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Master of Education in Secondary Education

Master of Education in Secondary Education

 



 

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
SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

OBJECTIVES: 

The  School  of  Education  offers  a  Masters  Degree  specialization  in  Secondary  Education.   This specialization is designed for teachers in the secondary schools on Guam or in a multicultural environment.

 

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

Qualitative Inquiry in Education

3

ED603

Quantitative Analysis

3

 

Elective Courses in Education: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED612

School Law

3

ED641

Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing in Content Areas

3

ED670

Effective Middle Schools

3

ED671

Critical Issues in Secondary Schools

3

ED672

Philosophy of Education

3

Graduate Level course from any college with the approval of program faculty.

 

Specialization Courses: (15 credit hours)

Courses in this area would be those in a student's teaching content area and would be approved and selected in conjunction with the academic advisors in the appropriate content areas (SOE and CLASS or CNAS or SBPA).  For example, in the content area of social studies, the student should select courses in the M.A. program in Micronesian Studies or graduate level courses in history, political science, anthropology, etc.

PRAXIS II 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 (Required for all students) and Oral Examination.

 

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

 

TOTAL: 36 CREDIT HOURS

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Secondary Education

(Program Coordinator – Graduate)

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