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Southern Oregon University

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teachers & Adminstrators*
  • Health Educators
  • Community College Instructors
  • Education Managers
  • Organizational Leaders
  • Preschool Teachers & Directors
  • Professionals in any field who want to increase their skills
  • YOU!

The Masters Degree in Education (MEd) is designed for adults who have a desire to expand their knowledge base. We can work with you to craft a program that helps meet your professional and personal goals.The MEd takes a project-based approach that encourages students to address their interests within the structure of required academic courses and personally-selected electives that fit within the master's degree. Students are encouraged to explore an interdisciplinary approach by incorporating 15 credits of psychology, management, business, or other education graduate level courses into their specialty area. The MEd provides students with graduate coursework related to the field of education that fosters scholarship, intellectual creativity, instructional excellence, cross-cultural sensitivity, and professional leadership.

Courses can be completed online, on campus in Medford and Ashland, or as a combination. Classes in Medford are scheduled one Friday evening and Saturday per month to accommodate working adults.

*Teachers in the K-12 classroom that hold a Master's degree and are only seeking a Continuing Teaching License (CTL), please refer to the CTL section. The MEd will meet Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) requirements for Continuing Teaching License (CTL). This curriculum will also meet the Standard Teaching License requirements.

The M.Ed. program requires at least 45 credits of graduate study. The program may be completed either on a full-time or part-time basis. The program consists of four major elements:

Core Competency areas (18 credits)
Field-based Practica (6 credits)
Endorsement/Specialty Area Coursework (15 credits)
Graduate Electives (6 credits)

See Sample Program Plan  PDF