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College of Education The University of Findlay

Overview

Master of Arts in Education Program at The University of Findlay

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) program at The University of Findlay is designed to meet students' scheduling needs, academic goals, and career aspirations. It can be completed online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format in 12 to 18 months.

Its core curriculum consists of 15 semester hours and emphasizes educational leadership and educational research. The remaining 18 semester hours of coursework are tailored to meet students' professional goals.

Students may choose to specialize in children's literature, educational technology, human resource development, science education, curriculum and teaching, or educational administration. Alternatively, they can create personalized courses of study.

Findlay also offers a school building and school district leader program for those who want to become principals and superintendents.

M.A.E. -- Children's Literature

The children's literature strand provides an in-depth understanding of the genre. It consists of 6 courses such as "Integrating Literature and the Arts;" "Writing for Children;" "Topics in Children's Literature;" and "Mazza Summer Institute: Children's Picture Storybooks: Windows on the World."

Students have access to the university's Mazza Museum whose collection includes 7,000 pieces of original artwork from children's picture books. The museum also provides seminars and a summer institute that includes graduate credit.

M.A.E. -- Educational Technology

The educational technology strand is ideal for professionals -- such as workforce trainers, public relations employees, university personnel, graphic designers, and human resource staff -- who want to strengthen their training skills and technology expertise.

It includes a three semester-hour course in "Technology Integration: Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management."

The remaining 15 semester hours are drawn from several courses such as "Technology Production: Desktop Materials Management;" "Technical Issues in Education Technology: Networking;" "Technology Planning and Implementation;" and "Practicum in Educational Technology."

M.A.E. -- Human Resource Development

Today's businesses understand the significance of workforce training and development in achieving business goals. The human resource development strand prepares students to effectively address this important component of business operations.

The strand's curriculum trains students to design and carry out training programs and develop learning structures for organizations. It consists of 4 areas of emphasis: training and development, operational training, leadership, and web instruction.

M.A.E. -- Science Education

Emphasis on the STEMM curriculum has increased demand for science teachers. The M.A.E. -- Science Education strand prepares educators and aspiring educators to meet this demand.

Students take six courses such as "Biodiversity of Northwest Ohio;" "Science and Technology for Educators;" and "Oceanus: Thematic Teaching." Other courses include "Ecosystems and Society for Educators" and "Astronomy for Teachers and Naturalists."

"Science as a Way of Knowing/Inquiry-based Science Instruction," "Advanced Methods in Teaching High School Science," and "Modern Concepts in Life Science" are also part of the curriculum.

M.A.E. -- Curriculum and Teaching

Students in the curriculum and teaching strand acquire the expertise to facilitate learning and achievement among children with diverse needs. They choose six courses from a selection of more than eight.

Courses include "Curriculum and Instruction," "Supervision and Professional Development," and "Technology and Assessment for Administrators."

Additional courses are "Learning Styles and Needs: Exceptional Children;" "Differentiated Instruction;" "Integrating the Humanities;" and "Grant Writing."

M.A.E. -- Education Administration

Retirement among school administrators is expected to increase, so demand for these highly skilled leaders is projected to grow significantly.

M.A.E. students who choose the education administration strand acquire the skills and acumen to effectively manage school systems. They complete 6 of 8 courses, which include "The Principalship," "Curriculum and Instruction," "Educational Law," and "Student Personnel Services."

"Supervision and Professional Development," "School Finances and Resources," "Organization and Administration of Special Education," and "Technology and Assessment for Administrators" are also courses in the curriculum.

Financial Aid at The University of Findlay

Graduate students at the University of Findlay may qualify for federal loans or loans from private institutions. They may also apply for teaching, research, or graduate assistantships that provide stipends and tuition remission.

Master of Education Program - Faculty Members

The College of Education employs accomplished faculty members -- like Associate Professor Allison Baer, Ph.D. -- who are also mentors, advocates, and practitioners. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Baer is the director of the Club House Reading Room (a children's literacy program).

In another example, Professor Rahman Dyer has 35 years of experience as a teacher, a program director, and an administrator in public education.

Additionally, Professor John Cedric, Ed.D. is also a consultant specializing in organizational behavior and professional development.

The College of Education

The College of Education at The University of Findlay prepares students for careers as competent, caring, and highly skilled teachers and administrators at all levels of education. It has accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The University of Findlay

Founded in 1882, The University of Findlay (UF) is dedicated to equipping its students for successful careers and meaningful lives. It offers 3,600 students nearly 60 bachelor's and 9 master's programs as well as doctoral programs in pharmacy and physical therapy.

The University of Findlay consistently ranks within the top level of "U.S. News and World Report's" list of best colleges in the Midwestern region. It is also regularly featured in "The Princeton Review's" Best in the Midwest college guide.

UF is located in Findlay, Ohio, in the Midwestern region of the United States.


Location & Contact


Contact Info
Dr. Julie McIntosh
Dean
Findlay, OH 45840-3653
Phone: 419-434-4862
Fax: 419-434-4822

Contact Info
Heather Riffle
Assistant Director, Graduate and Professional Studies
Findlay, OH 45840-3653
Phone: 419-434-4640
Fax: 419-434-5517

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Reading Endorsement Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Human Resource Development Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Special Education Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Children's Literature Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Technology Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Administration Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Science Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
    • Early Childhood Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Bachelor&Apos;S Degree From Accredited Institution, Minimum Undergraduate GPA Of 2.75 In Last 62 Hours Of Course Work. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL (Minimum Score 550 Paper-Based; 80 Ibt).
Application Deadline:
Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:
$25
Student Statistics:
Average Age 30. 75 Applicants, 88% Accepted, 36 Enrolled.

Student Body


Student Population:
72 Full-Time (49 Women), 198 Part-Time (119 Women); Includes 10 Minority (7 African Americans, 1 Asian American Or Pacific Islander, 2 Hispanic Americans), 16 International.

Faculty


Faculty:
16 Full-Time (12 Women), 5 Part-Time/Adjunct (2 Women).

Research


Faculty Research:
Children&Apos;S Literature, Books And Artwork, Educational Technology, Professional Development.

Financial Aid


Financial Aid:
In 2012&Ndash;13, 5 Research Assistantships With Full And Partial Tuition Reimbursements (Averaging $4,200 Per Year) Were Awarded; Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, And Unspecified Assistantships Also Available. Financial Award Application Deadline: 4/1; Financial Award Applicants Required To Submit FAFSA.


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