Education Graduate Program

The master’s program in education accepts students with personal commitment to the discipline who also meet the standards of scholarship. With the exception of a degree in counseling, master’s candidates complete 12 credits of courses in educational content and 12 credits in a selected emphasis field, as well as 12 credits in appropriate research methodologies. Education leadership requires 15 credits in the content areas and nine credits in a selected emphasis field.

School counseling and rehabilitation counseling require a 48 semester-hour curriculum. The licensed professional counseling concentration requires a 60 semester-hour curriculum. All three concentrations require successful completion of coursework, internship experience, and an exit exam. A vocational evaluation specialization is also available to rehabilitation students.

The master’s degree in education offers a variety of concentrations and emphases. The master of arts option in education leadership prepares individuals for licensure in administration or to serve in leadership roles in higher education.

The master of arts option in special education provides the opportunity to specialize in the areas of general special education, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders.

An option in counseling and guidance offers a variety of emphases in school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and professional counseling. The different emphases qualify students to apply for licensure or certification by various state and national agencies.

The curriculum and instruction option offers graduate work in a variety of academic content fields with both elementary and secondary emphases. The emphasis fields available to curriculum and instruction students include the educational subjects of reading, technology education, early childhood education, and bilingual education; and arts and sciences subjects including music, art, English, Spanish, history, political science, chemistry, life science, mathematics, computer science, business, and human performance and sport.


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