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Advanced Studies - Child and Adolescent Health and Wellness

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Advanced Studies is designed for experienced teachers and other educational professionals. In the state of Ohio, a master’s degree is required for teacher’s advancement to the Senior Professional License.

The Child and Adolescent Health and Wellness specialization provides the classroom teacher with an overview of healthy development, and an exploration of some of the developmental issues and environmental obstacles which can interfere with optimum growth and development.

The program consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours for degree completion including a combination of core education courses, a specialized sequence of courses, and electives. A Master of Arts course of study, which includes a thesis, is also available.


  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

Admission Requirements

  • Details on the application process can be found at this link!

Program Coordinator

Dr. Lisa Shoaf
Telephone: 216.397.1709

Tuition scholarships are available to licensed teachers. 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Graduate assistants are given a tuition waiver for up to 15 credit hours per year plus a stipend. Students are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department. Graduate assistants aid professors with courses and research.

The University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid offers assistance on student loans

To learn more about the Advanced Studies M.Ed. programs, visit John Carroll’s Office of Graduate Studies website.