Graduate Program: Education Master of Science in Education

“Enrich your professional life in the field of education, leadership, or counseling.”

The MSEd program features faculty who are active in their fields, smart-classrooms, distance learning, evening courses, and multi-disciplinary field experience placements.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Curriculum/Instruction – Bilingual/ESL (online – for students currently licensed)
  • Leadership
  • Teaching Licensure – Elementary, Secondary or Special Education.
  • Reading Education
  • Teacher Leader

To apply, follow the instructions in the Degree Checklist.

Program Prerequisites/Completion Options

  • Applications are encouraged from individuals in all fields.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis focusing on the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the program.
  • Application review for admission is ongoing.
  • Start dates are subject to space availability.

Teacher Licensure

Students seeking teacher licensure must:

  1. Meet criteria for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
  2. Show proof of passing scores on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency and the state content test(s) in the teaching area.
  3. Meet checkpoint criteria throughout the program.
  4. Complete the 16-week student teaching experience.

Admission Requirements

Education Requirements: A completed or to-be-completed baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0/4.0 or higher will be recommended for admission. Applicants with GPAs lower than a 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.

MSE candidates seeking Curriculum/Instruction-Bilingual/ESL, Reading Education and Teacher Leader must provide documentation of current teacher license. This replaces the entrance testing requirement. *Teacher Leader also requires a minimum of two years teaching experience.

International students – Applicants from non-English speaking educational institutions must submit the results of the TOEFL. Generally, a score of 550 or above is acceptable evidence of a student’s ability to successfully study in an English-speaking environment at the graduate level. Also, the applicant must submit documentation showing how his/her education will be financed. A bank official must authorize this financial documentation.



Quincy University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 (800.621.7440).

The Master of Science in Education program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), 100 N. First St., Springfield, Illinois 62707-0001 (217.782.4330), to offer education programs for elementary and secondary teacher licensure, as well as school counselor licensure.


Applications are accepted throughout the year so you can start during any term.