Graduate Studies in Education

Masters of Education Degree Core Courses

(including cohort Portfolio-based and learning communities)

All students desiring a Masters Degree must complete the following courses with a grade of "B" or better, and while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 3.00.

  1. EDUC 6000 Issues in Psychology and Measurement (3)
    The study of current psychological principles of teaching and learning, and principles and techniques for developing, validating and interpreting educational measures. The use of educational measures for evaluation and planning processes. (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  2. EDUC 6010 21st Century Learning Spaces (3)
    Theory and application for creating a favorable learning environment by gaining and maintaining the cooperation of students. (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  3. EDUC 6410 Curriculum & Philosophical Foundations (3)
    This course provides a study of the philosophical foundations of curriculum and instruction in American schools, the social and cultural conditions that influence education, and new concepts in education curriculum materials, and methods of instruction. (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  4. EDUC 6030 21st Century Research and Data (3)
    Required for Students admitted for Fall 2011 and later. May be substituted for EDUC 6440 for students admitted prior to Fall 2011 semester!
    Exploration of research in the public schools, as well as how to analyze the data for improvement of classroom instruction. (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  5. EDUC 6650 OR EDUC 6652 (pre-requisite EDUC 6030)
    • EDUC 6650 M.Ed. Thesis Writing (3)
      This course is for Masters of Education students and establishes the criteria, strategies and techniques for successful completion and writing of the M. Ed. Thesis or Project using APA guidelines. (Fall, Spring)
    • EDUC 6652 M.Ed. Portfolio Writing (3)
      This course is for Masters of Education students and establishes the criteria, strategies and techniques for successful completion of the M. Ed. Portfolio based on NBPTS standards using APA guidelines. (Fall, Spring)
  6. EDUC 6740 School Law (3)
    Provides students with an understanding of legal issues relating to public education. Considers rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and educational practitioners. Relates these issues to school programs and operations as determined by state and federal laws and court decisions. (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  7. EDUC 6910 21st Century Master Teacher (3)
    This course analyzes the fundamental elements and characteristics of a “Master Teacher”. National standards, a synthesis of current research, and case studies provide the basis and background for this course. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  8. EDUC 6933 OR EDUC 6932 (Pre-requisite EDUC 6650 and 6652)
    • EDUC 6933 Capstone M.Ed. Thesis (3)
      This course is for Masters of Education students who chose to do the thesis option. Student develops and defends a Masters of Education Thesis or project based upon his/her professional assignment, following APA guidelines. At least two semesters must fall between the semester in which the EDUC 6650 course and the EDUC 6933 course are taken in order to collect and analyze data.) (Fall, Spring)
    • EDUC 6932 Capstone M.Ed. Portfolio (3)
      This course is for Masters of Education students who chose to do the Portfolio Capstone option. Student develops and completes the writing of a professional portfolio based upon NBPTS Standards and his/her professional assignment, following APA guidelines. At least two semesters must fall between the semester in which the EDUC 6652 course and the EDUC 6932 course are taken in order to complete video-recording of the applicant's teaching and analysis of the video.) (Fall, Spring)