Curriculum

Teaching & 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: Students must choose one of the following concentrations (18 – 26 semester hours)

Adult TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Concentration)*
Required Courses (18 hours):
MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL 4
MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students 3
MSED 636 Linguistics 4
MSED 653 Methods and Materials for Teaching Adult ELLs 4
MSED 688 Assessment of the Adult ELL 3
*Some courses within the TESOL concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

K-12 TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Concentration)*
Required Courses (22 hours):
MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL 4
MSED 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 4
MSED 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students 3
MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students 3
MSED 636 Linguistics 4
MSED 639 TESOL and the Adult ELL 4
*Some courses within the TESOL concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

The Affective Domain of Teaching Concentration*
Choose 18 hours from the following:
MSED 707 Managing Stress in Education: Cultivating a Positive Attitude 3
MSED 708 The Heart of Teaching 3
MSED 709 The Human Element in Teaching 3
MSED 710 Understanding and Applying Emotional Intelligence 3
MSED 711 Classroom Applications of Differentiated Instruction 3
MSED 712 Humor in the Classroom 3
MSED 714 Dynamics of Student Motivation 3
MSED 715 The Teacher Component in Learning 3
*Each course within the Affective Domain concentration may be substituted with the REAL equivalent course.

 

Best Practices Concentration*
Working in conjunction with your academic advisor, the College of Education can customize a concentration to meet the specific needs of an individual, particular cohort of professionals, school, or building.

Choose 18 hours from the following:
EEND Selected courses from 600 – 799
MSED Selected courses from 600 – 799
REAL Selected courses from 600 – 799
RECT Selected courses from 600 – 799
REND Selected courses from 600 – 799
Full listing of electives.

 

Bilingual Education Concentration*
Required Courses (18 hours):
MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL 4
MSED 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 4
MSED 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students 3
MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students 3
MSED 637 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students 3
MSED 638 Supporting English Language Learners in the Inclusive Classroom 1
*Each course within the Bilingual Education concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

Differentiated Instruction Concentration*
Required Courses (18 hours):
MEDU 640 Development and Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs 3
MSED 602 Survey of Gifted Education 3
MSED 611 Serving English Language Learners with Special Needs 3
MSED 613 Differentiated Instruction 3
MSED 614 Behavior Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom 3
MSED XXX Elective 3
*Each course within the Differentiated Instruction concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

Educational Technology Concentration*
Choose 18 hours from the following:
MSED 612 Techsploration: Technology Awareness for Today’s Students 1
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
MSED 682 BYOT Device: Lesson Strategies and Management Issues 1
MSED 683 Using Technology to Flip Learning 1
MSED 699 Managing Educational Technology Services 3
MSED 713 Engaging E-Learning 3
*Each course within the Educational Technology concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

English as a Second Language Concentration (ESL)*
Required Courses (18 hours):
MSED 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL 4
MSED 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 4
MSED 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students 3
MSED 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English Proficient Students 3
MSED 636 Linguistics 4
*Each course within the ESL concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

Health Education Concentration*
Choose 18 hours from the following:
MSED 730 School Health Curriculum and Evaluation 3
MSED 731 Mental and Emotional Health in Education 3
MSED 732 Nutrition in Education 3
MSED 733 Drug Education 3
MSED 734 Teaching Personal Health 3
MSED 735 Environmental Health in the Classroom 3
MSED 736 Disease Prevention in Education 3
MSED 737 Teaching Human Sexuality in Education 3
*Each course within the Health Education concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

 

Reading Concentration*
Choose 18-24 hours from the following:
MSED 641 Foundations of Literacy 3
MSED 642 Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement 3
MSED 643 Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement 3
MSED 644 Utilizing Literature in the Classroom 3
MSED 647 Literacy and Diverse Learners 3
MSED 648 Writing Instruction in the 21st Century 3
MSED 651 Reading Teacher Practicum 3
MSED 689 Disciplinary Literacy 3
*Each course within the Reading concentration may be substituted with the REND equivalent course.

 

Special Education Concentration*
Required Courses (19-26 hours):
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 Methods of Teaching Reading/Language Arts** 2
MEDU 647 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Math** 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
*Some courses within the Special Education concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.
**Transcript evaluation may be used.

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