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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).
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
Master of Arts in Teaching (Teaching Licensure Program)
Requires 37 hours of course work and a 12-hour student teaching semester
Admission to Teacher Education Program and Candidacy status.
Minimum of 24 graduate hours applicable to the teaching licensure program.
Successful completion of: EDU 503 Developmental Psychology, EDU 505 Instructional Theory and Design, EDU 507 Practicum in Instructional Strategies, EDU 508 Foundations in Curriculum, EDU 510 Teaching Math Literacy, EDU 511 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary/Middle School or EDU 521 Teaching Secondary School Literacy, EDU 512 Procedures in Classroom Management, EDU 520 Teaching Strategies K-4, EDU 526 Inclusive Teaching, EDU 527 Emergent Literacy, and EDU 525 Learning Theory and Principles as the program requires.
Cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Acceptable application to student teaching submitted by the required date.
Approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
Admission to Student Teaching.
Applications for student teaching are available online on the Department of Education website and should be submitted online no later than February 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. The application must be approved by the Director of Field Experiences and the Teacher Education Committee before the student may engage in student teaching. For approval for admission to student teaching, the student must have successfully completed all courses required for licensure for the selected discipline. Student teachers must have evidence of liability insurance coverage and must complete an approved background check administered through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Procedures for obtaining the background check are outlined on the Department of Education website and the Graduate Studies in Education website. All student teachers are required to purchase a one semester Taskstream subscription at the beginning of the student teaching semester. Student teaching is such a demanding responsibility that students may not take additional coursework or participate in extracurricular activities during the student teaching semester.
NOTE: Required years of experience as a classroom teacher may be approved as a substitute for student teaching on an individual basis. Teaching experience being used to substitute for student teaching must be formally approved at the beginning of the student's licensure program. No less than ten months of teaching experience in lieu of Student Teaching can be applied. No more than three years (that is school district's decision) can be applied. The teaching experience has to be full-time teacher of record in a public K-12 school.
Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education (Teaching Licensure Program)
*If working on Transitional License, candidates will take EDU 597 Mentoring in the Classroom for 1 hour credit in lieu of student teaching. Please contact FHU's licensure officer, Dr. Gene Reeves, at (731) 989-6077.
Successful completion of all SPE courses.
NOTE: No less than 10 months of teaching experience in lieu of Student Teaching. No more than three years (that is school district's decision). The teaching experience has to be full-time teacher of record in a public K-12 school.
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.
*FHU is obligated to maintain compliance with the Instructional Leadership Licensure (ILL) requirements as established by the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE). The TNDOE may change ILL requirements as directed by the appropriate oversight commissions at any time. FHU will make appropriate modifications to the curriculum based on the directives received by the TNDOE.
Successful completion of the above course work with a 3.0 GPA and any other requirements for the M.Ed. degree.
Completion of all courses within a six-year period (M.Ed.). Upon enrolling in EDU 601 Foundations of School Administration and Supervision, students will have three years to complete Instructional Leadership Licensure (ILL) requirements.
Passage of the comprehensive examination (M.Ed.).
Passage of the PRAXIS Leadership Test (6011) or other appropriate state-approved test.
Exit interview with the Director of Instructional Leadership will include insuring that candidate's internship artifacts demonstrate the required competencies outlined in the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS). Students will electronically record internship artifacts on TaskStream. Dr. Gene Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the candidate's point of contact for this task. Completed disposition assessments by the candidate's mentor in EDU 610, 611, 612, and 613 will be submitted. The candidate will present their final TILS assessment, signed by the student and mentor, to the Director of Instructional Leadership program for an exit interview. Other file criteria must be completed at the candidate's exit interview as directed by the Director of Instructional Leadership Program.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR M.Ed. DEGREE MAJOR IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP WITH A CONCENTRATION IN TEACHER LEADERSHIP (NON-LICENSURE PROGRAM)
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)
Application and application fee.
Recommendation from university teacher, employer/supervisor and from someone who can serve as a reference for character.
Transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate work.
Form indicating any criminal background.
Test score on one of two tests (MAT or GRE) or a master's degree.
Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on undergraduate work.
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.
Internship. The internship is the culminating experience in which the student practices the knowledge and skills learned in program coursework and in which he/she is expected to demonstrate mastery. This is a cooperative venture involving the student, a school district, and the University in which there is provided an environment to experience the responsibilities of a school counselor with the support and guidance of a mentor counselor. This experience will consist of the equivalent of full-time work for one semester (600 hours).
An "I", or incomplete, will be given for the second internship, and the "I" will remain until both internships are passed with a "P" grade, the Clinical Portfolio finished, and School Counseling PRAXIS test has been passed. At this point, the student will be ready for an exit interview with the director of school counseling, and if all requirements are completed, the student will apply for licensure through FHU's licensing officer.
Teaching Experience. This program will have as an emphasis the preparation of licensed teachers to add to their credentials licensure as school counselors. Those who do not have teaching licensure and/or experience as a classroom teacher will be considered for admission on an individual basis after a formal interview with the program director. If approved, a program will be planned which will include an additional pre-practicum in a K-12 classroom.
The Director of School Counseling will supervise and administer this program in cooperation with the Director of Graduate Studies.
In addition to the competencies required for program approval by the State of Tennessee, those proposed by the American School Counselor Association and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs were used in the development of this program.
Those currently having a master's degree in counseling or education have the option of pursuing a licensure-only track. These will be evaluated on an individualized basis.
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.
* Completion of the School Counseling licensure will not qualify students for LPC certification.
Program C - Program of Studies for individuals who are seeking licensure in School Counseling and hold an M.S. in Counseling
*Completion of the School Counseling licensure will not qualify students for LPC certification.
Successful completion of the previously mentioned coursework with a 3.0 GPA and other requirements for the M.Ed. degree.
Successful completion of required internships.
Completion of all courses within a six-year period (M.Ed.).
Successful completion of comprehensive exam (M.Ed.).
Appropriate score on the state-approved licensure examination.
Recommendations by the Director of School Counseling, internship mentors, and superintendent/principal of the district where the internship was completed.
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