Master of Arts in Education | Capital University
Close

Majors

    • 01-Master of Arts in Education
    • 02-Master of Arts in Education
    • 03-Master of Arts in Education
    • 04-Master of Arts in Education

    Master of Arts in Education

  • ACE Registration

    Master of Arts in Education – Teaching |   School Counseling |   Administration

    Your passion is helping students reach their full potential. Ours is helping you reach yours. 

    MAEd Teacher in Classroom
    Learn more about Capital University's Master of Arts in Education


    Request Information


         Schedule a Visit      


             Apply Today          

    Inside the heart of every teacher is a learner — a teacher who wants to master the craft; a confidant who wants to counsel and guide students through stages of development; a visionary who wants to build a culture where teachers are motivated and empowered to do what they do best — shape the mind of a child, and the future of society.

    Advance your practice and your career with a Master of Arts in Education from a respected leader in teaching and learning. Build on your prior professional experience with our hybrid, interactive format carefully designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of evening classes. Our master’s in education balances the best of classroom, experiential and online learning in three concentrations:

    Balance class and work. Build strong relationships.

    At Capital, we know teachers. If you’re not in front of the class, you’re preparing for it. But no matter how busy you are, relationships matter to you. They matter to us, too.

    So we’ve structured our hybrid Master of Arts in Education program to meet from 5 to 8 pm on Thursdays. Students and instructors will alternate one week in class on Capital’s Bexley campus and two weeks online. You’ll learn from rich discussion, challenging projects and assignments and traditional face-to-face instruction in class, in online discussion boards and blogs, and through practicum experiences.

    You can also work at your own pace through coursework that’s completed online, including readings, video responses, blogging, and face-to-face discussions.

    Learn from the best.

    The latest thinking in theory and practice is fluid, but some fundamentals never change. So in addition to Capital’s renowned education and leadership faculty, you’ll learn from practitioners at some of the Central Ohio region's top school districts, including Grandview Heights, Olentangy Orange and Worthington.

    Contact us at adult-grad@capital.edu if you need further information or have questions. We welcome your inquiries. 

    For a complete overview of the Master of Arts in Education at Capital University, see our student handbook

    Scholarships Header 
    Several adult and graduate scholarships are available.

    Check your eligibility

     


  •   MAEd in Teaching 

    Master of Arts in Education in Teaching

    “The program will stand out in that it will intentionally focus on praxis – where theory intersects with practice – and will provide students with strong theoretical knowledge as well as real-life application of that knowledge. There is a strong mix of seasoned professionals who are currently or recently in the field and active scholars with strong national reputations.”

    Bradley Conrad, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor of Education
    Capital University

    This program views teachers as leaders and researchers, and classrooms as laboratories for learning communities. It weaves emphasis on research, effective use of technology, culturally responsive teaching and broad respect for diversity and inclusion throughout the graduate student experience — from entry to the program to the Capstone Research Project.

    Capital believes the best learning occurs with high-impact practices. So your professors will engage you in applied research and data analysis to deepen professional teaching practice, extend teaching skills and competencies and enhance learning outcomes. Working with your graduate faculty member, you will design and conduct an applied research project or thesis. With cross-curricular training through Capital MBA courses, you will earn a well-rounded degree and become a better teacher and leader. One option within the program even allows you to earn your TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) to make you even more marketable with an endorsement and a master’s degree. This program aligns with National Board Certification requirements and the Ohio Master Teacher Framework.

    » Take the first step toward your Master of Arts in Education degree. Request more information or arrange to schedule a visit.
     
  • In this section..

    • Criteria for admission:

      • Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
      • Satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B);
      • Evidence of having taken the Ohio Assessment for Educators or comparable state mandated initial teaching license assessment (for Master of Arts in Teaching only);
      • Evidence of having a minimum of two years successful teaching experience when applying for a license (for Master of Arts in School Administration only);
      • Evidence of compatibility of professional goals with Capital University’s Master of Arts in Education program, as addressed in submitted writing sample and personal interview; 
      • Evidence of ability to successfully complete program as collectively indicated in all materials submitted in the application process; and
      • Signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character.
    • Course Requirements for this concentration

      Anticipated length of program/Calendar
      The program is designed to let you go at your own pace but you could complete in as few as 12 months! Courses will begin in January, May and August.

      Courses:
      EDUC-510: Research Methods and Design I (4 credit hours)
      This course covers the basic research tools needed for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

      EDUC-520: Research and Methods of Inquiry II (4 credit hours)
      This course demonstrates how to implement an individualized research project.

      EDUC-530: Principles of Leadership (4 credit hours)
      This course will explore the leadership necessary to effectively serve as a mentor.

      EDUC-532: Educational Change (4 credit hours)
      This course looks at those things which bring change upon education and how to create change effectively.

      EDUC-534: Teaching: Best Practices (4 credit hours)
      This course looks at current best practices in teaching.

      EDUC-536: Learners and Learning Theory 4 (credit hours)
      This course provides a detailed analysis of learning theories and the impact upon instruction.

      EDUC-699: Capstone Research Hours (4 credit hours)

      Required MBA courses:
      MBA-600: Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credit hours)
      This course covers organization ethics.

      MBA-613: Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
      This course covers the theories of organizational behavior.


      TESOL Endorsement Options:
      EDUC 550: Issues in Second Language Acquisition: Theory and practice (4 credit hours)

      EDUC 560: Studies in English Language Structure and Linguistics (4 credit hours)

      EDUC 570: Sociolinguistics and Culture (4 credit hours)

      EDUC 580: Assessment, Evaluation, and Program Development in TESOL (4 credit hours)

      EDUC 600: Practicum (5 credit hours)

      See Tuition and Fees

    • Application Process

      For All Concentrations:

      1. Submit an online application. Select the Graduate Application and select your concentration. It will include a writing sample, academic plan questions, and a place to upload your current resume or curriculum vita.  
      2. Request official transcripts from all previous institutions attended. Mail to:Adult and Graduate Education Capital University1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209-2394
      3. Three letters of reference (must include at least one from a school administrator if applicant has teaching experience) Can be emailed to adult-grad@capital.edu or mailed to the address above.
      4. Apply for Financial Aid. If you plan on utilizing financial aid to help pay for your courses, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023.  

      For Teaching Concentration only:
      Copy of OAE Assessment for Professional Knowledge or comparable assessment score.  

      For School Administration Concentration only:
      Documentation of teaching experience (can be included in letter of recommendation)  

      (A meeting with the admission committee may be required)

       


  •  School Counseling

    School Counseling

    Capital’s Master of Arts in Education, school counseling program, prepares you to make an impact on students through a blend of theory and practice. Our program is distinctive, combining the convenience of hybrid courses with the important one-on-one interaction with professors and your faculty advisor. You will be learning from highly respected professionals in the field. Within this program you will progress through coursework designed to help merge theory and best practice to make you a more effective educator. If you're not an educator, this program is open to you, too. We've tailored a few classes just for you to make that transition seamless.

    » Take the first step toward your Master of Arts in Education degree. Request more information or arrange to schedule a visit.

  • In this section..

    • Criteria for admission:

      • Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
      • Satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B);
      • Evidence of having taken the Ohio Assessment for Educators or comparable state mandated initial teaching license assessment (for Master of Arts in Teaching only);
      • Evidence of having a minimum of two years successful teaching experience when applying for a license (for Master of Arts in School Administration only);
      • Evidence of compatibility of professional goals with Capital University’s Master of Arts in Education program, as addressed in submitted writing sample and personal interview; 
      • Evidence of ability to successfully complete program as collectively indicated in all materials submitted in the application process; and
      • Signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character.
    • Course Requirements for this concentration

      This course provides introductory skills, philosophies, and principles of school counseling. Our program is designed to let you go at your own speed. Courses will begin in January, May and August.

      If you have a background in education
      14 total courses could be completed in 16 months, however, the number of clock hours required in the Internship make it more likely it would take 20 months.

      If you do not have a background in education
      16 total courses could be completed in 24 months and still be able to complete the Internship requirements

      Courses:

      EDUC-503: Introduction to School Counseling (3 credit hours)

      EDUC-513: Personality and Human Development (3 credit hours)
      This course looks at the diverse ways of looking at personality, growth, and development.

      EDUC-517: Research Methods (3 credit hours)
      This course will cover how to conduct counseling, psychology, and school counseling research.

      EDUC-523: Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling and Lab (3 credit hours)
      This course is an introduction to basic counseling skills.

      EDUC-527: Scholarly Action Research (3 credit hours)
      This course covers philosophy, principles, and practices of effective counseling explored through action-research.

      EDUC-533: Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling and Lab (3 credit hours)
      This course provides an overview of basic group counseling skills.

      EDUC-543: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 credit hours)
      This course covers the knowledge and skills required to work with children and adolescents.

      EDUC-553: Counseling Diverse Populations (3 credit hours)
      This course explores the skills necessary to counsel diverse populations.

      EDUC-563: Consultation and Collaboration (3 credit hours)
      This course provides an overview of major leadership and consultation frameworks.

      EDUC-573: Career Counseling (3 credit hours)
      This course covers theories, strategies, information, and assessments used in career counseling.

      EDUC-583: Counseling Program Development (3 credit hours)
      This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs.

      EDUC-593: Special Topics (3 credit hours)

      EDUC-603: School Counseling Practicum (3 credit hours)

      EDUC-613: School Counseling Internship (3 credit hours)

      Additional courses for non-teachers
      EDUC-500: Foundations of Education (3 credit hours)
      This course provides an overview of the education profession.

      EDUC-534: Teaching: Best Practices (4 credit hours)
      • This course looks at current best practices in teaching. 

    • Application Process

      For All Concentrations:

      1. Submit an online application. Select the Graduate Application and select your concentration. It will include a writing sample, academic plan questions, and a place to upload your current resume or curriculum vita.  
      2. Request official transcripts from all previous institutions attended. Mail to:Adult and Graduate Education Capital University1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209-2394
      3. Three letters of reference (must include at least one from a school administrator if applicant has teaching experience) Can be emailed to adult-grad@capital.edu or mailed to the address above.
      4. Apply for Financial Aid. If you plan on utilizing financial aid to help pay for your courses, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023.  

      For Teaching Concentration only:
      Copy of OAE Assessment for Professional Knowledge or comparable assessment score.  

      For School Administration Concentration only:
      Documentation of teaching experience (can be included in letter of recommendation)  

      (A meeting with the admission committee may be required)

       


  •  Administration

    School Administration

    “It has never been more important to cultivate leaders within our field. Leadership matters, and Capital has a rich tradition of developing great educators, thinkers, and leaders … Students will have the opportunity to couple their learning with authentic and dynamic leadership networks within the PreK-12 field. There is nothing more valuable than developing strong relationships with mentors that have high-credibility in the field.”

    Jamie Scott Lusher, Ph.D.
    Chief academic officer and assistant superintendent
    Grandview Heights School District

    Capital’s Master of Arts in Education, school administration concentration, prepares you to make an impact on students and staff through a blend of theory and practice in your new role. Our program is distinctive, combining the convenience of hybrid courses with the important one-on-one interaction with professors and your faculty advisor. 

    You will be learning from highly respected and relevant professionals in the field. Within this program you will progress through coursework designed to help merge theory and best practice to make you a more effective leader. With cross-curricular learning through the Capital MBA program, you will earn a well-rounded degree preparing you for whatever new role you choose.

    » Take the first step toward your Master of Arts in Education degree. Request more information or arrange to schedule a visit.

  • In this section..

    • Criteria for admission:

      • Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
      • Satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B);
      • Evidence of having taken the Ohio Assessment for Educators or comparable state mandated initial teaching license assessment (for Master of Arts in Teaching only);
      • Evidence of having a minimum of two years successful teaching experience when applying for a license (for Master of Arts in School Administration only);
      • Evidence of compatibility of professional goals with Capital University’s Master of Arts in Education program, as addressed in submitted writing sample and personal interview; 
      • Evidence of ability to successfully complete program as collectively indicated in all materials submitted in the application process; and
      • Signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character.
    • Course Requirements for this concentration

      Our program is designed to let you go at your own speed. Courses will begin in January, May and August.
      11 total courses (9 in the education department) could be completed in 20 months
      ** due to accreditation requirements the School Administration Internship must take place over 2 semesters, and must be the culminating experience

      Courses:
      EDUC-505: Educational Leadership (3 credit hours)
      This course covers meeting facilitation, community engagement, school culture, visioning, and other educational leadership topics.
      ***Field experience component included with this course.

      EDUC-515: School Law (3 credit hours)

      EDUC-525: Resource Management (3 credit hours)
      This course covers budgeting, human resources, and facility management.
      ***Field experience component included with this course.

      EDUC-532: Educational Change (4 credit hours)
      This course covers change models and enacting change.

      EDUC-534: Teaching: Best Practices (4 credit hours)
      This course looks at current best practices in teaching.

      EDUC-535: Counseling Strategies for Administrators (3 credit hours)
      This course covers basic counseling strategies for group and individual counseling.

      EDUC-545: Instructional Supervision and Professional Development (3 credit hours)
      This course covers supervision strategies and how to build effective professional development programs.

      EDUC-355: Research Development and Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
      This course covers how to conduct research and effectively utilize data.

      EDUC-605: School Administration Internship (2 credit hours per semester-2 semesters needed)


      Required MBA courses:
      MBA-600: Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credit hours)
      This course covers organizational ethics.

      MBA-613: Organizational Behavior and Collaborative Processes (3 credit hours)
      This course covers theories or organizational behavior.

    • Application Process

      For All Concentrations:

      1. Submit an online application. Select the Graduate Application and select your concentration. It will include a writing sample, academic plan questions, and a place to upload your current resume or curriculum vita.  
      2. Request official transcripts from all previous institutions attended. Mail to:Adult and Graduate Education Capital University1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209-2394
      3. Three letters of reference (must include at least one from a school administrator if applicant has teaching experience) Can be emailed to adult-grad@capital.edu or mailed to the address above.
      4. Apply for Financial Aid. If you plan on utilizing financial aid to help pay for your courses, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023.  

      For Teaching Concentration only:
      Copy of OAE Assessment for Professional Knowledge or comparable assessment score.  

      For School Administration Concentration only:
      Documentation of teaching experience (can be included in letter of recommendation)  

      (A meeting with the admission committee may be required)