Teaching and Learning - Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Curriculum Studies

Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Teaching and Learning - Curriculum Studies

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 36 - 42

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • Masters students complete a common core and choose a specific area of focus.

  • The focus areas are Elementary (K-8) Licensure, Secondary and K-12 Licensure, and Special Education.

  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years, including successful completion of a departmental comprehensive examination and 36 graduate credits minimum.

  • While the course listings below describe graduate-level requirements, students in the Elementary (K-8) Licensure and Secondary and K-12 Licensure focus areas must complete additional coursework to be eligible for initial teaching licensure in these areas. Please visit the Department of Teaching and Learning website for an inclusive list of required coursework for these initial teaching licensure programs.

  • The special education focus is designed for currently licensed general education teachers seeking licensure in P-12 special education. Those seeking initial teaching licensure pursue the Elementary (K-8) Licensure or Secondary and K-12 Licensure focus areas along with the graduate-level certificate in teaching special education. Please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning for additional information.

Summary

Core Courses

18

Directed Courses Focus Areas:

Elementary (K-8) Licensure

20

Secondary and K-12 Licensure

18

Special Education

24

Total Hours

36


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 501

Curriculum Design, Implementation, & Evaluation

3

EDU 520

Educational Research

3

*EDU 50x

Foundations of Education

3

*Select one where x=2,4, or 10

EDU 514

Education Across Cultures

3

EDU 515

Computer/Technological Application in Education

3

EDU 518

Inclusion and Collaboration

3

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C

Directed Courses Elementary (K-8) Licensure Focus

While the course listings below describe graduate-level requirements, students in the Elementary (K-8) Licensure focus area must complete additional education and pedagogy coursework to be eligible for initial teaching licensure. Please visit the Department of Teaching and Learning website for an inclusive list of required coursework for the M.Ed. with initial elementary licensure.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

EDU 407E

Ethics & Policy Issues

3

EDU 451

Clinical Experience: L3 Pedagogy Content

1

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing: 5-8 Mathematics

3

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing: K-8 Social Studies

3

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing: K-8 Science

3

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing: 4-8 Reading

3

EDU 594

Seminar: Applied Research and Reflective Practice

1

EDU 595

Supervised Internship

8 (3 cr. count toward M.Ed.)

Total Hours

20

Minimum Required Grade: C

Directed Courses Secondary and K-12 Licensure Focus

While the course listings below describe graduate-level requirements, students in the Secondary and K-12 Licensure focus area must complete additional education coursework to be eligible for initial teaching licensure. Depending upon one’s undergraduate preparation and the content area in which one is pursuing licensure, content coursework may be required as well. Please visit the Department of Teaching and Learning website for an inclusive list of required coursework for the M.Ed. with initial secondary/K-12 licensure.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

EDU 407E

Ethics & Policy Issues

3

EDU 527

Disciplinary Literacy Strategies

3

EDU 594

Seminar: Applied Research and Reflective Practice

1

EDU 595

Supervised Internship

8

Methods: defined by major or minor content area (coreq. EDU 395)

3-9

Electives: as needed to reach minimum credits for degree

Variable

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C

Directed Courses Special Education Focus

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

EDU 438

Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, & Instruction

3

EDSP 403

Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education

3

EDSP 405

Assessment of Students with Exceptionalities

3

EDSP 426

or EDSP 526

Introduction to Transition & Community or Transition & Community Support

3

EDSP 454

Advanced Academic Interventions

3

EDSP 456

or EDSP 556

Introduction to Methods for Low Incidence Disabilities or Methods of Low Incidence Disabilities

3

EDSP 461

Positive Behavior Supports

3

EDSP 462

Special Education Law, Policy, and Practice

3

EDSP 495

Student Teaching: Special Education

6

Total Hours

24

Minimum Required Grade: B-