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Urban Secondary Teaching (licensure, adolescent/young adult 7-12 OR multi-age in Spanish), M.Ed.

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Curriculum and Instruction Urban Secondary Teaching

Specialization leading to a Master of Education  degree.

(Initial Licensure)

42-46 credit hours leading to the Master of Education degree.

Program Description

This program prepares individuals with bachelor’s degrees to teach in urban secondary schools. This intensive, fourteen-month, full-time program engages a cohort of students in school-based classes and classroom experiences, studying theory and developing essential practices within school settings. Through reflection, collaboration, fieldwork, and inquiry, students develop responsive teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance learning. Students construct a critical perspective of schooling by examining and addressing the effects of race, class, and gender on pedagogy and learning.

Students in this program pursue Ohio licensure in one of the following content areas:

  • Integrated Language Arts (7-12)
  • Integrated Mathematics (7-12)
  • Integrated Science (7-12)
  • Integrated Social Studies (7-12)
  • Physical Sciences:  Physics (7-12)
  • Spanish (PreK-12)

Admission Information

Applicants to the program must:

  1. Attend one of the information sessions offered during the fall semester
  2. Complete a special MUST Graduate Program Admission Application form provided at the information sessions
  3. Meet all College of Graduate Studies admission requirements  noted in this Catalog
  4. Hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, English, social studies, Foreign Language or a related field with above-average grades
  5. Be committed to a fourteen-month intensive program to include a nine-month, school-based internship
  6. Have an interest in working in an urban school environment
  7. Agree to develop a professional teaching portfolio
  8. Agree to participate in all cohort activities
  9. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates admitted as a non-degree graduate student must earn a GPA or 3.0 or above after completing 12 graduate credit hours, including EDB 601  with a grade of B- or better, and satisfying all other licensure program admissions to be admitted into a licensure program. A score at the 50% percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on each section will also fulfill the GPA requirement.
  10. Candidates who complete all academic content courses prior to CSU professional course work (e.g. adolescent/young adult or middle grades licensure areas) must take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessments for Educators content knowledge asessment prior to admission. Candidates who need to take content courses at Cleveland State are allowed to take content knowledge assessments prior to student teaching.
  11. Pay for an initial BCI/FBI check prior to starting their first field experience. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be “absolute bars” to licensure will be denied acceptance to the college and any registration permissions for subsequent semesters will be revoked. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses eligible for rehabilitation will be referred to the Ohio Department of Education Office of Professional Conduct to determine whether they will be able to obtain a teaching license.

Eligible applicants to the program are invited for an interview.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply


All teaching licensure students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences. Students are required to purchase a subscription to Taskstream, which they will use to submit all required protfolio components. At various checkpoints students must meet specific criteria to be eligible to continue to the next phase of their program. For complete information on portfolios, students are advised to speak with an advisor and access the Student Portfolio Handbook available at the following: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/taskstream/taskstream.html.

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