Master's Degree Programs
Elementary Education: The M.Ed. in Elementary Education provides advanced K-8 educators opportunities to expand their knowledge and practice in planning, delivering and assessing instruction as well as advance their content expertise within a relevant subject matter discipline (History/Social Studies, Science, English/Language Arts, or Mathematics).
Secondary Education: The M.Ed. in Secondary Education provides advanced secondary educators opportunities to expand their knowledge and practice in planning, delivering and assessing instruction. The program as assist educators to advance their content expertise within a relevant subject matter discipline (History/Social Studies, Science, English/Language Arts, or Mathematics).
NOTE: These are not certification degrees, but graduate students may pursue either degree while working toward certification.
For specific information on each of these degrees, click to view the program catalog listings.
Consistent with the University's role and mission, the College of Education and its faculty are professional educators who are committed to the interrelated activities of teaching, scholarship, and service. All candidates for the Master of Education in Elementary or Secondary Education at Idaho State University are expected be reflective practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to professional standards, and who displays the beliefs, values, and behaviors that guide the ethical dimensions of professional practice.
All candidates are also expected to demonstrate proficiencies with respect to the use of technology in their professional practice, and to understand and address issues of exceptionality and diversity in their professional practice. In addition to advancing K-12 teachers’ competencies in these broad areas, the Master of Education programs in Elementary and Secondary Education are designed to advance the abilities of certificated K-8 teachers to meet identified program standards that are aligned with state and national teaching standards. Masters programs in the Department of Educational Foundations are taught by a diverse and experienced faculty.
Student/Candidate Handbook: Master’s Degree Programs in Elementary and Secondary Education
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For admission to the Master of Education degree program, you should apply directly to the Graduate School at Idaho State University. A letter of intent addressed to the Chairperson, Department of Educational Foundations, briefly stating your reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in education should accompany that application. For information about the Graduate School or to apply online, visit http://www.isu.edu/departments/graduate/ or call (208) 282-2150.
We hope you will visit the College and explore the graduate opportunities available to you at ISU. We believe you will find that the College of Education can assist you in meeting your educational goals. If you want more information about any of our graduate programs, please contact me or visit the COE or the graduate school web sites for applications and other information.