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Master of Education: Course Requirements

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M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction 



EDUC 502 Introduction to Research
EDUC 504 Diversity in a Democracy
EDUC 545 Learning, Instruction & Assessment
EDUC 570 Current Issues in Educational Technology

Students seeking the SU complete an approved program of study including at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit with a cumulative average of 3.0 of higher, with no grade lower than a C, and no more than six credit hours of C or C+ work in their program.

The M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program consists of 12 credit hours of core courses, 15-18 hours of specific electives, and three to six hours in a capstone experience.

Accordingly, students consult with their advisors to determine appropriate electives for their area of study. When appropriate to the program of study, electives may be chosen from education courses, special topics courses or from graduate courses offered in programs outside of education.

The M.Ed. program culminates with a capstone experience selected from advanced seminars, internships, thesis research or practicum courses. Students plan an appropriate capstone experience in consultation with their advisor.

Students who elect the thesis research option enroll in EDUC 630: Directed Research and submit the completed project to the project director. Students must also satisfactorily complete an oral examination on the project, which is scheduled through the faculty advisor after completion of the project.

Requirements for M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction  Candidates

  1. All candidates completing the M.Ed. complete the following core courses:

    Course Title Credits
    EDUC 502 Introduction to Research 3
    EDUC 504 Diversity in a Democracy 3
    EDUC 545 Learning, Instruction & Assessment 3
    EDUC 570 Current Issues in Educational Technology 3
    1. Students are required to complete EDUC 502: Introduction to Research within the first 12 hours of graduate study.

    2. Students must select 9-12 credits (3-4 courses) from the list below:

    Course Title Credits
    EDUC 510 Seminar: Recent Issues in Education 3
    EDUC 560 College Teaching 3
    EDUC 561 Seminar: Issues & Trends in Post Secondary 3
    EDUC 562 College Student Development Theory 3
    EDUC 563 Teaching Adults 3
    EDUC 567 Collaborative Teaching & Mentoring 3
    EDUC 571 Web-Based Teaching & Learning 3
    EDUC 590 Seminar in Education 3
    EDUC 585 Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning 3
    EDUC 619 The Law & Public Education 3
    EDUC 620 Legal Issues in Higher Education 3
    EDUC 665 Internship in Post-Secondary Education 3
    EDUC 689 Multimedia in the Constructivist Classroom 3
    EDUC 691 Directed Independent Study 1-3
    EDUC 695 Research Seminar 3

    Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution Courses (CADR)
    These courses require permission of the instructor prior to enrolling:
    Course Title Credits
    CADR 500 Introducion to Conflict Analysis & Resolution 3
    CADR 510 Problem Solving, Negotiation & Conflict Assessment 3
    CADR 520 Structural & Systematic Conflict & Dispute Systems 3

    One Free Elective:

    Students may take one graduate course not specified above in education or a related area to meet student's individual needs, opportunities or interests.

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