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We are accepting applications for fall main and fall 01 & 02. JBLM
term 01 classes
begin August 10, and term 02 classes start October 19. Main campus classes begin
438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
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For a detailed explanation of all policies, procedures and requirements,
students should consult the
School of Education Graduate Handbook, ESA students should also consult
ESA-MED handbook, administrator students should also consult the
School administrator program and internship handbook.
A total of 32 to 41 credit hours are required for the degree, depending
on the strand and exit option chosen.
The MED program has four components that students must complete in order
to earn their degree: core requirements, advancement to candidacy,
specialization strands and electives, exit options.
Core requirements (11 hours)
||Educational research methods I (3)
||Foundations for educational practice (3)
||Diversity and social context (3)
|MED 559 or MED 561
||Intro to exceptionality (2) and Instructional strategies
for exceptional learners (2)
Advancement to candidacy
A student working toward a Master of Education degree must apply
for and be accepted as a degree candidate.
To be a degree candidate, the student must meet the minimum
requirements below and the student's advisor must recommend him or
her for advancement to candidacy. Students must also submit a signed
Application for Admission to Candidacy Form to the School of
- Completion of 15 credit hours of graduate study
- Good academic standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completion of MED 601 or enrollment in the class during the
semester the application is submitted
- Formation of the supervisory committee
Specialization strand and electives (18 to 26 hours)
|Advanced teaching and learning
||32 to 36
MED 506 Curriculum and instruction (2)
|English as a second language / English language learner
||32 to 36
|Guidance and counseling
||40 o 41
||35 to 41
||32 to 36
Detailed course listings for strands and
Exit options (3 to 6 hours)
The MED program offers a thesis or non-thesis option for the
completion of the degree. A practicum and successful completion of
MED 698 are required for the guidance and counseling strand/ESA
Certificate (thesis and non-thesis options). Detailed information
about the exit options can be found in the
School of Education Graduate Handbook.
|Thesis or Project
||3 credit hours
||Written thesis or project with oral defense.
||3 to 6 credit hours
||Capstone Course - MED 698: Integrating Theory and
Practice in Education (3 credit hours), one additional
graduate-level elective course in education for a minimum of
36 allowable credits.
*Effective Fall 2015. Continuously enrolled current students may choose
the non-thesis option previously in effect.