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Master of Science in Education

A master’s degree in education underscores your commitment to your students and your own professional development. Work with our experienced and dedicated faculty, who will challenge you with opportunities to expand your knowledge and develop your leadership skills.

Spring Hill College’s master of science in education program students specialize in one of three areas of study—early childhood education,elementary education, and secondary education (in the teaching areas of English language arts, general social science, and history).

Each concentration in this degree program aligns closely with state and national standards and emphasizes academic excellence, professional development, the needs of diverse learners, educational technology, and the role of educators as change agents.

Where Our Graduates Work

  • Mobile County public schools
  • Baldwin County public schools
  • Various private and parochial schools

Class profile

  • Class size: 8
  • Male/Female Ratio: 100% female
  • GRE/GMAT/etc score: 295
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Years of work experience: 3-5

FAQs

  • What are the test requirements for admission? GRE 295 or MAT 375
  • How many students are working professionals? 90%
  • Will this degree fit my schedule? Classes offered evenings, online, or hybrid
  • How many credit hours are needed to complete the degree? 33 hours
  • May I use CLEP to fulfill prerequisites? Yes

Fast Facts

  • Average salary at graduation: $ 52,723
  • Job placement rate (2014): 100%
  • Number of Faculty: 4
  • Certificate options: Class A
  • Program duration: 1 year + one term

Testimonials

Dr. Lori Aultman

Our students are dedicated and enthusiastic, and because of our small classes, we are able to work with everyone individually. It’s a pleasure to watch them progress into exceptional teachers.

— Dr. Lori Aultman

Mark Tenhundfeld ’15

I was attracted to SHC for two main reasons. First, Spring Hill has a schedule of courses that makes it possible to earn a master’s degree while working full-time. Second, I have the utmost respect for the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor.

— Mark Tenhundfeld ’15

Benefits of SHC Graduate Degree:

  • Fully accredited
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Modern academic facilities
  • Exemplary, experienced faculty, award-winning faculty with terminal degrees
  • Personalized, supportive environment

Required Courses

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 531 Language Development and Activities for Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality
  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 504 Issues and Innovations in Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning & Development
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education

Master of Science in Elementary Education

  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 562 Trends and Practices in the Total Reading Program
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality
  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 502 Curriculum and Instruction for the Elementary School
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning and Development
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education

Master of Science in Secondary Education

  • Choose one teaching field: History, English Language Arts, or General Social Science.
  • EDU 517 Survey of Exceptionality
  • EDU 501 Strategies for Creative Classroom Management
  • EDU 503 Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching Methodology for the Secondary School
  • EDU 514 Psychological Interpretations of Learning & Development
  • EDU 520 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 526 Research Methodology and Evaluation in Education
  • EDU 565 Reading in the Content Areas

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