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2016-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, M.Ed.

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College of Health and Human Services

The Master of Education degree with initial teacher certification in secondary education prepares teacher candidates to teach in grades 9-12 in a specific certification area, and K-12 for foreign languages. In the state of Missouri, the certification areas offered are biology, business, chemistry, English, French (K-12), mathematics, physics, Spanish (K-12), social science, and unified science (biology, chemistry, and physics).

Total: 40 Graduate Credit Hours


*Co-listed as a 4000-level undergraduate course. Undergraduate teacher candidates may apply up to nine credit hours of the following co-listed courses to the graduate degree: ED 4010/ED 6010 , ED 4020/ED 6020 , ED 4030/ED 6030 . For graduate credit, these courses must be taken at the 6000-level, which requires that those undergraduate teacher candidates taking the course for graduate credit, complete additional work at an accelerated level appropriate for graduate credit, and that the additional work required for graduate credit is reflected in the course syllabus. Courses taken at the 4000-level do not apply to the M.Ed. degree. For the M.Ed., the student must take the course at the 6000-level or take another graduate course in that domain of the M.Ed. core. All education courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher (a grade of C- will not satisfy this requirement).

Rockhurst University meets the Missouri 168.400 requirement by:

Rockhurst University meets the Missouri 168.400 requirement by allowing teacher candidates who have been employed for at least two years as a full-time teacher assistant to bypass student teaching. Instead, such teacher candidates must take ED 7900 - Graduate Student Teaching Seminar  (3), as well as 10 hours of additional elective courses offered in the Rockhurst University Master of Education program to fulfill degree requirements.

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