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The Master of Education program offers a comprehensive range of specialized concentrations, including art education, elementary education, secondary education, biology, English, gifted education, mathematics, mild/moderate disabilities, social science, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Designed to prepare individuals for successful careers in professional education, our program provides rigorous academic training and practical, hands-on experience to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field. Whether you're looking to advance your career or embark on a new path in education, our Master of Education program offers the flexibility and support you need to achieve your goals.


The academic requirements for a Master of Education degree consist of 30 semester hours from three categories:(1) professional education, (2) specialized concentrations, and (3) electives. Additional hours beyond those listed below will be required for students who seek an advanced license in an area different from their education bachelor’s degree, as determined by the academic advisor.

The Master of Education program with concentration in Art Education seeks to provide students with both advanced study and improved credentials in a highly marketable chosen field of study. The program offers opportunities to build on undergraduate studies and work experiences and opens doors for candidates to become strong professional leaders in the discipline of Art Education.

Program Overview

Hours

This program is 30 hours and may be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may begin the program any term.


Delivery Method

Classes in the graduate core (EDU 620, 630 and 640) are available online. Art concentration graduate students in education meet traditionally (on campus) for art specific coursework in a manner designed to be flexible for working teachers. This program is ideal for full-time working professionals. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of 3.0 on any previous work in Art / Art Education

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a minor in Art / Art Education (this undergraduate credit may be waived by the chair of art, after an interview, for holders of certificates in other subject areas)

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy (or sign a waiver for certification)

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The objective of the Master of Education in Elementary Education is to build professional skills that affect positive changes in both K-6 classrooms and school districts. This program engages students in the most current research, technology, and evidence-based best practices in working with children at all levels to reach their highest potential. The delivery brings students together to collaborate and build knowledge through the content of the class, the professional faculty, and the perspectives of like-minded professionals in the field. The William Carey School of Education offers students small classes that allow for personal attention. Throughout the program, students will turn theory into practical classroom applications that can be used immediately.

Program Overview

Hours

This program is 30 hours and may be completed in a minimum of 12-15 months. This program begins every trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. A cohort delivery of this program is available for schools or groups that wish to move through the program together. This delivery method allows students to develop relationships that support and enhance the learning process. Students may begin the program any term. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 2.5

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The Master of Education program with concentration in English seeks to provide students with both advanced study and improved credentials in a highly marketable chosen field of study. The program offers opportunities to build on undergraduate studies and work experiences and opens doors for candidates to become strong professional leaders in the discipline of English. Ordinarily, the Master of Education candidate who wishes to specialize in English has an undergraduate major or minor with at least a 2.5 overall GPA (with a minimum of 3.0 on any previous hours in English) and has combined interests in writing, literature, and pedagogy/classroom practice.

Program Overview

Hours

This program is 30 hours and may be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may begin the program any trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that matches the needs of a working student who wants to improve credentials. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of 3.0 on any previous work in English

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a minor in English (minimum of 21 course hours with 9 hours in upper-level course)

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The Master of Education with concentration in Gifted Education focuses on the identification, differentiation, and social and emotional development of the intellectually gifted learner. Its objective is to prepare teachers to confidently and effectively work with exceptional learners. The foundation of the program builds understanding of the theories behind gifted learning. The courses engage students in the most current practices with research based curriculum development, teaching strategies, and identification methods particularly for the atypicalities of the gifted learner. Students will also experience an appreciation for the artistically and creatively gifted learner.

Program Overview

Hours

The program is 30 hours and may be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may begin the program any trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The Master of Education program with concentration in Mathematics provides students with academic credentials that will enable them to advance their careers, along with the opportunity to specialize in a particular field of mathematics education and become strong professional leaders within the math discipline. The program also provides ample options for supplementing undergraduate studies and work experience.

Program Overview

Hours

The program is 30 hours and may be completed in 12-18 months. Graduate courses are offered on a rotation schedule with many courses, particularly seminars, offered in the summer term. This program begins each trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 2.5

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The objective of the Master of Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities 7-12 is to prepare students to effectively and compassionately work with children and youth in elementary and high school through a comprehensive array of special education courses. These courses are highly recommended for teachers working with students with disabilities such as learning disabilities, developmentally delayed, visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism, mild intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments. Courses are pertinent to both special education teachers and general education teachers that work with students with special needs. Prospective graduates have the opportunity, through this degree, to master specialized teaching techniques and become more marketable in future educational endeavors.

Program Overview

Hours

The program is 30 hours and may be completed in as little as 12 months. This program begins each trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 2.5

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

Carey’s Master of Education in Secondary Education allows students to develop the professional skills that deliver positive change in both classrooms and school districts. This program prepares students to deal with the unique issues associated with middle and high school learning environments. Students are engaged with current research, technology, and evidence-based best practices in working with secondary students to reach their highest potential. The delivery of this program brings students together to collaborate and build knowledge through the content, the professional faculty, and the perspectives of peers in their field. Throughout the program, students will turn theory into practical classroom application that can be used immediately.

Program Overview

Hours

The program is 30 hours and may be completed in a minimum of 12-15 months. This program begins each trimester.


Delivery Method

Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 2.5

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

The Master of Education program with concentration in Social Science and history seeks to provide students with both advanced study and improved credentials in a highly marketable chosen field of study. The program offers opportunities to build on undergraduate studies and work experiences and opens doors for candidates to become strong professional leaders in the discipline of Social Science and world history.

Program Overview

Hours

The program requires 15 hours of graduate-level history or social science, 9 hours of core education Master of Education coursework, and 6 hours of graduate electives.


Delivery Method

Classes are fully online and are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. This program is ideal for full-time working professionals. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction.


Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective graduate students must:

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions

Have a GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of 3.0 on any previous work in Social Science

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a minor in Social Science

Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy

Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors

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