higher Education and Student Affairs, forty; Interdisciplinary Studies, thirty-six). Contingent on a candidate's background and interests and on program specification, additional credits may be required. If a student's preparation is inadequate to begin study at the graduate level, additional undergraduate courses will be required. Normally, each Master of Education degree program must include a minimum of three to six semester hours of graduate work in the foundations of education unless this requirement or its equivalent has been met previously. Graduate courses which currently fulfill this requirement include:
|EDFS 200||Contemporary Issues||3|
|EDFS 204||Sem in Educational History||3|
|EDFS 205||History of American Education||3|
|EDFS 206||D2:Comparative Education||3|
|EDFS 207||Traditionalist Education||3|
|EDFS 209||Intro to Research Methods||3|
|EDFS 255||School as Social Institution||3|
|EDFS 302||Philosophy of Education||3|
|EDFS 303||Ethics Helping Relationships||3|
|EDFS 304||Religion,Spirituality & Ed||3|
|EDFS 309||Schol Pers Narr Writing:ED&SS||3|
|EDFS 314||Modes of Inquiry||3|
|EDFS 320||Technology, Schooling, Society||3|
|EDFS 322||D1:Chall Multicult/Ed&Soc Inst||3|
|EDFS 347||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|EDFS 348||Analyze&Write Qualitative Rsch||3|
|EDFS 352||Aesthetic Ed & Social Justice||3|
|EDFS 354||Anth Persp on Ed & Soc Serv||3|
|EDFS 369||Ethics in Ed & Soc Serv Admin||3|
|EDFS 377||Seminar Educational Psychology||3|
|EDFS 380||Professional Problems in Educ||3|
|EDFS 397||Problems in Education||1-6|
|EDCI 200||Contemporary Issues||0-6|
|EDCI 207||Univ and Third World Devel||3|
|EDCI 211||Educational Measurements||3|
|EDCI 215||The Gifted Child||3|
|EDCI 238||Teach'g w/Global Perspective||3|
|EDCI 241||Science for the Elem School||3|
|EDCI 245||Computer Apps in Elem&Sec Curr||3|
|EDCI 261||Current Direction in C&I||3|
|EDCI 321||Learning, Design & Technology||3|
|EDCI 322||Differentiation & Technology||3|
|EDCI 323||Inquiry and Technology||3|
|EDCI 324||Assessment and Technology||3|
|EDCI 325||Leadership and Technology||3|
|EDCI 333||Curr Concepts/Planning/Develop||3|
|EDCI 363||Analysis of Curr & Instruc Sem||3|
|EDCI 397||Problems in Education||1-6|
|EDPE 265||Exercise & Sport Science||3|
|EDPE 266||Ex Prescrip:Sprt,Hlth,Fit,Perf||3|
|EDPE 267||Sci Strength Training&Condtng||3|
A comprehensive examination is required. It may be written, oral, or both. The choice of the examination format will be made by faculty members in the area of specialization after consultation with the advisor and the candidate.
- The written comprehensive examination will cover the field of education with emphasis on the area of specialization.
- The oral comprehensive examination will emphasize the area of specialization.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to schedule the required examination with the College of Education and Social Services. Since each program has different options for meeting the oral and written comprehensive requirements, candidates must contact the respective program chair or advisor regarding program policy.
If the thesis option is elected (not available in the Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program), the oral or written comprehensive examination must be successfully completed prior to the thesis defense.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Education
Eighteen credits of Education and related areas or appropriate professional certification. The Education courses prerequisites may not apply to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Educational Leadership, or Interdisciplinary Major Program in the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences, i.e., persons seeking positions which do not require public school certification.
Minimum Degree Requirements
Eighteen graduate credits in courses in Education, including a minimum of six in the foundations of education;1 twelve additional credits in approved graduate courses or six additional credits and thesis research; a year of successful experience in teaching or in a related educational activity.
This requirement no longer applies to the program in Special Education.