The Degree of Master of Arts in Education

The mission of the M.A. in Education is to prepare students for post graduate work. The program aims to present graduates with a knowledge-base in school leadership, technology of education, or special needs.

Program Educational Objectives
The program will prepare students to:

  1. Pursue higher studies towards a doctoral degree
  2. Carry out research in their fields and/or concentration areas to further their professional career
  3. Pursue a career in upper-level positions in organizations and government offices that deal with education and educational issues
  4. Further develop their professional status through the use of their learned skills in analytical and creative thinking, research, and the use of technology in pedagogy
  5. Evaluate proposed strategies in the field of education and pedagogy

Admission Requirements
Candidates are expected to have completed the degree of Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts in Education, or Bachelor of Arts with a Teaching Diploma from an accredited university. Candidates holding the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in a related field from an accredited university will be considered on an individual basis, pending the decision of the Department concerning special admission conditions.

Graduation Requirements
To satisfy the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education, the student must complete a total of 33 credits with an overall average of 3.0/4.0, inclusive of a thesis.

Degree Requirements (33 credits)

Major Requirements (15 cr.)

Complete the following required courses:EDU 610, EDU 611, EDU 622, EDU 699
Electives (9 cr.)
Three out of the following courses: EDU 612, EDU 614, EDU 621, EDU 623, EDU 624.
Concentration Area (9 cr.)
  1. Special Education:The Special Education concentration prepares educators to work with students with special needs. The program emphasizes interaction between students, teacher, and school administrations.
    - Three from the following courses: EDU 641, EDU 642, EDU 643, EDU 644

  2. School Management and Educational Leadership: Educators who wish to pursue a career in school administration will be exposed to best practice in policy making, leadership skills, law, and methodology.
    - Three from the following courses: EDU 651, EDU 652, EDU 653, EDU 654

  3. Educational Technology: Educators interested in applying modern technology to the classroom will benefit from this concentration. Courses focus on practical application of technology to enhance student learning.
    - Three from the following courses: EDU 661, EDU 662, EDU 663, EDU 664.