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Seton and EMF

We offer an applied (non-thesis) MED program, a thesis-based MA in Education program, and a research-intensive, thesis-based Research Master of Arts in Education program. 

Master of Education (Elementary & Middle School Education)

To earn the MEd, you must complete ten graduate courses. The Graduate Academic Calendar describes these requirements as 5.0 units of course work. (One unit of coursework is the equivalent of one full-year course; 0.5 units of coursework represent a course that runs for one term only.)

Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for a full program description. 

You may enroll in this program full-time or part-time. 

A student who is enrolled in three courses per term is considered a full-time student. Full-time students can complete the program requirements in as little as one year. 

Students have up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students finish the program in two years. Part-time students must register in at least two courses per year. 

Master of Arts in Education (Elementary & Middle School Education)

To earn the MA Education, you must complete eight graduate courses. The Graduate Academic Calendar describes these requirements as 5.0 units of course work. (One unit of coursework is the equivalent of one full-year course; 0.5 units of coursework represent a course that runs for one term only.)

In addition, you must research and write a thesis. You will work with a supervisor with similar research interests to complete this thesis requirement. 

Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for a full program description. 

You may enroll in this program full-time or part-time. 

A student who is enrolled in three courses per term is considered a full-time student. Full-time students usually complete the requirements within two years. 

Students have up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students finish the program in three to four years. Part-time students must register in at least two courses per year. 

Research Master of Arts

To earn the RMA, you must complete 5.0 units of course weight, including at least 1.0 units of thesis. (0.5 units is equivalent to a one-term course). 

The RMA is a research-intensive program; you will spend a substantial amount of time researching and writing a thesis. You will work with a supervisor with similar research interests. Therefore, when you are getting ready to apply to the RMA program, you should consider the research interests of current faculty members

The admission requirements to the RMA are the same as those to the MA Education in each program area. 

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Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the our graduate programs, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a Bachelor of Education (or the equivalent) with a minimum 3.0 GPA 

  • One year successful teaching experience

To apply, complete the online application and submit a one- to two-page Statement of Intent describing your knowledge, your reason for applying to this program, career goals, and an explanation of how this program will help you reach those goals, and both professional and academic references.

For a full description of admission requirements, see the Graduate Academic Calendar