Department of Teaching and Learning Graduate Programs

Indiana State University offers more than 50 graduate degree programs, including master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Within the department, our graduate degrees are designed to provide flexible options for educators to advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum, instruction, research, and leadership.

Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education Degree is currently undergoing revision.  Beginning in Fall 2023, students will complete a 30-credit, fully-online graduate program that includes a 21-credit core and 9 credits of electives.  The program is designed to work efficiently with the coursework from our Transition to Teaching[SP1]  or add-on licensure[SP2]  programs.  We also welcome students who want to expand their knowledge and skills at the graduate level without pursuing additional licenses or certifications.  Here is a summary of the proposed coursework:

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • EPSY 620 Foundations of Qualitative or Quantitative Methods OR COUN 620 Foundations of Research OR EDUC 610 Research in Education
  • EPSY 621 Development Through the Lifespan
  • EDUC 660 Curriculum Fundamentals
  • CIMT 650 Classroom Management or SPED 602 Positive Supports for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
  • ELED 532 Early Childhood: Teaching Within a Diverse Society or SPED 607 Diversity and Disability in Today’s Schools
  • EDUC 611 Measurement and Evaluation in Education or SPED 627 Methods in Special Education
  • EDUC 775 Action Research in Education

Electives (9 credits)

Selected in consultation with the academic advisor.  Common choices may focus on elementary, secondary, special education, teaching English as a second language, or assessment and evaluation.

For more information, contact: Dr. Kevin Bolinger, Program Coordinator

Special Education (M.S.)

The M.S. in Special Education is an online program focused on the knowledge and skills for teaching students with mild intervention needs.  This program is being phased out and is not accepting applications after Spring 2023.  Beginning in Fall 2023, students who wish to pursue advanced coursework in special education should apply to the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning. Students interested in earning an initial or add-on license in Special Education can learn more on our Transition to Teaching[SP1]  or add-on licensure[SP2]  pages. 

For more information, contact: Dr. Shawn Huisinga, Program Coordinator

Educational Teachnology (M.S.)

The M.S. in Educational Technology is an online program focused on the optimal use of technology in instructional design, delivery, and evaluation.  This program is being discontinued, effective Fall 2023.  We are no longer accepting applications at this time.

For more information, contact: Dr. Carrie Ball, Program Coordinator

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction is a practitioner/scholar-based degree designed to prepare graduates for careers in teaching, scholarship, and leadership in educational and other professional settings.  The PhD program will be suspending admissions, effective Fall 2023. Applications for admission will not be considered after November 1, 2022.

For more information, contact: Dr. Carrie Ball, Department Chairperson