All advanced preparation (MA.Ed) candidates complete an eighteen- hour core. In addition, each candidate will work with their assigned advisor to choose a sequence of 4 additional courses (12 credit hours) to meet their program and professional goals. These additional courses could be an existing course of study offered by the department, or a unique combination of courses designed specifically for the candidate. MA.Ed. candidates will design, implement and defend a thesis (6 credit hours) Candidacy for the MA.Ed is on the recommendation of the graduate faculty and is based on the defense of the proposal in ED 530 Research Methodology and Design.
The required eighteen-hour MA.Ed. core:
ED506A Curriculum Building
ED521 Analysis of Teaching
ED530 Research Methodology and Design
ED534 Learning Theory
ED536 Seminar in Instructional Models
MA.Ed. Additional Course Requirements: Four additional course electives that align to your program of study and/or thesis topic (12 hours)
Six (6) hours of thesis
Candidates must prepare and defend a research proposal in ED530.
MA.ED COURSE ROTATION
Offered online and face to face
Subject to change based on need and on candidate’s program of study
*Fall I - 7 week
ED 534 Learning Theory (3)
**ED 5XX –Elective (3)
Fall II - 7 week
ED 521 Analysis of Teaching (3)
ED 506 Curriculum Building (3)
Spring I - 7 week
ED 536 Seminar in Instructional Models (3)
*ED 5XX Elective (3)
Spring II - 7 week
ED 533 Assessment (3)
*ED 5XX. Elective (3) - optional
Fall - 14 weeks
ED 530 Research Methodology & Design (3)
Spring - 14 weeks
*ED 600 Thesis (6)
*7 week courses may be taken singly.
**Electives and thesis may be taken in the summer sessions rather than during the academic year.
Other courses are also offered in summer sessions according to need and candidate’s program of study.