Master of Arts in Education (MAE)

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March 25, 2019, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

April 17, 2019, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Admission and Requirements  |  Course Descriptions  |  Curriculum  |  Accreditation

The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) is dedicated to enhancing and improving the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and competencies of current and future professionals in the fields of education and sport coaching. We are committed to preparing competent leaders, reflective facilitators of learning, and lifelong professionals in theory and research.

In just five semesters, licensed teachers have the option to:

  • obtain a master's degree
  • add an additional licensure area: K-12 Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate
  • obtain a K-12 Reading endorsement

Teachers with an initial license may also opt to complete only the courses to obtain a K-12 Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate license (27 hours) or the courses to obtain a K-12 Reading Endorsement (15-18 hours).



Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Education with Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate Licensure
Master of Arts in Education with Sport Coaching Concentration
Master of Arts in Education with Ohio K-12 Reading Endorsement


K-12 Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate
K-12 Reading Endorsement 


Amanda Gilbert, Ph.D.
Carla Higgins, Ph.D.
Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Fred Coulter, Ph.D.
Jo Ann Burkhardt, Ph.D.
Rachel Eicher, Ed.D.