Application Dates

Applicants are admitted into the program as cohorts every spring semester. Individuals interested need to apply by October 15.

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The Continuing Educator Improvement Master’s Degree in Secondary Education (M.Ed.) offers practicing educators the opportunity to complete a course of study fully online in two years. This program is designed to draw on your previous experience and help you gain advanced knowledge on teaching, research, and curriculum development.  Coursework covers all areas of the educational spectrum, with classes in topics such as applying research in education, testing, curriculum development, and theory and learning principles. The CEI M.Ed. is a non-thesis program.

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Admission Requirements

  • Two letters of professional recommendation (e.g., administrator, co-teacher, support professional, etc.)
  • Current Resume/CV
  • University Transcripts
  • 1-2-page letter of intent describing why you are interested in further developing your teaching practices.
  • A copy of a current teaching license.

Program Requirements

The CEI M.Ed. consists of 6 semesters in which students take two courses each semester for a total of 34 credit hours. Students must complete a summary scholarly project as part of their comprehensive examination. This project must be approved by the student’s advisor and is to be completed in the sixth semester.

Program Hours

48 credits for teaching licensure and master's degree.

Program Faculty

Secondary Education
Elizabeth Xeng De Los Santos
Elizabeth Xeng De Los Santos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
(775) 682-7520
WRB 3113
Secondary Education
Jessica Gallo
Jessica Gallo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
(775) 682-7874
WRB 3115
Secondary Education
Jennifer Mahon
Jennifer Mahon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociocultural Education
(775) 682-7534
WRB 3116
Secondary Education
Ian McGregor
Ian McGregor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education
(775) 682-7537
WRB 3108
Secondary Education
Robert J. Quinn
Robert J. Quinn, Ed.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education
(775) 682-7526
WRB 3112