The Master of Education degree at Friends University has two majors: Teaching and Learning and Licensure in Special Education. Majors focus on practical application of classroom learning-teaching skills, student advocacy meeting the learning and assessment needs of all students, and educational leadership in an increasingly complex global society. To complete a Master of Education degree, the candidate will complete 30 credit hours of course work to include a professional core of six (6) courses or eighteen (18) required credit hours. The remaining twelve (12) credit hours needed for program completion will be fulfilled with approved Friends University Graduate workshop credits, some of which are specified within the Major Requirements section.
The Special Education program results in high incidence licensure. The portfolio workshop requirement for that major will be completed as part of the course SPED 650 Practicum to fulfill KSDE licensure requirements.
Students must complete all graduate degree requirements within five (5) years of their first course registration.
Courses are 3 credit hours and are offered in eight-week terms one night a week on ground or online.
All forms must be on file in the Admissions Office prior to the start of the master’s degree program. In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to Master of Education degree are as follows:
- Baccalaureate or graduate degree in education from a regionally accredited institution with courses completed to satisfy state requirements for licensure with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Well-prepared, advanced Friends University Undergraduate students (with 90 credit hours and a CGPA of 3.0) may apply.
- Two letters of recommendation: one from another educator and one from a school administrator.
- Completion of program interview process and written approval of admission by the program director after review of admission requirements.
- A teaching license.
*Seniors Earning Graduate Credit in the Special Education Program: see Academic Policies
NOTE: In order to graduate with a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning or Special Education all undergraduate graduation requirements must be satisfied.
Master of Education
Division of Education