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Education: Administration and Supervision

Education: Administration and Supervision

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:

  1. Administration and Supervision (36 credits)
  2. Reading (36 credits or 45 credits thesis/special project option)
  3. Secondary Education (36 credits)
  4. Special Education (36 credits)
  5. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): (36 credits)

Option A: Thesis / Special Project
Option B: Non-Thesis


Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:

  1. A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
  2. Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
      1. an essay, between 300-500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
      2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 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:

  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.


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:

  • 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.



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


Core Courses: (9 credit hours)
Credit Hours
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)
Credit Hours
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)
Credit Hours
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)


What careers are available to someone with a degree in Education?

  1. Education Administrators
  2. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  3. Instructional Coordinators
  4. Librarians
  5. Special Education Teachers
  6. Trainers

Education: Administration and Supervision is a Graduate Degrees program in the School of Education