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M.A. in Education

Secondary Education Specialization


General Program Requirements

  • 30 credits minimum
  • Required Common Core of 6 credits (Foundations, Research)
  • Two electives
  • An academic specialization (18-24 credits)
  • Each student must produce a major paper
  • A written comprehensive exam near the end of the coursework is required for those students not completing a thesis.

The following Core courses are required:

See Course Descriptions

Foundations (choose one)

  • EDC 502: Foundations of Curriculum OR
    EDC 503: Education in Contemporary Society (3 credits)

Research (choose one)

  • EDC 529: Foundations of Educational Research OR
    EDC 530: Qualitative Research and Evaluation (3 credits)

Required Specialization Courses

  • EDC 402: Education of Special Needs Students (3 credits)
  • EDC 574: Current Trends in Secondary Education (3 credits)

Required Electives

  • 9 credits of education-related professional electives.
  • 9 credits discipline electives (subject area)

Major paper

Students must enroll in EDC 574 (Current Trends in Secondary Education) in order to produce a substantial paper involving significant independent study.

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