2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Teaching and Learning or Special Education, MEd


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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.

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.

Choose a Major Core


Teaching and Learning Core Requirements: 18 credit hours


Choose a Concentration


Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist Concentration: 12 credit hours


12 credit hours of the following Friends University Workshop courses:

General Education Concentration: 12 credit hours


Choose 12 credit hours of Friends University Workshops or approved electives.

Choose a Concentration


Special Education High Incidence Concentration: 12 credit hours


General Education Concentration: Choose 12 credit hours of Friends University Workshops or approved electives.

Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist Concentration: 12 credit hours


12 credit hours of the following Friends University Workshop courses:

Additional Degree Requirement


An electronic portfolio will be assessed by the faculty and outside evaluators as a graduation requirement. A minimum score must be achieved to pass the portfolio requirements.

Total Degree Requirements: 30 credit hours


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