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Master of Science in Education

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Complete the 36-credit Master of Science in Education program at a more leisurely pace by completing the core Curriculum and Instruction courses and selecting program electives that meet your needs and interests.  All online courses are 8 weeks in length and are offered across the 12-month calendar.

 

In addition to completing the required core courses, students may select five courses out of any 500-level graduate courses being offered; students may also select specific courses toward a Certificate of Achievement in one of four areas:  Classroom Behavior and Management (CBM), Instructional Mastery (IM), Inclusionary Practices and Policies (IPP), or Instructional Technology (IT). Certificates of Achievement are not endorsements and do not allow an individual to teach in that specialty.

 

Core Courses in Curriculum and Instruction

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

Course

Title

Credit

Hours

Educ

512

Technology and Mediated Instruction

3

Educ 600 Sociology of Education 3

Educ

601

Study Design and Data Collection

3

Educ 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 3
Educ 605 Cognition and Learning 3
Educ 621 Curriculum Development 3
Educ 623 Assessment of Instruction 3
    Total Credit Hours 21

 

Optional Certificates of Achievement

(or select any three elective courses from those listed below)

 

1. Classroom Behavior and Management (CBM)

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

Course

Title

Credit

Hours

Educ 533 Classroom Management and Leadership 3
Educ 570 Attachment and the Defiant School Child 3
SpEd 540 Behavior Management 3
    Total Credit Hours 9

 

OR

2. Instructional Mastery (IM)

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

Course

Title

Credit

Hours

Educ 530 Contemporary Instruction 3
Educ 540 The Master Teacher 3
Educ 569 Teachers as Collaborative Leaders 3
    Total Credit Hours 9

 

OR

 

3. Inclusionary Practices and Policies (IPP)

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

Course

Title

Credit

Hours

SpEd 500 Inclusionary Practices for Special Education 3
SpEd 540 Behavior Management 3
SpEd 574 Special Education Laws and Practices 3
    Total Credit Hours 9

 

OR

 

4. Instructional Technology (IT)

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

Course

Title

Credit

Hours

Educ 552 Introduction to Multimedia Authoring 3
Educ 553 Using the Internet 3
Educ 556 Desktop Publishing for Teachers 3
    Total Credit Hours 9

 

AND

Application of Theory/Advanced Electives - 6 credit hours

Students with minimal professional experience may complete an additional six hours of thesis, internship and/or practical project credit. Students with significant experience may elect to complete two additional courses in advanced topic areas.

 

 

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