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ECS Master's of Education

M.Ed. Program of Study Requirement Checklist
M.Ed. List of Required Core Curriculum

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 (social foundations education or teaching for transformation 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: Social Foundations Education and Teaching for Transformation. 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 (social foundations education and teaching for transformation) that constitute the framework that guides the department's approach to education. Students in the teaching for transformation with ESL endorsement area of emphasis do not have an elective requirement.

Teaching for Transformation Courses (6)

Social Foundations Education 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. Teaching for Transformation Emphasis

Social Foundations Education Courses (6)

Teaching for Transformation 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. Teaching for Transformation 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.

Social Foundations Education Courses (6)

 

Teaching for Transformation Courses (ESL) (9)

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

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)

Teaching for Transformation 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 and successfully pass their M.Ed. Comprehensive Exam in order to graduate. The comprehensive exam is an open book, take home exam consisting of two questions. The questions will be developed with students and focus on areas of research the student is interested. This examination will be based on the student’s course work and research interests. Students will be asked to review, synthesize, and analyze critically the content of their course work in relation to their area of research. Comprehensive exams are due at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students must be registered for three hours the semester they take the exam. Students should contact the Academic Advisor, Jason Newnum, the semester before they are scheduled to take the exam (which is the semester before they graduate). Jason will assist students with completing the paperwork needed to register for the exam and receive their degree.

Last Updated: 5/31/22