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Master of Education

Overview

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The Master of Education program focuses on the core foundation of the education profession-teaching and learning. You may choose between an emphasis in elementary or secondary education.  The Master of Education in elementary education is for those teachers who hold Level A licensure (teachers with only a bachelor's degree).

Belhaven University, has a long tradition of academic excellence in preparing teachers. Originally founded as a woman's college, Belhaven's first "professional degree" was in teacher education. Since that time, the College has produced thousands of teachers who have filled classrooms in Mississippi and many other states. Building on this tradition, Belhaven offers two non-traditional teacher graduate programs: the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching. The Master of Education meets the needs of professional teachers who already are certified and desire a graduate specialty in elementary or secondary education.

While serving different audiences, all degree programs acknowledge the expertise, experience, and needs of adult learners. Both programs also foster inquiry into the nature of learning and the effects of teaching, transfer of theory to practice, self-directed learning and reflection, collegial interaction with peers, commitment to innovation and change, and the development of leadership skills and professional efficacy.

Curriculum Summary

Master of Education - Elementary Emphasis Grades K - 8
Required Core (18 credit hours):
EDU610 Research Methods and Procedures
EDU612 Curriculum Planning and Organization
EDU621 Assessing Student Learning
EDU622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension
EDU625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom
EDU628 Advanced Instructional Strategies
General Electives (15 credit hours selected from the following):
EDU623 Technology in Education
EDU624 Issues and Innovations in Elementary Schools
EDU626 Seminar in Child Development
EDU630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas
EDU631 Individual Instruction for Children with Learning Problems
EDU633 Special Problems in Education
EDU634 Designing Instruction
EDU636 Supervision of Instruction: Collaborating for Accountability
EDU640 Practicum
 
Master of Education - Secondary Emphasis Grades 7 - 12
Required Core (18 credit hours):
EDU610 Research Methods and Procedures
EDU612 Curriculum Organization and Planning
EDU617 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
EDU621 Assessing Student Learning
EDU625 Instructional Leadership in the Classroom
EDU628 Advanced Instructional Strategies
General Electives Courses (15 credit hours selected from the following):
EDU623 Technology in Education
EDU624 Issues and Innovations in Elementary Schools
EDU630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies in the Content Areas
EDU631 Individual Instruction for Children with Learning Problems
EDU633 Special Problems in Education
EDU634 Designing Instruction
EDU636 Supervision of Instruction: Collaborating for Accountability
EDU640 Practicum

NOTE: Students seeking teaching certification must assume responsibility for fulfilling all state requirements. Completion of the Master of Education does not guarantee licensure. See teacher education handbook for specific requirements for comprehensive exam process and licensure.

Course Descriptions

See University Catalogue for Master of Education course descriptions.

Admission Information

Offered to students who hold an undergraduate degree in education or have completed a teacher preparation program, the MEd focuses on the core foundation of the educational profession - teaching and learning. Students can choose between an emphasis in elementary education or in secondary education. Belhaven faculty assists teachers in expanding their knowledge base, enhancing instructional practice, incorporating technology, and integrating ethical principles. If you have any questions about admission, contact jackson@belhaven.edu or 601-968-5988. Admission requirements are as follows:

1.  COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission

2.  TRANSFERRING CREDITS

3.  PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION

4.  SUBMIT TEST SCORES

Non-Degree Students

Students who are in need of classes for licensure renewal or for alternate route licensure that leads to Standard licensure can enroll as non-degree seeking students in the Graduate Teacher Education Program. Admission requirements are as follows: