Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Programs Available

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Non-licensure) - online program
An online program intended for students seeking an advanced degree without initial or add-on licensure.

M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching (Teaching Licensure)
A program for those who have a baccalaureate degree and are seeking a Master of Education along with initial licensure to teach or an add-on in secondary or elementary licensure.

M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education (Teaching Licensure)
A program leading to a Master of Special Education and licensure.

M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Administration and Supervision
A program for students with teaching licensure who desire to complete a Master of Education in instructional leadership, concentration in administration and supervision (K-12).

M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Teacher Leadership
A program for students who do not want a license in administration and supervision but wish to work in a leadership capacity in K-12.

M.Ed. in School Counseling
A program leading to a Master of Education and licensure, initial or add-on, in school counseling (K-12).

 

 

Bible Course

A requirement of the Graduate Studies in Education Program is the successful completion of a Bible course, BIB 540 Introduction to Christianity, through which the student is exposed to a basic overview of the Bible. The Bible serves as a foundation for personal conduct and ethical behavior in an educational setting.

Another requirement of the Graduate Studies in Education Program is the successful completion of the course EDU 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies, through which the student is provided an orientation to the University, graduate studies, use of library resources, preparation of a portfolio, and advising. NOTE:  Students cannot go beyond six hours in their program without completing this course.

NOTE: Freed-Hardeman University is a private, Christian university. The Department of Education reserves the right to deny admission or drop from its programs those who fail to meet program criteria, whose personal conduct is seen as not in harmony with Christian education, or who, for other reasons, are not seen as able to successfully serve as an educator.

 


Master of Education Major in Curriculum and Instruction (Online Non-Licensure Program)

Requires 36 hours: core curriculum (18 hours), approved electives (12 hours), and a culminating capstone action research project (6 hours) for a total of 36 hours 

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Master of Arts in Teaching (Teaching Licensure Program)

Requires 37 hours of course work and a 12-hour student teaching semester

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Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education (Teaching Licensure Program)

Requires 37 hours of course work and a 12-hour student teaching semester

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Master of Education Major in Instructional Leadership with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision (Licensure Program) OR a Concentration in Teacher Leadership (Non-Licensure Program)

The licensure program is a 40-hour program consisting of a 22-hour core in curriculum and instruction and 18 hours of upper-level instructional leadership courses.  The add-on licensure requires passing of the PRAXIS Instructional Leadership Test, along with appropriate recommendations for the program.

The non-licensure program is a 34-hour program consisting of a 19-hour core in curriculum and instruction and 15 hours of upper-level leadership courses.

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Master of Education Major in School Counseling

Freed-Hardeman University offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling also leading to Tennessee licensure as a school counselor for K-12 schools. This program consists of a unique blend of graduate classes in education, special education, and counseling leading to the knowledge and skills necessary to work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and outside agencies. The plan consists of 52 hours of coursework including 6 hours of internship. Those without teaching licensure and/or classroom experience are required to complete an additional practicum in a K-12 public classroom setting.

Admissions Criteria (Regular Admission)

  1. Application and application fee.

  2. Recommendation from university teacher, employer/supervisor and from someone who can serve as a reference for character.

  3. Transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate work.

  4. Form indicating any criminal background.

  5. Test score on one of two tests (MAT or GRE) or a master's degree.

  6. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on undergraduate work.

  7. Interview with appropriate advisor.

NOTE: As with other education programs, Freed-Hardeman University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant due to matters of conduct, background, and/or perceived potential as a counselor or educator.

Students must have a minimum 3.0 graduate GPA and the required PRAXIS examination must be passed before a recommendation will be made for a license in School Counseling. Registration materials may be obtained in the office of the dean.

 

COURSE OF STUDY FOR M.ED. MAJOR IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

Program A - Program of Studies for individuals who are seeking a Master's degree in Education plus licensure in School Counseling.

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COURSE OF STUDY FOR LICENSURE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

Program B - Program of Studies for individuals who are seeking licensure in School Counseling and hold a Master's degree in Education.

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COURSE OF STUDY FOR LICENSURE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

Program C - Program of Studies for individuals who are seeking licensure in School Counseling and hold an M.S. in Counseling

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