Teaching & Learning (M.S.) Curriculum

30-36 Total 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

Candidates must choose one of the following concentrations in the dropdown area below. (18–26 semester hours)

Adult TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Concentration (18-22 semester hours)

Required Courses*
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 ELL’s 4
MSED 688 Assessment of the Adult ELL 3

*Some courses within the TESOL concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

Candidates who have completed English as a Second Language concentration coursework may take additional coursework to complete the TESOL concentration.

Best Practices Concentration (18 semester hours)

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.

  • 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

Bilingual Education Concentration (18 semester hours)

Required Courses* 
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 (18 semester hours)

Required Courses* 
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 (18 semester hours)

Choose 18 hours from the following*:
MSED 612 Techsplorations: Tech 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 Bring Your Own Technology 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) (18 semester hours)

Required Courses*
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 English as a Second Language concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.

Health Education Concentration (18 semester hours)

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 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 (18-24 Semester hours)

Choose 18 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 (18-26 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 & Teaching Methods for Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
MEDU 696 Subsequent Endorsement Field Experience 1
SPED 646 Special Education Subsequent Field Experience 3

MEDU 646 and MEDU 647 – transcript evaluation may be used

* Some courses within the Special Education concentration may be substituted with the EEND equivalent course.