Education Studies

Master of Education

About the Program

The Master of Education in Education Studies degree is designed for those who want to work with children and youth in positions that do not require state licensure/certification, or who may want to enter a teacher licensure/certification program at a later date, or who may want to gain a strong general foundation in areas such as learning theory, educational psychology, child development, and education best practices in preparation for a variety of other occupations and career paths. The Education Studies degree provides candidates with three possible areas of concentration: Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Education (7-12), and Special Education (K-12), but does not qualify recipients for state licensure and/or certification.

Education Studies degrees do not qualify recipients for state licensure and/or certification.

Licensure/Certification Option

Once admitted to the Education Studies degree program, students have the option of remaining in that major and completing the M.ED. in Education Studies, or applying for admission into a parallel degree program that contributes to eligibility for licensure/certification as a Delaware educator.

Students wishing to become licensed/certified in the state of Delaware will be transitioned into a parallel teacher preparation program upon submitting Delaware Department of Education minimal qualifying passing Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator scores including all sub-scores. All courses successfully completed as part of their Education Studies degree with seamlessly transfer to their licensure/certification program.

Test Minimum Score
ETS 5712 Reading 156
ETS 5722 Writing 162
ETS 5732 150

Information about these tests can be accessed at

Concentration Options for the M.Ed. in Education Studies

  1. Elementary Education (K-6). Students complete 24 credits of core courses in the MEE Elementary Studies Program and 24 credits of elective courses in lieu of MEE clinical courses
  2. Secondary Education (7-12). Students complete 23 credits of core courses in the MAT in Secondary Teaching Program and 16 credits of elective courses in lieu of MAT clinical courses
  3. Special Education (K-12). Students complete 36 credits of core courses in the MSE Special Education Program and 18 credits of elective courses in lieu of MSE clinical courses.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.