M.Ed. in Secondary Education

College of Education and Social Work
Required Courses
EDF 500Methods & Materials Of Research In Educa3
or EDF 591 Introduction to Critical Action Research
EDF 510Educational Foundations3
or EDF 511 Foundations of Transformative Education
EDP 550Advanced Educational Psychology3
Area of Concentration Requirements
Select a minimum of 12 semester hours from the following:12
Design & Use Of Indiv Learning Packages
Contemporary Teaching Trends
Comparative Education
History Of American Education
Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Education
Sociological Foundations Of Education
Principles Of Educational Testing
Curriculum Development in a Diverse Society
Field Experience For Secondary Teachers
Workshop In Secondary Education
Integrating Ed Tech For Effective Instruction
Using Internet Resources - Curriculum and Assessment
Seminar and Field Experience in Educational Technology
Learning And Leading With Technology
Social and Cultural Implications of Educational Technology
The electives may be from courses listed above, or from courses in the student's teaching field. They also may be a combination of both.15
Total Credits Required36

Comprehensive Examination

Students must perform satisfactorily on a written comprehensive examination. To be eligible, students must have

  1. Taken the required courses: EDF 500 and EDF 510, and EDP 550.
  2. Completed 28 semester hours of work, including the nine semester hours of required courses and 12 semester hours from the area of concentration.
  3. Attained a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the required courses and the courses in the area of concentration.
  4. Received the approval of the departmental graduate coordinator.

Students who fail the comprehensive examination are allowed a second attempt. A second failure terminates candidacy.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.