MEd Degree Program

This program is based on the assumption that all participants will be fully licensed teachers who are currently teaching in classrooms. Furthermore, this program is based on the assumption that all courses will base course content and learning experiences on the student's work as a classroom teacher. All courses will include assignments that teachers will carry out in their own classrooms.

A. Program Admission

Applicants must submit complete admissions information, including:

  1. Application to the Graduate School, including:
    • Official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (verbal, quantitative, and writing).
    • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study
    • Applicants whose native language is other than English must score at least 550 (or 210 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Copy of a valid teaching license.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation on letterhead, preferably one from a college/university professor, to the Graduate Analyst in Ball Hall 215 (3798 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38152).

Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point averages, scores of the submitted tests, and letters of recommendation. Admission to the Graduate School and admission to a specific ICL graduate program are separate procedures.

B. Program Requirements for the MEd degree

  1. A minimum of 33 graduate semester hours is required.
  2. The degree will consist of all courses associated with the Regents Online Master of Education Degree in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL).
  3. Courses in this program of study cannot be used to satisfy required course work in MAT or MS degree programs.
  4. For a list of required courses, please contact the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership or go to