Sep 22, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.


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Curriculum and Instruction Option (36 hours)


(Major Code: 5455)

Admission Requirements:


A candidate must:

  • Meet University Graduate School admission requirements;
  • Have 3.0 undergraduate grade point average;
  • Have taken at least 18 hours of education courses.

Required Education Graduate Core Courses (9 hours):


Degree Requirements:


The student and an advisor plan a curriculum of 36 hours, of which 24 hours will be in courses numbered 6000 or above. A minimum of 6 hours and maximum of 18 hours must be in a field(s) other than education.

Comprehensive Examination


In addition, graduate curriculum and instruction students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during or after their last semester of taking courses.

Reading Education Option (36 hours)


Standard Professional Certification Major Code 5455

Admission Requirements:


A candidate must:

  • Meet University Graduate School admission requirements;
  • Have a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average;
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation, resume, and transcripts;
  • Submit a personal letter with biographical information and a discussion of career goals; and
  • Submit a writing sample of a conceptual paper from any course taken or a philosophy of education paper (1-2 pages single-spaced).

Required Education Graduate Core Courses (9 hours)


Electives (3-6 hours)


Three to six hours of graduate level elective courses approved by an advisor are required. Candidates seeking reading specialist certification have 3 hours of electives due to the requirement of the practicum course (EDRD 6399 ). Candidates seeking the degree without certification take 6 hours of electives.

Comprehensive Examination


In addition, graduate reading students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during or after their last semester of taking courses.

Reading Specialist Certification


Students graduate with a M.Ed. degree upon completion of all degree requirements; however, a state test is required for reading specialist certification.

Special Education Option (36 hours)


Major Code 5455

Admission Requirements:


A candidate must:

  • Hold a standard classroom teaching certificate;
  • Complete a formal application and mandatory interview;
  • Meet University Graduate School admission requirements; and
  • Have a 2.75 undergraduate grade point average.

Leveling Courses


Students who do not have a special education background at the undergraduate level are required to take 3 semester hours of the following leveling courses in addition to 36 semester hours of required special education courses to fulfill course work requirements of the M.Ed. in special education.

Comprehensive Examination


In addition to the completion of course requirements, graduate special education students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during or after their last semester of taking courses.

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