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Samford University

Orlean Beeson School of Education

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University / Orlean Beeson School of Education is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science Education (MSE) Elementary education
Master of Science Education (MSE) Gifted
Master of Science Education (MSE) Instructional design and technology
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational leadership
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Elementary education nontraditional
Master of Science Education (MSE) Educational leadership
Master of Science Education (MSE) Special education
Master of Science Education (MSE) Instructional leadership
Master of Science Education (MSE) Secondary education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Instructional leadership

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 61
Doctoral Degrees 17
Other Advanced Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, MAT, PRAXIS II
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
52
Accepted
29
Enrolled
81%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 15th No
Winter deadline November 15th November 15th No
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MAT, PRAXIS II
Master's Degree Requirements Essay, employment forms, resume, recommendations, portfolio, interview, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, transcripts, interview, essay, recommendations
Additional Entrance Requirements Employment forms, resume, transcripts, essay, interview, recommendations

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$28,455
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

235
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.85%
Black or African American 41.7%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.28%
Asian 0.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.55%
Unknown 1.28%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 13
Male (9)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Principal leadership's and teacher organizational commitment mentoring, professional development, and middle grades leadership coaching and administrator effectiveness character development programs in schools teacher efficacy related STEM and professional growth
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Dr. Anna McEwan
Dean
Email: amcewan@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2745

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