Master of Education in Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree serves people in the field of education.  The program is designed to enable practitioners to develop the competencies of accomplished teaching according to the National Board of Professional Teaching standards. Depending on the program, students who wish to pursue an M.Ed. in Education must either possess a valid teaching credential or have passed the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) and an applicable Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT). 

Teaching is in a continuous state of development, and the education of excellent teachers is an ongoing process.  Individuals who wish to achieve their full potential as teachers continue to strive for both depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in their discipline.  The M.Ed. program objectives focus on mastery in six areas: curriculum, research, diversity, assessment, technology and reflection.  Five of these areas correspond to the program core and reflection is infused throughout the program.

The master teacher will                                   

  1. develop and deliver curriculum based on theoretical foundations of the discipline;
  2. analyze, utilize, and conduct research critically;
  3. identify developmental and individual differences and adjust practices accordingly;
  4. monitor and assess pupil learning;
  5. demonstrate the use of technology in support of teaching and learning; and
  6. reflect upon and evaluate his/her own practices.


The majority of students completing this program continue to work and advance in public school systems throughout the region.  Those specializing in special education have also gone on to work in the private sector for state agencies, hospitals and mental health organizations. 

Students may choose from one of the following concentrations:

- Elementary Math Specialist
- Literacy
- Secondary Education
- Special Education

  • Includes variation for Boot Camp completion

- Teaching and Learning (for individuals pursuing or holding alternative teaching certification)


Courses for this program are offered in a variety of formats to provide convenient accessibility.  Class times and formats include:

- Daytime
- Evening
- Weekend
- Interactive Television (ITV)
- Online
- Hybrid (Combination online and in-class format)

Cameron University also offers some of the academic requirements for certification as a school counselor at the elementary and secondary level through a cooperative agreement with East Central University.  Up to 15 of the required 32 hours may be taken at Cameron!  The remainder must be ECU courses, but may be taken through interactive television (ITV) in Lawton and Duncan.  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.ED. PROGRAM

  1. Meet all requirements for admission to the graduate studies
  2. Hold a valid teaching credential
  3. Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  4. Have two recommendation forms with dispositions
  5. In lieu of a teaching credential, passing OGET and applicable OSAT scores are acceptable for the following concentration: Literacy, Secondary and Teaching and Reading. 

 

M. ED. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 33 semester hours credit in approved graduate-level courses are required for the M.Ed.

CORE COURSES (15 hours)

EDUC

5103

Introduction to Graduate Research

EDUC

5143

Multiculturalism and American Ed.

EDUC

5273 

Advanced Tests and Measurement

EDUC

5333

Curr Development/ Practicum 

EDUC

5913

Multimedia in  the classroom 

CONCENTRATION (18 hours)

1.  Elementary Math Specialist

EDUC

5153

Number Concepts I*

EDUC

5163

Number Concepts II

EDUC

5353

Developing Algebraic Reasoning

EDUC

5363

Developing Geometric Reasoning

EDUC

5243

Community & School Relations

EDUC

5233

Supervision of Curriculum & Instruction

2.  Literacy

 *Note: the M.Ed. option in literacy does not lead to state certification as a Reading Specialist.  An M.Ed. in Reading will allow a graduate to sit for the Reading Specialist examination.

EDUC

5593

Advanced Studies in Adolescent Literature

EDUC

5603

Methods for Teaching Struggling Readers*

EDUC

5663

Teaching Reading in the Content Area

EDUC

5693

Advanced Studies in Children’s Literature

EDUC

5723

Language & Literacy Development

EDUC

5703

Teaching & Learning Practicum

POSSIBLE PREREQUISITE

EDUC

5873

Foundations of Literacy

4.  Special Education

SPED

5203

Children and Youth with Special Needs

SPED

5223

Adv. Assessment & Evaluation in Special Ed

SPED

5263

Historical & Modern Foundations of Special Ed

SPED

5413

Instructional Methods of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPED

5723

Curriculum for Exceptional Individuals

SPED

5623

Practicum:  Mild/Moderate*

5.  Teaching and Learning

EDUC

5073

Adv. Methods in Secondary School

EDUC

5713

Adv. Foundations of Teaching Secondary

EDUC

5746 &

Two 6-hour Internships       OR

5756

EDUC

5766 &

Two 6-hour Internships       OR

5776

EDUC

5703 &

Two 3-hour Practica &

6 Hours of Guided Electives (Below)

5703

*6 GUIDED ELECTIVES (Choose 2)

EDUC

5523

Learning Theories

EDUC

5663

Teaching Reading in the Content Area

SPED

5413

Instructional Mthds for Students w/ Mild/Mod Disabilities

OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS                      

Requirements must be completed within the first 9 hours in the M.Ed. program:

  1. Grade of "C" or better in EDUC 5103 Intro to Graduate Research
  2. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work in the program
  3. Completion of EDUC 5100: M.Ed. Introductory Seminar
  4. Two acceptable dispositional assessments from departmental faculty

Requirements that must be completed within the first 21 hours in the program:

  1. Two acceptable disposition assessments from school-based faculty
  2. Passing score on mid-program portfolio
  3. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work

Requirements for program completion:

  1. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  2. Completion of all required field components, practica, and/or internships
  3. Passing score on exit-program portfolio
  4. Passing score on Analysis of Growth paper
  5. Completion of Exit Survey
  6. Acceptable dispositional assessment by one faculty member who specializes in student's field.

For questions about program requirements, please consult with the education graduate advisor, Claudia Edwards.

 

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-2289
(580) 581-2230
admissions@cameron.edu

Program Inquiries:

School of Business
Kelly "Suzy" Jouben
(580) 581-2271
kjouben@cameron.edu

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Claudia Edwards
(580) 581-7929
cedwards@cameron.edu

Prospective Student Services

Ashley Del Ciello
North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-5489
graduate@cameron.edu