Master of Arts in Education

students

Our programs are designed to aid the teacher in:

  • completing course requirements for
    permanent certification - in most states
  • applying research to improve teaching practice
  • pursuing special interests in education

Program Details

A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for both the Master of Arts in Education degree and the Master's of Arts in Education with a concentration in Teacher Leadership.

For the more general Master of Arts in Education degree, a student may choose to take all 30 credits in Education or combine credits in Education with 6 graduate credits in a subject area or teaching field.  Students must complete three one-credit workshops from a list approved for Graduate Education.

Upon receiving approval of the Department of Education and Counseling, a MA student may also undertake the writing of a thesis in lieu of six semester-hour course credits.

Prior to being awarded the degree, MA students must present a digital exit portfolio or defend a thesis.

Special Tuition Reduction for Teachers and School Administrators: 

40% for those employed as teachers, counselors or administrators by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed as teachers, counselors or administrators by non-Catholic schools.