Master of Education
Dr. Richard W. Fee, Chair
The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and Supervision, Secondary Education Reading, Teaching English as a Second Language (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:
- Administration and Supervision (36 credits)
- Reading (36 credits or 45 credits thesis/special project option)
- Secondary Education (36 credits)
- Special Education (36 credits)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (36 credits):
- Option A: Thesis / Special Project
- Option B: Non-Thesis
Fee, Richard W., Associate Professor, Special Education
Sanchez, John, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Stoicovy, Catherine E., Associate Professor, Language and Literacy
Prerequisite for Admission and Continuing Requirements for the School of Education:
Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:
- Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a score of 900 or higher or the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) and pass with a score of 400 or higher.
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
- Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
- An essay, between 300 and 500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
- Three School of Education disposition rubrics to be completed by two School of Education faculty and one current/former employer or school site administrator or master teacher.
- A completed Form-A
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.
The M.Ed. is divided into five parts:
- Core Courses:
Elective CoursesSpecialization CoursesPRAXIS II in content areaThesis or Special Project (for students completing the thesis/special project, this includes overview, thesis or special project credits, and oral examination)
- ED600 Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools
- ED601 Introduction to Research Methods (and one of the following upon advisor's approval at thesis or special project stages)
- ED602 Qualitative Inquiry in Education or
- ED603 Quantitative Analysis
The total number of credits for the M.Ed. Program is a minimum of 36 credit hours.
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:
- Core Courses: 6 or 9 credits
- Two areas of specialization coursework (note: elective courses may be taken in second area of specialization)
- PRAXIS II covering both areas of specialization.
- 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.