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2011-13 Academic Catalog-Concord University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education (M ED)


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The Master of Education Program strives to further develop and enhance the knowledge base of the practicing professional. As individuals progress though the curriculum, improvement and refinement of professional knowledge bases, reflective analysis of practice, and judgment making capabilities are enhanced and refined.

The Master of Education is a 36 credit hour program specifically designed for licensed or license eligible teachers.*

The program consists of a 15 credit hour Professional Education core and a 21 credit hour Content Specialization. Courses are offered at convenient times with some courses offered in alternative formats such as video-conferencing and Blackboard.

Additionally, candidates may choose to enroll in coursework for re-certification, to provide greater specialization within one’s field, or for professional advancement.

A maximum of six hours of transfer graduate credit may be applied to a candidatesc program of study with the consent of the Director of Graduate Studies. All courses must have been taken within the past five years. At the graduate level, a full course load is nine credit hours. Any candidate planning to register for more than nine credit hours must receive approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.

*The Director of Graduate Studies may grant permission for prospective students other than licensed teachers to enroll in the program. However, enrolling in graduate courses without an Education degree will not lead to initial or advanced certification.

Content Specialization Course Requirements


Professional Education Core


The Professional Education Core is required for all graduate students.

Total Hours: 15


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*Note: Prerequisites for EDUC 560 , EDEL 560 , and RDNG 560 , and HLTH 560  are the completion of 24 credit-hours including EDUC 520  with a grade of “C” or better.   

 

Total Hours: 21


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*Note: EDEL 560  is required for candidates seeking a certification in Educational Leadership and is the equivalent to EDUC 560 , which is a professional education core requirement. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework including EDUC 520  to be eligible to take EDEL 560 .

All candidates seeking an endorsement from WVBOE in Educational Leadership are required to pass PRAXIS II: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision subject assessment test.

 

Total Hours: 21


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Candidates enrolled in Health Promotion may choose between HLTH 560  or EDUC 560 , which is a professional education core requirement. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework including EDUC 520  to be eligible to take HLTH 560 

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The M.Ed. in Health Promotion does not lead to teacher certification. Masters candidates eligible for this program are those who meet the health needs of our society in a variety of work settings, including, community and public health agencies, work of Health Interventions for site and health promotion programs, schools (for those currently holding a license in another field), and other health organizations such as government agencies, state departments, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Total Hours: 21


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RDNG 560  is required for candidates seeking certification as a Reading Specialist and is the equivalent of EDUC 560 , which is a professional education core requirement. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework including EDUC 520  to be eligible to take RDNG 560 .

All candidates seeking an endorsement from WVBOE as a Reading Specialist are required to pass PRAXIS II: Reading Specialist subject assessment test.

 

Total Hours: 21


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Additional Content Specializations


Two certification programs are offered for students who possess a Masters degree in an education-related field:

Total Hours: 18


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All candidates seeking an endorsement from WVBOE in Educational Leadership are required to pass PRAXIS II: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision subject assessment test.

Total Hours: 24


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All candidates seeking an endorsement from WVBOE as a Reading Specialist are required to pass PRAXIS II: Reading Specialist subject assessment test.

 

Graduate Fee In-State


Graduate Program Academic Year 2008-2009

Per Semester

Semester Hours Tuition and Fees  
1 $297.00  
2 $594.00  
3 $891.00  
4 $1,188.00  
5 $1,485.00  
6 $1,782.00  
7 $2,079.00  
8 $2,376.00  
9 $2,674.00  

 

Graduate Fee Out-of-State


Graduate Program Academic Year 2008-2009

Per Semester

Semester Hours Tuition and Fees  
1 $522.00  
2 $1,044.00  
3 $1,566.00  
4 $2,088.00  
5 $2,610.00  
6 $3,132.00  
7 $3,654.00  
8 $4,176.00  
9 $4,697.00  

 Please check with the Business Office for up-to-date costs.

 

Graduate Tuition Reduction Program


Concord University offers a discounted rate to eligible teachers employed in select counties at a cost of $2,409.00. Full-time teachers in Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, McDowell, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming Counties in West Virginia, and Bland, Giles and Tazewell Counties in Virginia. Graduate students requesting this fee must provide proof of full-time employment to the Director of Graduate Studies.

Financial Aid is available for students who carry a full course load of nine credit hours. Inquiries may be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Admission to the M.Ed. Program Prospective students applying for admission to the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in an education field with a minimum 2.50 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Be licensed or license eligible to teach;*A copy of professional licensure must be attached to the application.
  • Complete the Application for Admission and submit it with a $25.00 fee.
  • Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate classes (with the exception of Concord University). Provide 2 letters recommending admission into the program. One letter must be submitted by an individual who has supervised, evaluated, or observed the candidate in the classroom setting.
  • Return the completed Dispositions Assessment.
  • Provide official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores at the 50th percentile or above.

Candidates may receive conditional acceptance and complete a maximum of nine (9) credit hours prior to satisfying all admission requirements. However, a copy of professional licensure and official transcripts must be on file prior to enrolling in coursework. Candidates are encouraged to complete all requirements for admission prior to beginning coursework.

*Note: Licensure is not required for candidates enrolling in the Health Promotion specialization. Please review the section on Health Promotion for information on eligibility

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