Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Majoring in Curriculum & Instruction
MAJOR: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
DEGREE: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
CONCENTRATIONS: Secondary School Instruction
Teaching Non-English Background (NELB) Students (
add-on endorsement only
The Master of Education program provides advanced study to certified teachers or teacher candidates who have completed a bachelor's degree. The program builds on the College of Education’s conceptual framework, to
prepare educators to become competent and caring professionals who are able to work effectively with diverse populations.
Unconditional admission to the M.Ed. program requires the applicant have a bachelor‘s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale, and
satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE or MAT result is used in the evaluation of the academic qualifications of all graduate applicants. Admission decisions will be based on the overall academic record of the applicant with an acceptable weighted (50% PA + 50% graduate test) total admissions score (particularly in comparison with other applicants being accepted into the program).
Conditional admission may be gained with a lower grade point average, but the GRE or MAT score must be correspondingly higher based on he above weightings. Applicants with less than a 2.5 undergraduate GPA must submit test scores at the time of application; applicants with a GPA of 2.5 or above may submit test scores in the first semester of attendance, but it is preferable that they submit test scores at the time of original application. The student must remove conditional status by earning at least a B (3.0) average in the first nine hours of graduate courses; failure to achieve this average will result in withdrawal from the program.
Admissions to teacher education programs at the graduate level may require additional evidence of academic performance (higher GPA, other test scores.) Applicants who are also seeking initial teaching license should contact the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services for current requirements.
Applicants who are potential candidates for the Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction must be certified to teach or must meet certification (initial licensure) before the degree is awarded. Exceptions are the concentrations in Educational Technology, Teaching Non-English Background Students (NELB), and Music.
Candidates for the Master of Education degree, and initial certification, must take a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours of graduate course work. In addition, the Secondary School Instruction concentration is for initial licensure only and requires that candidates are eligible for license before the degree will be conferred. The concentrations in Reading and Curriculum Planning requires candidates to be licensed classroom teacher to be admitted to the program. All candidates must successfully pass comprehensive examinations in the fields of general education and elementary education.
Complete 2011-2013 Graduate Catalog
For More Information
Dr. Charles Dickens, M.Ed. Program Coordinator - Curriculum & Instruction
Office: 204B Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5029
Teaching & Learning