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Master of Education in Secondary Education

Advanced Track

Secondary Education Advanced Track

Candidates are required to maintain professional connections with schools, and as graduates, they continue to work collaboratively with school colleagues, parents/guardians, and the community; in addition, they acquire the foundations and dispositions in research, problem-solving, reflective thinking and technology for lifelong learning.

Secondary Education Content Advisors:

Cheryl Grable, Ph.D., Science, Mathematics, and Music
(501) 569-8939

Judith Hayn, Ph.D., Coordinator, English, Speech & Drama, Health & P.E., and Foreign Languages
(501) 569-8928

Karina Clemmons, Ph.D., Foreign Language, Business, and Art
(501) 683-7753

Andrew Hunt, Ph.D., Social Studies

Advanced Track Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A 2.75 undergraduate grade point average or a 3.0 for the last 60 hours or a 3.0 in the content area or completion of 12 hours in another graduate program with a 3.0 average.
  • A candidate with a grade point average between 2.5 and 2.75 is required to demonstrate competence with a Graduate Record Exam Score.
  • A regular Arkansas Teacher License.
  • Completion of all application materials.

Advanced Track Program Requirements

Professional Education Requirements-(12 hours)

  • TCED 7303 Reflective Teaching
  • EDFN 7303 Introduction to Research in Education
  • SCED 7302 Trends and Issues in Secondary Education Seminar
  • SCED 7304 Action Research Project

Competencies-(0-15 hours — typically 6-9 hours)

Students are required to demonstrate competence in the following areas. Students may demonstrate competence by portfolio in TCED 7303 or by receiving a satisfactory grade on one of the courses after the area of competence or in a comparable course.

Commitment to students and their learning (choose from):

  • SCED 5321 Adolescent Development and Diversity
  • SPED 7103 Teaching Adolescent Exceptionalities
  • SPED 7203 Adolescents with Exceptionalities
  • EDFN 7313 Learning Theories
    EDFN 7320 Advanced Educational Psychology
    EDFN 7330 Human Development

Mastery of content and content pedagogy (choose from):

  • SCED 7201 Curriculum Design
  • SCED 7202 Specialized Instructional Methods or content courses

Managing and monitoring student learning (choose from):

  • SCED 7306 Instructional Skills and Classroom Management
  • EDFN 7370 Educational Assessment
  • TCED 7341 Conflict Management in the Schools
  • Technology: TCED 5300 Workshop
  • (Optional) Professional Contribution: TCED 7333 Supervision of Student Teaching

Advanced Track Required Concentration(s)- (9-24 hours)

Students are required to complete a concentration of 9-24 hours in the subject area, a specific area of education, or in an approved interdisciplinary area. Students with more than 18 hours available for concentrations may elect a second concentration area.

Advanced Track Graduation Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on an approved program of study of at least 36 hours as outlined above
  • A Portfolio Defense
  • All materials uploaded into Chalk and Wire.
Updated 9.15.2009