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The College of Education and Allied Professions offers flexible programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy. The Colleges of Education and Allied Professions and Arts and Sciences jointly offer the Master of Arts and Education and the Master of Science and Education degrees. The sixth-year Education Specialist degree programs are available in Educational Administration and Supervision, Guidance and Counselor Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.
Admission to Graduate Programs
Admission requirements for Graduate School are discussed in the General Section of The University of Toledo's Graduate School Catalog. Admission to graduate study in the College of Education and Allied Professions is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School as well as the specific admission requirements of the College department and program. Please refer to the general degree program descriptions for specific information.
Note: Previously admitted students wishing to transfer to a different department must apply for admission to the new program. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to another.
Administration of Program
All graduate programs in the College of Education and Allied Professions are administered jointly by the College and the Graduate School. Students may contact the specific department, the College's Student Services Center or the Graduate School for further information on programs or admission requirements. The College's Associate Dean will coordinate the graduate policies within the College.
The Master's Degree Programs
The College offers the Master of Education, Master of Science and Master of Public Health degrees. The degrees of Master of Arts and Education and Master of Science and Education are jointly sponsored by the College of Education and Allied Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences. Specific areas of study for the degree programs are indicated below.
Master of Education Administration and Supervision Art Education Business Education Early Childhood Education Educational Psychology Educational Technology Education Research and Measurement Educational Theory and Sociological Foundations Elementary Education Exercise Science and Physical Education Guidance and Counseling Health Education Higher Education Middle School Education Music Education Physical Education Recreation and Leisure Education School Psychology Secondary Education Special Education Services Therapeutic Recreation Vocational Education
Master of Arts and Education Education and Anthropology Education and Economics Education and English Education and English as a Second Language Education and French Education and Geography Education and German Education and History Education and Mathematics Education and Political Science Education and Psychology Education and Sociology Education and Spanish Education and Philosophy
Master of Science and Education
Education and Biology Education and Chemistry Education and Geology Education and Mathematics Education and Physics Public Health
Master of Public Health
Master of Science
Exercise Science (Major areas include Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology)
Admission to the Master's Degree Programs
Inaddition to the Graduate School's requirements, the College of Education and Allied Professions requires the following:
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
2. Three recommendations concerning the prospective graduate student which, depending upon the student's status at the time, may come from such sources as the undergraduate major adviser, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about one's ability to do graduate-level work.
3. Any additional published criteria established by a department. The Department of Counselor and Human Services Education, for example, requires the GRE of all applicants.
4. Some programs have selective admissions and may only admit a specific number of students each year.
1. Regular - Meets all of the admission requirements stated above.
2. Provisional - Fails to meet all admission requirements but has demonstrated to the department excellent promise for graduate study. The candidate is required to immediately complete the GRE (quantitative and verbal portions) and earn a minimum combined score of 800. If the student fails to achieve this, he/she must earn a 3.5 GPA in the Core courses required for the degree. The student must achieve regular admission status by the completion of 15 hours of coursework to continue in the program.
General Requirements for Master's Programs
1. Each master's program requires at least 36 semester hours of approved graduate course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require up to 48 semester hours to fulfill degree requirements.
2. All course work for master's programs must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
3. All graduate programs require the completion of a thesis, project, seminar or field experience (practicum) as part of the degree requirement. Refer to specific program sections for additional information.
4. No more than six semester hours of credit from workshops and independent studies may be included in the degree program. A maximum of 10 semester hours of transfer course work may be applied to a master's program.
5. College Core Requirements (12 hours). All students completing Master of Education degrees must fulfill the college's core requirements by completing one course from each of the following four areas: a. The core list for Educational Psychology is as follows: EDP 5110 Basic Educational Psychology 3 EDP 5120 Alternative Approaches to Discipline 3 EDP 5210 Child Behavior and Development 3 EDP 5220 Adolescent Behavior and Development 3 EDP 5230 Adult Development 3 EDP 5310 Issues and Innovations in Learning and Instruction 3 EDP 5320 Instructional Psychology 3 EDP 5330 Behavior Management 3 b. The core list for Research Foundations is as follows: RESM 5110 Quantitative Methods I 3 RESM 5210 Educational Testing and Grading 3 RESM 5310 Educational Research 3 RESM 5330 Qualitative Research Methods I 3 c. The core list for Social Foundations is as follows: TSOC 5100 Group Processes in Education 3 TSOC 5110 Modern Educational Controversies 3 TSOC 5200 Sociological Foundations of Education 3 TSOC 5210 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education 3 TSOC 5230 Intergroup and Intercultural Educ. 3 TSOC 5300 Philosophy and Education 3 TSOC 5400 History of Schooling and Teaching in the U.S. 3 d. Curriculum Requirement 3 hours A specific set of courses that satisfy the curriculum requirement are approved for each degree program. Please check with your adviser for additional information.
Programs with Approved Alternative Core Requirements Several programs in the college that have been designed for preparation of professionals in the allied professions rather than school classrooms have alternative core course requirements. These programs include the following: Master of Science and Education in Public Health Master of Education in Recreation and Leisure Studies Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling: Community Agency Counseling Master of Science in Exercise Science Master of Public Health
Faculty Adviser An adviser from the program will be assigned by the department upon admission to the program. It is the student's responsibility to work with the adviser on the development of the Master's Plan of Study, evaluation of the program and other aspects pertinent to graduate study.
Plan of Study For each program, a student must develop a plan of study that will specify the curriculum that must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. The plan must first be approved by the faculty adviser and then filed through the Office of the Associate Dean in the College of Education and Allied Professions by the completion of 15 hours of graduate course work. Upon final approval by the College and the Graduate School, a copy will be returned to the student. The form may be picked up in the Graduate School Office or the College's Student Services Center.