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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Teaching, MEd


Master of Education with a major in teaching

Initial teacher certification (EC–6, 4–8 or secondary)

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers the Master of Education with a major in teaching with EC–6, 4–8 or secondary education certification tracks. Specifically, the certification programs offered are as follows: EC–6 ESL generalist, EC–6 bilingual generalist, 4–8 mathematics, 4–8 science or secondary education at the post-baccalaureate level.

The MEd with a major in teaching requires 36 semester credit hours, with

  1. 12 hours of common core courses in education,
  2. 12 hours in a specialization (i.e., ESL or bilingual education for those seeking EC–6 certification) or a teaching field (i.e., an approved academic subject area for those seeking 4–8 or secondary certification,
  3. 6 hours of education foundations and/or pedagogy courses, and
  4. 6 hours of student teaching or internship/practicum.

Of the 36 hours required, 24 hours overlap with requirements for the EC–6 post-baccalaureate certification-only program, and 18 hours overlap with requirements for the 4–8 or secondary post-baccalaureate certification-only program.

Admission requirements


Admission requirements for the MEd with a major in teaching program with initial teacher certification include:

  1. GPA of 2.8 overall or 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work or 3.4 on a completed master’s degree; and
  2. 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work across four academic content areas (i.e., 3 hours in English/language arts, 3 hours in social sciences, 3 hours in mathematics and 3 hours in science) for those seeking EC–6 certification or 24 semester hours of undergraduate course work with 12 upper-level (i.e., junior, senior, 3000–4000) in the content area one wants to teach for those seeking 4–8 or secondary education.

Additional admission requirements for the master’s degree:

  • admission to the teacher education program (which includes meeting all admissions criteria for the relevant teacher certification program and passing an admissions interview)
  • one-page resume
  • two-page educational essay

 

Additional required course work, 24 hours


Secondary certification