Master of Education
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) certificate degrees are available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in the field of education from an accredited institution and who has a current teaching certificate. The following certified M.Ed. degree programs require a minimum of thirty-two to thirty-six credit hours of course work, depending on the program.
Degree options include
* Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary/Secondary)
* Educational Leadership (Elementary/Secondary)
* Elementary Education
* Reading Specialist
* School Counseling
* Secondary Education
Certification only options include:
* Elementary/Secondary Principal
* Reading Specialist
* School Counselor
M.Ed. Non-Certificate Programs
The following non-certificate M.Ed. degrees are available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. These programs are designed for individuals who are interested in preparation for junior-college teaching, coaching, or higher education administrative work; for non-school employment; or for pursuit of advanced graduate study in an academic discipline, such as Health and Sports Science Administration..
* Adult Education Management and Administration (with 18 elective hours in a chosen field of study)
(Option 1: elective sequence for coaches interested in Sports Management)
Master of Counseling Psychology
The Master of Counseling Psychology (M.C.P.) degree is a forty-eight hour counseling program. Two additional tracks prepare students for careers as Licensed Professional Counselors or as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Coursework for the LPC track is 60 hours, and coursework for the LADC track is 54 hours.
Students interested in the M.C.P program should contact Dr. Cris Gordon for specific information about the program requirements, the application/interview process, and other pertinent information.
Besides the general requirements for admission to graduate study, students applying for admission to the MCP program are required to have had eighteen credits in psychology. Students must also have taken and passed with a "C" or better an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate research course. Students who have not taken or received a "C" or better in these two courses may be accepted on a conditional basis, but they must complete an undergraduate statistics and/or research course at NWOSU or at another accredited instittution and receive a grade of "C"or better for formal admittance. These credits will not be counted as part of their graduate program.
In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the NWOSU graduate program, the M.C.P. degree applicant must complete an application and interview process which includes (1) three letters of recommendation, (2) a written statement of career aspirations and self-evaluation, (3) a sample of scholarly written work, (4) an oral interview with the graduate faculty of the psychology department, and (5) a score that places the individual at the 25th percentile on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or at the 25th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the tenth graduate hour.
Master of Arts in American Studies
The Master of Arts degree in American Studies, which began in the Fall 2013 semester, is a thirty-five credit-hour program made up of twenty hours of core coursework in research, methodology, leadership, and regional history/issues and fifteen hours of electives. American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with coursework coming from the fields of agriculture, education, English, history, mass communication, political science, and sociology.