Advanced Studies is a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program that is available for currently licensed teachers who want in-depth study in a particular area of interest. This program offers a flexible option for highly motivated individuals who are seeking advanced study with specific professional objectives, such as expanding knowledge or skills in a specified area, and/or who are seeking to earn an endorsement, along with the Master's degree.
Candidates in the Advanced Studies program are required to hold, at minimum, a provisional teaching license. Candidates will be required to complete 16 hours of Core coursework. These courses are offered on campus (not online) in the evenings. Candidates will also be required to complete 18 hours of Concentration Area coursework. This concentration area may focus on a specific pedagogy, content area, and/or endorsement program. Each candidate will work with a faculty member to develop an appropriate set of courses to be included in the Concentration Area.
In order for candidates to successfully complete a portion of their Core coursework, they must be in a P-12 classroom. Candidates who are in-service teachers may use their own classrooms as needed to complete their coursework. Candidates who are not teaching will have to discuss placement options with their advisors upon entering the program.
- Bachelor's degree
- Current teaching license
- 2.7 Cumulative minimum GPA and GRE score or MAT score in the 50th percentile or better
- 3.0 Cumulative minimum GPA