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EDU 6000 LEADERSHIP IN 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to develop leadership skills in decision-making, goal setting and collaboration for teachers of the 21st Century. Candidates will examine the importance of school culture and their role in school improvement and site based management.

EDU 6100 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3 s.h.)
This course focuses on current and engaging technologies that are available to teachers for instruction. Candidates will explore technologies which are powerful teaching tools for facilitating learning and improving performance of today's diverse learners. E-evidences of classroom instructional methodologies will be required by the completion of the course.

EDU 6200 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to assist professionals in understanding, analyzing, and evaluating educational research findings. Candidates will explore quantitative and qualitative approaches. Candidates will be required to begin the development of an action research project.

EDU 6300 TRENDS AND ISSUES IN EDUCATION (3 s.h.)
This course explores the political, economic, and historical issues and trends which currently impact education. Through an inquiry approach, candidates will explore changing views of curriculum and instruction and issues in accommodating differences.

EDU 6350 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (3 s.h.)
Understanding human differences impacts our contemporary classroom. This course examines the interactions among individuals, culture, and institutions. Candidates will explore human differences and the role they play in interpersonal and intergroup relations. Candidates will develop strategies to assist diverse learners to be more successful in school.

EDU 6250 USE OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine how the instructional strategies used in the classroom align with known best practices and research findings, explore the alignment between what is being taught and state standards, and develop goals to improve student performance based on the analysis of achievement, demographic, and program data.

EDU 6600 LITERACY METHODS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 s.h.)

Candidates will explore the nature of reading difficulties, as well as practical approaches for informal assessment and instructional strategies. The course includes research on intervention programs and multicultural strategies along with extensive descriptions of tests. Candidates will explore the laws for education such as IDEA and RTI.

EDU 6610 DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF READING/MATH DIFFICULTIES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will develop an understanding of the relationship of the psychological factors and individual remedial instruction in language arts and mathematics. A comprehensive study is made of selected diagnostic tests and remedial procedures. This class will emphasize diagnosis of basic mathematics computation errors; types of errors will be illustrated, and suggested corrective procedures will be explored. Types of language arts errors will be analyzed and suggested corrective procedures will be explored.

EDU 6620 SPECIAL EDUCATION: LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine the historical perspectives of special education and its classifications, philosophical and theoretical foundations, legal ramifications, and current trends and issues. Examination of ethical issues will include placements and transition, and behavior management. Family involvement, cultural diversity and collaboration will also be explored.

EDU 6630 CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (3 s.h.)
Candidates will examine the principles and practices of curriculum assessment, planning, and instruction. Emphasis is placed on formal and informal assessment strategies including formative and summative assessments. The designing of assessment strategies that lead to the implementation of instructional methods and strategies is also an integral part of this course.

EDU 6640 TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (3 s.h.)
Candidates will conduct an overview of exceptional children with an emphasis on methods and materials for integrating students into general classrooms. Differentiated instruction for today's diverse classrooms will be a focus for the course.

EDU 6700 FOUNDATIONS OF READING (3 s.h.)
This course examines the cognitive, linguistic, and affective factors impacting readers. Candidates will explore how literacy instruction has progressed utilizing a variety of instructional and management strategies. Critical reading of professional literature will support the understanding of the intersection of language, society, culture, and the reader.

EDU 6710 FOUNDATIONS OF WRITING (3 s.h.)
This course will examine current theories and models for the writing process. Candidates will examine the stages of writing and how to encourage and assist students who are at a variety of stages in the writing process. Emphasis will be on the use of literature for children and adolescents as a means of demonstrating good writing. Writer's Workshop, mini-lessons, teacher conferences, collaborative student revisions and editing groups will be examined. Candidates will develop a better understanding of the teaching of phonics, spelling, and grammar in context. Websites for supporting young writers and publishing their texts will be explored. An instructional unit will be required.

EDU 6720 DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF READING DIFFICULTIES (3 s.h.)
From reading interests to reading difficulties, candidates will learn to ascertain student strengths and weaknesses in the area of reading. Candidates will explore methods of diagnosis, disaggregation of data, and methods of instruction. Student reports for communication to parents will be designed. Research, analysis, field experiences are required.

EDU 6730 LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (3 s.h.)
Candidates will focus on content literacy instruction and on instruction that is aligned with state standards and tests. Candidates will also focus on literacy that goes beyond that which is tested. Understanding literacy across content areas is a critical aspect of reading instruction. Attention is given to new digital literacies, (b) disciplinary literacies, and (c) English learners and special needs students. Emphasis is given to teacher planning and instruction that helps them provide the tools their students need to better comprehend content area reading.

EDU 6740 LITERACY AND LITERATURE (3 s.h.)
Candidates will survey children's/adolescent fiction, non-fiction, and other reading materials, including instructional technology resources. Methods for choosing appropriate material for diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are reviewed. A major focus is the relationship between the reader and the literary text, the reading process, and the implications for reading instruction and comprehension skills.

EDU 6980 CAPSTONE - LITERACY (3 s.h.)
This course is the culmination of the Literacy concentration in the Master of Education program. Candidates in the literacy concentration will develop the portfolio of the ongoing study that has been a part of their master program. Candidates will compile the electronic evidences that support the action research project developed during the program. The focus of the study will show the use of their research, technology, and use of assessment. A presentation to the faculty and peer group is the final aspect of the course.

EDU 6990 CAPSTONE - SPECIAL EDUCATION: GENERAL CURRICULUM (3 s.h.)
This course is the culmination of the Special Education concentration in the Master of Education program. Candidates in the Special Education concentration will develop the portfolio of the ongoing study that has been a part of their master program. Candidates will compile the electronic evidences that support the action research project developed during the program. The focus of the study will show the use of their research, technology, and use of assessment. A presentation to the faculty and peer group is the final aspect of the course.
 

 

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