Sep 22, 2023
(30-35 semester hours)
The Master of Arts in Education provides opportunities for students with teacher licensure to enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen academic discipline and to begin pursuit of credentials that will enable them to have upward mobility in the education profession. The Special Education concentration and Instructional Technology specialization may be pursued without licensure, but will not lead to initial licensure.
Special Education Specialization
This program provides advanced study in Special Education. It prepares professionals in education to more adequately serve students with disabilities in schools, community agencies, and mental health facilities. Students wishing to earn their initial certification in special education may not enroll in this advanced program.
Instructional Technology Specialization
This specialization is for persons wishing to provide leadership in instructional technology, for teachers who want to advance their teaching skills through the use of technology, or for those interested in preparing for work in a training environment. Completion of this degree does not require teacher licensure. The program addresses the selection, application, and evaluation of technology with classroom work and hands-on in the field projects. Graduates of the program work as building level technology leaders, trainers, and, as teachers with improved technology skills.
Advanced Studies Specialization
This program provides an opportunity for advanced studies and continuing professional development in one of the areas listed below. The program is designed for those holding a teaching license. Persons without initial teaching licensure should contact the graduate coordinator.
Select two courses (6 hours) from one specialty area in consultation with graduate committee.
Health and Physical Education
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Curriculum and Instruction with Mathematics Specialization
This is an advanced degree appropriate for teachers who are licensed in of high school mathematics, middle school education, or elementary education.
*Courses designated for Dispositions Assessment
Research Plan I:
1. Completion of Educ 5000 - Educational Research
2. Completion of capstone project or portfolio