Jan 26, 2020  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Secondary Education, M.Ed.


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The Master of Education at SFA is an exciting and innovative graduate program that prepares teachers for meeting the challenges of today’s secondary schools. By exploring the roles of teacher as researcher, teacher as scholar-practitioner, and teacher as educational leader, the master’s program cultivates a learning community of faculty and students through dialogue and critical inquiry.

Teachers who select this program will be prepared to work in schools as instructional specialists with an enhanced understanding of learning and leadership theory, design and teaching with technology. Courses are offered in a seminar format with face-to-face meetings and web-enhancement. The learner outcomes of this 36-hour graduate degree program are based upon the NCATE professional standards.

Admission Process

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be accepted into the M.Ed. program:

  • undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (on a 4.0 scale)

Submission Deadlines

  • All materials must be submitted by July 15 for full acceptance for fall semester.
  • All materials must be submitted by Oct. 15 for full acceptance for spring semester.

Secondary Education, M.Ed.

The Secondary Education, Master of Education degree is a 36 hour degree with a choice of one of three areas of concentration.   

  • Secondary Teachers; or
  • Teacher Leadership and Pedagogy; or
  • Post-Bacc Initial Certificate

Coursework Requirements


1. Secondary Teachers


Teaching Field


Twelve hours from a Teaching Field.  To be discussed with advisor.

Elective Courses


Six hours.  To be discussed with advisor.

2. Teacher Leadership and Pedagogy


Instructional Techniques


Six to nine hours from:

Area of Specialization


Nine to twelve hours of approved course work from SED 500 level courses or teaching field background.  To be discussed with advisor.

3. Post-Bacc Initial Certificate


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