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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence

Build a personalized program to meet your professional development needs.

Today’s dynamic education field presents many different potential options for experienced teachers and education professionals to advance their careers. They can move into a specialization or a school counseling role, gain proficiency in assessment and data-based decision-making, or seek to become an administrator. John Carroll University’s Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence empowers experienced educators to create their own professional development path by constructing their own specialized curriculum.

A Totally Flexible Program

Experienced educators entering the program work with an advisor to assemble a personalized 30-hour curriculum of courses that comprise foundational education courses, a specialized sequence of courses, and electives. The specialized sequence of courses may be taken in a teaching field (e.g., English) or in education, leadership, or counseling.

A Great Program Option for Working Professionals

In addition to the flexibility to design their own program curriculum, those enrolled in the program can usually complete any field work requirements on-site at their current place of employment.

An Efficient Master’s Degree Option

The M. Ed. in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence program requires just 30 course hours and can be completed in as few as 4 semesters.

Meet the Requirements for the Ohio Five Year Professional License

This graduate program helps to satisfy the requirements for advancement to the Ohio Five Year Professional License.

Deepen Professional Foundations | Program alumni chose this specialized sequence pathway to pursue fields at the crossroads of education such as literacy nonprofit leaders or math education researchers.

Why John Carroll for Education?

The M. Ed. in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence program consists of 30 hours of coursework that can be completed in 4 semesters. The curriculum includes a combination of core education courses, a specialized sequence of courses, electives, and required field work. A comprehensive exam is also required as a capstone experience.

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John Carroll University is a private, Jesuit Catholic University located in Cleveland with a long tradition of training exceptional educators. JCU proudly welcomes students of all backgrounds.

JCU has been ranked #2 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Regional Universities Midwest and been named a Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

JCU offers an affordable tuition rate reflecting our commitment to educators. This rate is competitive with other Northeast Ohio institutions. Tuition scholarships and a limited number of graduate assistantships that provide a partial tuition waiver are also available.

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.

Specialized Sequence students break down disciplinary silos and do some of the most fascinating interdisciplinary work of any M.Ed. student. They take charge of their own professional development and become instructional leaders in their schools.”

Dr. Dan Reynolds, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor

Pursue Your Education Career Goals

Through the M. Ed. in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence program, you will have opportunities to network and engage with other education professionals in a dynamic learning environment.

JCU M. Ed. in Advanced Studies – Specialized Sequence alumni can be found working across Northeast Ohio and beyond, including for the following employers:

  • Beachwood City Schools
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School
  • District Fairview Local Schools
  • Julie Billiart Schools
  • Lakewood Catholic Academy
  • Lakewood City Schools
  • Mayfield City Schools
  • Orange City Schools
  • Rocky River City Schools
  • Shaker Heights City Schools
  • Willoughby Eastlake City Schools
  • West Geauga Local Schools
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Education Alumni Across The Region

JCU education alumni serve students across Ohio: from larger city districts (Akron) to exempted village school districts (Yellow Springs). They work in every major market: Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Parma, Toledo and Youngstown.