Concentrations

The 15-credit concentration is a series of courses identified by the student in consultation with the advisor that follows a topical content area or theme. Students are strongly recommended to take any state licensure or endorsement, university certificate, or planned concentration program. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor or with the program director about what sequence of courses would fulfill particular certifications, endorsements, or licensure requirements.

State Licensure and Endorsement Programs available from the College of Education, Health & Society, Miami University.*

Reading Endorsement
A 12-15 hour graduate-level endorsement that enables licensed teachers to work as a reading specialist in Ohio schools and communities, and that fulfills the requirements for the 3rd grade reading guarantee. Offered by the Department of Teacher Education.

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
This 10 hour graduate-level endorsement enables teachers who hold an Ohio Early Childhood License to teach all core subjects in Grades 4-5. Many of these courses are offered online, and in the summer. Offered by the Department of Teacher Education.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement
This 6-8 hour endorsement includes courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to allow teachers who hold an Ohio Middle Childhood license to teach one or two additional core subjects in Grades 4-6. Only graduate level courses will count toward the concentration in the M.Ed. Offered by the Department of Teacher Education.

* For school principal licensure, students should apply to the School Leadership Masters program in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Graduate Certificates

Miami University offers several Graduate Certificates which function as a specialty area in a program. Graduate Certificates are noted on students’ transcripts. http://miamioh.edu/graduate-studies/programs-degrees/certificates.html

Family, School and Community Connections
The goal of this certificate program is to promote family engagement as a means to achieve strategic goals in schools and community organizations. Offered by Division of Education, Health, & Society.

Assessment and Evaluation
This certificate enables educators and other professionals to develop in-depth expertise in real-world application of education evaluation, including testing. Offered by Department of Educational Psychology

Instructional Design and Educational Technology
This 12- hour graduate certificate program provides K-12 educators and Instructional Designers with core knowledge about the processes involved in the design, development and integration of technology-based instructional media, methods and systems. Offered by Department of Educational Psychology.

Interactive Media Studies 
This 16-hour graduate certificate program is designed for graduate students and working professionals who wish to gain knowledge about and develop management and leadership skills in developing digital media for social and organizational applications — for business, educational institutions, government, and community organizations and nonprofits. Offered by Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies

Additional certificates are available in the following areas. Note that these certificates are largely taught on the Oxford campus, and some courses are only offered during day-time hours. Click here for more information on these graduate certificates.

Applied Statistics
Certificate in College Teaching
Ecology
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Planned Concentrations

Concentration in Social Justice & Equity Education (15 hours)

The Concentration in Social Justice & Equity Education introduces students to diverse, multiple perspectives in educational studies and prepares students to think critically about current school practices, about larger issue concerning education in communities and society, and about the potential connections among schooling, community, society, and culture by using the guiding ethics and principles embedded in the constructs of social justice and equity.

EDL 623 Philosophy of Education (3)
EDL 629 History of Education (3)
EDL 639 Curriculum Theory and Program Development (3)
EDL 647 Curriculum & Cultural Studies (3)
One additional 600 or 700 level course in EDL (3)

Self-Created Concentration

Students can create a self-selected concentration of 15 graduate-level credits based on their own professional interests and needs.