Master of Education
The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to equip professional educators with advanced knowledge that can be directly applied in today's learning environments.
It is designed for individuals who have already obtained an undergraduate degree from a state or regionally accredited college or university in education or a related field. The program features curriculum and instruction that focuses on broadening and deepening the management and leadership skills of its graduates.
The graduate faculty is comprised of faculty members whose experience and records of scholarships qualify them to offer graduate-level instruction. The graduate faculty's purpose is to encourage and contribute to the advancement of knowledge through instruction and research of the highest quality. It is responsible for student academic advising and supervision of student research and graduate assistants. Emphasis is placed on the totality of a graduate faculty member's instructional, advising, and professional responsibilities, as well as explicit scholarship criteria.
Graduates of the program will:
- Expand knowledge base of educational best practices.
- Increase ability to complete educational research.
- Complete credits for renewal of licenses.
- Increase salary opportunities and job security.
Students obtaining the MEd will seek or advance employment in the field of education.
To enter the program students must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a state-approved, regionally accredited college or university.
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.70 or higher as an undergraduate based on a four-point scale.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
- Hold a valid teaching license in any state. (Note: Students who do not hold a valid teaching license should call for details on how to qualify for the MEd program at Urbana University).
- Submit a statement of career aspirations, indicating how this degree will help with career endeavors.
- Complete the application for admission and submit it to Office of Graduate Admissions.
A maximum of nine (9) semester hours can be transferred. All transferred hours must meet the goals and objectives and been taken at the graduate level, from an accredited university/college, and approved by the Dean of the College of Education and Sports Studies at Urbana University.
How Do I Apply for Admission?
- Send the completed application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- Submit a photocopy of your teaching license(s).
- Request an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended and have it sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent directly from the school and have a school seal or signature of a school official.
- Submit three (3) letters of recommendation who can attest to your aptness as a teacher and probable success as a graduate student.