Master of science education - frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes begin?
How many days a week do classes meet?
What course should I take first?
How about the computer and the Internet connection?
What is the tuition? When is it due?
How many courses are required?
What courses can I transfer in?
Do I have to be certified?
Do I have to be a teacher?
What kind of certification do I get?
What is the preparation of the participants in the program?
How do I apply?
I have more questions: who do I talk to?

1. When do classes begin?

On the main page of the MSE program at your left a link will connect you to the current or future semester schedule of classes.  Semester in the MSE program is shorter: 13 weeks.  All semesters start with the first meeting on campus (in most cases Tuesdays).  Summer classes are available in 10- and 6- week formats starting May and June.

2.  How many days a week do classes meet?

You will meet two times with your instructor: Tuesday on campus at LTU, and Thursday online (Blackboard or Horizon Wimba).  Tuesday and Thursday class time is the same.  In MSE we work with 2 time slots: 5:00 - 6:55PM and 7:15 to 9:10 PM.  During summer semester this schedule will change.

3. What course should I take first?

We recommend that students start with Introductory Seminar.

4. How about the computer and the Internet connection?

See link on main page.

5. What is the tuition? When is it due?

Due to the non-need based $630.00 scholarship awarded to MSE students, tuition per course is reduced to levels comparable to other MI universities.  For current tuition, please review information on the Registrar site:http://www.ltu.edu/registrars_office/

6. Howmanycourses are required?

30 and respectively 36 credits are required to complete the MSE or the MSE with DI degrees. 

7. What courses can I transfer in?

You can transfer NINE  (12 for MSE-DI) relevant graduate credits based on official transcript and program director approval.

8. Do I have to be certified?

Teachers interested in adding an endorsement or renewing provisional certificates have to have a provisional/professional teaching certificate.

9. Do I have to be a teacher to be in the program?

No.

10. What kind of certification do I get?

We provide assistance with endorsements/renewals, application for professional certificates through Aquinas College and University of Detroit Mercy (contact teachcertificate@ltu.edu if you have questions)

11. What is the preparation of the participants in the program?

You will be taking courses along with elementary, middle and high school teachers and other school administrators and staff.

12. How do I apply?

You can do it online at www.ltu.edu by following the Future Students link.

13. I have more questions: who do I talk to?

Please send all other questions and comments to program director Dr. Valentina Tobos at  248-204-3617, v_tobos@ltu.edu or msedir@ltu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes begin?
How many days a week do classes meet?
What course should I take first?
How about the computer and the Internet connection?
What is the tuition? When is it due?
How many courses are required?
What courses can I transfer in?
Do I have to be certified?
Do I have to be a teacher?
What kind of certification do I get?
What is the preparation of the participants in the program?
How do I apply?
I have more questions: who do I talk to?

1. When do classes begin?

On the main page of the MSE program at your left a link will connect you to the current or future semester schedule of classes.  Semester in the MSE program is shorter: 13 weeks.  All semesters start with the first meeting on campus (in most cases Tuesdays).  Summer classes are available in 10- and 6- week formats starting May and June.

2.  How many days a week do classes meet?

You will meet two times with your instructor: Tuesday on campus at LTU, and Thursday online (Blackboard or Horizon Wimba).  Tuesday and Thursday class time is the same.  In MSE we work with 2 time slots: 5:00 - 6:55PM and 7:15 to 9:10 PM.  During summer semester this schedule will change.

3. What course should I take first?

We recommend that students start with Introductory Seminar.

4. How about the computer and the Internet connection?

See link on main page.

5. What is the tuition? When is it due?

Due to the non-need based $630.00 scholarship awarded to MSE students, tuition per course is reduced to levels comparable to other MI universities.  For current tuition, please review information on the Registrar site:http://www.ltu.edu/registrars_office/

6. Howmanycourses are required?

30 and respectively 36 credits are required to complete the MSE or the MSE with DI degrees. 

7. What courses can I transfer in?

You can transfer NINE  (12 for MSE-DI) relevant graduate credits based on official transcript and program director approval.

8. Do I have to be certified?

Teachers interested in adding an endorsement or renewing provisional certificates have to have a provisional/professional teaching certificate.

9. Do I have to be a teacher to be in the program?

No.

10. What kind of certification do I get?

We provide assistance with endorsements/renewals, application for professional certificates through Aquinas College and University of Detroit Mercy (contact teachcertificate@ltu.edu if you have questions)

11. What is the preparation of the participants in the program?

You will be taking courses along with elementary, middle and high school teachers and other school administrators and staff.

12. How do I apply?

You can do it online at www.ltu.edu by following the Future Students link.

13. I have more questions: who do I talk to?

Please send all other questions and comments to program director Dr. Valentina Tobos at  248-204-3617, v_tobos@ltu.edu or msedir@ltu.edu.