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2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) 
2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Secondary Education - MA

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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Master’s Degree Programs

Secondary Education master’s degree programs provide coursework and professional experiences for those preparing to become master teachers, teacher-leaders, supervisors, or curriculum specialists. Each program provides coursework in education, with associated work in a specialized subject matter, which is the teacher’s  area of concentration. Typically, the area of concentration derives from the teacher’s ongoing work with middle school or high school students.

Areas of concentration in Secondary Education include the following: Gifted and Talented; English as a Second Language (MEd only); Second Language Teaching; English/Language Arts; Instructional Leadership; Mathematics; Reading; Science; and Social Studies. Three University departments—Art, Management Information Systems, and Music—also participate in master’s degree programs sponsored by Secondary Education. Admission to these fields of study requires approval of the cooperating department. In planning areas of concentration, students work with a faculty advisor and select graduate courses from the University-wide curriculum.

MS and MA Degrees Plan A (30 credits)

The MS/MA option culminates in a formal defense of a thesis. This option is for teachers whose long-term goals require a traditional, research-oriented degree. The MS thesis involves either an experimental or qualitative research study. The MA thesis involves development of a scholarly literature review. The MA degree also requires foreign language competency.

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