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Curriculum for Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Art or Master of Science Degree in Concentration of General Education

   

4 CORE REQUIREMENTS:EDU 515 Advanced Human Development and Learning Theory
EDU 520 Curriculum Development
EDU 525 Current Trends and Historical Perspectives in Education
EDU 510 Statistics and Research Design 

6 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: 
EDU 547 English Language Learner Strategies and Methods for the Adolescent
EDU 610 Instructional Technology  
EDU 612 School Law
EDU 630 Assessment for Regular Classroom
EDU 645 Secondary Methods I   (only for those going for certification also)
EDU 646 Secondary Methods II (only for those going for certification also)
SPE 540 The Inclusive Secondary Classroom 
SPE 541 Assessment and Adaptation: Adolescents with Special Needs 

3 LIBERAL STUDIES STRAND (LSS):
Elected courses from offerings throughout the year

    • For students doing certification first, EDU 702 and EDU 704 Student Teaching will count for 2 of the 3 LSS courses

CAPSTONE:
EDU 701 Research Project 


Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program 

   

Secondary Certification (7-12th grade)

Content areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Physics, or Social Studies

Pre-requisites:

    • General Studies course requirements - 1 Composition, 2 Math, 1 Literature, 1 General Psychology– must have a C or better in each.  If you are missing any of these, they must be taken prior to starting grad. classes
    • Content area coursework must be completed
    • 2.8 GPA required for admission – 3.0 GPA needed at time of student teaching (if below a 2.8, student must meet provisional requirements for full acceptance)
    • Pass scores on PAPA tests – reading, writing, and math

EDU 515 Advanced Human Development and Learning Theory
EDU 547 English Language Learner Strategies and Methods for the Adolescent
EDU 630 Secondary Assessment
EDU 645 Secondary Methods I (undergraduate credit)
EDU 646 Secondary Methods II
EDU 610 Instructional Technology
SPE 540 The Inclusive Secondary Classroom  (4 credit course)
SPE 541 Assessment and Adaptation: Adolescents with Special Needs  (4 credit course)
EDU 702/704 Student Teaching                                                                                                                                  
EDU 707 Professional Seminar

190 hours of fieldwork must be completed prior to student teaching
 


K-12 Certification

Content areas: Art, French, Latin, or Spanish

Pre-requisites:

    • General Studies course requirements - 1 Composition, 2 Math, 1 Literature, 1 General Psychology– must have a C or better in each.  If you are missing any of these, they must be taken prior to starting grad. classes
    • Content area coursework must be completed
    • 2.8 GPA required for admission – 3.0 GPA needed at time of student teaching (if below a 2.8, student must meet provisional requirements for full acceptance)
    • Pass scores on PDE approved reading, writing, and math proficiency exams 

EDU 515 Advanced Human Development and Learning Theory
EDU 547 English Language Learner Strategies and Methods for the Adolescent
EDU 630 Secondary Assessment
EDU 645 Secondary Methods I (undergraduate credit)
EDU 514 Field Experience I
EDU 646 Secondary Methods II
EDU 614 Field Experience II
EDU 610 Instructional Technology
SPE 540 The Inclusive Secondary Classroom
SPE 541 Assessment and Adaptation: Adolescents with Special Needs
EDU 702 & EDU 704 Student Teaching
EDU 707 Professional Seminar