The Master of Education program in Advanced Studies at Converse College prepares exemplary teachers to advance their professional careers. Converse’s M.Ed. in Advanced Studies is offered 100% online but is designed to mimic the on-campus atmosphere by providing students with a learning environment in which they can collaborate and interact with the professors and their peers.
Converse’s program allows you to advance your career by building upon your strengths and current teaching skills while broadening your area of expertise.
- MEd in Advanced Studies with concentrations in:
- Social Studies
Earning a master’s degree through Converse’s M.Ed. in Advanced Studies program opens up a higher salary range and prepares you for doctoral studies in Education. Our M.Ed. in Advanced Studies is offered 100% online, helping you achieve your academic and career goals on your schedule.
More reasons to choose Converse:
Veteran Faculty: Our faculty have extensive experience in the classroom and are active as researchers, clinicians, and leaders in the field of education.
Quality Education: Our curriculum is aligned with professional standards and meets all the requirements for national approvals by the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), approved by the South Carolina Department of Education. You will be qualified for certification reciprocity with many other states.
Action Research Opportunities: Our students conduct independent research in their own classrooms and schools throughout the school year. Recent research projects included topics such as “Does listening to music increase student achievement?” and “What is the best grouping configuration for students?”
Convenience: Converse’s M.Ed. in Advanced Studies offered 100% online, allowing you to achieve your academic and career goals on your schedule. Many students complete the program easily within a two-year time period.
Degree Prestige and Value: Since 1890, Converse College has provided students with education rooted in the liberal arts. Converse College graduates are principled and productive citizens capable of creative thinking and problem solving.
The MEd in Advanced Studies consists of 36 hours and is designed to expand and refine the teaching competencies of certified teachers. Students will choose a concentration in Project-Based, English, Social Studies, Literacy, or Gifted Education.
Our Advanced Studies program offers course selection across three categories of study: research, psychological and sociological foundations, and methodology and content. You will build upon your strengths, choosing among add-on certification possibilities, meeting some or all of the requirements of the SC Read 2 Succeed Act, and broadening your area of expertise.
M.Ed. in Advanced Studies Courses:
- EDU619A Theories & Design in Action Research (3 hours)
- EDU619B Action Research Implementation (3 hours)
- EDU525 Teaching of Reading: Content Area (3 hours)
- EDU514 Contemporary Education Issues (3 hours)
- EDU555 Diversity (3 hours)
- EDU517 Advanced Seminar in Literacy Instruction (3 hours)
- EDU610 School Law (3 hours)
- EDU567 Educational Psychology (3 hours)
- Choose One: EDU504 Technology for Teachers (3 hours) OR EDU569 Gender and Education (3 hours)
- Choose a concentration: Nine (9) hours concentration in content area approved by advisor
- Project Based Learning – EDU564, 573, and 588
- English – Any 500 level or higher ENG course not in the Creative Writing MFA
- Social Sciences – ECN523, 522, 521; Any 500 level or highest HST and/or PSY course
- Literacy – EDU612, 613, 614, and/or 618
- Gifted – EDU591, 592, and 594
MEd – Advanced Studies Benchmark Worksheet
The worksheet below outlines the academic requirements for this program
For consideration of admission to the MEd in Advanced Studies degree program, the applicant should have the following credentials:
- Graduation from an accredited institution.
- Grades indicating likelihood for success in graduate studies. For full, non-provisional admission, the applicant must have an overall cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale of college work.
- Certification in some area of teaching.
Please submit the following:
- Online application *Including the $40 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source)
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- NTE/Praxis II scores
- Copy of professional certification as an educator
- *A personal statement
*Converse College’s founder, Dexter Edgar Converse, held the ideal that Converse students “may be enabled to see clearly, decide wisely, and to act justly.” Please write a personal statement, approximately 250-300 words in length, on how your personal goals as an educator tie with the Converse concept of The “Ideal” Educator. In keeping with the Honor Tradition at Converse, your essay must be entirely your own work. Please be specific on how Converse can help you become the “Ideal” Educator, taking special care to organize your essay clearly and proofread your work. The personal statement should be submitted as a part of the application or emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission.