College of Education and Professional Development

Individualized Plan of Study


If you don’t see a specific area of emphasis that fits your interests, consider the Individualized Plan of Study. With this plan, under the MA in Education, you have the opportunity to work with an academic advisor to tailor an area of emphasis that meets your particular needs.

Please see FAQs for more information.


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Master of Arts in Education with an Individualized Plan of Study



Degree Candidates

  • Transcripts verifying baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a master’s degree.


Application for Admission and Information

For complete admission information and an application visit:


For More Information Please Contact:

Dr. Tina Allen (Program Coordinator)
Program Director – Curriculum and Instruction
Marshall University
College of Education and Professional Development
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, South Charleston, WV  25303-1600
(304) 746-8958 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 68958


Mrs. Carolyn Schwarz (Program Secretary)
Phone: (304) 746-1996 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61996


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Individualized Plan of Study available online?

The ability to complete this program online depends on the classes selected to take within the individualized area of emphasis.

Does this plan of study lead to teacher licensure?

This plan of study does not lead to initial teacher licensure or added endorsement on an existing teaching license.

Is teacher licensure required for this plan of study?

Teacher licensure is not required for admission to this plan of study. However, the program is best suited for individuals with an interest in working in education related fields.