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Program Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Teaching and Foundations in Education

Complete a minimum of 36 graduate credits.

1. Foundational core requirements: (18 credits)

  • ED 429 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • ED 512 Contemporary Schooling in Society
  • ED 441 Teaching and Learning Within Multicultural Contexts of Education; or ED 493 the Educational Imagination: Exploring Multi-cultural Identities and Curriculum in a Cross-cultural Context; or ED 536 School Community and Culture
  • ED 565 Principles of Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology or an advanced technology course, depending on background of the candidate
  • ED 523 Global and Sociocultural Perspectives on Learning and Development; or ED 558 Youth, Identity and Culture

2. Complete a concentration/cluster of 4 courses (12 credits)

a. Curriculum Studies

ED/MD 452 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas: Language Arts and Social Studies
ED 502 Promoting Critical Thinking and Active Learning: Strategies for the Professional Teacher
ED 517 Developing Collaborative Learning Methods
ED 530 Assessment and Differentiated Instruction
ED 556 Creating Constructivist K-12 Classrooms
ED 575 Theory and Practice of Integrated Curriculum Design
MD 490 Achieving an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Through Technology

b. Literacy, Language and Culture

ED 455 The literate Learner
ED 493 The Educational Imagination
ED 529 Critical Literacies Beyond the Classroom Walls
ED 542 Literacy Learning in School and Community Settings: Primary Grades
ED 543 Literacy Explorations in School and Community Settings: Grades 3-6
ED 559 Empowering Struggling Readers and Writers in the Elementary Grades
EN 405 Literature for Young Adults
EN 406 Infusing Multicultural Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools
SL 467 Language Acquisition

c. Integrating Technologies

ED/MD 452 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas: Language Arts and Social Studies
MD 414 Geospatial Technology in the Classroom
MD 433 Critical Viewing of Television and Children's Safety on Mass Media and the Internet
MD 443 Integrating Instructional Technologies in Elementary Education
MD 470 Designing for Online Instruction
MD 472 Information Literacy Through Inquiry
MD 490 Achieving an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Through Technology
ED/MD 546 Integrating the Arts and Technology in the K-8 Curriculum

d. Early Childhood Studies Cluster

ER 402 Infant and Child Development: Cultural Perspectives
ED 405 Context of Education in the Primary Grades
ED 413 Differentiating Learning in Early Childhood Settings
ED 414 Assessment and Observation in Early Childhood Education
ED 437 Developing Literacy in the Elementary School: The Primary Grades
SE 465 Early Childhood Special Education
FT 430 Contemporary Families

(n.b. Individualized concentrations/clusters may be designed with the advice and consent of the Program Director. Also, ED 595 Independent Study and ED 403 Special Topics may be included in a concentration/cluster with the consent of the Program Director.)

4. Complete a 6-credit Integrative Inquiry/Advocacy sequence (6 credits)

  • ED 552 Participatory Research and Advocacy in School and Community Settings
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

Program Requirements for the CAS Degree in Foundations in Education

Complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.

1. Complete the following foundational core requirements: (12 credits)

  • ED 493 The Educational Imagination
  • ED 540 Ethics and Advocacy in Educational Contexts
  • ED 534 Theories of Learning
  • ED 565 Principles of Curriculum Development and Evaluation

2. Complete a 12-credit concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Educational Studies
  • Literacy, Language and Culture
  • Early Childhood Studies

3. Complete a 6-credit integrated inquiry/advocacy sequence

ED 552 Participatory Research and Advocacy in School and Community Settings
ED 590 Reflective Research Practicum in Teaching