Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) program is for students wishing to continue their professional education. The M.S. Ed. program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking to get into the field of education at a post-secondary level. Options for Building Level Administration and Curriculum and Instruction are available.

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School Counseling Concentration

The 48-credit curriculum Master of Science in Education – School Counseling will include a range of required courses on relevant, critical topics identified in the CACREP Standards for School Counselors. This program will apply Indiana’s Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA 3) standards, IDOE – School Counselor Standards, and ASCA-CAEP SPA to prepare candidates to pass Indiana’s CORE School Counseling Assessment. Additionally, this program will prepare candidates to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). The clinical experience will include two (2) internship courses totally 700 hours of supervised internship experience to prepare graduates to gain practical knowledge and to gain an advanced K-12 license in school counseling. For the Master’s Thesis, school counseling candidates will research, create, and deliver special programs or curriculum on topics that can make an impact. Pertinent topics such as, abuse, divorce, bullying, drugs and alcohol, suicide, and family issues. Oakland City University has received wide-spread support from southern Indiana school corporations.

Building Level Administration

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed.) Building Level Administration (BLA) program is for the teacher wishing to continue their professional development in the educational environment. The Building Level Administration licensure program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field and hold a current teaching license. This degree is for those who are seeking advanced study and administrative licensure. It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional skills, dispositions, and knowledge outside their content area.

Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field. It is intended to be a professionalizing model for practicing teachers, as well as, those aspiring to teach at the college level. This program does not lead to licensure.

School Counseling Courses

  • Theories/Techniques School Counseling
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Career Guidance Counseling
  • Data Analysis for School Counseling Improvement
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Supervision of Counseling Programs & Legal Issues

Building Level Administration Courses

  • Principalship
  • School Finance
  • Culturally Responsive Instruction for the 21st Century
  • Facilities Planning
  • Curriculum & Assessment Leadership
  • Supervision of Instruction & Personnel
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Supervision of School Counselors
  • Master’s Thesis

Curriculum and Instruction Courses

  • Critical Issues in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Technology and Tools for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Universal Teaching Methods
  • Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Supervision of School Counselors
  • Culturally Responsive Instruction for the 21st Century
  • Supervision of Instruction and Personnel
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Master’s Thesis

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