Our program is designed to aid the teacher in:
- strengthening and updating subject matter and professional knowledge;
- completing course requirements for permanent certification in most states;
- applying research to improve teaching practice;
- pursuing special interests in education.
Special Tuition Reduction for Teachers and School Administrators: 40% for those employed by Catholic schools; 20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools. Students may concentrate in Teacher Leaderships. See brochure for details.
A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for the Master of Arts in Education degree. A student may choose to take all 30 credits in Education or to combine credits in Education with graduate credits in a subject or teaching field. Upon receiving approval of the Department of Education and Counseling, a student may undertake the writing of a thesis in lieu of six semester-hour course credits.
All students are required to complete three one-credit workshops from a selection of listings approved for Graduate Teacher Education students. Prior to being awarded the degree, students must pass a comprehensive examination. This may be taken following the completion of 24 credits.