Concentrations


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction


Required course hours: 15 graduate credit hours

 

Concentration Courses and Support Courses for Curriculum & Instruction

Twenty-one hours of Concentration Courses and Support Courses that meet the educational goals of candidates will be jointly determined by the faculty advisors and candidates. For candidates selecting a Secondary Education concentration or a Middle School concentration, 12 hours must be taken in courses outside the College of Education and Human Development.

 

Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-3)

Concentration courses

EDUC 677 Foundation for Early Literacy (3 hours)
ECE 602 Assessment in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
ECE 601 Advanced Child Development and Learning (3 hours)
ECE 603 Theory and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
ECE 630 Integrated Curricular Practices in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
ECE 632 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)

Support courses (3 hours)
One of the following: EDUC 699, EDUC 678, or another approved course

 

Elementary Education

Concentration courses
Two of the following (total of 6 hours):

EDUC 650 Mathematics in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 651 Social Studies in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 652 Science in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 654 Language Arts in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 655 Music in the Elementary School (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDUC 657 Reading in the Elementary School(3 hours)
EDUC 678 Dyslexia and Related Disabilities in the Classroom(3 hours)

Support courses
One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 601 Cognitive and Linguistic Development in Children (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)
EDUC 691 Curriculum Development in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)

 

Middle School Education (Grades 4-8)

Concentration courses

EDUC 696 Curriculum Development for Middle School (3 hours)

Two of the following (total of 6 hours):

EDUC 650 Mathematics in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 651 Social Studies in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 652 Science in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 654 Language Arts in the Elementary School (3 hours)

Support courses (12 hours)
Choose two courses in Content Area #1 and two courses in Content Area #2

Content Area #1: Choose two approved three-hour courses in a first content area: Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, or Language Arts. A list of approved course numbers/titles will be provided.

Content Area #2: Choose two approved three-hour courses in a second content area: Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, or Language Arts. A list of approved course numbers/titles will be provided.

Concentration sub-specialty areas are available for secondary school education. The areas are: mathematics, English, social studies, biology, chemistry/physics, and foreign languages.

 

Secondary Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration courses

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School(3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)
SPED 600 Intro to the Education of Individuals and Exceptionalities (3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

Support courses (12 hours)
Two of the following:

MATH 510 Theory of Numbers (3 hours)
MATH 514 Fundamentals Concepts of Geometry (3 hours)
MATH 517 Mathematical Statistics (3 hours)
MATH 544 Real Analysis (3 hours)
MATH 550 Complex Analysis (3 hours)
MATH 587 Introduction to Operations Research (3 hours)
MATH 605 Applied Statistics (3 hours)

Two of the following:

MTED 622 Topics in Geometry for Teachers, 7-14 (3 hours)
MTED 623 Topics in Calculus for Teachers, 7-14 (3 hours)
MTED 625 Topics in Number Theory for Teachers, 7-14 (3 hours)
MTED 626 Topics in Probability and Statistics for Teachers, 7-14 (3 hours)

 

Secondary English Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration courses

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

Support courses

ENGL 567 The Teaching of Writing (3 hours)
ENGL 630 Studies in American Literature (3 hours)
ENGL 616(3 hours)
ENGL 645 Creative Writing Workshop (3 hours)

 

Secondary Social Studies Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration courses
One of the following:

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School (3 hours)
EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)
SPED 600 Intro to the Education of Individuals and Exceptionalities (3 hours)

Support courses(12 hours)
Choose 4 courses from among the following:

HIST 600, HIST 602, HIST 621, HIST 655, HIST 605, HIST 606, HIST 607, HIST 610, HIST 611, HIST 625, HIST 626, HIST 627, HIST 630 (HIST courses may not be taken more than once for credit in this program.)

 

Secondary Biology Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration courses

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School(3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)
SPED 600 Intro to the Education of Individuals and Exceptionalities (3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

Support courses(12 hours)
Choose four 600 Level Courses from the Concentration Area of Science-Biology Curriculum. (Refer to the Secondary Science Curriculum.)

 

Secondary Chemistry/Physics Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration courses

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)
SPED 600 Intro to the Education of Individuals and Exceptionalities (3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

Support courses (12 hours)
Choose four 600 Level Courses from the list Concentration Area of Science-Chemistry and Physics Curricula. (Refer to the Secondary Science Curriculum.)

 

Secondary Foreign Language Education (Grades 6 -12)

Concentration courses

EDUC 692 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School(3 hours)

One of the following:

EPSY 602 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 603 Classroom Management and Motivation (3 hours)
EPSY 605 The Psychological Foundations of Human Learning (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDF 607 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDF 615 History of Education (3 hours)
EDF 616 History of American Education (3 hours)

Support courses (12 hours)
Choose four graduate courses in a single foreign language

 

Literacy Education (Elementary/Secondary)

Concentration courses

EDUC 657 Reading in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 658 Reading in Secondary School (3 hours)
EDUC 661 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading (3 hours)
EDUC 664 Content Area Reading and Study Strategies (3 hours)
EDUC 678 Dyslexia and Related Disabilities in the Classroom (3 hours)
EDUC 665 Elementary Levels Practicum in Reading (3 hours)
EDUC 666 Middle/Secondary Levels Practicum in Reading (3 hours)

Support courses

EDUC 516 Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language (3 hours)

One of the following:

EDUC 654 Language Arts in the Elementary School (3 hours)
EDUC 677 Foundations of Early Literacy (3 hours)
EPSY 601 Cognitive and Linguistic Development in Children (3 hours)
EDUC 648 Characteristics of the Gifted Child (3 hours)
EDUC 699 Global Partnerships for Fostering Cultural Pluralism (3 hours)
Or another course related to literacy as approved.

 

English as a Second Language Education

Concentration courses

EDUC 516 Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language (3 hours)
EDUC 528 Curriculum Design for Teaching English as a Second Language (3 hours)
EDUC 550 Practicum in Second Language Teaching (3 hours)
FLAN 501 Applied Linguistics and Methodology (3 hours)

Support courses

ENGL 524 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
ENGL 646 Workshop in Teaching of Writing (3 hours)
EDUC 664 Content Area Reading and Study Strategies (3 hours)
COMM 510 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)