College of Education and Human Services

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruciton, MAT in Secondary Education, and MA in Higher Education

DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION

(SYMBOL: ED)

Matchell (Program Director), Cunningham, Murie, Trombley

MASTER OF EDUCATION - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction is designed for students who want to be:

  • Prepared for leadership roles while continuing as a classroom teacher;
  • Challenged to lead other teachers with professional development in their schools;
  • Equipped for conducting authentic action research; and
  • Qualified to add an endorsement to their teaching license.

According to a recent research project conducted by the Teacher Leader Exploratory Consortium, there is a great need for teachers willing to serve in middle-management roles such as, but not limited to:

  • Resource Provider
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Classroom Supporter
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Mentor
  • School Team Leader
  • Data Coach

The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction will help prepare students for these types of roles and is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for the Instructional Facilitator endorsement.

 

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum & Instruction

1.  Curriculum & Instruction Requirements - 30 hours

ED 7033 Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
ED 7353 Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733 Differentiated Learning
ED 8133 Building Learning Communities
ED 8173 Instructional Facilitation/Teacher Leadership
ED 8233 Advanced Curriculum Design
ED 8473 Technology for School Leaders
ED 8633 Curriculum Alignment and Assessment
ED 8813 Action Research Practicum

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING - SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education degree is a 36-hour master's program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree with a major, or with substantial courses in or related to Social Studies, Math, or English and who want to teach on the secondary level (7th through 12th grade). Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for secondary licensure in Social Studies, Math or English. The program fulfills the educational requirements for an Arkansas secondary licensure.

 

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Secondary Education

1.  Curriculum & Instruction Core Requirements - 15 hours

ED 7033  Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
ED 7233  Human Development
ED 7353  Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513  Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733  Differentiated Learning

2. Secondary Education Licensure - 21 hours

ED 8423  Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction
ED 8443  Pedagogy: Management and Assessment
ED 8643  Literacy: Content Specific
ED 8653  Literacy: All Areas
ED 8711  Practicum I
ED 8721  Practicum II
ED 8881  Intern Seminar
ED 8886  Internship

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE K-6, 7-12 ENDORSEMENT

The Special Education Resource K-6, 7-12 Endorsement program is a 12 hour program designed for individuals currently holding a standard Arkansas K-6 or 4-8 license, or a standard 7-12 license in a content area of English Language Arts, Mathematics, or Science. This program of study prepares teachers to work with special education students in resource or co-taught classrooms.

Upon completion of the program and passing the Special Education Praxis Exam individuals can add a Special Education Resource K-6 or 7-12 endorsement to their license.

Requirements for the Special Education Resource K-6, 7-12 Endorsement

ED 7613 SpEd 101 Academy
ED 7623 Special Education Behavior Management/Assessment
ED 7633 Special Education Instructional Strategies
ED 7643 Foundations of Special Education

Note: Successful completion of an approved special education foundations course in an undergraduate program could substitute for ED 7643 with advisor approval.

 

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