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Fall 2016 Academic Catalog (August 2016 - December 2016) [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 candidate’s 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.

Master of Education


Professional Education Core


 The Professional Education Core is required for all Master of Education (M ED)  students.

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

 

 

 

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EDEL 560  is required for candidates seeking a certification in Educational Leadership.  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 content assessment test.

 

 

 

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RDNG 560  is required for candidates seeking certification as a Reading Specialist. Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework including EDUC 520  to be eligible to take RDNG 560 .

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

 

 

 

*Special Education (Multi-categorical) Endorsement - Excluding Autism*


All candidates seeking an endorsement from WVDOE for Special Education (Multi-categorical) are required to pass the PRAXIS II:  Multi-categorical Special Education (BD excluding Autism, MD, SLD) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (#0543).

Candidates who already hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution and teacher certification/licensure may pursue a content specialization in multi-categorical education by completing the 21 hours of pedagogy.

Candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and certification in a specific content area (as specified in WV Policy 5100) may pursue a multi-categorical endorsement by completing 21 hours of pedagogy.

Required Courses Listed Below:

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Individuals who already hold a multi-categorical certification will complete the M. Ed. in Special Education; however, they must select two courses (6 hours) from the following to substitute for SPED 512 and SPED 525:

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Additional Certification Programs


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

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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 content assessment test.

Education leadership candidates must receive a letter of recommendation from an educational administrator (such as as principal, supervisor, director, or superintendent) supporting their admission to the program.

Candidates must also be employed by a K-12 school system each semester that they are enrolled in education leadership courses.

 

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

 

Graduate Tuition Reduction Program


Concord University offers a discounted rate to eligible teachers employed in select counties. 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.  See Tuition and Fees (Clinical Fees).

Financial Aid is available for students who carry a full course load of nine credit hours and enrolled in the full 36-hour program.  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 $30.00 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.

 

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