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M.Ed. – Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary
Program of Study Design – 36 hours total

Degree candidates will be required to attend an Orientation Seminar (offered twice per year – Fall and Summer I) prior to admission to the Professional Program of Graduate Study in Teacher Education. Each candidate will be assigned an Adviser upon formal admission to the Masters Program.

Core Coursework

EDUC 607 – Research and Assessment in Today’s Schools (F, S)
EDUC 685 – Strategies for Serving Diverse Learners (F, Sp)
EDUC 625 – Student Motivation and Management (SI, SII, Sp)
EDUC 606 – Educational Theory to Increase Student Achievement (F, S)
EDUC 692 – Foundations and Services for Exceptional Learners (F,SII)

Specialty Area Coursework

Early Childhood
EDEC 642 – Advanced Study of Early Childhood Curriculum and Program Models (SII)
EDEC 681 – Early Childhood Partnerships (Sp)
EDEC 601 – Emergent Literacy (SI)
EDEC 640 – Trends and Issues in Early Childhood (SI)
Elective Areas (6 hours) = Special Education, ESOL, Literacy = As approved by Adviser

EDEL 615 – Advanced Study of Elementary Curriculum and Program Models (SII)
EDEL 602 – Developing Early Literacy (F, SII)
EDEL 695 – Special Education for Teachers in Elementary Education (Sp)
EDEL 687 – Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (SI)
Elective Areas (6 hours) = Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies,
Any other approved by adviser

EDSC 675 – Advanced Study of Secondary Curriculum and Program Models (SII)
EDSC 650 – Advanced Secondary Instructional Methods and Strategies (F)
EDSC 618 – Content Literacy (SI)
Elective Areas (9 hours) = Content Courses as approved by Adviser
(See Content Area Schedules)

Capstone Experience 3 hours required

EDUC 680 – MEd Capstone Seminar and Project (F, Sp)

The degree candidate will develop, execute, and present an action research-based project that demonstrates mastery of a selected area of focus or addresses an identified and approved goal to improve instruction and/or student performance. This project and its resulting product and presentation will be evaluated by a committee that includes college faculty, district staff, and possibly a community representative. An electronic portfolio is also required.

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