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M.Ed. - Teaching

Master of Education in Teaching

Emporia State University’s Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.) helps teachers, library/media specialists, and school counselors develop their skills and knowledge of the teaching profession as well as practicing the specialist skills in schools.

This program is a 33-credit hour program which can be completed online. It is for intended for any teacher who wants to obtain a master's in education. For individuals who are in the Restricted Licensure Program at Emporia State University, the 21 credits earned in that program all count toward the 36 hours needed for this degree.

Features of this program include:

  • Emporia State is ranked among the top teacher preparation universities in the nation and education faculty teach these courses
  • courses informing you of current developments in the field
  • applicable content you can use in your classrooms
  • all courses are online

Admission Requirements

Gaining admission to a graduate program in our department must be initiated by you through contact with the Graduate School. Apply online or contact Emporia State's Graduate School, Campus Box 03, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Drive, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5414, 620-341-5403.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the Graduate School at Emporia State University. The criteria for unconditional admission include the following:

  • GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of college course work for those completing a master's degree or 3.0 on the last 30 graduate hours from a previously completed master's program.
  • Official transcripts of all college work.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of admission requirements, all course work are required to be eligible for graduation. Upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours and successful completion of all specified admission items, students will be admitted to degree candidacy. Degree candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of a graduate degree. Students shall continuously demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to the profession and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better throughout the program. Failure to do so can result in instatement of probationary status or dismissal from the program.

All courses counted towards the degree must be completed within a seven-year period. The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken. Up to nine credit hours may be transferred toward the degree with appropriate department approval. Before making any determination concerning transfer credits, Emporia State requires a transcript explanation, normally found on the back of official transcripts. University policy prohibits the transfer of courses where a grade of C or lower was obtained. Read the full rules and restrictions regarding transfer credit.

Financial Aid

Students applying to the Master of Education program can be found eligible for financial aid with a minimum of five credit hours for part-time graduate status or nine hours for full-time status. Students interested in financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid at ESU to ensure all requirements for eligibility are met. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information at (620) 341-5457 or

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Mailing Address

Department of
School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4037
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Department of
School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 2nd Floor
Main Office, Rm 209