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Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction – with Concentrations in Early Childhood, High Incidence Disabilities, or Reading

Prerequisites

A valid permanent-type teacher’s certificate and 18-24 hours in professional education as appropriate for the level selected.

Graduate Course Work

Advanced Concentration Coursework Early Childhood:

  • Foundations
    • EDFR 501 (3)- Education Research
    • EDCI 501 (0)- Seminar Topics in Foundations
  • Professional Courses
    • EDCI 507 (3)- Creating a Literate Environment
    • EDCI 528 (3)- Communication and Literacy in Early Intervention
    • EDCI 529 (3)- Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Correction
    • EDCI 560 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Developmental
    • EDCI 570 (3)- Seminar in Early Childhood Education
    • EDCI 571 (3)- Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education
    • EDCI 573 (3)- Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Special Education
    • EDCI 574 (3)- Assessment of the Young Child
    • EDCI 578 (3)- Parent Involvement and Community Resources
    • EDCI 579 (3)- Practicum in Early Childhood Education
    • EDCI 580 (3)- Interdisciplinary and Interagency Teaming
    • EDFR 594 (0)- Masterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Comprehensive Portfolio

Advanced Concentration Coursework High Incidence Disabilities:

  • Foundations
    • EDCI 501 (0)- Seminar Topics in Foundations
    • EDCI 515 (3)- Seminar in High Incidence Disabilities
    • PSYC 506 (3)- Applied Behavior Analysis
    • EDFR 501 (3)- Education Research
  • Professional Courses
    • EDCI 540 (3)- Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum
    • EDCI 547 (3)- Instructional Intervention Strategies
    • EDCI 548 (3)- Consultation for Implementation of Class-wide Strategies
    • EDCI 554 (3)- Precision Assessment/Diagnostic Prescriptive Strategies
    • EDCI 557 (3)- Behavior Intervention Strategies
    • EDCI 599 (3)- Field-based Research Seminar
    • EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio
    • Electives: 9 semester hours from Special Education, Reading, Dyslexia, Psychology

Applied Behavior Analysis Option:

Individuals enrolled in the High Incidence Disabilities concentration who wish to be eligible for CABAS ® and BACB Behavior Analyst Certification must take the courses required in the ABA option. Individuals enrolled in the High Incidence Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis Option must take all foundations and professional core courses designated for HID plus EDCI 534, 539, and 549.
(Note: EDCI 534 is designed to substitute for EDCI 540)

EDCI 534 (3) – Practicum I in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
EDCI 539 (3) – Practicum II in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
EDCI 549 (3) – Practicum III in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis

Advanced Concentration Coursework Reading Specialist:

  • Foundations
    • EDCI 500 (3)- Foundations of Reading
    • EDCI 501 (0)- Seminar Topics in Foundations
    • EDFR 501 (3)- Education Research
    • ECDI 507 (3)- Creating a Literate Environment
  • Professional Courses
  • EDCI 509 (3)- Teaching Literacy in the Diverse Classroom
  • EDCI 528 (3)- Communication and Literacy in Early Intervention
  • EDCI 529 (3)- Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Correction
  • EDLE 536 (3)- Leadership Practices II: Evaluating and Implementing Programs for School Improvement.
  • EDCI 560 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Developmental
  • EDCI 561 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas
  • EDCI 563 (3)- Clinical Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • EDCI 597 (3)- Literacy Teachers as Leaders in School Communities
  • EDCI 598 (3)- Supervision and Literacy Coach Practicum
  • EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio

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Curriculum and Instruction – with Concentrations in Elementary Education or Secondary Education

Prerequisites

A valid permanent-type teacher’s certificate and 18-24 hours in professional education as appropriate for the level selected.

Graduate Course Work

Advanced Concentration Coursework Elementary Education:

  • Foundations
    • EDFR 501 (3)- Education Research
    • EDCI 501 (0)- Seminar Topics in Foundations
    • EDCI 503 (3)- Seminar in K-12 Curriculum Studies
    • EDFR 504 (3)- History and Philosophy of American Education
  • Professional Courses
    • EDCI 507 (3)- Creating a Literate Environment
    • EDCI 508 (3)- Instructional Issues for Teaching Diverse Learners
    • EDCI 560 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Developmental
    • EDCI 582 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School English Language Arts
    • EDCI 583 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics
    • EDCI 584 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Science
    • EDCI 585 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Social Studies
    • EDCI 595 (3)- Clinical in Elementary and Secondary Education
    • EDCI 596 (3)- Implementation of Curriculum Integration
    • EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio

Advanced Concentration Coursework Secondary Education

  • Foundations
    • EDCI 501 (0)- Seminar Topics in Foundations
    • EDCI 503 (3)- Seminar in K-12 curriculum Studies
    • EDFR 501 (3)- Educational Research
    • EDFR 504 (3)- History and Philosophy of American Education
  • Professional Courses
    • EDCI 508 (3)- Instructional Issues for Teaching Diverse Learners
    • EDCI 561 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas
    • EDCI 586 (3)- Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary Education Subjects (only if no methods course in content major is available) or
      EDCI 587 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Social Studies or
      EDCI 588 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Science or
      EDCI 589 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Mathematics or
      EDCI 590 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School English Language Arts
    • EDCI 596 (3)- Implementation of Curriculum Integration
    • EDCI 595 (3)-Clinical in Elementary and Secondary Education
    • EDFR 594 (0)-Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio
  • Content Concentration
    • 12 hours from one of the following concentration options:
      • MATHEMATICS
        • Required: MATH 509
        • Electives: Choose any three from
          MATH 510, 511, 523, 570, 573 or 584
      • HISTORY
        • Electives: Choose any four from
          HIST 400, 405, 416, 420, 435, 485, or 490
      • ENGLISH
        • Required: ENGL 505
        • Electives: Choose any three from
          ENGL 410, 411, 424, 427, 463, 475, 482, 490, 493
      • BIOLOGY
        • Required: BIOL 551
        • Electives: Choose any two from
          BIOL 504, 555, 556, 560, 561, 568, 571, 572, 581

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