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The Department holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.
The Teaching and Learning Graduate Studies - All the information regarding the Master's Program is a supplement to the UNLV Graduate Catalog. The Department of Teaching & Learning offers two master's degree programs, the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and the Master of Science (M.S.). Within these master's programs, emphasis concentrations have been designed to meet students' professional goals and/or interests.
This website provides an overview of the requirements for each master's degree as well as a listing of all the possible emphasis concentration programs of study. In addition, the policies and procedures for successfully completing the master's program are outlined for students seeking admission and admitted students.
Students seeking a M.Ed. or M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction generally hold a bachelor's degree in education and have a teaching license within the pre K-12 range. Students with a bachelor's degree in a non-education field are eligible for the Alternate Route to Licensure Program in elementary or secondary education, offered only as a M.Ed. or possibly other emphasis areas if approved by faculty.
The M.Ed. requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of study. The program includes a core requirement of three semester hours in research, three semester hours in educational foundations, and three semester hours in curriculum and instruction. Students in the M.Ed. program generally complete a one-semester hour paper/project as the culminating activity for the degree. With advisor approval students may select the three-semester hour Professional Paper/Project (requires prerequisite Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction course) as the culminating activity. M.Ed. students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during their program of study.
The M.S. requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of study. The program includes a core requirement of six semester hours in research and three semester hours in educational foundations. Students in the M.S. program complete six-semester hours of thesis (requires a prerequisite Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction course) plus an oral defense as the culminating activity for the degree. M.S. students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during their program of study.
*Students are responsible for reading the on-line UNLV Graduate Catalog and the on-line Teaching & Learning Graduate Master's Program information. The content is subject to modification at any time to accommodate changes in university policy, resources or educational offerings; therefore, students are responsible for any graduate program changes that may affect their individual program of study. In addition, the Teaching & Learning Graduate Studies office staff via <email@example.com> or academic faculty advisors are available for informational assistance.
Fall M.Ed./M.S. Application to the Graduate College due on or before June 1*
Spring M.Ed./M.S. Application to the Graduate College due on or before November 1*
Summer M.Ed./M.S. Application to the Graduate College due on or before March 15*
*Official transcripts will be accepted after this date.
1. Complete the Graduate College Application Packet, then electronically submit the application to the Graduate College, along with the $60.00 application fee ($95.00 for international students). The Graduate College Application form is available via the Graduate College Admissions site.
Notes for completing the on-line Graduate College application:
Specific information under each emphasis can be found on the Program List page.
Transfer Credit Information
Complete as requested.For additional information refer to the Transfer Course section in the Master's Degree Program Admission Information Teaching & Learning (T&L) Department portion of this document.
Complete as requested
Uploading unofficial transcripts for each institution attended will assist with efficiently processing an application while awaiting arrival of official transcripts.
One set of official transcript(s) from each university/college attended must be mailed directly to the Graduate College. No hand-carried, photocopied, or "Issued to Student" transcripts will be accepted. All transcripts must be received directly from all post-secondary institutions attended. If the applicant attended UNLV, he/she must go to the UNLV Official Transcript Request website to complete a transcript request form.
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Graduate Assistant Application
For further information contact the T&L Graduate Studies office via firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-895-1540, or Carlson Education Bldg. Room 359B. Must be a full time student while working 20 hours per week on campus during normal business hours.
Financial Aid Information
Complete as requested; be sure to complete a FASFA form <http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/> at the beginning of each academic year as per announcements of potential financial aid or scholarship opportunities.
Graduate Program Supplementary Information
Graduate Program Additional Application: No additional application required. (Exception: Post-baccalaureate ARL applications must upload an application. Visit the ARL page for more information.)
Upload a Personal Professional Goals Statement document. Explicitly include in the statement your reason(s) for pursuing a master's degree, proposed M.Ed or M.S. concentration, names and contact information for two professional references, and, if applicable, will you be part of a cohort group, e.g., Teach for America (TFA) or the Alternate Route to Licensure Program (ARL) for initial teacher licensure.
Additional Graduate College Information
1. Upload a Personal Professional Goals Statement document in the Personal Statement section of the Graduate College Application form. Explicitly include in your statement your reason(s) for pursuing a master's degree, proposed M.Ed or M.S. concentration, names and contact information for two professional references, and, if applicable, will you be part of a cohort group, i.e., Teach for America (TFA) or the Alternate Route to Licensure Program (ARL) for initial teacher licensure. It is not necessary to send letters of recommendation to either T&L or the Graduate College.
2. For additional information, including concentrations course requirements for programs of study, not included in the attached information sheet, review the content on the Masters page.
Students seeking a M.Ed. or M.S. generally hold a bachelor's degree in education and have a teaching license within the K-12 range (CTPE applicants excepted). Students with a bachelor's degree in a non-education field are eligible for the ARL Program in elementary or secondary education licensure offered only as M.Ed. NOTE: Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) students often have degrees in fields other than education. These are acceptable for either the M.Ed. or the M.S. CTPE concentrations.
The M.Ed. requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of study. Students in the M.Ed. program complete a one-semester hour culminating activity for the degree. M.Ed. students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during their program of study.
The M.S. requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of study. Students in the M.S. program complete a six-semester hour thesis and oral defense as the culminating activity for the degree. M.S. students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher during their program of study.
Admission Requirements for M.Ed and M.S.
In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate College, applicants must also meet Department of T&L requirements:
1. Prior to admission, complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework in professional education taken at either the undergraduate or post-baccalaureate level. This requirement does not apply to students in the Alternate Route to Licensure Program, the Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) Program, or other emphasis concentrations if approved by faculty.
2. Submit a Personal Professional Goals Statement. Explicitly include in the statement reason(s) for pursuing a master's degree, proposed M.Ed. or M.S. concentration, and names and contact information for two professional references.
Applications are processed when all materials required by both the Graduate College and T&L Department have been received. The materials are then forwarded to the Graduate Coordinator who evaluates the applicant's credentials and recommends either: 1) full or provisional admission to the program, depending on the strength of the applicant's academic credentials, or 2) denial. Students are admitted to the T&L Department Fall and Spring.
Application Priority Deadlines: June 1 for Fall semester, November 1 for Spring semester, and March 15 for Summer term.
T&L students are not admitted to the Graduate College during the summer; however, potential candidates may enroll in selected courses, as non-degree seeking, special graduate students while awaiting completion of the admission process. Or, students who wish to begin studies, but who missed the application deadline for Fall or Spring semesters, may enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Visit the Graduate College admissions site for the non-degree application form. Caution: 1) a maximum of 15 semester hours completed prior to the semester of matriculation (admission) may be used to meet master's degree requirements, and 2) there is no guarantee that courses completed as a non-degree graduate student will apply to a graduate program of study. Therefore, it is recommended that non-degree graduate students enroll in core classes or electives as listed for the intended concentration. For concentrations and associated specific course listings, view the Programs List below.
Transfer courses and courses taken at UNLV before admission may be accepted in a program of study. A maximum of 15 graduate level semester hours may be transferred and must:
Advisor Assignment and Program of Study Forms
Upon acceptance, official written notification of will be forwarded to you by the Graduate College. In addition, you will receive an email* from the T&L Department, identifying your advisor. In consultation with the advisor, students are responsible for filing program of study forms with the Graduate College within the first 16 semester hours of coursework.
*All e-mail correspondence will be sent to your UNLV Rebelmail account. You must open and activate your Rebelmail to receive e-mail correspondence. You may forward Rebelmail to your own personal e-mail account.
View course information for the various emphasis concentrations within the department's Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs.
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As a graduate student, you are responsible for the following: