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Advanced Studies - Middle/Secondary Education

The Master of Education 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 middle/secondary education specialization provides the classroom teacher with a more in-depth knowledge of their teaching field (English, social studies, biology, mathematics, communications, or theology and religious studies).

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.


  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

Program Coordinator

Dr. Margaret Schauer

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.