Master of Education with Teacher Licensure (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education with Professional Educator License (M.Ed.) degree is designed to provide students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and an initial Professional Educator License with an endorsement in elementary education (1-6), middle level education (5-8), secondary education (9-12), special education (PreK-Age 21), or visual arts education (K-12) or teaching.

Middle Level subject areas include general science, language arts, mathematics, and social science. Secondary subject areas include English /language arts, history/social science, mathematics, or science/biology.  The Master of Education with Professional Educator Licensure is for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and are seeking a teaching license.

The graduate curriculum includes all state required professional education course work and school based field experiences.  The student is responsible for completing deficiencies in any program related general education and subject area course work.  Such course work may be completed at the undergraduate level.  A College of Education advisor will provide students with assistance in selecting the courses needed to fulfill certification requirements that are not part of the graduate component.

Undergraduate licensure courses may be utilized, in part, to meet state Professional Educator Licensure requirements.  However, additional graduate courses must be taken to complete the necessary hours of graduate coursework required for the degree.

In general, classes meet during the day in the fall and spring semesters with select courses being delivered online.  Field experiences that accompany courses must be completed in a school setting during the regular school day.  The Internship I and Internship II (student teaching) semesters must be completed during the day.  Student teachers attend professional growth and edTPA seminars on campus during the Internship II semester.  Elementary and special education candidates take an additional course on campus in the evening during the Internship II semester. Students who work full-time must design a plan in which they will complete the required field experience hours as well as the program requirements.