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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037 

Master of Science in Education

Programs in:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Transition to Teaching (Alternative Certification)
  • JROTC Instructor Prep
  • Higher Education Student Affairs

The Master of Science in Education (MSE), offered through the Department of Advanced Education Programs, has a core of 18 credit hours infused with the educational philosophy and strategies associated with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This core also supports the goal of preparing candidates for instructional leadership roles at the elementary, middle school, or secondary level. In your program of study, you may choose a 15-18 credit-hour area of emphasis in areas like ESOL, library media specialist, or reading specialist. The emphasis areas may lead to an endorsement or a program of professional improvement.

All candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive Exam in their area of concentration.

Required Courses:


Core Courses 18 Credit Hours
Area of Concentration 15-18 Credit Hours
Comprehensive Exam  

Program Overview

Contact Information

Dr. Jim Barrett
Fort Hays State University
232A Rarick Hall
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601-4099
Phone:  785.628.4283
Web: Advanced Education Programs


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