ECS Master's of Education

M.Ed. Program of Study Requirement Checklist
Class Rubric

I. PROGRAM STRUCTURE
The M.Ed. in ECS is structured to provide students with one core course (3 credit hours). M.Ed. students then select their area of emphasis (interdisciplinary inquiry or reflexive praxis with or without ESL endorsement). Based on their selected area of emphasis, students select the remainder of their courses as outlined below (24-25 credit hours). To complete the M.Ed. program, students are required to register for the M.Ed. Comprehensive Exam (3 hours, ECS 6961). The M.Ed. program consists of a total of 30 credit hours. For those seeking an ESL endorsement, the M.Ed. program will consist of a total of 31 credit hours. Those seeking to continue studies towards a Ph.D. after obtaining a M.Ed. must consult the Director of Graduate Studies after they have completed 18 credit hours of coursework.

A. M.Ed. Core (3 hours)
The core consists of one course that is required for all M.Ed. students in the Department. It orients all students to the theoretical framework that guides the department's approach to education (ECS 6600).

B. PROGRAM OF STUDY
The Department has two areas of emphasis: interdisciplinary inquiry and reflexive praxis. All students are expected to complete 15 hours in their area of emphasis, 6 hours in the other area, and 3 hours of electives from within or outside of the department. This allows all M.Ed. students to have a foundation in the key areas (interdisciplinary inquiry and reflexive praxis) that constitute the framework that guides the department's approach to education. Students in the reflexive praxis with ESL endorsement area of emphasis do not have an elective requirement.

Reflexive Courses (6)

Interdisciplinary Inquiry Courses (15)

Electives (3) Choice   of 1 course. Elective hours may be taken either inside or outside the College   of Education. Courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor to   complement the rest of your program.

2. Reflexive Praxis Emphasis

Interdisciplinary   Inquiry Courses (6)

Reflexive Praxis   Courses (15)

Electives (3) Choice   of 1 course. Elective hours may be taken either inside or outside the College   of Education. Courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor to complement the rest of your program.

3. Reflexive Praxis with ESL Endorsement

M.Ed. students wishing   to obtain their ESL Endorsement as part of their M.Ed. program are required to take the following distribution of courses.

Interdisciplinary Inquiry Courses (6)

 

Reflexive Praxis Courses (ESL) (9)

One (1) course from   each of the following three (3) areas:

ECS 6715 Urban   Education (3) or ECS 6634 Bilingual Bicultural Education (3) or ECS 6639   Language and Community (3)

ECS 6709 Building   Family-School Partnerships for Youth Success (secondary) [3] or ECS 6639   Language and Community (3)

ECS 6645 Assessment of   Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)

Reflexive Praxis   Courses (6)

 

ESL Courses (Out of   department/
  college) (10)

One (1) course from   each of the following four (4) areas:

EDU 6200 Teacher   Language Awareness (3)

LING 5811 Educating   English Language Learners (elementary) [3] or LING 6812 Content Based   Instruction (secondary) [3]

EDU 6390 Elementary   Practicum (3) or EDU 6490 Secondary Practicum (3)

EDU 6201 Seminar in   Language Awareness (1)

C. M.Ed. Comprehensive Exam (3 hours)
All M.Ed. students must complete a final comprehensive exam in order to graduate. The comprehensive exam is an open book, take home exam consisting of three questions. This examination will be based on your course work. You will be asked to review, synthesize, and analyze critically the content of your course work. Comprehensive exams are scheduled at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students must be registered for three hours the semester they take the exam. Contact the Academic Program Specialist the semester before the semester you wish to take the exam. She/He will help you complete the paperwork you need to register for the exam and to receive your degree. (ECS 6961)