The Teacher Education department offers graduate programs that provide advanced professional knowledge and skills in education for application in school and nonschool settings. Students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in Teacher Education may select from two programs: the Master of Arts in Education or the Master of Education. The Master of Arts is designed for students wishing to pursue research and/or continue studies beyond the master's degree level. The Master of Education degree is directed toward mastery of professional education practice. Students pursuing the Master of Education may major in Curriculum and Instruction or Reading Education.
Before admission to the Teacher Education Graduate Program, applicants must comply with the General Admission Requirements section of the University's Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements:
- Student's academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA).
- Statement of purpose.
- Student's resume with the latest work experience and skills.
- If you are an international student, we need TOEFL score of 213 (550 paper-based) or above.
- No more than six semester hours of graduate work with a grade of "B" or better may be transferred from another institution.
- Courses taken prior to formal admission into a graduate program cannot be counted toward a graduate degree without the specific recommendation of the departmental committee on graduate studies and approval of the Graduate School.
For more information about admission, please visit the Department's Graduate Program website and read the College of Education and Graduate School sections of the Graduate Catalog.
- Fall: July 15
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: April 15
Final Comprehensive Examination:
During the final semester of coursework in the Teacher Education Master's programs (Curriculum and Instruction or Reading Education degrees), the student will take a comprehensive written examination. The purpose is to synthesize the coursework showing an understanding of a master level teacher educator. Early in this final semester, the graduate faculty facilitates an orientation on the comprehensive exam to provide more specific information about the examination content and process. The following provides important details about the comprehensive exam.
- During the final semester of coursework, graduate students will send an email to the department firstname.lastname@example.org for graduation clearance and then will apply for graduation with the University’s Graduate School office.
- The exam is given during the semester in which the student is enrolled in her/his final courses.
- The questions for this examination are prepared by graduate faculty. If you are enrolled in the M.Ed. Reading Education, you may choose to take the practicum in lieu of the COMPs exam. Students respond to one question from the professional development core courses and one question from the area of specialization. The exam is graded by program faculty on a double-blind basis.