Master of Education: Program of Study
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
||Introduction to Research
||Diversity in a Democracy
||Learning, Instruction & Assessment
||Current Issues in Educational Tech
Prior to admission to the M.Ed. program and
registration for courses, it is the students'
responsibility to become familiar with program
requirements and to confer with assigned faculty
advisors to develop programs of study. The program of
study identifies core courses, courses in the specific
track or program students will follow, recommended electives, and
a capstone experience. Advisors must approve students'
programs of study. Program changes must also be approved
Students seeking the M.Ed. at SU complete an approved program
of study including at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit
with a cumulative average of 3.0 of higher, with no grade lower
than a C, and no more than six credit hours of C or C+ work in
The M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
program consists of 12 credit hours of core
courses, 15-18 hours of specific electives, and three to six
hours in a capstone experience.
Accordingly, students consult with their advisors to
determine appropriate electives for their area of study. When
appropriate to the program of study, electives may be chosen from
education courses, special topics courses or from graduate
courses offered in programs outside of education.
The M.Ed. program culminates with a capstone experience
selected from advanced seminars, internships, thesis research or
practicum courses. Students plan an appropriate capstone
experience in consultation with their advisor.
Students who elect the thesis research option enroll in EDUC
630: Directed Research and submit the completed project to the
project director. Students must also satisfactorily complete an
oral examination on the project, which is scheduled through the
faculty advisor after completion of the project.
The M.Ed. Reading Specialist (REED) and
the Master of Education in Education Leadership (EDLD) programs
have an approved series of courses that lead to accreditation.
These courses are specified on the program of study for each
Requirements for M.Ed. Curriculum and
Instruction and Post Secondary Education Track Candidates
All candidates completing the M.Ed.
complete the following core courses:
||Diversity in a
Learning, Instruction & Assessment
||Current Issues in Educational
Students are required to complete
EDUC 502: Introduction
to Research within the first 12 hours of graduate study.
In addition to completing the
four core courses, M.Ed. students selecting area
of study from the
Education track must complete two additional
required courses. Electives from a
suggested list are selected in consultation with