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 12
Assessment and Evaluation in Education  
Applied Ed Rsch  
Mentoring New Teachers  
Contemp Issues in Ed  
Core Content - 15 credits; choose from the following 15
Issues and Trends in Social Studies Instruction  
Visual Arts and Learning  
Improvement of Instruction in Science  
Middle Years School  
Literacy Assessment and Instruction  
Amer Indian Studies for Ed  
Education Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Leadership  
Electives relevant to licensure area and approved by graduate adviser
 
Master's Capstone - 3 credits 3
Professional Paper and Project  
Total Credits 30

Program of Study for Secondary (6-12) Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits 12
Assessment and Evaluation in Education  
Applied Ed Rsch  
Mentoring New Teachers  
Contemp Issues in Ed  
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
 
Master's Capstone - 3 credits 3
Professional Paper and Project  
Total Credits 30

Program of Study for K-12 Music Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits 12
Assessment and Evaluation in Education  
Applied Ed Rsch  
Mentoring New Teachers  
Contemp Issues in Ed  
Core Content - 9 credits 9
Studies in Hist and Analysis  
Music, Society, Education  
Music Ed: Res and Practice  
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 3
Professional Paper and Project  
Total Credits 30

Program of Study for Library Media Certificate Core 

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

Signature Content - 21 credits 21
Info Resources & Services  
Organization of Information in School Library Media Centers  
Schl Library Media Specialist  
Info Inquiry & Ed Change  
Mgmt of Information/Resources  
Applications of Literature for Children and Young Adults  
Internship  
Master's Content and Capstone - 9 credits 9
Contemp Issues in Ed  
Applied Ed Rsch  
Professional Paper and Project  
Total Credits 30