2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies, MEd

Program Description

The Educational Studies degree program is offered at the graduate level and provides a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for candidates desiring to gain knowledge and experience working with students in grades P-12, but who do not want to obtain a professional teaching license. The program provides candidates insight on the processes of teaching and learning.   

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Degree/Grade Point Average
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between and including 2.6-2.69, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree 
OAE Scores
• Passing score on esepective content area OAE
Content/Education Grades
• Grade of “C” or better in all undergraduate required content and education courses
Dispositional Assessment
• Receive ratings of 3 or higher on all components of the Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2750.
Foundational Skills Competency
Exams scores documenting competency in Reading, Writing and Math via the subtests on the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams. See program website for specific score requirements. 

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major philosophical and sociological perspectives concerning schooling.
2. Understand P-12 learner differences and ways to positively engage with P-12 learners.
3. Explore a variety of pedagogical approaches and their purposes.
4. Understand a variety of assessment practices.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with current issues in education.

Special Education Requirement

Classroom Management Requirement

Choose one of the following classroom management courses.

Diversity Requirement

Choose one of the following diversity courses. 

Reading Requirement

Choose one of the following reading courses. 

Assessment Requirement

Choose one of the following assessment courses. 

Research Requirement

Choose one of the following research courses. 


9 credit hours of any 6000 level or above courses focused on P-12 education with approval of advisor.