Individualized Program

The individualized program is designed for graduate students who are interested in coursework leading to a master of arts degree. Students enrolled in this program must take the core courses 511, 512, 513 and 514. In lieu of 514, two graduate courses are required in the School of Education at Saint Xavier University if the program of study allows this substitution. In addition, some programs may designate the two courses as program requirements. Please refer to individual programs for 514 requirements.

Different Concentrations of the Individualized Program

The individualized program has concentrations that include science education, educational technology, integrative STEM (iSTEM), English as a second language (ESL)/ Bilingual Education (BLE)/TESOL and reading teacher endorsement. Graduate programs in early childhood, elementary and secondary education are also considered individualized programs. An individualized program can also be developed outside of these listed concentrations and programs, to include the core courses below and a set of electives to meet the credit hour minimum for the master of arts degree. This type of individualized program must be designed with the Associate Dean in the School of Education. Candidates interested in any individualized program must take the required courses developed for that program, the core courses as described below, and other additional courses recommended or required by the faculty of the School of Education.

Program Requirements (33-36 credit hours):

All concentrations of the individualized programs require that candidates complete the following sequences of core courses:

In lieu of EDGCC 514, graduate students in some concentrations/programs must take two graduate courses offered by the School of Education at Saint Xavier University.

Please see additional pages in the graduate catalog for descriptions and program requirements for Individualized Programs in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, science education, educational technology, integrative STEM (iSTEM), English as a second language (ESL)/Bilingual Education (BLE)/TESOL and reading teacher endorsement.

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