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).

 

*Requires comprehensive examination for the Master's degree program.

 



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 37 hours: core curriculum (19 hours), approved electives (12 hours), and a culminating capstone action research project (6 hours) for a total of 37 hours 

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Master of Arts in Teaching (Teaching Licensure Program)

Requires 40 hours of course work, a 12-hour student teaching semester, and comprehensive examination

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

Requires 43 hours of course work, a 12-hour student teaching semester, and comprehensive examination

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Master of Education Major in Instructional Leadership with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision (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, as well as comprehensive examination.  The add-on licensure requires passing of the PRAXIS Instructional Leadership Test, along with appropriate recommendations for the program.

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A Master of Science in School Counseling degree is offered within the Department of Behavioral Science which leads to Licensure as a School Counselor. There are also two licensure-only programs for School Counseling for those who already hold a master's degree in education or counseling.

 

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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School Counseling Exit Requirements (Program A, B, or C)

  1. Successful completion of the previously mentioned coursework with a 3.0 GPA and other requirements for the M.Ed. degree.

  2. Successful completion of required internships.

  3. Completion of all courses within a six-year period (M.Ed.).

  4. Successful completion of comprehensive exam (M.Ed.).

  5. Appropriate score on the state-approved licensure examination.

  6. Recommendations by the Director of School Counseling and internship mentors where the internship was completed.