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Program Requirements

Degree Requirements
36 credits
(Students with an undergraduate education equivalent may waive the content of ED 502 and ED 503 and replace with additional elective hours.)
  • ED 502 Foundations of Education
  • ED 503 Curriculum: Theory and Practice or ED 584 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction
  • ED 508 Special Education and the Exceptional Learner
  • ED 526 Cross-cultural/International Curriculum or ED 565 Cross-Cultural Education and Language Arts
  • ED 550 Research Methods
  • ED 554 Computers and Technology in the Classroom or ED 574 Advanced Educational Technology
  • ED 580 Capstone: Professional Studies Program

One of three professional emphasis areas must also be selected and 15 credits chosen from the following 3-credit classes. Other courses may be selected with the consent of an advisor.

Teaching and Learning

  • ED 516 Adolescent Psychology
  • ED 537 Reading Across the Curriculum
  • ED 538 Secondary Teaching Methods
  • ED 555 Reading and Language Arts: Grades PK-2
  • ED 556 Reading and Language Arts: Grades 3-6
  • ED 557 Social Studies and the Expressive Arts
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods
  • ED 559 Elementary Science Methods
  • ED 568 Teaching English and Social Studies in the Middle/Secondary School
  • ED 569 Teaching Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science in the Middle/Secondary School

Exceptional Populations

  • ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics
  • ED 511 Psychoeducational Assessment and Instructional Programming
  • ED 516 Adolescent Psychology
  • ED 519 Current Research, Trends, and Legal Issues in Special Education
  • ED 522 Reading, Language Development, and Remedial Strategies
  • ED 523 Diagnostic and Creative Literacy Instruction
  • ED 529 Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Settings
  • ED 545 Transition and Family Issues for Individuals with Disabilities

ESOL and International

  • ED 522 Reading, Language Development, and Remedial Strategies
  • EN 550 General Linguistics or ED 543 Fundamentals of Language Arts
  • EN 552 Applied Phonology
  • ED 553 Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EN 554 Applied Grammar: Syntactic Structures  
  • ED 561 Teaching Language Pragmatics
  • ED 563 ESL/ESP: Curricula, Materials, and Tests