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    Dec 10, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching and Learning Globally, M.Ed.

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Program Overview

The mission of the Master of Education in teaching and learning globally is to prepare educators to be confident, caring, and reflective educators and facility coordinators, who become change agents for positively impacting students’ lives socially, physically, emotionally, and academically.

Goals and Objectives

The School of Education serves to prepare confident, caring, and reflective educators within a Christian environment, from a liberal arts curriculum for pre-service educators as well as advanced preparation for in-service educators.

The specific goals and objectives of the Master of Education program are to provide students with opportunities to become confident, caring, and reflective educators by

  1. earning academic credentials that may allow them to advance in the chosen field of employment; (integrators of technology);
  2. experiencing personal growth and understanding through in-depth study in the area of concentration and certification; (innovative thinkers);
  3. expanding the students’ Christian values through course work and campus activities; (life-long learners);
  4. specializing in a chosen area or discipline (life-long learners);
  5. building upon their undergraduate studies and work experience to broaden their knowledge base in the teaching field; (advocates for diverse learners); and
  6. becoming strong professional leaders in their chosen discipline and area of certification (effective communicators).

Admissions Requirements for Teaching and Learning Globally

Each applicant must

  1. hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, if a U.S. institution, or a university official government approval in the country where it is located.
  2. complete and file with the graduate education office the application packet for admission to the university which must include a signed memorandum of understanding addressing that the degree will not lead to a teaching license. This application must be submitted prior to registering for classes and before the deadline established by the graduate admission office.
  3. provide official transcripts of all college work completed to date for the registrar and the graduate office. After the applicant is accepted, a supplementary official transcript showing any additional work completed at other institutions is also required.
  4. have an overall minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a four-point scale for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or the overall cumulative G.P.A. presented for the baccalaureate degree. If an applicant has a G.P.A. below 2.50, the applicant may appeal the admissions decision by presenting a Graduate Record Exam minimum score of 800 (verbal and quantitative—taken prior to July 2012) or 290 (verbal and quantitative—taken after July 2012). The Miller’s Analogy Test score of 370 is also accepted.
  5. not have taken more than 12 credit hours of graduate courses at WCU.

This degree will not lead to any type of teaching license in the State of Mississippi.

Curriculum for Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Globally

The academic requirements for a Master of Education in teaching and learning globally consist of 30 semester hours from three categories: (1) professional education, (2) teaching and learning professional courses, and (3) global professional courses. Teaching and learning professional courses and global professional courses may be selected from specialized concentrations and electives, with advisor approval.

I. Professional Education Core for Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Globally

II. Teaching and Learning Professional Courses

(choose any 9 hours)

III. Global Professional Courses

(choose any 9 hours)

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