Master of Education

The Master of Education program is primarily designed for the growth and advancement of educational professionals who desire to

  • complete an accredited master's degree;
  • complete requirements to advance through the tiered levels of teacher classifications; and/or
  • complete specific required coursework for additional content area endorsements or certifications from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The program is 36 credit hours in length. It can be completed during full- or part-time study. Courses are offered in the evening with some courses available during the day on the Fayette campus.

Master of Education Program Outcomes

Data Analysis Skills

  • Students will demonstrate capacity for the application of qualitative and quantitative data analysis

Research skills

  • Student will demonstrate proficiency in library, archival and database research.

Research Design

  • Student will demonstrate proficiency in research design, including the logical structure of the research question and the research evidence related to answering the question.

Communication of Research Findings

  • The student will demonstrate a graduate level proficiency in the written analysis and explanation of research findings.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the Master of Education degree program on the basis of academic preparation, aptitude for graduate study, and character based on the following:

  • baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (or more) on a 4.0 scale
  • two (2) letters of recommendation from school administrators, professional colleagues, or college professors addressing the applicant's suitability for graduate work

Upon receipt and review of all information and supporting documents, applicants will be notified of their admission status. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who does not meet standards for admission. Students are admitted on a continuous enrollment basis, at any time of the year. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campuses.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the prescribed course of study for the MED program (36-hour minimum)
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • A maximum of two (2) grades below a C is allowed, but the overall GPA must be a minimum of 3.0.
  • Courses with grades below "C" will not count toward graduation.
  • All work must be completed within a six-year (6-year) period from the time of initial enrollment.

Undergraduate Seniors

University seniors with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA may enroll in a maximum of 6 hours of graduate credit upon approval of their undergraduate advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies. These hours will not count toward the baccalaureate degree but may be applied to the Master of Education degree.

Master of Education Courses

The following courses have been approved to fulfill the requirements of the Master of Education degree at Central Methodist University. Graduate courses are numbered in the 500-level. Some courses are offered for either undergraduate credit at the 300/400-level or for graduate credit at the 500-level, with appropriate requirement differences determined by the instructor. These courses must be taken at the 500-level to apply to the MEd degree.

Central Methodist University reserves the right to cancel classes for sufficient cause and to add to or delete from the courses listed below according to the demands of the program.

Other Program Information

Majors and Minors

Major Minor

M.Ed. Graduate Certificates

ED504 - Current Issues and Trends in Education - 3 Semester Hours

ED505 - Liberal Arts in Education - 3 Semester Hours

ED507 - Foundations of Education Administration - 3 Semester Hours

ED508 - Introduction to Cross-Categorical Abilities - 3 Semester Hours

ED509 - Play and the Young Child - 3 Semester Hours

ED510 - History and Philosophy of Middle-Level Education - 3 Semester Hours

ED512 - Middle-Level Curriculum and Instruction - 3 Semester Hours

ED513 - Classroom Assessment - 3 Semester Hours

ED514 - Instructional Technology - 3 Semester Hours

ED516 - Exceptional-and-Diverse-Learners - 3 Semester Hours

ED518 - Reading Assessment and Instruction - 3 Semester Hours

ED520 - Teaching Reading in Middle Schools - 3 Semester Hours

ED523 - Educational Leadership - 3 Semester Hours

ED525 - Theories of Child Development - 3 Semester Hours

ED532 - Screening, Diagnosis, and Planning Instruction for Young Children - 2 Semester Hours

ED533 - Classroom and Behavior Management - 3 Semester Hours

ED538 - Issues in Special Education - 3 Semester Hours

ED539 - Issues and Trends in Curriculum - 3 Semester Hours

ED541 - Engaged Learning - 3 Semester Hours

ED543 - Software for Students - 3 Semester Hours

ED544 - Software for Teachers - 3 Semester Hours

ED545 - Web Page Design - 3 Semester Hours

ED547 - Introduction to Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletic Program Administration I - 3 Semester Hours

ED548 - Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletic Program Administration II - 3 Semester Hours

ED549 - Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletic Program Administration III - 3 Semester Hours

ED550 - The Role of the Collegiate Athletic Director - 3 Semester Hours

ED551 - Methods and Materials in Mathematics Education - 3 Semester Hours

ED560 - Special Problems - 1 Semester Hours

ED561 - Instructional Strategies - 3 Semester Hours

ED572 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area - 3 Semester Hours

ED590 - Special Topics - 1 Semester Hours

ED595 - Introduction to Research - 3 Semester Hours

ED596 - Final Project - 3 Semester Hours

ED598 - Project Continuation - 1 Semester Hours

EN509 - Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition - 3 Semester Hours

EN516 - Creative Writing - 3 Semester Hours

EN524 - American Literature and Culture. - 3 Semester Hours

EN535 - Shakespeare - 3 Semester Hours

EN540 - Studies in Modern British Literature - 3 Semester Hours

EN542 - Studies in the Victorian Novel - 3 Semester Hours

EN548 - Studies in Classical and Medieval Genres - 3 Semester Hours

IT500 - Transforming Learning with Technology - 3 Semester Hours

IT505 - Ethics and Issues in Educational Technology - 3 Semester Hours

IT510 - Technology in the Special Education Classroom - 3 Semester Hours

IT515 - Technology and its Impact on Coaching - 3 Semester Hours

MA504 - Writing Mathematical Documents - 3 Semester Hours

MA509 - Proof in Mathematics - 3 Semester Hours

MA519 - Matrices and Linear Algebra - 3 Semester Hours

MA525 - Introduction to Real Analysis - 3 Semester Hours

MA528 - Advanced Statistics - 3 Semester Hours

MA529 - Mathematical Statistics - 4 Semester Hours

MA534 - Modern Algebra - 4 Semester Hours

MA538 - Complex Analysis - 3 Semester Hours

MA545 - Numerical Analysis - 3 Semester Hours

MA550 - History of Mathematics - 3 Semester Hours

MA555 - Topology - 3 Semester Hours

PS500 - International Relations - 3 Semester Hours

PS501 - American Public School Law - 3 Semester Hours

PS505 - Modern Political Thought - 3 Semester Hours

PS508 - Law and the Judicial Process - 3 Semester Hours

PS518 - Congress - 3 Semester Hours

PS519 - The American Presidency - 3 Semester Hours

PS530 - Public Administration - 3 Semester Hours

PY523 - Human Growth and Development - 3 Semester Hours

PY543 - Advanced Psychology of the Exceptional Child - 2 Semester Hours

SE503 - Introduction to Graduate Study in Special Education - 3 Semester Hours

SE508 - Advanced Organization and Management - 2 Semester Hours

SE513 - Advanced Curriculum and Assessment - 3 Semester Hours

SE514 - Special Education Internship - 3 Semester Hours

SE533 - Special Education Law - 3 Semester Hours

SE545 - Advanced Behavior Management - 3 Semester Hours

SE590 - Special Topics - 1 Semester Hours

Last updated: 08/07/2023