Master of Education

Initial Licensure Program

Complete your master's and teaching licensure in as few as 14 months. The Initial Licensure program is a professional education program that prepares students for the high level of teaching competence expected by public and private educational institutions.

Convenient Design & Schedule

You can complete your master's degree and teacher licensure requirements in as few as 14 months. Course offerings are scheduled in a summer-fall-spring-summer sequence. However, you may begin during any semester and pursue the program completion at a more gradual pace to meet your scheduling needs.

Licensure Areas

If you already have a baccalaureate (B.A. or B.S.) degree, you can pursue licensure in early childhood (PreK-3), elementary (K-6), middle grades (4-8), or secondary (7-12) education, as well as K-12 licensure in art, music, theatre, French, Spanish, or physical education. The program is 45-47 semester hours. Click here for a schedule chart of programs. Also see the Catalog for curriculum details.

Internship: Classroom Experience

The initial licensure program provides you with extensive field experience in local schools through a required internship. You experience the school year from beginning to end during this two-semester internship in teaching, assessment, and classroom management. It provides a sustained supervised experience in classrooms of community-partner schools, working directly with master teachers as mentors. Placement in at least two grade levels is required for each licensure area. Modest stipends often accompany the internship experience.