Majors and Endorsements

Majors and Endorsements Offered within the Graduate Education Program:

Adult and Professional Programs in Education

  • 40-44 semester credits including 10 credits of student teaching for either  Elementary Certification or Secondary Content Area Endorsement

Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

  • 33 semester credits for M.Ed.
  • 33-34 semester credits for M.Ed. with ENL or Bilingual endorsement

Educational Leadership M.Ed.

  • 37-38 semester credits for M.Ed. with eligibility for Pre K-12 Principal endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate (face-to-face and online)

Exceptional Child M.Ed. (Advanced for Credentialed Teachers)

  • 33 semester credits for M.Ed. 
  • 37 semester credits for M.Ed. with Generalist certification in special education

Exceptional Child M.Ed. (Basic & Advanced for Non-Credentialed Persons)

  • 61 semester credits for M.Ed. with Generalist certification in special education

Reading (Online) M.Ed.

  • 35 semester credits for M.Ed. with an Idaho Literacy Endorsement

Educational Leadership Ed.S. (Education Specialist)

  • 30 semester credits for Ed.S. with eligibility for Superintendent endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate (primarily online)
  • 30-33 semester credits (depending on existing master's degree) for Ed.S. with eligibility for Principal endorsement and Director of Special Education endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate (blend of face-to-face and online)
  • 33-34 semester credits for Ed.S. with eligibility for Pre K-12 Principal endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate (face-to-face and online)

Educational Leadership Ed.D.

  • 60 credits (minimum). The first 30 credits are earned through the successful completion of an Ed.S. program or its equivalent. The additional 30 credits (primarily online) consist of 9 capstone/leadership credits, 9 research and analysis methods credits, and 12 dissertation research/writing credits. Additional credits may be required depending on the studentís academic status as determined by the program director.

Endorsement-only options:

  • Contact the program director for a customized schedule.