Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) Program offers a masters degree, certificates, and endorsements for licensed teachers.

The M.A. in Education degree requires 40 credit hours of coursework (20 core hours and 20 elective hours).

EDL 585: Foundations of Online Learning

EDL 541: Educational Research Methods

EDL 542: Action Research for Leadership

EDL 543: Assessment for Learning

EDL 586: Master’s Closure Project

In conjunction with the degree, students may pursue an endorsement or certificate offered through the program to meet some elective requirements.

Certificates and/or Endorsements

∗K-12 Education Technology

∗English as a Second Language

Higher Education Online Pedagogy

Leadership and Learning

∗Learning Behavior Specialist 1

Legal Aspects of Education

∗Teaching licensure is required to obtain an endorsement.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for full admission, a student must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. A student can be conditionally admitted if the GPA is between 2.50 and 3.0. Conditional admission means the student must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better in the first eight hours of course work. If a student achieves the required GPA within those first eight hours, he or she will be fully admitted.

Transfer Credits

Have you completed courses beyond your bachelor’s? If yes, course credits may be transferable. Contact the Online Coordinator for assistance with this process. Please have the following documents available: transfer course syllabus.

A letter grade of B or above is considered passing. No more than eight hours of C grades will be accepted.