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Program Type:

License & Certification, Graduate Program, Online

Academic Division:

Education
  • Gain skills for outside the classroom and complete programs that lead to licensure and enhancements of licensure.
    Prepare for teaching and administrative careers in education.
  • Join the tradition and history of excellence.
    For nearly a century, Notre Dame College has been known for its academic excellence and has successfully trained tomorrow’s educators and administrators.
  • Learn through flexible study options.
    On-site and online formats allow you to choose when and where you study.
  • Experience affordable and attainable advanced degrees.
    Online options as low as $590 per credit hour with up to six transfer credits. On-site and online programs generally can be completed in one to two years.
 

Program Options

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: 30 hours

Master of Education in Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS): 33-48 hours

  • (M1) Master of Education with an Initial License, Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS): 36 hours
  • (M2) Master of Education with an Initial License, Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS): 48 hours
  • (M3) Master of Education, Non-Licensure, Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K12 (MMIS): 33 hours

Master of Education Degree with Concentration in Educational Leadership: 33 hours

Master of Education in Reading and Literacy: 36 hours

Reading Endorsement: 15 hours

Dyslexia Certificate: 18 hours

Details of each program are available in the Graduate Catalog.

 

Contact

Director of Graduate Programs in Professional Education

216.373.5429

Program Overview

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (30 hours)
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction non-licensure program is designed for any currently-licensed educator who is pursuing a master’s degree. The program offers content in core master-level content with a focus on advanced curriculum design, data literacy, evaluation, and innovation.

Master of Education in MMIS (33-48 hours)
For the candidate who has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university AND has a teaching license, this program offers:

  • (M1) Master of Education in MMIS degree with initial licensure in the area of Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS) with a practicum
    For the candidate who has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university but does not have a teaching license, this program offers:
  • (M2) Master of Education in MMIS degree with initial licensure in the area of Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS) with student teaching
    For the candidate who has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university but is not seeking an initial license, this program offers study in the area of Mil/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 (MMIS).
  • (M3) Master of Education in MMIS degree Reading Endorsement (15 hours) and Dyslexia Certificate (18 hours)
    For the candidate who has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university AND has a teaching license, this program offers a Reading Endorsement that can be added to any valid teaching license. A Dyslexia Certificate can be earned with the addition of ED 621 Multisensory and Structured Literacy Approaches. The Reading Endorsement can be added to the Master of Education Degree in MMIS program as well.

Master of Education in Reading and Literacy (36 hours)
For the candidate who has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, this program offers a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy. Courses include the program requirements for the Reading Endorsement as well. Candidates may add the Dyslexia Certificate with the addition of ED 621 Multisensory and Structured Literacy Approaches.

The Master of Education Degree with Concentration in Educational Leadership (33 hours)
The Educational Leadership program develops teachers and administrators who are willing to change the classroom or school one student at a time as part of their commitment to personal, professional and global responsibility. We educate administrative candidates so that they are willing in their role as administrators to take a stand for human rights and social justice. The willingness to take a stand is critical in local communities and in a world where the disparities in access to goods and resources can threaten human relationships.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Education programs is determined on the basis of academic and leadership potential as a professional educator. Basic requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university,
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale,
  • Completed application to the Master of Education program,
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended,
  • Current teaching license/s, if applicable,
  • Two professional references utilizing the reference form for admission to the

Master of Education program (available online with the application form); specific M.Ed. programs may have additional requirements. Application forms are available from The Finn Center for Adult, Graduate, and Professional Programs and online at https://my.ndc.edu/ICS/Admissions/JX_Apply_Online_1.jnz

Transfer of Credit

Upon acceptance into one of the Master Degree programs, transcripts from previous graduate programs will be evaluated.

A maximum of six semester credit hours earned at another regionally accredited graduate school may be applied toward the Master of Education degree at Notre Dame College. These credits are accepted based on the similarity to the content, core, or research courses required by Notre Dame College. The decision to transfer these credits is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Program for Professional Education.

TEACH Grant Program

The Federal TEACH Grant Program provides grant assistance to students admitted to the College in the Master of Education program with a concentration in MMIS or Reading Endorsement, who agree to serve for at least four years as full-time “highly qualified” teachers in a high-need field in public or not-for-profit private elementary or secondary schools that serve students from low-income families. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an institutional application are required and can be found on our website at: http://www.notredamecollege.edu/finaid/FederalTeachGrant.aspx. Further information about the Federal Direct Loan program or the Federal TEACH Grant Program can be found at http://www.notredamecollege.edu/finaid.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Master of Education degree, a student must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have successfully completed:

  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit,
  • All core courses, courses in the graduate concentration, and research courses
  • A maximum of one course with a grade at the “C” level
  • All required clinical and field experience hours including a practicum or student teaching, if applicable, and
  • A pre-approved and completed capstone project if applicable

 

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Credentials You Can Count On

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
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