Master of Education
Main Campus - Melbourne, Fort Lee, Redstone/Huntsville

Master of Education

This degree program is designed for working professionals who seek to further their education and enhance their teaching practice. It is appropriate for teachers at any grade level and in any subject matter area. This program is designed to help teachers expand their knowledge of relevant educational foundations, theory, method and research, as well as their ability to relate and apply these to teaching and schooling practices.

Admission Requirements

The master's program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree or better from an accredited college of university. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or better for regular admission and should submit a résumé, statement of objectives and three letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Education is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 credit hours as specified in an approved program plan, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and who have received a passing grade on the final program oral examination taken during the last semester of registration.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master's degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.


Required Courses (9 credit hours)   CREDITS
EDS 5070 Educational Statistics 3
EDS 5095 Essentials of Educational Research 3
EDS 5203 Theories and Trends in Education 3
Electives (21 credit hours from the following)
EDS 5051 Methods and Management of Middle and Secondary School Teaching 3
EDS 5055 Foundations and Management of Classroom Instruction 3
EDS 5060 ESOL Teaching Strategies 3
EDS 5067 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDS 5071 Methods and Strategies of Teaching Middle and High School Science 3
EDS 5072 Methods and Strategies of Teaching Middle and High School Mathematics 3
EDS 5073 Methods and Strategies for Teaching Specific Middle and High School Content 3
EDS 5081 Research 1 3
EDS 5226 Introduction to Computers in Education 3
EDS 5298 Current Topics in Science Education 3
EDS 5410   Foundations of Environmental Education 3
EDS 5420 Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science Content 3
EDS 5430 Methods for Environmental Problems and Issue Investigation 3
EDS 5440 Methods for Citizenship and Environmental Responsibility 3