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Advanced Studies - Middle/Secondary Education

The Master of Education program in Advanced Studies is designed for experienced teachers and other educational professionals. In the state of Ohio, a master’s degree is required for teacher’s advancement to the Senior Professional License.

The middle/secondary education specialization provides the classroom teacher with a more in-depth knowledge of their teaching field (English, social studies, biology, mathematics, communications, or theology and religious studies).

The program consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours for degree completion including a combination of core education courses, a specialized sequence of courses, and electives. A Master of Arts course of study which includes a thesis is also available.


  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

Program Coordinator

Dr. Margaret Schauer


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


  • We offer an affordable tuition rate reflecting JCU's commitment to educators. This rate is competitive with other NE Ohio institutions. 
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver for 15 credit hours per year, plus a stipend. Graduate assistants are expected to spend 20 hours per week working for the department.
  • Federal student loans are also available, for more information visit Student Enrollment and Financial Services (216.397.4248).

To learn more about the Advanced Studies M.Ed. programs, visit John Carroll’s Graduate School website.