A full or part-time program offered for teachers seeking to obtain a Master of Arts degree (special note: this program does not lead to initial teacher certification).
Potential funding opportunities are available, including graduate assistantships in student life, student success and retention, and residence life here and at other local colleges and universities.
A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for rthe Master of Arts in Education degree. A student may choose to take all 30 credits in Education or combine credits in Education with 9 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.
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A description of each course can be found on the Graduate Studies Course Catalog and Course Sequence page.
I. Core Courses: Required
EDU 8561 - Advanced Trends and Issues in Special Education (Spring Semester)
EDU 8603 - Educational Research (Fall Semester)
EDU 8641 - Assessment and Analysis (Spring Semester)
EDU 8679 - Standards Aligned Sys & Curriculum (Fall Semester)
EDU 8673 - Philosophy Education (Fall Semester)
* Core courses must be completed prior to presenting exit portfolios.
II. 15 Elective Credits
Choose from any EDU 7000 or 8000 level courses. Sample courses are among the following:
EDU 8622 - Diag. & Remed of Read. Diff.
EDU 8626 - Learn Disabilities Read
EDU 8662 - Trends Social Studies
EDU 8663 - Teaching Problem Solving Math-Science
EDU 8676 - Technology in Teaching
EDU 8678 - Multicult, Gender and Inclusion in Schools
EDU 8631 - Meth of Teaching Writing
EDU 8627 - Teaching Language Arts
EDU 8664 - Politics of Education
EDU 8669 - Comparative Education
EDU 8670 - History of U.S. Higher Education
EDU 8610 - Current Issues in American Education
EDU 7676 - Education Philosophy of St Augustine
EDU 8624 - Reading Secondary School
EDU 8656 - School Law
EDU 8651 - Social Issues & Schools
EDU 8673 - Philosophy of Education
EDU 8669 - Topics in Education, Culture & Society
Up to 9 credits may be taken in Teaching Content area (such as English, Math or Biology); up to 6 credits may be taken as workshops.
Workshops: 1 Credit Each
The workshops, scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturdays, deal with specialized and current topics of interest to teachers. Sample titles for education workshops include: "Digital Literacies," Soliciting Student Voice," "Multi-tier Systems of Support," and "Design Thinking in Education."
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