Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 17 2002

Concord College Master’s Program on the Agenda at Higher Education Policy Commission Meeting

Athens, W.Va. - On Friday, April 19, the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) will review a submission by Concord College for a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree effective with the 2003 fall semester. The meeting will be held at WVU-Tech in Montgomery, West Virginia. Approval of the program will be a landmark for the College.

This is a 36-credit program in education, with a substantial subject area base. Fifteen of the credits are in professional education, with one three-credit course focusing on a research project in the subject area. An additional fifteen hours are selected from a content area of behavioral science, geography, or social studies. Those students choosing the elementary/middle education track select the courses from two of the subject area; those in the middle/secondary education track select the courses from one of the areas. Students must also complete at least six hours of electives from either the professional education or subject area curriculum.

Based in part on a needs survey, Concord will limit the subject areas for the degree to behavioral science, geography, and social studies. All faculty teaching the courses and the professional education courses will hold the doctoral degree.

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