Master of Arts in Education
The degree is designed using the cohort model with a group of participants completing all requirements in a four-semester sequence. The current cognate areas are Applied Mathematics, Educational Leadership (EDLD), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Rhetoric and Literary Studies, Social Sciences, Teacher Leader (EDTL), Exceptional Learner (EDSE) and Initial Teaching Licensure (ITL) (Elementary, Secondary, Physical Education).
The Master of Arts in Education is designed as a dynamic program to meet the needs of people already holding a degree who wish to earn teacher licensure or current teachers who wish to gain expertise in additional state endorsement areas. The degree is awarded after successful completion of 30-36 semester hours of college coursework aligned with site-based internship experiences. The program is designed to provide the student with eleven hours of core knowledge in educational design, theory, assessment, technology and research. The additional hours allow the student to focus on a particular endorsement area.
Admission to the program follows the guidelines for graduate admission procedures indicated in this catalog. The application packet is available online (coloradomesa.edu/teachered/masters.html) and lists additional admissions materials required for acceptance.
The Master of Arts in Education requires the successful completion of a capstone experience: either a capstone presentation or competency examination. See individual program information for details.
Specific requirements for each Master's degree in education are linked below. Each cognate group can also be completed as a graduate certificate for candidates not wishing to complete a full master’s degree program. The same graduate admissions process applies to graduate certificates. Requirements for graduate certificates may be found under graduate programming.
- Applied Mathematics (MAEd)
- Educational Leadership (EDLD) (MA, Education)
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (MA, Education)
- Exceptional Learner/Special Education (EDSE) (MA, Education)
- Initial Teacher Licensure - Secondary (MA, Education)
- Initial Teacher Licensure - Elementary (MA, Education)
- Initial Teacher Licensure - K-12 Physical Education (MA, Education)
- Rhetoric and Literary Studies (MAEd)
- Social Science (MAEd)
- Teacher Leader (MA, Education)