Mississippi State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MAT-S Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary
MAT-M Master of Arts in Teaching -Middle Level Alternate
Master of Arts in Teaching-Community College Ed
Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Since the program is fully online, participants are never required to come to campus. Programs and course offer flexibility to online students; most courses are taught by full time PhD faculty who are active researchers and experts in their field of study. We have a distinguish record of service to the state and nation. Being nationally accredited,we are dedicated to preparing highly qualified professionals both within the field of education and external to it.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
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 Administration and Supervision
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 50

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 18 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 18
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time

Class Size

Average class size 9
Maximum class size 18

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates N/A

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 8 years

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