EDAD - Advanced Studies in Education
Advanced Studies, M.Ed. or M.A.
For certified and licensed teachers the advanced studies programs are designed to encourage individual interest and to develop further the competencies of a master teacher. A sequence of courses may be taken in a teaching field, e.g., English, or in education or counseling, wherein a number of specializations are possible. Each program is a minimum of 30 hours.
The Department of Education academic unit is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Learning Goals for Graduate Education Programs
Understands the contexts of professional practices.
Demonstrates accuracy, organization, and persistence in achieving intellectual and professional goals.
Contributes to the school, district, and the broader professional community.
Engages in systematic inquiry.
Assumes responsibility in data-based decision-making and helps to ensure that decisions are based on the highest professional standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of clients/students.
Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.
Demonstrates knowledge of resources.
Designs coherent, evidence-based interventions.
Establishes favorable conditions for instruction and intervention.
Uses knowledge of communication techniques to foster collaboration and supportive interactions.
Takes initiative in assuming leadership roles.
Initiates activities that contribute to the profession.
Seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
Actively participates in professional events and projects.
Challenges negative attitudes and practices; is proactive in serving clients/students/colleagues.
Assists and supports fellow professionals.
The endorsement program in Reading is open to candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree and a valid Ohio teaching license.
Certificate of Advanced Studies: Assessment, Research and Measurement is designed to help professionals at the master’s and post-master’s level to develop skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, assessment, measurement, program evaluation, and data-driven decision making.
Candidates planning to apply for one of the state licenses or endorsements should be aware of possible changes in state licensure requirements. Candidates will be required to meet the state requirements in effect at the time application is made for licensure. Although the program descriptions included in the Graduate Studies Bulletin conform to the current standards, additional information may be obtained by consulting department officials. An individual orientation is held with the academic adviser for candidates for the M.Ed. and M.A. following admission to graduate studies. Details of these procedures are available in the Department of Education offices.
At the conclusion of the master’s degree coursework, a written comprehensive examination or program assessment such as the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) or PASL (Performance Assessment for School Leaders) is required for both the M.Ed. and M.A. The comprehensive examination consists of a general section and a program section. Examination schedules are available in the department office. Program assessments such as edTPA or PASL are conducted during the final semester of fieldwork. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination or program assessment is a requirement for graduation.
Candidates for Initial and Advanced Licensure and endorsements will be required to pass the appropriate state exam(s) and other program assessments in the specific licensure/endorsement area in order to be recommended for licensure/endorsement. Most programs also require field hours and clinical placements. Any fees associated with assessments are paid by the student.
General Admission Criteria (may vary depending on program)
The following admission criteria for full acceptance into the M.Ed. or M.A. programs apply to the majority of Education graduate programs:*
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Candidates for the M.Ed. Advanced Studies will have a major in education (equivalent to the training necessary for a teacher credential) or the equivalent in training or experience. Candidates ordinarily are or have been licensed teachers. Candidates for other M.Ed. Programs hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution.
Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Current resume or curriculum vita.
A written statement indicating personal interests, goals, and expectations from the degree program.
Two letters of reference from persons who are familiar with and able to assess the applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate studies.
A personal interview with Faculty for the specific program.
Verification of valid teaching certificate/license for specific programs.
*NOTE: Applicants for the School-Based M.Ed., Professional Teacher M.Ed., and Educational Psychology do not require a major in education, teaching experiences, and/or a teaching credential.
General Course Requirements
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
12 – 15 credit hours in one sequence (see specific sequences below)
6 – 9 credit hours of electives (except where stated in a specific sequence)
Some sequences provide opportunity for elective coursework. Candidates may choose any appropriate 4000 or 5000-level education, counseling, or other academic course as an elective with approval from the advisor or the department chair. If a 4000-level course is used in a degree program, a grade of B or higher is required.
Candidates must consult with their advisor regarding required courses and alternative course options as listed or as approved by the advisor.
Child and Adolescent Health and Wellness:
FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUDY
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
0 or 3
LITERACY CURRICULUM & SOCIAL JUSTICE
LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION MODELS
and up to three (3) electives. Successful completion of ED 5550 , ED 5570 , ED 5580 and ED 5560 course sequence along with prerequisite 12-hour reading core for initial licensure and state exams qualifies for Ohio Department of Education P-12 Reading Endorsement.
Substance Use Disorders:
TREATMENT KNOWLEDGE FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
SERVICE COORDINATION AND DOCUMENTATION FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
and up to three electives*
*Chemical Dependency Licensure: those students who have completed the required CG courses in the Substance Use Disorders sequence may seek to become eligible as a chemical dependency counselor by enrolling in CG 5518. In this course, students will be placed in the community under the supervision of a licensed chemical dependency counselor with the goal of completing a 220-hour field experience. During this placement, students will also meet as a class with a John Carroll instructor.
Teachers may take 12 credits of graduate level work in a teaching field. The following departments cooperate in this program: Biology, English, Mathematics, and Theology & Religious Studies. Teaching field elective courses are chosen on an individual basis by the student, the advisor, and a cooperating advisor from the academic department involved.
Four courses from a specific area of interest (e.g., counseling, history, language) planned in consultation with the academic advisor and approved through petition by the department chair and the Office of Graduate Studies.
The M.Ed. is conferred upon successful completion of all coursework and a passing score on the comprehensive examination.
Master of Arts Programs
Programs that may lead to the Master of Arts include the Advanced Studies and Educational Psychology programs. The M.A. degree includes a research component not required in the M.Ed. programs.
Plan A: Course requirements for the M.Ed. including six thesis credits.
Plan B: Course requirements for the M.Ed. including a research essay.
Completion of ED 5810 by candidates in the first 15 hours of their program.
Course requirements for the M.A. degree parallel those for the M.Ed.
Candidates approved for Plan A must register for ED 5590 in the semester in which the thesis is to be completed. These six credits are substituted for two elective courses.
Candidates approved for Plan B may not substitute the essay for coursework.
Gregory A. DiLisi
Chair; Science Education
John L. Rausch
Advanced Graduate Programs Coordinator; Reading Endorsement Program Coordinator; Adolescent Literacy
Program Coordinator for Teacher Education; Adolescent Education, Urban Education
Educational Research; Measurement, and Evaluation
Lisa M. Shoaf
Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies; Educational Leadership