Master of Education Specializations

M.ED. Specialization Requirements

A total of 36 credit hours is required to complete the program. Students must complete 15 credit hours in five core courses, as follows:

  • ED 601 - Theories of Development: A Lifespan Perspective
  • ED 602 - The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth
  • ED 603 - Personality Development and Self-Esteem
  • ED 604 - Contemporary Issues in Education
  • ED 605 - Research Methods

(Other courses are designated as core within a specific specialization.)

Six credit hours in four clinical courses, including:

  • ED 651 - Educating for Character (recommended)
  • ED 652 - Mediation of Conflict (recommended)

1.5 credit courses are considered clinical electives.

Additional 15 credit hours, as follows:

  • Three credits to be taken in an elective course
  • Three credits to be taken in a research seminar implementing an action research project
  • Each student selects an area of specialization. The technology and portfolio requirements are met within the area of specialization. The requirements for each specialization are detailed below.

Our Ten Areas of Specializations