Working closely with an advisor, students develop a highly personalized program of studies that incorporates a number of professional development elements, including reading, assessment, pedagogy in general and special education, curriculum design and development, and perhaps advanced studies in content areas.
In addition to the coursework below, to earn the degree, you must also pass comprehensive written and oral examinations. You will have a choice of the following for the written portion:
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio
- Written exam
- Scholarly research
Common Core (12 Hours)
- EDET 620. Education Technology: Applications, Applied Research and Integration
- EDEF 606. Educational Research
- EDUC 670. Basic Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education
- EDEF 607. Educational Foundations
Categorical Elective Categories (12 Hours)
- Teaching and Curriculum Development
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Special Education
The remaining six hours are “Open Electives" - if you can make a justification for the worth of a graduate-level class for your professional development, then it is likely that you can take it. Thus, the courses could be in education or could be in some content area of interest.