The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and Supervision, Secondary Education, Reading, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Special Education. The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified teachers seeking advanced knowledge of teaching and learning in a specific area. Students seeking teacher certification should obtain a Guam Commission on Educator Certification (GCEC) teacher certification evaluation before developing a program of study. Students completing the Administration and Supervision degree will be able to apply for certification in that field from the GCEC.
Students should contact an advisor for information about the program in which they are interested.
The School of Education offers a Master of Education program with five (5) areas of specialization, all of which are designed to prepare students for advanced roles in the field of Education:
Option A: Thesis / Special Project
Option B: Non-Thesis
Contact the School of Education Dean’s Office for more information.
Maintain 3.0 GPA for all coursework in the M.Ed. program. The School of Education is responsible for the academic advisement of its graduate students. Candidates are required to maintain an online, electronic portfolio. The portfolio will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the graduate studies experience and will be closely monitored at major decision points such as admission to candidacy, midpoint, and exit. All candidates must pass the PRAXIS II in their content area with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam. Current requirements (May 11, 2010) may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov.
Students wishing to complete a Double Major in two areas of Education may do so by completing the following requirements:
Students electing to Double Major will receive one degree with both areas of study listed on the transcript.
Definitions and descriptions of the scope and format for Special Project and Thesis requirements appear in the Degree Requirements of this Bulletin. A student in consultation with his or her advisor will decide upon which requirement will best meet student and program goals.
The specialization is designed to prepare professionals to meet the following objectives:
After the completion of this program, graduates find gainful employment as school principals in Guam, US mainland, and international P-12 school settings.
Students who wish to be admitted to this specialization must have an undergraduate degree in Professional
Education, or its equivalent as approved by the School of Education
Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools
Introduction to Research Methods
Qualitative Inquiry in Education, or
Graduate level course from any college with the approval of program faculty is an option for electives.
School Leadership and Administration
School Personnel Management
School Financial Management
Special Project, or
Capstone Portfolio and PRAXIS II with a score approved for licensure on Guam. Current requirements may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov (Required for all students)
Assistant Professor, Administration & Supervision (Program Coordinator)
Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and the Program Chair for the Masters in Education School Administration and Supervision Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Argosy University/Hawaii’s doctoral education programs teaching graduate students in Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa and chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Before coming to the University of Guam, Dr. James was an Associate Dean at the Guam Community College. Her professional career also includes over 25 years with the Guam Department of Education as a high school math teacher, school administrator, and Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Improvement.