Graduate Education Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Graduate Education Programs

    Opening young minds
    Educating the next generation of leaders

    "Leadership" is a way of thinking about education; the ability to anticipate, cope with, respond to, or initiate change effectively in the schools.

    In keeping with the rich Catholic tradition of Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Education Department accepts the responsibility of preparing quality educators for the 21st century. The department is confident that it is prepared to meet the challenge of training educators who possess the skills and abilities deemed necessary to be master teachers and leaders.

    The University has been proactive in its approach to education. The Education Department realizes the significance and importance of having educators prepared to exercise leadership qualities and abilities in their present position and/or positions they are seeking. Therefore, the MS in Education Degree Program's curriculum was developed to provide a holistic perspective of education by emphasizing curriculum, instruction, leadership, and the classroom teaching environment. The department's approach to an integrated curriculum is through interdepartmental/interdisciplinary collaboration and team teaching. The integrated curriculum affords each individual the opportunity of strengthening personal, intellectual, interpersonal and spiritual growth.

    Programs Offered: Graduate Degrees and Licensures 

    Franciscan University of Steubenville offers a variety of post-baccalaureate and post graduate licensures in addition to its two graduate degrees in education: 

    Graduate Degrees
    • Master of Science in Education 
    • Master of Science in Educational Administration 
    Licensure Programs 
    • Post-baccalaureate Initial Teaching Licensure 
    • Post-graduate Administrative Licensures

    The Master of Science in Educational Administration and Master of Science in Education share the same organizing theme: developing educators who possess leadership abilities and qualities.

    The Core Area is common to both master's degree programs. It is imperative that students are well grounded in philosophical foundations and research skills to be informed educators.

    The Concentration Area exposes students to contemporary content-based coursework. The designated courses provide an in-depth view of all facets of education, expanding the student's academic knowledge base, encouraging independent thought and aiding the development of professional growth. The courses in the concentration are vital to the development of teacher leaders who are to become effective change agents and share in the achievement of organizational goals.

    Ultimately, the curriculum, preparing teachers as leaders, is designed to prepare the individual to grow intellectually and spiritually, to share in the achievement of organizational goals, to function more effectively within the classroom environment, and to operate effectively and efficiently regardless of the designated role within the organization.


    Admissions Requirements

    You should submit the following materials to the Graduate Education Office for admission consideration

    1. Graduate Admission Application
    2. All college transcripts;
    3. Three letters of recommendation from qualified professionals in appropriate fields.
    4. Statement of Good Moral Character

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