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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Masters of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Masters of Education (M.Ed.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Community College Leadership (Ed.D.); Counselor Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Curriculum and Instructional Technology (M.Ed., M.S., Ph.D.); Educational Administration (M.Ed., M.S.); Educational Leadership (Ph.D.); Elementary Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Higher Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Historical Philosophical and Comparative Studies in Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Mathematics Licensure (M.Ed.); P-12 Systems Level Leadership (Ed.D.); Research and Evaluation (M.S.); Special Education (M.S.); Special Education (practitioner) (M.Ed.); Student Affairs (M.Ed.);

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. MASTER OF EDUCATION (MED) Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science and practice of the educational area of emphasis. • Demonstrate competencies associated with educational area of emphasis • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to support equitable opportunities for all learners • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their professional work.
  2. MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate a command and mastery of theory and evidence related to the science and practice of education. • Demonstrate their ability to conduct research on a topic that relates to education. • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to support equitable opportunities for all learners • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their research and professional work.
  3. DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EDD) • Identify and address issues of equity, ethics, and social justice central to bringing about solutions to complex problems of practice. • Construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. • Collaborate, communicate, and build partnerships with diverse communities. • Analyze problems of practice and use multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions. • Integrate both practical and research knowledge, that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry. • Use professional knowledge and practice in the generation of solutions and transformation of educational institutions. • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their research, leadership, and professional work.
  4. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate a command and mastery of theory and evidence related to the science and practice of education. • Demonstrate competencies required to develop and sustain an authentic line of inquiry that contributes to essential knowledge in the discipline. • Demonstrate their ability to conduct research on a topic that relates to education. • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to support equitable opportunities for all learners. • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their research and professional work.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: School of Education
Phone: 515-294-9531
E-mail Address:

Requirements

ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Application deadlines vary by program area. Go to https://www.education.iastate.edu/graduate-programs/ and click on the program area you are interested in to view the program area's application process and deadlines.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Note: The GRE is only required for our Ph.D. and Teacher Licensure applicants. All other master's programs do not require the GRE.
Ph.D. Applicants Only: 2-3 page statement of intent
Ph.D. Applicants Only: scholarly writing sample

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
IELTS 6.5
PTE 56

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

School of Education
1620 Lagomarcino Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011