Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Education program is intended as a general degree, applicable to teachers across the P-12 spectrum. Program admission requires completion of an initial teacher education program, two years of teaching experience, and employment as a classroom teacher while enrolled in the program.
The 36-hour curriculum for this master's degree includes four sections:

  • Foundations, which principally addresses the areas of child development, assessment, diversity, and community relations/leadership;
  • Technology, which includes training in multimedia and electronic portfolio development;
  • Inquiry, which requires a culminating action research project conducted within students' real worlds of schools and classrooms; and an
  • Area Concentration, in which students complete curriculum and instruction-related courses and content courses on the basis of individual licensure focus (i.e., early childhood, elementary, or secondary education).

Fieldwork is an important element of this curriculum, and will be integrated throughout the program within the context of specific courses. This redesigned master's program will utilize a cohort approach, will follow a moderately intensive 24-month completion timeline, and will include a variety of course delivery vehicles, such as on-and off-campus meetings, online courses, hybrid courses, two-and three-week summer intensive courses, Saturday courses, etc. Visit the Course Catalog for course descriptions.

Admissions and Program Information

Eligibility Flowchart (PDF)
Admission Requirements (PDF)
Application Instructions (PDF) 
Online Application Instructions (DOC)
Application (PDF)
Personal & Profess. Statement Guidelines (PDF)
Interview Protocol (PDF)
Program Information Planning Guide (PDF)
M.S. in Education Brochure (PDF)
Benchmark Document (PDF)
Virgil Hunt Fellowship (PDF)


Unit Assessment System (UAS)

M.S. in Education Policy Manual (PDF)
Benchmarks (PDF) 
Metastandards & Components (PDF)
Professional Dispositions (PDF)
Professional Dispositions Rubric (PDF)
Alignment: NBPTS Core Propositions & Standards (PDF)
Alignment: Courses & Proficiencies (PDF)


Program Experiences

Lead Teacher e-Portfolio Review Evaluation Rubric (PDF)
Lead Teacher Field Supervision Evaluation Rubric (PDF)
Mentor Selection Criteria & Responsibilities (PDF)


Conceptual Framework

Conceptual Framework Narrative (PDF)
National Board for Professional Teacher Standards
National Board for Professional Teacher Standards Core Propositions (PDF)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Information and Advising

Dr. Shirley AamidorAssociate Dean
(765) 455-9441
mseduc@iuk.edu