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2014-2015 Catalog 
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Education-General, M.S.E.

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This program is administered by the School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development . Admission requirements can be found here .

The MSE-General is for licensed teachers with at least two years full-time elementary or secondary teaching experience. Substitute teaching will be considered for this requirement, but student teaching and interning will not. The program allows you to design a Program of Study that meets your specific needs. You may incorporate credits from several disciplines into the 30 required graduate credits provided you can verify a professional need for them.

Elect ONE of the following three options:

Option A, professional and subject matter content

Requires a minimum of 6 credits outside education, i.e., courses without an EDUC prefix.

Option B, specialization or certification

Minimum of 18 credits leading to a state certificate or credits in a specialty area such as reading teacher (316), reading specialist (317), any of the special education certifications, gifted/talented certification, reading, early childhood education certification, English as a second language (ESL), adapted physical education, family and consumer science, health education, or a block of courses designed for initial or advanced graduate work by School of Education as part of your master’s degree.

Option C, content specializations outside the School of Education

21 credits from outside education, i.e., courses without an EDUC prefix. Secondary candidates will pursue this option.


EDUC 758 , EDUC 761 , EDUC 771 , EDUC 772  are pass/fail. Only these courses may be applied to the master’s program.

Culminating Experience

Complete one of the following options:

Thesis Option: Write a thesis and a comprehensive examination covering Foundations and Curriculum areas.

Nonthesis Option: Enroll in either EDUC 707  or EDUC 782  (as approved by your adviser) and complete a comprehensive examination covering 12 credits from your Program of Study that includes required foundations, curriculum components, and an additional 6 credits from Area 2 of your Program of Study. You may not write on practicum, independent study, or research work. You must have at least 24 credits completed toward your Program of Study, including the required component area coursework, before you can register to write your exam. Register for the exam one semester before you plan to take it. For more information, contact SOE Graduate Advising, 715-346-4403.

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