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Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 33-36 credit hours

CURRICULUM

Teaching and Curriculum
Core Courses
EDU 600 Introduction to Graduate Studies and Applied Research
EDU 611 Social, Cultural and Legal Issues in Education
EDU 612 Current Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 613 Current and Emerging Technologies in Education
EDU 620 Action Research Project Design
EDU 621 Action Research Project
EDU 699* Action Research Project Continuation

Curriculum Strand Courses
EDU 610 Learning Theory and Instruction
EDU 630 Evolving Instructional Strategies
EDU 631 Multiple Approaches to Assessment
EDU 632 Accommodating Diversity in the Classroom
EDU 633 The Teacher’s Leadership Role in Curriculum and Professional Development

P-12 Reading
Core Courses
EDU 600 Introduction to Graduate Studies and Applied Research
EDU 611 Social, Cultural and Legal Issues in Education
EDU 612 Current Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 613 Current and Emerging Technologies in Education
EDU 620 Action Research Project Design
EDU 621 Action Research Project
EDU 699* Action Research Project Continuation

Reading Major Courses
EDU 640 Literacy Foundations and Strategies
EDU 641 Phonics and Applied Word Study
EDU 642 Reading and Writing in the P-12 Classroom
EDU 643 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention
EDU 644 Practicum: Professionalism in Clinical Literacy Practice

*Students who do not finish their Action Research Project within the semester of original enrollment for EDU 621 are required to enroll each semester in the program’s EDU 699 Action Research Project Continuation course for 0 credit hours.

Educational Leadership
Core Courses 
EDU 660 Foundations of Effective Educational Leadership
EDU 661 Leadership and School Culture
EDU 662 Using Data in Decision Making
EDU 663 Instructional Leadership to Support Student Learning
EDU 664 Transforming Schools through Effective Leadership
EDU 665 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Educational Leadership
EDU 667 Educational Leadership to Support Special Education & Diversity
EDU 668 Community Engagement in the Educational Process
EDU 669 Resource Management to Support School Effectiveness
EDU 670 School Leadership: Social, Political, and Legal Issues
EDU 671 Principal Internship and Capstone Portfolio

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Recognizing that all students are unique gifts of God, graduate candidates will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary curriculum teaching and learning theories and will be able to apply these to promote learning for all.
  • Grounded in the Franciscan values of learning, reverence, and service, graduate candidates will demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility, global diversity, and the standards of their discipline.
  • Promoting the use of research-based instructional practices, graduate candidates will incorporate the use of instructional technologies to support student learning and literacies as well as, their own professional development.
  • Grounded in 21st Century skills and dispositions, graduate candidates will demonstrate value and respect for global diversity in order to promote inclusive and responsive educational practices.
  • Demonstrating effective oral and written communication forms, graduate candidates will exhibit proficiency in the specific knowledge-bases and dispositions which form their areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in specific areas of specialization and research methodology, Masters of Education candidates will develop and present a capstone project.