Our programs are designed to help you grow professionally and prepare you for an exciting career as a teacher, master teacher, instructional coach, administrator, or trainer .
Our Master of Arts in Education degree and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Licensure program are tailored to traditional, as well as non-traditional students. Graduate campus courses typically meet one evening a week and many courses are offered online! Options under the M.A. in Education Degree include Educational Administration, Human Resource Development, and a number of endorsements that may be added to an existing teaching license. No matter which program you choose to pursue, you will be working with highly qualified, experienced faculty and staff who care about your success.
The Master of Arts in Education at The University of Findlay is built around the theme of “Educational Leadership.” The curriculum seeks to integrate the following: the conceptual basis of teaching; a historical perspective on teaching and inquiry into present practices, issues and shortcomings of the profession, and promising practices. To accomplish educational reform, educators must be leaders, catalysts causing good things to happen in classrooms. To that end, they must work effectively with students, parents and the community.
The Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program is designed for candidates who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and desire to become licensed teachers. It is a program that offers an entry into the teaching profession by either combining a Master of Arts in Education degree with initial teaching licensure or by completing required course work leading to licensure areas in a non-degree program. Some course work earns graduate credit. However, undergraduate courses may be required for some licensure areas.
The University of Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) the nations largest accrediting body. The teacher education unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
International Student Requirements:
Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
The Master of Arts in Education program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 or a minimum GPA of a 3.0 in the last 64 semester hours of undergraduate work.
Submit an application form.
Submit official transcripts of all college-level work.
Score at least 550 on a verified Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test (PBT)*; a verified TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT) minimum total score of 79-80 with 20 or better in speaking and 20 or better in writing; at least 213 on a verified TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 7.0.
Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen. *For the TESOL and Bilingual Education Program, the Test of Spoken English is required.