Master of Science Degree Programs in Education
OPTION IN READING (NON-CERTIFICATION)
A student who wishes to obtain the Master of Science degree with an option in Reading must hold an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and a valid teaching certificate.
The major goal of this program is to develop outstanding and purposefully directed classroom reading teachers at the elementary school level. This program does not fulfill requirements for state certification in reading.
Culmination of the non-thesis approach is ED 590 Education Department Seminar, which includes an alternative research project.
|PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (12 SEM. HRS.)|
|ED 500||Contemporary Educational Issues
(This course should be taken within the first 9 S.H. of study)
|EPY 505||Measurement & Evaluation (Prereq: Intro Psych or its equivalent)||3 SH|
|ED 501||Introduction to Educational Research
(Prereq: 18 S.H. are already successfully completed; and meet specific department requirements or acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Program)
|ED 592||Capstone Project in Education (Prereq: ED 501)||3 SH|
|OPTION COURSES (Select 12 S.H.)|
|ED 514||Teaching Reading in the Content Areas||3 SH|
|ED 517||Development Reading in the Elem. School
(Prereq: ED 535 if assign. or cert. is at the middle or secondary education level)
|ED 535||Developmental Reading in the Secondary School
(Prereq: ED 517 if teaching assign. or cert. is at elem ed. level)
|ED 548||Analysis of Reading Difficulties (Prereq: Ed 517 or ED 535)||3 SH|
|ED 594||Community Reading Practicum||3 SH|
|GRADUATE ELECTIVES (Select 6 S.H.—up to 3 S.H. in other discipline)|
Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 30 SH
OPTIONAL FOR 2ND MASTERS, THESIS OR NON-THESIS
|ED 591 Independent Thesis (Prereq: ED 501 and advisor approval)||6 SH|
|ED 690 Non-Thesis Project for Second M.S. Degree (advisor approval)||6 SH|
Only 3 S.H. may be taken at the 400 level.