College of Education - Graduate


Students planning to take graduate courses for a masters degree, professional certificate, administrator certificate, license, or endorsement should meet with an academic advisor for a planned program. To schedule an appointment, contact the College of Education Student Information and Services Center at (616) 331-6650 or

To obtain the M.Ed., students must successfully complete the university requirements for a graduate degree, the College of Education's foundations requirements, and the requirements in one emphasis area under a degree program (educational technology, higher education, instruction and curriculum, educational leadership, literacy studies, school counseling or special education).

Emphasis area for M.Ed. in Educational Technology:
      Educational Technology

Emphasis area for M.Ed. in Higher Education:
      Adult and Higher Education
      College Student Affairs Leadership
Emphasis areas for the M.Ed. in Instruction and Curriculum:
Advanced Content Specialization
     Early Childhood Education
     Elementary Education 
     Educational Differentiation
     Secondary Level Education

Emphasis areas for the M.Ed. in Leadership:
      Special Education Administration
      Educational Leadership

Emphasis areas for the M.Ed. in Literacy Studies:
Reading and Language Arts
      Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Emphasis area for the M.Ed. in School Counseling:
School Counseling

Emphasis areas for the M.Ed. in Special Education:
Cognitive Impairment
 Emotional Impairment
     Learning Disabilities

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