Our programs are 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.
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 graduate credits in a subject or teaching field. Students in the Graduate Education concentration must complete three one-credit workshops from a list approved for Graduate Education.
Upon receiving approval of the Department of Education and Counseling, a student in either concentration may undertake the writing of a thesis in lieu of six semester-hour course credits.
Prior to being awarded the degree, students in both concentrations must pass a comprehensive examination. This may be taken following the completion of 24 credits.
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.