Department of Education

Master's Degree Specialization

Objectives

Students who complete the Professional Educator option of the Curriculum & Instruction Master’s degree are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a Master Teacher.

Four options are available:

  • Elementary (K-8) Teachers
  • Secondary (6-12) Teachers
  • K-12 Music Teachers
  • Library Media Certificate Core

Graduates will exhibit:

  1. Deep understanding of student development, diversity, and learning processes;
  2. Content mastery of the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students;
  3. Skill in managing, monitoring, and assessing student learning;
  4. Systematic reflection regarding their professional practice and experience; and
  5. Commitment to membership in a community of learners.

Program of Study for Elementary (K-8) Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits  
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 15 credits; choose from the following 15
Iss & Trends Soc Stud Instr  
Visual Arts and Learning  
Imprv Instr in Science  
Middle Years School  
Literacy Asmnt/Instruction  
Amer Indian Studies for Ed  
Ed Tech:Creative Integration  
Electives relevant to licensure area and approved by graduate adviser
 
Master's Capstone - 3 credits  
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30

Program of Study for Secondary (6-12) Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits  
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 15 credits; choose from the following 15
Qualitative Educational Rsch  
Adv Educational Psychology  
General School Curriculum  
Amer Indian Studies for Ed  
Electives relevant to licensure area and approved by graduate adviser. Any of the 15 core content courses can be taken from this list or from courses relevant to the student's discipline from outside of the Department of Education. For example, courses in Biology, English literature, Sociology would all be acceptable coursework.
 
Master's Capstone - 3 credits  
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30

Program of Study for K-12 Music Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits  
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 9 credits  
MUSI 504 Studies in Hist and Analysis 3
MUSE 530 Music, Society, Education 3
MUSE 532 Music Ed: Res and Practice 3
Music Education Electives - 6 credits; choose from the following 6
Advanced Conducting  
Graduate Vocal Pedagogy  
Comp App Mus Ed  
General Music Practicum  
Applied Music  
upper division ensembles
 
Master's Capstone - 3 credits  
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30

 

Program of Study for Library Media Certificate Core 

A student must apply to the full M.Ed. program either initially or before 9 credits of Library Media coursework have been completed.

Signature Content - 21 credits  
EDCI 522 Info Resources & Services 3
EDCI 545 Organization of Information in School Library Media Centers 3
EDCI 546 Schl Library Media Specialist 3
EDCI 547 Info Inquiry & Ed Change 3
EDCI 548 Mgmt of Information/Resources 3
EDCI 549 Applications of Literature for Children and Young Adults 3
EDCI 598 Internship 3
Master's Content and Capstone - 9 credits  
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30