Master of Arts in Education

Colorado Mesa University began offering the Master of Arts in Education in summer 2006. The program is administered by the Center for Teacher Education (CTE). The CTE is guided on academic policy issued by the Graduate Council.

The Master of Arts in Education is designed as a dynamic, current program to meet the needs of education professionals as they gain additional expertise in one or more state endorsement areas. The degree is awarded after successful completion of 35-38 semester hours of rigorous study. The program is designed to provide the student with 11 hours of core knowledge in educational design, theory, assessment, technology and research. The additional semester hours allow the student to focus on a particular endorsement area.

The program uses a cohort model with a group of participants completing all requirements in a four-semester cycle. The current cognate areas are Educational Leadership (EDLD), Exceptional Learner/Special Education (EDSE), and Teaching and Leadership (EDTL).

Graduate Certificates in Education

The program uses a cohort model with a group of participants completing all requirements in a four-semester cycle. The current cognate areas are Educational Leadership (EDLD) and Exceptional Learner/Special Education (EDSE).

  • Students who do not already have a Masters of Arts degree may pursue a Graduate Certificate in Exceptional Learner/Special Education.
  • Students must already have a Master of Arts degree to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership.

Graduate Tuition Rates

Graduate Handbook


Educational Leadership (EDLD)

Colorado Mesa University offers a comprehensive Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership and endorsement (Graduate Certificate) for principal licensure. The program is designed to prepare educators as dynamic K-12 school leaders with specialized knowledge in school improvement strategies, research, curriculum/ instruction/ assessment strategies, school law, budgeting, human resource management and leadership skills. A 300 hour internship in a school is required under the supervision of the building principal. The program is sequenced into 4 semesters, with a comprehensive exam at the end of the program.

Admission is open to certified educators with at least three years experience. Applications must be completed by March 15 for priority consideration to begin the program in the summer. For a fall start, applications are encouraged to be turned in by June 1st. For a spring start, applications are encouraged to be turned in by Nov. 1st. Apply for Admission

Cohort 13 Schedule 2018-2019

Cohort 14 Schedule 2019-2020

Frequently Asked EDLD Questions


Exceptional Learner/Special Education (EDSE)

The Exceptional Learner Master of Arts in Education provides graduate students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of teaching students with special needs in the K-12 school environment. The program is designed to train educational generalists in inclusive non-categorical approaches for children with heterogeneous special needs. This degree program is primarily designed for teachers who seek both certification and a graduate level degree in special education, but applications from individuals who intend to work in administrative capacities are also encouraged. The program consists of 11 credit hours of core knowledge strategies, behavioral interventions, teaching methods, high and low incidence disabilities, gifted and talented, and a school-based practicum which allows application of acquired knowledge. The program is sequenced into four semesters, with a capstone project at the end.

Applications must be completed by March 15 for priority consideration to begin the program in the summer. For a fall start, applications are encouraged to be turned in by June 1st. For a spring starts, applications are encouraged to be turned in by Nov. 1st. Apply for Admission

Cohort 9 Schedule 2019-2020

Cohort 8 Schedule 2018-2019

 

 


Teaching and Leadership(EDTL)

Colorado Mesa University offers a comprehensive Master of Arts in Education degree in Teaching and Leadership. The program is designed to prepare educators as dynamic K-12 school leaders with specialized knowledge in school improvement strategies, research, curriculum/instruction/assessment strategies, coaching and mentoring, facilitation, human resource management and leadership skills. The program is sequenced into 4 semesters, with a comprehensive Capstone presentation at the end of the program.

Admission is open to certified educators with at least two years experience. Applications must be completed by March 15 for priority consideration to begin the program in the summer. For a fall start, application are encouraged to be turned in by June 1st. For a spring starts, applications are encouraged to be turned in by Nov. 1st.

EDTL Cohort 6 Schedule 2018-2019

EDTL Cohort 7 Schedule 2019-2020