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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date
5/28/2013

American Public University System

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application Yes 11/28/2013  Authorized  4/17/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership is designed for educational leaders who want to specialize in educational administration and supervision in PreK-12 settings. The program provides practical applications in educational administration and supervision settings that will help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that lead to state certification or licensure in West Virginia. The program is designed to prepare students for a variety of roles including: principal, assistant principal, federal and state positions in educational administration, and other administration and supervisory positions in public schools. The program requires 150 field hours to satisfy the internship requirement and a total of 36 credit hours.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling is designed to prepare individuals to advise and meet studentsí needs in collaboration with parents, teachers, and other school personnel in K-12 school settings. The program adheres to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs standards and is comprised of 700 field hours to satisfy the internship requirement and a total of 48 credit hours.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching: Elementary Education is designed for those who want to teach a comprehensive curriculum to grades K-6. Students complete both a masterís degree and are prepared to receive certification through the state of West Virginia in elementary education. The program requires 125 field hours and student teaching at an approved site to satisfy the internship requirement and a total of 48 credit hours.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching: Secondary Social Studies is designed for those who want to teach students to understand the political, geographic, economic, and social world. Students complete both a masterís degree and are prepared to receive certification through the state of West Virginia in secondary social studies. The program requires 125 field hours and student teaching at an approved site to satisfy the internship requirement and a total of 48 credit hours.

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Certificate is designed for secondary teacher candidates interested in preparing students for the future by improving the quality of teaching and learning in the public schools and ensuring that equal education opportunities exist for all K-12 learners. The program meets the pedagogical requirements for teacher certification and is supplemented by teaching experience, as per West Virginia state certification requirements. The program requires 24 credit hours.


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