Master of Arts in Education

University of the Virgin Islands

Program Description

Master of Arts in Education

University of the Virgin Islands

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts Degree in Education was established in direct response to the need for increasing the effectiveness of teachers, counselors and educational administrators, with baccalaureate degrees, who wish to further their education and improve their teaching, counseling and supervisory potential, without the expenses and family disruptions necessarily involved in attending universities outside the region.

By pursuing Master’s level studies, the graduate student may continue beyond the baccalaureate level and concentrate on specialized areas of education. The student has the opportunity to pursue, in greater depth than at the undergraduate level, the generalized areas of education, while at the same time becoming a specialist in a particular area.    

The Master's Program in Education consists of three basic areas:

    1. Core courses which are required of all graduate students

    2. Courses in the student’s concentration

    3. A thesis or non-thesis option

The minimum credit requirement is 36 hours

Areas of Concentration

At the present time, graduate students will have a choice of one of three areas of concentration:

    1. Teaching

    2. Educational Leadership

    3. Counseling and Guidance

No-Thesis Option

Students majoring in education who do not write a thesis must enroll in EDU 530, Independent Study, and must pass a comprehensive examination, the guidelines and administration date for which are available in the School of Education. Students who fail two retakes of the comprehensive exam will be dismissed from the program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 16, 2016
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USA Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands
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Virgin Islands St. Thomas
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