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Post-Master's Advanced Courses of Study Certificates

Once certified teachers have received a master’s degree, colleges can meet their needs with state-approved “graduate courses of study.” These are groups of courses of 6-18 credits with a common focus. The education department has four graduate courses of study:

Graduate Course of Study in Literacy

Graduate Course of Study in Action Research

Graduate Course of Study in Standards-Based Teaching

Graduate Course of Study for Reading Specialist Certification 

ADVANCED COURSE OF STUDY IN LITERACY: 16 credit Hours              

ED505 Developing Strategic Readers

ED509 Teaching the Struggling Reader or Writer

ED514 Language and Linguistics

ED515 Methods in Process Writing

ED527 Portfolio Development (6 hours) 

ADVANCED COURSE OF STUDY IN ACTION RESEARCH: 12-15 credit hours

ED530 Analysis of Research Methodology and Design

ED540,550,560,570 Topics In English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies

ED535 Action Research

ED600 Thesis Credit

Upon completion of the action research project, teachers will write a professional article for submission for publication. The thesis credit class will function as a writing workshop focusing on collaboration, peer revising and editing. A teacher may elect to do 3 or 6 hours of thesis credit, depending on the complexity of the research design.

ADVANCED COURSES OF STUDY FOR STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING: 16 credit hours

ED506A Curriculum Building

ED519 Literacy Across the Curriculum

ED521 Analysis of Teaching

ED527 Portfolio Development

ED534 Learning Theory

ED536 Seminar on Instructional Models 

ADVANCED COURSE OF STUDY FOR READING SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION: 24 credit hours

ED505 Developing Strategic Readers

ED509 Teaching the Struggling Reader or Writer

ED512 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Problems

ED513 Practicum in Literacy Teaching

ED514 Language and Linguistics

ED515 Methods in Process Writing

ELL course (must be transferred in)

ED560 Practicum 

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