Master of Education

The Master of Education (MEd) provides a focus on the teacher as a leader at the classroom, school and community level. A primary goal of the degree is to provide the professional educator with the skills and knowledge to identify educational issues and problems, to assess educational needs, and to develop appropriate strategies to meet the educational and leadership needs of the student, school and community.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the MED program on the basis of academic preparation, aptitude for graduate study and character based upon the following:

  • bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • two (2) letters of recommendation from school administrators, professional colleagues, or college professors addressing the applicant's suitability for graduate work;
  • official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based upon the most recent 60 credits of college coursework; and
  • Application and relevant application fee.

Applicants who meet the admission requirements but who are missing an official piece of documentation, may be admitted with the requirement to submit official documentation by the last class of the third course. Admission process exceptions shall be determined by the director or, in his or her absence, a designee.

An applicant whose entrance GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for admission by review of the Director of Graduate Programs, who may choose to provisionally admit the student. Provisional admission means the student may take the first 9 hours in the program and then the Director will reevaluate the student for full admission based on grades in those 9 hours.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the prescribed course of study for the MED program (36-hour minimum)
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • A maximum of two (2) grades below a C is allowed, but the overall GPA must be a minimum of 3.0.
  • All work must be completed within a six-year (6-year) period from the time of initial enrollment.