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Program Requirements

The requirements for the online program must be completed within five years. In order to meet the requirements of the University and of the College of Education, students must complete all requirements specified below.

Students must complete a total of 30 credits approved by the student's academic advisor, and distributed as follows:

  1. Completion of ED 800 Educational Inquiry. ED 800 should be taken toward the beginning of the program.

  2. Completion of ED 870 Capstone/Synthesis course including the completion and exhibition of an online portfolio. Students must complete 80% of the program prior to starting ED 870.

  3. One Core Issues course. A Core Issues courses must be outside of a student's primary concentration area.

  4. Completion of 9 credits (minimum) in one of six areas of concentration: Special Education, Technology and Learning, P-12 School and Postsecondary Leadership, Literacy Education, Sport Coaching and Leadership, Science and Mathematics Education.

  5. Completion of a minimum of 9 additional credits in their primary area of concentration, a second area of concentration, in areas approved by the student's academic advisor, or transfer credits with advisor approval.

  6. A minimum of 3 credits in electives approved by the student's academic advisor.

  7. All course work, including prior transfer and MSU lifelong education courses, must be no older than five years at the time of graduation.

  8. Once enrolled in the program, only online MSU courses can be used toward the MAED degree.