Q. How long is the course of study?

A. West Liberty University offers a 36 credit hour course of study leading to a Master of Arts in Education degree (M.A. Ed.). The College of Education program holds national accreditation from NCATE for its advanced program. The course work includes

  • 18 credit hours of common core (CORE) of education courses, including a capstone course
  • 12 credit hours of program emphasis courses fulfilling the requirements of one of four areas
  • 6 credit hours of approved electives
  • All students must purchase LiveText during the first graduate course attempted.
Each of the classes are 3 credit-hours. The classes are blended and will meet as face to face and on-line to equal fifteen (15) sessions during an eight week time period during a regular semester or a six week time period during a summer session. When the courses meet face to face they will be conducted at the West Liberty Highlands Center in Wheeling, WV.

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