A specialization is an area of focus for your graduate program of study. Specifically, it is an area within the wider discipline of education where half (18 semester hours) of your courses are taken within the 36-semester-hour requirement for the degree.
The following guidelines are used by Educational Foundations and Leadership in designing, evaluating, and approving specializations:
- Each specialization requires a minimum of 18 semester hours with a minimum of 16 to be taken at George Fox.
- The name of the specialization is listed on both the transcript and diploma as an MEd with a specialization listed.
- A maximum of 8 elective hours are allowed for the specializations. Up to 10 semester hours can be transferred from another accredited institution, mostly into the electives area.
- An individualized specialization can be approved using the aforementioned guidelines, subject to approval of the director of the MEd and EDFL faculty.