Dreeben School of Education

Graduate Programs

DSE Graduate Programs

The Dreeben School of Education offers three degrees in Education: the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Education (M.Ed), and the Master of Artis in Teaching (M.A.T.). These degrees are designed for persons who wish to increase academic and professional competence through graduate study.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree in the Dreeben School of Education requires completion of 36 semester hours, 24 of which must be in Education. The degree is appropriate for students who want to take some courses in their degree outside the School of Education.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

This degree is for persons who wish to do all their work in the Dreeben School of Education. The degree is awarded upon completion of at least 36 semester hours. Special programs may be arranged for practicing teachers who would like to improve their skills in elementary or secondary education.

Areas of Concentration for the M.A. or M.Ed.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with concentrations in:
   Elementary Teaching
   Secondary Teaching
   All Level Teaching
Education (M.A. or M.Ed.) (General Education)

Education (M.A. or M.Ed.) with concentrations in:
Adult Education

Online Teaching and Training
School Leadership
Student Services

Master of Arts or Master of Education for General Education

This degree is for students who want to continue their core work in Education but with a general group of courses either from the Dreeben School of Education as a whole, or from another School/College. If the majority of the work is from Education, the degree will be the M.Ed. If more than several courses come from other Schools/Colleges, the M.A. will be awarded. This open-ended degree plan allows students to select up to (6) hours that will best suit their needs within a focus of education.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T. degree offers an opportunity for students to become certified as either secondary, elementary, or all level teachers while working toward the Master's degree. The M.A.T. degree requires 36-42 hours of coursework, (depending on the area of specialization), completion of all teaching practicum requirements, and a satisfactory Student Apprenticeship experience or the completion of a one-year internship with a satisfactory evaluation.

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