Degree Requirements

An online Master of Arts in Education degree program is offered to those who hold or are eligible for teaching licensure. The following courses make up the 30 credit hours required for the degree.

Courses: Credits:
Integrative Studies Core — 9 required credits  
EDUC 600 Introduction to Graduate Research 3
EDUC 601 History and Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC 610 Issues in Education 3
Education Studies Core - 12 required credits  
EDUC 607 Foundations and Principles of Curriculum 3
EDUC 611 Differentiation and Diversity 3
EDUC 615 Technology in Education 3
EDUC 695 Research Synthesis Project 3
Concentration Courses - 9 required credits  
Electives in EDUC: Concentration Courses 9
Total 30

Areas of Concentration:

  • Instructional Strategies: a focus on practical applications to support student achievement and engagement
  • Reading: a focus on teaching strategies, assessment, and instruction that facilitates deeper comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Special Populations: a focus on how to support and teach at-risk students, with an emphasis on autism, response to intervention (RTI) and emotional/behavioral issues
  • STEM: a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Technology: a focus on utilizing and implementing technology to enhance student learning