Curriculum for Master of Education
The Master of Education courses are aligned with the Five Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Master of Education Program
36 credit hours required; all courses listed.
This course introduces the Five Core Propositions from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and provides an overview of leadership theories and styles. Teachers will reflect upon and develop their personal leadership skills, including communication, collaboration, mentoring, planning and ethical decision-making.
This course provides a foundation for developing a culture of accountability around student learning and teaching. Assessment practices and appropriate interpretation of assessment results will be examined as a means to guide the change process.
This course provides a theoretical basis for how learning occurs, why it fails, and implications for practice and the profession. Teachers will examine the effects of individual/cultural differences and contexts on learning. Theoretical approaches to classroom management and application to the teacher's unique setting will also be explored.
This course assists teachers to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum. Teachers will earn methods of teaching students to use technology as a learning tool as well as evaluating the impact of technology on student learning.
This course empowers teachers to become critical consumers of research and to utilize research findings in their practice. Teachers will review the literature in a selected area of interest and develop a proposal for an Action Research Project.
This course provides an opportunity for teachers to deepen their knowledge in their content area. Teachers will explore ways to apply their increased knowledge to their instructional practice. In addition, they will develop a plan for ongoing learning in their content area.
Using their own schools and classrooms as laboratories, teachers will conduct an Action Research Project. This course focuses on the implementation and data collection phase of the Project.
This course enhances teachers' ability to work with culturally diverse students. Teachers explore the influence of context and culture on student behavior and learning, inspire students to respect and appreciate differences, and promote intercultural communication. topics such as the impact of poverty on learning, community building, bullying prevention/intervention, and treating students equitably will be covered.
Using their own schools and classrooms asl laboratories, teachers will conduct an Action Research Project. This course focuses on the data analysis phase of the Project.
Teachers investigate and debate selected current issues to determine the impact on the education system. Teachers will explore processes and models to solve problems and promote change within the educational system.
Using their own schools and classrooms as laboratories, teachers will conduct an Action Research Project. This course focuses on implications and communication of results of the Project.
This course provides information about funding sources appropriate for education-related projects. Teachers will identify local, regional, and/or national resources and develop grant writing skills.
Information about Course Requirements
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