Master of Education Programs with Initial Teaching Licensure

The Department of Education and School Psychology offers two options for a Master of Education with an initial teaching licensure.

Option 1: SchoolBased M.Ed. Program

The SchoolBased M.Ed. Program is a full-time, accelerated 11-month program designed for adults who hold a liberal arts degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent and wish to obtain teaching licensure while completing the M.Ed. degree.

The program is a cooperative venture between the Department of Education and School Psychology of John Carroll University and partner schools. Coursework is offered at the University and at the participating schools. The program requires a summer and one full academic year that includes an internship at the participating school.

The master’s degree initial licensure course of study is a 39 – 45 credit-hour program at the graduate level, which includes a six-semester-hour teaching internship to meet licensure requirements. Candidates who require additional content area courses for licensure typically must complete this coursework prior to actually entering the official School-Based 11-month sequence. These requirements will be determined during individual transcript evaluation. Successful completion of the appropriate state exam is required for licensure. All teacher licensure candidates must submit to fingerprinting and background checks by government investigative agencies.

Candidates must receive grades of B or higher in all 400-level coursework, and grades of C or higher in 500-level coursework. Graduate Studies policy permits a maximum of two grades of C within a master’s degree program. Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all education coursework and coursework required for specific teaching fields; as well as a minimum GPA of 3.0 required in coursework for the M.Ed.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Teaching Demonstration Video
  • Interview with faculty and clinical partner school
  • GRE Target Scores: Verbal 151; Quantitative Reasoning 153; Candidates for the M.Ed. with licensure may opt to take the Praxis Core. Target scores for the Praxis Core: Reading 168; Mathematics 162.

School-Based Core Courses (required for each of the four areas of teaching licensure)

ED 452READ & WRITING ACR CURRICULUM

3

ED 500FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

3

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

ED 505CHILD & ADOLESCENT STUDY

3

ED 519THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER

3

ED 534LEARNING-TEACHING

3

ED 594PROFESSIONAL DEVLPMNT SEMINAR

3

Coursework for Licensure (by licensure area)

Early Childhood (Pre-K - 3rd grade)

ED 425INTEGR LEARNING EARLY CHILD ED

3

ED 426ALRN ACR EARLY CHLD YRS/CONTENT

3

ED 426BLRN ACR EARLY CHLD YRS/CONTENT

3

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 454STUDY IN LANGUAGE & PHONICS

3

ED 456READING ASSESSMENT&INTERVENT

3

Middle Childhood (4th - 9th grade) (two areas of concentration are required: Select from Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math)

ED 432MIDDLE CHILD ED PHIL & INSTR

3

 

ED 433MID CHLD ED CURR&METH:LANG ART

3

or

ED 434MID CHLD ED CURR&METH:SOC STDY

3

or

ED 435MID CHLD ED CURR&METH:SCIENCE

3

or

ED 436MID CHLD ED CURR&METH:MATH

3

 

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 454STUDY IN LANGUAGE & PHONICS

3

ED 456READING ASSESSMENT&INTERVENT

3

ED 457READING METHODS PRACTICUM

3

ED 433-436: :select two

Adolescent/Young Adult (7th - 12th grade)

8 licensure options: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry/Life Science, Physical Science: Physics, Chemistry, Chemistry/Physics

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 464ASECONDARY METHODS

3

ED 464BSECONDARY METHODS

3

Two-Graduate Elective Courses in Teaching Content Area or Education at the 400 or 500 level

(400 level = grade of B or higher required)

Option 2. Professional Teacher M.Ed. with Initial Licensure

The Professional Teacher M.Ed. with Initial Licensure is offered for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking an initial teaching license within an M.Ed program. This program can be either full-time or part-time.

Students who enter this program can select the Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent/Young Adult. Each licensure program includes (1) a series of graduate courses that lead to a master’s degree and apply toward partial fulfillment of the specific teaching license; and (2) license-specific undergraduate courses. The number of credits required for both the M.Ed and license varies due to the course requirements for different licenses.

In addition to Education coursework, candidates for the Middle Childhood, Adolescent/Young Adult license may need additional teaching content area coursework to satisfy content area requirements for the specific license. These requirements will be determined during individual transcript evaluation.

Successful completion of the appropriate state exam is required for licensure. All teacher licensure candidates must submit to fingerprinting and background checks by government investigative agencies.

Candidates for the Middle Childhood, and Adolescent/Young Adult licenses must pass the state teaching content area exams prior to entering the Student Teaching semester . Successful completion of the appropriate state exam assessment(s) is required for licensure. All licensure candidates must submit to fingerprinting and background checks by government investigative agencies.

Additional Requirement

  • GRE Target Scores: Verbal 151; Quantitative Reasoning 153; Candidates for the M.Ed. with licensure may opt to take the Praxis Core. Target scores for the Praxis Core: Reading 168; Mathematics 162

Core Courses (required for each of the four types of teaching licenses)

ED 452READ & WRITING ACR CURRICULUM

3

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

ED 503ORIENTATION TO ED ENVIRONMENT

3

ED 505CHILD & ADOLESCENT STUDY

3

ED 519THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER

3

ED 534LEARNING-TEACHING

3

 

ED 554MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

3

or

ED 500FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

3

 

ED 586INTRO PROF USES INSTR TECH/DES

3

Early Childhood (Pre-K - 3rd grade)

Additional Courses Required for the Master of Education

ED 454STUDY IN LANGUAGE & PHONICS

3

ED 456READING ASSESSMENT&INTERVENT

3

ED 457READING METHODS PRACTICUM

3

Early Childhood Licensure Requirements

 

ED 224EDUCATE&CARE YOUNG CHILDREN

3

or

ED 425INTEGR LEARNING EARLY CHILD ED

3

 

ED 515ADV EC CURRICULUM&INSTRUCTION

3

ED 516ADV ASSESS EC EDUCATION

3

ED 331INTEG E.CHILD METHODS 1:MT&SCI

3

ED 332INTEG E.CHILD METHODS 2:SOC ST

2

ED 333INTEG E.CHILD METH 3:PHYS&ARTS

1

ED 334INTEGRATED METHODS CLINIC

2

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 594PROFESSIONAL DEVLPMNT SEMINAR

3

Total Hours: 57-59 hours

*Note: ED 331, ED 332, ED 333, and ED 334 are a sequence of courses taken during the pre-student teaching experience. Graduate students may substitute ED 426A and ED 426B for this sequence in consultation with the program coordinator.

Middle Childhood (4th – 9th grade)

in addition, two areas of concentration are required: in consultation with academic advisor, select from Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math

Additional coursework for Master of Education

ED 454STUDY IN LANGUAGE & PHONICS

3

ED 456READING ASSESSMENT&INTERVENT

3

ED 457READING METHODS PRACTICUM

3

Middle Childhood Licensure Coursework

 

ED 330MIDDLE CHLD ED PHIL & INSTRUCT

3

ED 424MIDDLE CHLD CURR&CONTENT MTHDS

4

ED 424LMC CURR/CONT METHDS SPEC LAB

0

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 594PROFESSIONAL DEVLPMNT SEMINAR

3

Total hours: 49 (+ content area coursework, if needed)

Adolescent/Young Adult (7th – 12th grade)

(8 licensure options: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry/Life Science, Physical Science: Physics, Chemistry, Chemistry/Physics)

Additional coursework for Master of Education

Elective – Teaching content area or Education

Elective – Teaching content area or Education

Adolescent/Young Adult Licensure Coursework

 

ED 337ADOLESCENT ED SPECIAL METHODS

3

ED 427ADOLESCENT ED SPECIAL TOPICS

3

ED 427LADOLESCENT ED SPEC TOPIC LAB

0

ED 445TEACHING INTERNSHIP

6

ED 594PROFESSIONAL DEVLPMNT SEMINAR

3

Total Hours: 45 (+ content area coursework, if needed)

The M.Ed. will be conferred upon successful completion of all coursework and a passing score on the comprehensive examination.