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Graduate Programs in Education

Take Your Education Career to the Next Level

John Carroll University offers a wide range of graduate degree (M.Ed. and M.A.) program options to take your education career where you want to go.

Our flexible, rigorous curricula—with concentrations available in many programs—are designed for aspiring and current education professionals, and feature online and on-campus class offerings that accommodate those working full-time.

Reach Higher with a Graduate Education Degree from JCU

Do you want to pursue a teaching license, attain a teaching specialization, rise to an education leadership position, become a school counselor, or build on your coaching career in athletics? JCU has a master’s degree program to deliver the knowledge and skills needed to accelerate your next career move.

You will engage in practice-based, hands-on learning in professional environments, and have opportunities to participate in instructor-led research and to serve the community.

Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to students in our M.Ed. programs.

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JCU's Education Department is accredited by the CAEP and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The Department of Education is has begun the process of applying for accreditation though AAQEP

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Choose Your Education Career Goal

Graduate Education Degrees

I want a Master's in Education leading to:

  • Initial Licensure*
    Choose between an accelerated (11-month) school-based program or our flexible professional teacher program designed for working adults.
  • Advanced Specializations*
    Choose from six areas of specialization and apply for an Ohio senior professional teacher's license.
  • Educational Leadership*
    Hybrid format leverages on-the-job application across two concentrations: Assessment and Accountability, and Principal Licensure.
  • Endorsement Program*
    Earn the reading endorsement online while earning your Master of Education degree.
  • School Counseling** - Department of Counseling
    Combine face-to-face and hybrid/online courses and be license-eligible as an Ohio school counselor.

I want a Master of Arts in:

  • Sports Leadership - Department of Exercise Science and Sports Leadership
    Intensive, fully online degree designed for sports industry professionals seeking project-based work, internships, and other hands-on training.

*Currently CAEP accredited and in the process of AAQEP accreditation
** CACREP accredited