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 (30 hours for secondary certification), with
- 12 hours of common core courses in education,
- 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,
- 6 hours of education foundations and/or pedagogy courses, and
- 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.