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Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

 



The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and SupervisionSecondary EducationReadingTeaching 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.

 

OBJECTIVES

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

 

PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION AND CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:

  1. Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
  3. Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
    a.    an essay, between 300-500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
  4. b.   three School of Education dispositions rubrics to be completed by two School of Education faculty and one current/former employer or school site administrator or master teacher.
  5. A completed Form-A

Contact the School of Education Dean’s Office for more information.

 

CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS: 

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.

 
GRADUATE DOUBLE MAJORS in Education 

Students wishing to complete a Double Major in two areas of Education may do so by completing the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 6 or 9 credits. 
  2. Two Areas of Specialization Coursework. Note: Elective courses may be taken in second area of specialization.
  3. PRAXIS II covering both areas of specialization.
  4. Thesis or Special Project option (6 credits) to include both areas.

Students electing to Double Major will receive one degree with both areas of study listed on the transcript.

 

THESIS AND SPECIAL PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH SPECIALIZATION IN
ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION

 

OBJECTIVES 

The specialization is designed to prepare professionals to meet the following objectives:

  • Students will gain the knowledge and ability to promote success among his or her students.
  • Students will have the knowledge and ability to organize school operations and resources that promote a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Students will respond to diverse community interests, needs, and the ability to mobilize community resources.
  • Students will have the knowledge to promote the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural venues

After the completion of this program, graduates find gainful employment as school principals in Guam, US mainland, and international P-12 school settings.

 

SPECIFIC PREREQUISITE:

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

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Core Courses: (9 credit hours)

 

Course

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ED600

Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools

3

ED601

Introduction to Research Methods

3

ED602, or

Qualitative Inquiry in Education, or

3, or

ED603

Quantitative Analysis

3

 
Electives: (6 credit hours)

Graduate level course from any college with the approval of program faculty is an option for electives.

 

Areas of Specialization: (15 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED610

School Leadership and Administration

3

ED611

School Personnel Management

3

ED612

School Law

3

ED613

School Financial Management

3

ED698

Internship

3

 
Thesis or Special Project: (6 credit hours) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED691

Overview Seminar

3

ED690, or

Special Project, or

3, or

ED695

Thesis

3

 

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)

 

TOTAL: 36 CREDIT HOURS

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Administration & Supervision (Program Coordinator)

Office Location: SOE Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 208G
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

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.

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Higher Education, 2009, Argosy University/Hawaii
  • M.Ed. School Supervision and Leadership, 1990, University of Portland
  • B.A. Secondary Education/Mathematics, 1978, University of Guam

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master School Administrator, Guam Department of Education
  • Master Educator, Math 6-12, Guam Department of Education

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