Mississippi College offers the M.Ed in Elementary Education and Ed.S in Educational Leadership in Brookhaven, MS
M.Ed in Elementary Education
The Master’s of Education in Elementary Education is a 30 semester hour program which leads to AA license endorsement in Elementary Education. In addition to the university requirements for graduate school, applicants for this program must hold a current class A educator license in Elementary Education, and have a degree in Elementary Education.
The programs offered by the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership at Mississippi College are accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, which is transitioning to the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The courses in the M.Ed. program can currently be taken as a mixture of online, hybrid and traditional classes. For the Brookhaven area, we propose a mixture of 50% traditional brick and mortar classes offered onsite in the Brookhaven area (5 classes, 15 hours), and 50% of the classes to be taken online (5 classes, 15 hours) through MCMoodle. The five traditional courses are well established and taught by our faculty and long-time adjuncts, and the 5 online courses have been developed and in use for several semesters already. This schedule would provide a consistent faculty contact and advising with the Brookhaven cohort each semester, as well as allow for flexibility through the availability of online classes.
Candidates in this program could complete the requirements in four semesters, as shown in the suggested class rotation chart. Candidates who are employed as full-time teachers may also be eligible for a 30% reduction in tuition through the Professional Development Scholarship offered at MC.
Ed.S in Educational Leadership
The Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership is a 40 semester hour degree program that leads to AAA licensure in administration. This program is now available in Brookhaven, Ms at 127 S. Railroad Avenue in the Hurst Review building. Course curriculum includes practicum experiences, courses in finance, school law, research, statistics, leadership, and more. All coursework includes preparatory work for the SLLA examination.
In addition to the university requirements for graduate school, applicants for the Ed.S program must also provide a copy of their current class AA educators license, official transcripts must be sent to MC graduate admissions from all previously attended colleges/universities, provide proof of three years teaching experience, provide an endorsement from your current administrator, 3 letters of recommendation, and schedule an interview with the program advisor.
Ed.S courses are offered in online, hybrid (online and face to face), and traditional formats. This program is designed to accommodate the active lives of today's educators and leaders. Students have the option of starting the Ed.S program in Fall or Summer semesters. Candidates employed as full-time teachers may also be eligible for a 30% reduction in tuition through the Professional Development Scholarship offered at MC.
M.Ed Course Schedule
EDU 6503 Teaching Elem. and Jr. High Mathematics
EDU 6524 Teaching Skills of Reading and Comprehension