Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Majoring in Elementary Education
MAJOR: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
DEGREE: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
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.
Applicants who are potential candidates for the Master’s Degree in Elementary Education must be certified to teach or must meet certification requirements before the degree is awarded (initial licensure).
* All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below.
Fall: July 1 Spring: November 1 Summer: April 1
Candidates wishing to transfer credit(s) toward the M.Ed. program may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) graduate credit hours from an accredited institution for courses that correspond to program/state requirements.
Candidates for the Master of Education degree, and initial certification, must take a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work. Candidates for the Master of Education degree who are adding elementary to an existing endorsement must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work. Both candidates must successfully pass comprehensive examinations in the fields of general education and elementary education; in addition to the associated licensure exams before your degree will be conferred.
For More Information
Dr. Mary Ann Pangle,
M.Ed. Program Coordinator - Elementary Education
Office: 206 Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-2126
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