College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Master of Education degrees in Educational Leadership and Educating for Social Justice. The Master of Science degree is available in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and School Counseling. The Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction is also offered. Most graduate degrees in Education and Counselor Education are also offered at the Stetson University Center at Celebration.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree is offered in two areas.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed for certified educators. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of coursework. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree assumes that the student is or will be fully certified in either elementary or secondary education and has or will have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching upon program completion. 

The Master of Education: Educating for Social Justice, offers two research concentrations—Section 1: Elementary Education; Section 2: middle/secondary. The degree requires a minimum of 36 credits of coursework. This degree focuses on developing pedagogical practices and advocating for children marginalized by society. This theory to practice degree program is founded upon the commitment to pedagogical practices that promote closing persistent and growing opportunity gaps. The program encourages candidates to actively grow as 21st century teacher-scholars and reflective thoughtful decision-makers who possess a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions involved in teaching for social justice. The program includes an immersion experience that fosters change at the local and global level as well as an extensive research project that will enhance the lives of children marginalized by society.

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Fiction or Poetry in an Expanded Field), encourages students to grow as both writers and global citizens. The program requires four “working” residencies as well as a fifth “graduation” residency in which the student offers both a public reading and craft lecture. January residencies are held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. June residencies are held abroad. Between residencies, students exchange “packets” of work with their instructor. The program culminates with a book-length or equivalent project.

Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in counselor education is offered in three areas.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credits. No thesis is required, but students must enroll in a practicum, participate in two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, and complete a successful defense of a portfolio prior to graduating from the program.

The Master of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credits. No thesis is required, but students must enroll in a practicum, participate in two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, and complete a successful defense of a portfolio prior to graduating from the program.

The Master of Science degree in School Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credits. No thesis is required, but students must enroll in a practicum, participate in two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination, and complete a successful defense of a portfolio prior to graduating from the program.

Dual Degree options are available in Counseling. If a student wishes to graduate from two counseling specialty areas concurrently, he or she must meet the degree requirements for both CACREP accredited specialties. This would include meeting the curricular requirements for each specialty and a minimum of a 600 clock hour internship for each specialty. The awarding of the degrees must occur simultaneously.

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

The Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction is offered with a specialization area in Educational Leadership. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of coursework beyond the master’s degree. A comprehensive oral examination and a research project are required at the end of the student’s program.