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Program of Study

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides an opportunity for advanced studies and continuing professional development in several content areas.  Based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, this program is designed for those holding a teaching license. 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores
  • Teacher Licensure is required

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

Degree:  Master of Arts in Education (M.A. Ed.)

Major: Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization: Advanced Studies

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CourseNameHours
Educ 5000Research in Education3
Educ 6500Seminar on Curriculum Improvement and Construction3
Educ 5200Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
Educ 5611Education Computer Applications3
Educ 6800Seminar on Teaching Effectiveness3
Educ 6400Social/Cultural Foundations in Education3
Educ 5150The Reflective Practitioner3
SPED6550 School Law3
Specialty Areas - Select two courses (6 hours) from one specialty area in consultation with the graduate committee.
Early Childhood6
English/Communication6
Health and Human Performance6
Language Arts/Reading6
Mathematics6
Music6
Social Studies6
Spanish6
STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)6

Milestone Review 

Students must complete three milestones while completing this program.  Milestone I will be completed while in the first term of enrollment. Milestone II must be completed before enrolling capstone course.  Milestone III occurs at graduation.


Capstone Course

Educ 5150 – The Reflective Practitioner is the capstone course for this program and must be taken the last term of enrollment.  It is offered fall and spring semesters as it requires interaction in the local schools.  Milestone II is prerequisite.

 Research Plan I:        

A.        Research Foundations/Methods course from a graduate course, with the minimum of one advisor/teacher to oversee.

B.         Written capstone project reviewed by graduate committee


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