Curriculum

Graduate Admission Requirements

 

Teaching and Learning Major (30+ semester hours)

Required Core Courses (12 hours)
MSED 608 Cultural Awareness (1)
MSED 609 Service Learning (1)
MSED 610 Methods of Educational Research (3)
MSED 620 Data-Driven Decision Making (3)
MSED 650 Designing Effective Instruction (3)
MSED 693 Using Domains to Frame Instruction (1)

 

CONCENTRATIONS

Candidates choose specialized course work from a concentration to complete the degree. The College of Education can customize concentrations to meet the specific needs of an individual, particular cohort of professionals, school, or district.

 

Best Practices Concentration (18 semester hours)

Full listing of electives

 

Special Education Concentration (19-26 semester hours)

Required Courses

MEDU 640 Development & Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3)
MEDU 641 Legal and Historical Foundations in Special Education (3)
MEDU 642 Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
MEDU 644 Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3)
MEDU 645 Consultation, Collaboration and Transition in Special Education (3)
MEDU 646 General Literacy Methods (2)
MEDU 647 General Mathematics Methods (2)
MEDU 648 Language Development and Teaching Methods for Moderate/Severe Disabilities* (3)
MEDU 696 Subsequent Endorsement Field Experience (1)
SPED 646 Special Education Subsequent Field Experience (3)

*Prerequisite Requirement for MEDU 648; MEDU 646 and MEDU 647 – transcript evaluation may be used.

 

Differentiated Instruction Concentration (18 semester hours)

Required Courses
EEND/MSED 602 Survey of Gifted Education (3)
EEND/MSED 611 Serving English Language Learners with Special Needs (3)
EEND/MSED 613 Differentiated Instruction (3)
EEND/MSED 614 Behavior Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom (3)
EEND/MEDU 640 Development and Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3)
Elective Credits of Choice (3)

 

Educational Technology Concentration (18 semester hours)

Required courses*

MSED 675 Foundations of Educational Technology (3)
MSED 676 Collaborative Web Tools in Education (3)
MSED 677 Multimedia Tools in Education (3)
MSED 678 Effective Technology Integration into Lessons and Curriculum (3)
MSED 679 Assessing and Improving Student Achievement with Technology (3)
MSED 680 21st Century Educational Leadership (3)

*Each course within the Educational Technology concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

English as a Second Language Concentration (18 semester hours)

Required Courses for Illinois Endorsement
EEND/MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL (4)
EEND/MSED 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4)
EEND/MSED 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students (3)
EEND/MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students (3)
EEND/MSED 636 Linguistics (4)

 

Bilingual Education (18 semester hours)

Required Courses for Illinois Endorsement
EEND/MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL (4)
EEND/MSED 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4)
EEND/MSED 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students (3)
EEND/MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students (3)
EEND/MSED 637 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students (3)
EEND/MSED 638 Supporting English Language Learners in the Inclusive Classroom (1)

 

Reading Concentration (24 semester hours)

Required Courses for Illinois Endorsement
REND/MSED 641 Foundations of Literacy (3)
REND/MSED 642 Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3)
REND/MSED 643 Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3)
REND/MSED 644 Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3)
REND/MSED 647 Literacy and Diverse Learners (3)
REND/MSED 648 Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3)
REND/MSED 651 Reading Teacher Practicum (3)
REND/MSED 689 Disciplinary Literacy (3)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.) – Reading

 

Adult TESOL
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18 semester hours)

Required Courses*
EEND/MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL (4)
EEND/MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students (3)
EEND/MSED 636 Linguistics (4)
EEND/MSED 653 Methods and Materials for Teaching Adult ELL’s (4)
EEND/MSED 688 Assessment of the Adult ELL (3)

 

The Affective Domain of Teaching (18 semester hours)

Candidates will choose 18 semester hours from the following:

REAL 620/MSED 707 Managing Stress in Education: Cultivating a Positive Attitude (3)
REAL 621/MSED 708 The Heart of Teaching (3)
REAL 622/MSED 709 The Human Element in Teaching (3)
REAL 623/MSED 710 Understanding and Applying Emotional Intelligence (3)
REAL 624/MSED 711 Classroom Applications of Differentiated Instruction (3)
REAL 625/MSED 712 Humor in the Classroom (3)
REAL 626/MSED 714 Dynamics of Student Motivation
REAL 627/MSED 715 The Teacher Component in Learning

 

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