Secondary Education (MEd)

Program of Study

Area 1 Professional Core
EDUF 6115Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners3
EDUF 6116Educational Research Methods3
or EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research: Assessing and Monitoring Student Achievement
Area 1 Total6
Area 2 Pedagogical Studies
EDCI 6158Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education2
EDCI 6255Teacher Inquiry and Investigation3
Content Methods (choose one):
EDSE 6117Improved Teaching of English Language Arts, Grades 4-124
EDSE 6125Teaching Mathematics in Secondary and Middle School4
EDSE 6135Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School4
EDSE 6245Advanced Methods in Social Studies, Grades 4-124
Area 2 Total9
Area 3 Concentration
Select 12 hours of any advisor approved 5000G or higher level course with the following prefixes: EDCI, ENGL, EDMG, EDSE, EDRG, MATH, STAT, MAED, EDMT, EDTL, ATSC, CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS, HIST, POLS GEOG, EDUC
Area 3 Total 12
Area 4 Electives
Select 3 credits approved by the advisor3
Total Program Hours: 30

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores)
  • The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications

Additional Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
  • A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment

An active Tk20 account is a required resource for this program because selected assignments must be submitted electronically using this online platform. Tk20 is used by the university to maintain our accreditation, to demonstrate the quality of our academic programs, and to improve teaching and learning.