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School of Graduate Studies:
Degree Requirements

The M.Ed. program is specifically designed as a cohort program to be completed within 5 semesters. The degree requires 30 hours with students completing 6 hours of course work each semester.

M.Ed. Degree Requirements

 

FALL 1

EDUC 501 Action Research (Click to learn more) +

This course is designed to introduce the graduate candidate to principles of educational research in order to use such information to improve student learning in the K-6 setting. This course will introduce candidates to the research methods and professional and ethical standards endorsed by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The candidate will be expected to develop and present an action research proposal. Emphasis on analyzing and writing of research results using the American Psychological Association (APA) style will be required.

Credits: 3 hours

EDUC 505 Diversity in Education (Click to learn more) +

This course addresses diversity as defined by NCATE (2008, p. 86): “differences among groups of people and individuals based on ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area.” The graduate candidate is expected to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of issues of diversity and how it influences school and classroom environments. Emphasis is placed on culturally responsive teaching, adapting instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, and addressing diversity through literacy.

Credits: 3 hours

 

SPRING 1

EDUC 510 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction (Click to learn more) +

This course explores the foundations and principles of curriculum as well as current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction. The fundamentals of curriculum explored in this course will inform the candidate’s practical study of instruction in EDUC 520 and EDUC 521. This course requires that the candidate demonstrate his/her knowledge and expertise in the areas of curriculum and instruction based upon theoretical, philosophical, and research based educational practices. This course includes field experiences in the elementary (K-6) setting.

Credits: 3 hours

EDUC 515 Instructional Technologies (Click to learn more) +

The course is designed to assist the graduate candidate in developing knowledge and skills for integrating 21st century technology skills to meet the diverse needs of learners. Candidates will analyze and demonstrate effective integration of technology to support student learning.

Credits: 3 hours

 

SUMMER 1

EDUC 520 Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies
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This course is designed for the graduate candidate to develop an advanced understanding of curriculum integration and research-based best practices in English language arts and social studies instruction. This course will require the candidate to determine links between the content areas of English language arts and social studies and the developmental stages and diversity of elementary students (K-6). Attention will be given to integration of the arts and technology with English language arts and social studies content.

Credits: 3 hours

EDUC 521 Integrating Mathematics and Science (Click to learn more) +

This course is designed for the graduate candidate to develop an advanced understanding of curriculum integration and research-based best practices in mathematics and science instruction. This course will require the candidate to determine links between the content areas of mathematics and science and the developmental stages and diversity of elementary students (K-6). Attention will be given to integration of health/physical education and technology with mathematics and science content.

Credits: 3 hours

 

FALL 2

EDUC 502 Analysis and Assessment of Student Learning
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The graduate candidate will explore various forms of assessment including both formative and summative assessments. The candidate will research and analyze assessments as a means of developing curriculum and planning for instruction in order to improve student achievement. The course involves the collection, analysis, use of, and reflection upon assessment data to impact student learning. The data is expected to become a part of the graduate product of learning. This course includes required field experiences in the elementary (K-6) setting.

Credits: 3 hours

EDUC 530 Twenty-first Century Literacies (Click to learn more) +

This course requires the graduate candidate to demonstrate advanced understanding of 21st century literacies. Giving attention to emerging technologies as well as traditional literacy forms, this course addresses research-based instructional approaches to both print and non-print texts. The course includes a fieldwork component in the elementary (K-6) setting.

Credits: 3 hours

 

SPRING 2

EDUC 540 Leadership and Collaboration (Click to learn more) +

The graduate candidate will demonstrate leadership, collaboration, and team building skills relevant to the K-6 public school setting. The development of professional expectations, communication with colleagues, leadership in developing home-school partnerships, and the analysis of current educational issues will be demonstrated.

Credits: 3 hours

EDUC 541 Graduate Product of Learning (Click to learn more) +

The course will address the principles of portfolio development and the use of portfolio-based assessments. The graduate product of learning must address all of the Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates. These standards include teacher leadership, respectful educational environment, content and curriculum expertise, student learning, and reflection.

Credits: 3 hours


Learn ore at: M.Ed. Electronic Academic Catalog




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