The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program is designed to provide advanced professional development for already licensed classroom teachers. The M.Ed. is also appropriate for others in the field of education, e.g., community educators, professional staff and administrators at area community colleges, and trainers/developers in corporate or non-profit settings.
The M.Ed. degree, usually used for advanced professional development, is available in two tracks:
- Curriculum and instruction.
The M.Ed. can also be tailored to a second endorsement in a desired area: elementary education, middle school education, secondary education licenses and a concentration for reading specialists.
- Clarify your goal: if you want to stay in the classroom, the Master of Education degree is the way to go; if you are planning to go into administration, you want to pursue an M.S. in Educational Leadership
- Obtain the right admissions packet for your goal. Call the Graduate & Professional Studies office at (901) 321-3291 with your mailing information or download the application in .pdf format
- If you are a fully licensed teacher already, you do not have further testing to do. If you have less than a 2.5 undergraduate gpa and are not a fully licensed teacher, we request an acceptable GRE or MAT score.
A complete application consists of the following:
- M.Ed. Application
- M.Ed. Application Attachments
- Official transcripts (with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 minimum preferred)
- M.Ed. Graduate Recommendation Form
After a successful review of the application, you will be invited for an interview with the Graduate Education Admissions Committee. For information on financial your degree, please take a look at the Financial Aid section of our website.