Jun 30, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Education, M.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Go to program website


Master of Science Degree The purpose of the education program is to prepare individuals to work as professional educators, or to enhance the skills they already have. The focus of the course work in the program is on the learner, teacher behavior, teaching-learning processes, research and evaluation. The program is open to professionals who provide instruction in any discipline or work with learners at any age level. The open concentration provides flexibility for students to choose course work which promotes their professional development goals.


To be admitted with full status to this program, the applicant must (1) hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; (2) have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75, or an average of at least 2.90 in the last one-half of the undergraduate work. Applicants with an overall grade point average ranging from 2.5 to 2.75 may be considered for probationary admission. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Applicants must provide both the Graduate School application form and the M.S. in Education program application form, including documents identified on the forms.

Primary Evaluation Processes

The primary processes used to evaluate program and academic progress include course grades, research evaluation, certification of program completion, and the following program specific processes: program application; professional portfolio; degree candidacy; and intent to graduate.


The requirements for this degree include: (a) completion of at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit with an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better; a minimum of 15 credits must be in courses open only to graduate students - 700 level; (b) approval for degree candidacy at the appropriate time; and (c) a course distribution as outlined here:

General Requirements
Master of Science Degree

Total for graduation 30 credits  
Professional Core 14 credits  
Research 5 credits  
Electives 11 credits  

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs