Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Master of Arts in Education


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Students who have completed an endorsement program through the School of Education have the option of elevating to degree-seeking status and applying the coursework completed as part of the endorsement program towards the degree. The required coursework for the endorsement programs range from 15-24 credit hours. After completion of the endorsement program and application and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program, candidates would be required to take additional coursework to total 30 credit hours (an additional 6-15 credit hours, depending on which endorsement program was completed). Once accepted into the MAED program, candidates work with their advisor to choose additional graduate level coursework offered by the School of Education to reach a total of 30 credit hours. The choice of courses would be up to the candidate; however, prerequisite requirements would need to be considered in choosing coursework.

MaEd in Diverse Learners


Students who have completed either the English as a Second Language or the Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement at Dominican, can then take the other endorsement to complete the total 36 hours for both endorsements and the MaEd in Diverse Learners.

MaEd in Inclusive Learning


Students who have completed either the Technology Specialist or the Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement at Dominican, can then take the other endorsement to complete the total 36 hours for both endorsements and the MaEd in Inclusive Learning.

MaEd in Integrated Instruction


Students who have completed either the English as a Second Language or the Technology Specialist Endorsement at Dominican, can then take the other endorsement to complete the total 36 hours for both endorsements and the MaEd in Integrated Instruction.

MaEd in Instructional Technology


Students who have completed either the Technology Specialist Endorsement at Dominican, can then take 12 additional graduate credits in Educational Technology to complete 30 hours for both the endorsement and the MaEd in Instructional Technology.

Admission Requirements


Candidates who opt to elevate to the MaEd program may do so only after completing one of the SOE endorsement programs. Candidates may apply for the MaEd elevation during or after the semester during which they are enrolled in their final endorsement courses. Candidates for elevation must meet the following criteria:

  • Full acceptance into their endorsement program.
  • Only 6 hours of non-Dominican coursework may be applied towards the MaEd
  • The final 6 hours must be taken at Dominican University.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grades lower than a C in any endorsement coursework. Candidate may not have any unresolved incompletes for any endorsement coursework at the time of application.
  • No dispositional concerns filed during their endorsement programs.

Candidates who wish to take one of the specialized concentrations must identify which concentration they are seeking to enroll in at the point of admission. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Only 6 hours of non-Dominican coursework may be applied towards the MaEd
  • The final 6 hours must be taken at Dominican University.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grades lower than a C in any endorsement coursework. Candidate may not have any unresolved incompletes for any endorsement coursework at the time of application.
  • No dispositional concerns filed during their endorsement programs.

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