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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum

Total Hours: 36 or 39 (Foundation Courses, Concentration/Focus Area Courses, and Research)

FOUNDATION COURSES15 HOURS
ED 704: Foundations of Educational Research 3 hrs.
ED 720: Curriculum 3 hrs.
ED 780: Educational Technology Applied to Classroom* 3 hrs.
ED 706: Learning and Education 3 hrs.
ED 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community 3 hrs.

*Education Technology Leader will take either ED 681 or ED 684.

RESEARCH3-6 HOURS
ED 798: Final Project or 3 hrs.
ED 799: Thesis 6 hrs.

MEDCI Concentration Areas

  1. Academically Gifted
    FOCUS AREA COURSES18 HOURS
    ED 763: Social Emotional Needs of Gifted 3 hrs.
    ED 764: Characteristics of Gifted 3 hrs.
    ED 765: Methods of Teaching the Gifted 3 hrs.
    ED 766: Curriculum Development for the Gifted 3 hrs.
    ED 773: Developing Creative Thought 3 hrs.
    ED 777: Practicum in Gifted Education 3 hrs.
  2. Educational Technology Leader
    FOCUS AREA COURSES18 HOURS
    ED 681: Multimedia and Video or ED 684: Educational Telecommunications, Networks, Internet* 3 hrs.
    ED 785: Technology Leadership in Schools 3 hrs.
    ED 786: Technology Planning and Administration 3 hrs.
    ED 787: Professional Development for K-12 Technology Integration 3 hrs.
    ED 788: Advanced Telecommunications and Distance Education 3 hrs.
    ED 789: Educational Technology Research, Evaluation and Assessment 3 hrs.

    *Either ED 681 or 684 will have been taken as one of the Foundations courses.

  3. Library Science
    FOCUS AREA COURSES18 HOURS
    LIBS 612: Library Materials for Adolescents 3 hrs.
    LIBS 615: Library Materials for Children 3 hrs.
    LIBS 617: Organization of Library Materials 3 hrs.
    LIBS 618: School Library Administration 3 hrs.
    LIBS 627: Information Sources and Services 3 hrs.
    LIBS 630: Practicum 3 hrs.
  4. Reading and Literacy
    FOCUS AREA COURSES18 HOURS
    ED 740: Foundations in Reading 3 hrs.
    ED 741: Reading Assessment 3 hrs.
    ED 743: Practicum in Reading 3 hrs.
    ED 744: Reading in the Content Area 3 hrs.
    EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement 3 hrs.
    ED 734: Creating Multicultural Connections Through Literature 3 hrs.
  5. English as a Second Language
    FOCUS AREA COURSES18 HOURS
    ESL 601: Language and Culture 3 hrs.
    ESL 602: Linguistics for the ESL Educator 3 hrs.
    ESL 603: Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language 3 hrs.
    ESL: 604: Curriculum and the Multicultural Classroom 3 hrs.
    EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement 3 hrs.
    ED 734 Creating Multicultural Connections Through Literature 3 hrs.
  6. Secondary Content Eighteen hours of graduate level courses are selected in the area of certification: English, math, science, or social studies. These courses may be used toward the Highly Qualified endorsement. Approval is required prior to enrollment in these courses.