The Master of Science in Education (MSE) program is designed for working adults. Courses are offered online and are 5 weeks in length. The MSE program has three tracks from which to choose:
Teaching and Learning Emphasis (30 semester hours) - This track emphasizes elements of effective curricular/instructional planning and assessment to enhance student learning. It is intended for those who have early childhood, elementary, or secondary teacher certification and want to study principles of effective instruction.
Special Reading K-12 (36 semester hours) - This track emphasizes the research-based components of effective reading instruction and assessment (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing). It is intended for those who have early childhood, elementary, or secondary teacher certification and want to study the science of special reading K-12.
Teaching and Learning with Initial Teaching Certification (41-60 hours depending on program)
The teaching and learning track with initial certification in the Master of Science in Education at HLGU, emphasizes elements of effective curriculum development and evaluation to enhance student learning for the beginning teacher. It is intended for those who have a bachelor’s degree in a subject area.
To meet teacher certification requirements in their area of study, each student’s plans of study will be developed on a case by case basis.
- Graduate-level candidates seeking certification are required to take the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) in the appropriate certification area within the first semester of coursework at HLGU. Passage of the MoCA is required prior to applying for student teaching. Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA)
- Graduate-level candidates seeking certification should begin the process of gaining admission within the first semester of coursework at HLGU. Admission to the Teacher Education program is required before candidates are allowed to enroll in a second semester of graduate coursework. Teacher Education Program Admission Requirements