Master of Education Degree Requirements

The Master of Education degree is an advanced degree designed for certified teachers.

Program of Study

The program of study must be completed and on file in the Registrar's Office by the completion of 20 semester hours in the graduate curriculum. The program of study shall consist of those graduate courses for which graduate credit is granted toward a degree. No change may be made in the program of study without the advance approval of the program coordinator and an amendment attached to the program of study.

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work which shall be organized in the following manner:

Graduation requirements for the Master of Education degree include:

  1. Completion of 36 designated semester hours of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no more than three grades of C.
  2. Completion of at least 24 hours of graduate degree requirements in residence, with no more than 12 hours of transfer credit.
  3. Completion of all degree-related course requirements, including transfer credit, within a six-year period.

Program of Study, Master of Education Degree

EDUC 6001

Educational Research

3 hours

EDUC 6101

Advanced Educational Assessment

3 hours

EDUC 6102

Instructional Leadership

3 hours

EDUC 6103

Diversity and Differentiated Instruction

3 hours

Teaching Field Content Courses

12 hours

Endorsements (ESOL, Gifted, Reading) or Additional Advanced Content

9 hours

Content Field Capstone Course

3 hours




36 Semester Hours

Candidates for the MED degree must meet certain undergraduate and graduate requirements in the teaching area. Since these requirements vary by program area, it will be necessary for the student to plan with an advisor in the program area. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements (both undergraduate and graduate) have been met. Each department will provide the candidates with a list of requirements upon request.

Course Numbers, Load and Schedule

Courses numbered 5000/6000/7000 and above are open only to graduate students.

The university makes every effort to maintain the schedule of courses as announced in its bulletin. However, the university reserves the right to withdraw courses, change instructors, or change the schedule of classes at any time without previous announcement.

All students should beware of enrolling in courses that they have previously taken. The final responsibility for non-duplication of courses rests with the student.