Comparison of the Masters of Education and Masters of Science

Issue Masters of Education (M.Ed.) Master of Science (M.S.)
Focus

To prepare students to assume leadership position in educational, clinical, or human service programs. To prepare students for doctoral study.

To prepare students to assume scholarly leadership positions in institutions of higher education or government agencies. To prepare students for doctoral study.

SpecializationAreas

Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Early Childhood, Vision Impairments, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Deafblind.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Early Childhood, Vision Impairments, Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

Minimum

30 Semester Hours

Additional hours required for teacher certification or endorsement programs.

30 Semester Hours

Additional hours required for teacher certification or endorsement programs.

ProgramRequirements

Prescribed courses and field-experiences in special education

Written qualifying examination

Written comprehensive examination

Professional portfolio

Compliance with accepted standards for professional and ethical behavior

Prescribed courses and field-experiences in special education.

Written qualifying examination

Thesis

Professional portfolio

Compliance with accepted standards for professional and ethical behavior

Additional Study Requirements

Establish a graduate supervisory committee One academic year of full-time study (residency) Continous enrollment during the academic year Complete program in 4 academic years

Establish a graduate supervisory committee One academic year of full-time study (residency) Continous enrollment during the academic year Complete program in 4 academic years