Master of


Master of Education Programs

For educators in Toledo, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan

Currently accepting applications

  • Fall 2015 priority application deadline is May 1, 2015. Classes begin the week of August 24, 2015

Special Note: The Graduate School programs have traditionally met for seven weeks and class time was 4 hours per week for a total of 28 contact hours. The Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), the governing body that authorizes programs in the state of Ohio, has asked colleges and universities to increase the contact hours to the number prescribed for undergraduate study, a total of 45 contact hours per course. Contact hours are understood as 50 minutes = 1 contact hour.

The administration of Lourdes University has asked all Graduate programs to comply with this request from OBR. Those cohorts that began their studies with the understanding that the class would meet weekly for 4 hours for the duration of 7 weeks will not have their program time changed. However, there will be some online work added to the course requirements to address the additional 10 hours of contact time needed to meet the state minimum requirements. New cohorts, beginning in Fall 2016 will meet twice a week in order to meet the state standards for contact hours.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email Dr. Michael French, Program Director at 419-824-3721 or Thank you for your understanding.

Master of Education Programs

The Lourdes University Master of Education programs will enhance your skills as a teacher and prepare you to accept more responsibility in your school. The master’s degree in education can help you improve your students’ learning experiences, advance in your career, and reach your professional goals.

The Master of Education degree programs

  • Emphasize developmentally appropriate teaching practices and learning strategies
  • Focus on applying the latest theories of learning, curriculum and instruction
  • Promote the Franciscan values of learning, reverence, and service
  • Encompass responsive approaches to the social, cultural and legal issues that impact education
  • Incorporate the use of current and emerging technologies to support student learning
  • Include practice in designing effective assessments and using assessment data to improve learning
  • Integrate liberal arts and professional education
  • Culminate in a field-based research project
  • Promote reflective and efficacious practitioners engaged in their own professional development and personal growth

Master of Education Program Students Choose One of Three Graduate Education Concentrations

  • The Educational Leadership major is designed for educators seeking leadership experience and licensure as a principal in Ohio. The program integrates professional experience, clinical practice, and classroom activities; develops knowledge, skills, and attributes relevant to the current dynamic educational environment; and draws on the strengths of professionals at various stages in their careers.
  • The P-12 Reading major is designed for teachers in Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan who want to become more expert in the teaching of reading both in classroom and resource settings. Graduates must pass the Introduction to the Teaching of Reading Praxis II Specialty Test to be eligible for a P-12 Ohio Reading Endorsement. Graduates meet the qualifications of the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
  • The Teaching & Curriculum major is designed to provide K-12 educators in Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan the skills and dispositions needed to be successful in constantly changing and ever-diverse environments, such as classrooms, schools, and local communities.

Master of Education Programs prepare competent, caring, qualified educators -- individuals who make a positive difference in our world.


Email Graduate Admissions

Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517

Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908

Michael P. French, Ph.D.
Professor and Director,
Graduate Education & Professional Development
Department of Education