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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 33 hours

The Master of Arts degree in Education is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals required to function effectively in various positions of educational leadership. This is not a cer- tification program for public school teachers, as it presumes the individual is already trained and qualified in the technical aspects of her or his field.

The MA degree in Education program requires the student to complete a core of 18 semester hours, which includes an inte- grating experience (Capstone Project). An additional 15 semester hours must then be completed with specific courses determined by the academic advisor. All candidates for the MA must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Applicants holding a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a college or university of recognized standing may be granted regular admission, provided they have an overall cumulative un- dergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Conditional admission may be granted when the applicant does not meet the requirements for regular admission and evidence exists to support the applicant’s potential for success in the program. Admission decisions are governed by the policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

Program Requirements

To qualify for graduation, candidates for the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Education must meet all of the following requirements found in the Graduate Degree Requirements and the following requirements:

  • 1.

    Earned a minimum of 33 semester hours of acceptable graduate credit (15 semester hours of which must be in the area of concentration/emphasis).

  • 2.

    Earned a minimum of 18 semester hours from Central Michigan University.

  • 3.

    Submitted evidence of scholarship by meeting the Plan B paper requirements.

Degree Requirements

Program Core (18 hours) CED 655 - Human Relations Skills 3(3-1) EDU 590/SPE 510 - Advanced Technology in Education 3(2-3) EDU 614 - Advanced Educational Psychology 3(3-0) EDU 660 - Methods of Educational Research 3(3-0) EDU 705 - Theory and Practice in Curriculum Development

3(3-0) EDU 776 - Seminar: Issues in Education 3(3-0)

Note: EDU 776 Seminar: Issues in Education - Following ac- cepted guidelines toward the end of their degree program, students are required to research, analyze and provide a plan of action relevant to a problem or opportunity within their own organization or professional field.

Note to Students in Coaching Option: Students will be required to complete PES 691 (Independent Study) instead of EDU 776.

Concentrations Select one of the following concentrations:

Adult Education Concentration

This program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals to function effectively in positions of leadership or teaching in the adult education environment. This is not a certifi- cation program for teachers or administrators but may be utilized for professional advancement.

Required Courses (15 hours) EDL 622 - Adult Literacy and Society 3(3-0) EDL 624 - Planning for Instruction in Nontraditional Settings

3(3-0) EDL 626 - The Adult Learner 3(3-0) EDL 667 - Administration of Community Education 3(3-0) EDU 613/MLE 613 - Current Educational Issues 3(3-0)

Coaching Concentration

This program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals to function as teachers and in coaching positions in schools. It is not a certification program for teachers or coaches but can satisfy the need for continuing certification of teachers. It is designed for educators who are seeking coaching skills, while at the same time, to enhance their teaching competencies.

Required Courses (5 hours)

Select from the following: PES 570 - Advanced Coaching in Basketball 2(2-0) PES 572 - Advanced Coaching in Baseball 2(2-0) PES 574 - Advanced Coaching of Football 2(2-0) PES 690 - Practicum 1-4(Spec)

Additional Requirements (10 hours)

Select from the following: PES 560 - Principles and Foundations of Coaching 3(3-0) PES 582 - Current Applications of Athletic Training Techniques

2(1-2) PES 606 - Motor Learning and Human Performance 3(3-0) PES 611 - Psychology of Sport 3(3-0)

Community College Concentration

This program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals to function effectively in positions of leadership or teaching in a community college environment. This is not a certi- fication program for teachers or administrators but may be utilized for professional advancement or as a base for a doctoral program in Community College Education.

Required Courses (15 hours)

Select from the following: CED 502 - Student Development in Higher Education 3(3-1) EDL 676 - Administration of Community Colleges 3(3-0) EDL 778 - Contemporary Issues in Higher Education 3(3-0) EDU 602 - Strategies and Techniques for Teaching 3(3-0) EDU 613/MLE 613 - Current Educational Issues 3(3-0) EDU 655 - The Community College 3(3-0)

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