Michigan State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC)
Special Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Flexible, high-quality courses taught only by MSU tenure-line faculty. Course selections are tailored to meet students' individual interests & expand their critical inquiry skills. Convenience to study where you live or work. Breadth of course selection focus in-depth on 1-2 areas of concentration, or pick 1 area for close examination and explore broadly across other areas. Earn your MA degree by successfully completing and exhibiting an online portfolio. Academic advisement readily available.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. Yes
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 4
Concentrations offered
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 82

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 51 full-time; 23 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 96% full-time; 35% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 41
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 1.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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