Education, Teacher Education- Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry
401 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6443

The Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry (TCE) offers both Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees. Some of the graduate programs in TCE lead to teaching or supervisory licensure by the Ohio Department of Education. The Department also offers a variety of graduate-level courses and workshops for in-service education and professional development of school personnel who may not be interested in degree programs.

Admission Requirements

To receive graduate credit for courses taken, you must be admitted to the Graduate School. Admission to non-degree study requires Graduate School admission with continuing non-degree graduate standing. Admission to any of the master’s degree programs requires:     

  1. Acceptance by the Graduate School.
  2. Program Admission Requirements for TCE:
    1. Essay
    2. Resume
    3. GRE (MAT applicants only)
    4. TOEFL (if English is not your native language)
    5. Two recommendations

For all programs, apply through the Graduate School at You will submit an application, application fee, and official transcripts along with the documents required by the department, which are listed above.  For further information or questions, you may contact the TCE department at

When the Graduate School notifies the department that you have been admitted with appropriate standing, you will be informed of your admission status and assigned an academic advisor by the department.

General Requirements

Following program admission, you will need to develop a plan of study with your advisor’s assistance. You must file a copy of this plan, approved by your advisor, with the department within two months of admission to the degree program. If a plan of study has not been submitted within the required time, it could result in an inability to complete the degree in a timely manner. Your plan must satisfy requirements for your area of emphasis, your division, the Graduate School, and the university. At least 15 semester hours must be earned in 600-level courses or above.

You may make substitutions in your plan, provided that each is consistent with these requirements, is approved by a petition through your advisor, and is filed with the department office as an amended plan of study prior to registration for the substitute course.

A final comprehensive master's presentation defense is required during the last term of coursework for your program. As you approach the completion of graduate coursework in your approved plan of study, consult with your advisor to complete the following required components. The defense will be administered by a committee of three faculty selected by you and your advisor, including at least one other member of the Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry.


Reading Endorsement

(131-16 semester hours)

The K-12 Reading Endorsement can be added to a valid Ohio teaching license upon successfully completing required graduate-level reading education courses and passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Reading subtests. Such an endorsement enables a teacher to teach reading in grades K-12 in the State of Ohio. Upon passing the tests, you need to complete the application to add the Reading endorsement as a second teaching field. The application is at

Take all of the following:
TCE 603Language, Literacy and Culture3
TCE 632Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
TCE 635Clinical Literacy Practicum4
TCE 642Science of Reading 13
TCE 646Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
Total Credit Hours16

 Teachers who completed a phonics course as part of their undergraduate curriculum are exempt from taking TCE 642.

Middle Childhood Generalist 4-6 Endorsement

This endorsement, including graduate and undergraduate courses, enables candidates who hold an Ohio Middle Childhood license for two content areas to teach one or two of the additional core subjects in grades 4-6. The generalist requirements for each subject are:

  1. mathematics --In addition to MTH 115 taken as a Miami Plan course, students add MTH 116 and either TCE 465/TCE 565 or TCE 565 or TCE 265
  2. science --In addition to the science courses taken as part of the Miami Plan requirements, students add BIO 155 and either TCE 405/TCE 505 or TCE 505, or GLG 244.
  3. language arts -- In addition to taking ENG 111 and the advanced writing course for the Miami Plan, students add ENG 262 and either ENG 304 or TCE 625.
  4. social studies -- In addition to one of these two-course sequences (HST 111/HST 112 OR HST 197/HST 198) students add TCE 362 and either TCE 452/TCE 552 or TCE 552 or SOC 153.

In addition to the coursework, a passing score on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) "Elementary Education" Subtest I/018 & Subtest II/019 is also required.

For detailed information about courses for the MCE generalist, contact the Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry at 513-529-6443.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Endorsement)

Program Description

Miami's TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) prepares P-12 educators to work effectively with English language learners. Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address the linguistic, cultural, and academic issues facing English language learners and their teachers in schools.


  • Hybrid format: mostly online with three Saturday in-person sessions at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC)
  • Take four courses and work with students in your classroom or school for case studies
  • ESL Tutors welcome
Select all of the following:
TCE 612TESOL in PK-12: Culture, Policy, & Second Language Acquisition3
TCE 614TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theory and Practice3
TCE 617TESOL in PK-12: English Literacy Development3
TCE 619TESOL in PK-12: Current Issues in TESOL3
Total Credit Hours12

Application Process

Students seeking the TESOL endorsement only should apply for Continuing Non-degree status with the Graduate School, and should contact Robin Schell to sign up for the endorsement. Practicing teachers who are already enrolled in a Miami master’s program may enroll in the TESOL endorsement by contacting Robin Schell.