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Samford University

Orlean Beeson School of Education

Birmingham, AL

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Samford University

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
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational leadership
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
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Elementary education
Master of Science Education (MSE) Elementary education
Master of Science Education (MSE) Gifted
Master of Science Education (MSE) Instructional design and technology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 79
Doctoral Degrees 34
Other Advanced Degrees 21

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
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

134
Applied
112
Accepted
76
Enrolled
84%

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 Interview, transcripts, essay, recommendations, teaching certification
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, transcripts, interview, essay
Additional Entrance Requirements Teaching certification, transcripts, essay, interview

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$24,390
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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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

308
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.65%
Black or African American 36.69%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.97%
Asian 0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.97%
Unknown 2.6%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 22
Male (14)
Female (19)

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. Bonnie Rabe
Interim Dean
Email: brabe@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2565

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