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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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.

Degree Design

The M.Ed. degree, usually used for advanced professional development, is available in two tracks:

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.

Admission Requirements

To Apply

A complete application consists of the following:

Essays should include:
1. Philosophy of Teaching essay (1-2 pages). Some suggested topics include (you do not need to address all of these):

2. Goals essay (1-2 pages). This essay should describe your goals in gaining a graduate degree and/or licensure.


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.

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