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Advanced Studies - Specialized Sequence

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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 specialized sequence is an opportunity to self-design a program of study in consultation with an advisor that meets current professional needs.

A sequence of courses may be taken in a teaching field, e.g., English, or in education or counseling, wherein a number of specializations are possible. Each program is a minimum of 30 hours.


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

Program Coordinator

Dr. Dan Reynolds
Telephone: 216.397.4692

  • ED 500 Foundations of Education or ED 554 Multicultural Education
  • ED 502 Research Methods
  • ED 534 Learning-Teaching
  • 12 – 15 credit hours in one sequence (see specific sequences below)
  • 6 – 9 credit hours of electives (except where stated in a specific sequences)

Specialized Sequence: four courses from a specific area of interest (e.g., counseling, history, language) planned in consultation with the academic advisor and approved through petition by the department chair and the Office of Graduate Studies

Some sequences provide opportunity for elective coursework. Candidates may choose any appropriate 400- or 500-level education, counseling, or other academic course as an elective with approval from the advisor or the department chair. If a 400-level course is used in a degree program, a grade of B or higher is required.

Please review our policies regarding the admission process for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for up to date tuition costs. To apply online, please visit our Graduate Studies application management portalContact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have any questions.