Education

 

Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Masters of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on ISU transcripts after graduation)
  • Community College Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Curriculum and Instructional Technology (M.Ed.)
  • Educational Administration (M.Ed.)
  • Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)
  • Higher Education (M.Ed.)
  • Mathematics Licensure (M.Ed.)
  • P-12 Systems Level Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Special Education (M.S.)
  • Special Education (practitioner) (M.Ed.)
  • Student Affairs (M.Ed.)
Area(s) of Emphasis:
  • Literacy (M.Ed.)
  • Literacy (M.S.)
  • Social and Cultural Studies of Education (M.S.)
  • Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policy (Ph.D.)
  • Educational Technology (Ph.D.)
  • Higher Education (Ph.D.)
  • Literacy (Ph.D.)
  • Math Education (Ph.D.)
  • Science Education (Ph.D.)
  • Social and Cultural Studies of Education (Ph.D.)
  • Special Education (Ph.D.)
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Program Contact:

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

Mailing Address:

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

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Ph.D. Applicants Only: 2-3 page statement of intent
  • Ph.D. Applicants Only: scholarly writing sample
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 56
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 105

Application Information:

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.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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