Master of Arts in Education

Degree Requirements

To earn a Master of Arts in Education , students are required to complete 33 semester hours of graduate-level classes in education or related fields.

Required core courses total 15 semester hours:

EDUC 500Being an Educational Leader


EDUC 502Collaboration: Education and Community


EDUC 505Research for the Educational Leader


EDUC 541Educational Leader as a Change Agent


EDUC 552Culminating Project in Education



Students may select the remaining 18 semester hours from the following emphases or strands: AYA/Multi-Age, Children’s Literature, Curriculum and Teaching, Early Childhood, Educational Administration, Technology, Human Resource Development, Intervention Specialist, Reading, Science Education, Mathematics Teaching and Middle Childhood. No more than one course with a grade of “C+,” “C” or “C-” can be used to meet graduation requirements.

Six semester hours may be taken as electives in Bilingual/Multicultural (BLMC), Business (MBA), or Environmental Management (ENVM). Students are limited to six semester hours of independent study (EDAD 545, EDCI 545, EDFI 545, EDHR 545, EDIS 545 or EDSP 545) and/or workshop (EDAD 546, EDCI 546, EDFI 546, EDHR 546, EDIS 546 or EDSP 546) credits that may be applied toward their degrees as approved by their adviser.

Workshop credit may be applied to licensure renewal. Additional hours may be required for completion of Ohio licensure or endorsement. Prospective students must make an appointment with College of Education personnel in their area of interest to discuss options and plan a course of study to meet individual career goals.

Effective as of 8/1/2014