Foundations of Education, Content Emphasis, and Research.
Applicants will enter the program after completion of the bachelors degree and will complete a minimum of 33 semester credit hours. Upon admission as a classified or conditional student, the student will be assigned an advisor for program development purposes.
All candidates completing a thesis will orally defend the thesis, but will not complete comprehensive written or oral exams. All candidates not completing a thesis will be required to pass a comprehensive written and oral exam.
The candidate may select from the following fields of emphasis when pursuing the degree of Master of Education:
A student must complete the minimum number of credit hours in each of three areas:
Area II: Content Emphasis (minimum 18 credits for Non-Thesis Candidates; 15 credits for Thesis Candidates)
Advanced study in the subject to be taught, either in the field of emphasis, or in allied fields.
Area III: Research (minimum 6 credits for Non-Thesis Candidates, 9 credits for Thesis Candidates)
Advanced studies of research methods, interpretation, evaluation, and application, especially with regard to gaining access to research findings and adapting them to professional needs. EDUC 601 is required of all candidates. With advisor approval, candidates will complete a thesis, paper, or field project. Statistics is required for those students completing a thesis which has an experimental design.
Candidates who seek Idaho certification in the area of their training must meet any requirements of the State Board of Education for certification; e.g., four years teaching experience as a prerequisite for administration. It is recommended that students pursuing the M.Ed. degree have classroom teaching experience.