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2011-2012 Catalog

M.Ed. Program in Curriculum and Instruction



Mission: The Curriculum and Instruction programs provide the master classroom teachers with knowledge of the latest research and skills to continue seeking new information. Due to their pursuit of knowledge, graduates of these programs shall be recognized as experts in their chosen field of study as well as outstanding classroom teachers.

Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of one course from their plan advisor, another from the core and one from a supporting area. Candidates are eligible to take the comprehensive exam either the semester before or during the semester they intend to graduate. Candidates who fail one part of the exam may re-take the exam within the same semester in which it was first attempted. Candidates who fail more than one part of the comprehensive examination must wait until the next semester before they may re-take the examination. A subsequent failure will result in required remedial work and may delay graduation. After three failures, candidates will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.

These programs have a common core as follows:

CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development,
or
CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research,
or
FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development,
or
FEDU 6333 Principles of Human Learning

Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education- Early Childhood-8)
Core:

2 semester hours

Plan:

15 semester hours selected from the following, but with no more than six hours from any one concentration.

Literacy Studies:

LITY 6360 Foundations of Literacy Learning
LITY 6362 Assessment of Literacy Learning
LITY 6363 Reading in Content Areas
LITY 6356 Approaches to Teaching Writing
LITY 6365 Teaching the Language Arts
LITY 6300 Selected Topics

Social Studies:

CUIN 6350 Teaching the Social Studies
CUIN 6300 Selected Topics

Science:

EED 6340 Trends in Elementary School Science
CUIN 6300 Selected Topics

Math:

CUIN 6341 Teaching Problem Solving
CUIN 6342 Assessment in Mathematics
CUIN 6343 The Math Teacher as Leader
CUIN 6347 Teaching Number Concepts
CUIN 6348 Teaching Algebra & Geometry
CUIN 6349 Teaching Probability & Statistics
CUIN 6300 Selected Topics

Early Childhood:

ECED 6355 Early Childhood Education
ECED 6358 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
ECED 6300 Selected Topics
ECED 6357 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood
ECED 6359 Tests & Measurement in Early Childhood

Special Education:

SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
SPED 6327 Appraisal and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching and Instructional Strategies

Additional Requirements:

CUIN 6305 Professional Research
6 semester hours by advisement (non-thesis option) OR CUIN 6308 & 6309 (thesis option)

Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Mathematics Education)
Core:

12 semester hours

Plan:

CUIN 6341 Teaching Problem Solving
CUIN 6342 Assessment in Mathematics
CUIN 6343 The Math Teacher as Leader
CUIN 6347 Teaching Number Concepts
CUIN 6348 Teaching Algebra and Geometry
CUIN 6349 Teaching Probability and Statistics

Additional Requirements:

FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
CUIN 6305 Professional Research

Curriculum and Instruction
(Literacy Studies - Reading Specialist Certification) and (Master Reading Teacher Certification)
Core:

12 semester hours

Plan:

LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of Literacies Learning
LITY 6362 Assessment of Multiple Literacies Learning
LANG 6310 Linguistics and Reading
LITY 6304 Practicum in Literacy

Additional Requirements:

LITY 6340 Professional Literacy Research
LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas
LITY 6332 Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action

Additional Master Reading Teacher Requirement:

*ELAS 6315 Principles of Instructional Supervision
(*MRT Required Courses)

Additional Requirements for the Reading Specialist Certification

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Masters degree.
  3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work
  5. The program for the certificate includes:
    • Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in reading.
    • A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics.
  6. Pass the TExES #151.

(For requirements for the Master Reading Teacher (MRT) See “Graduate Certificates” in this section of the catalog)

Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies)
Core:

12 semester hours

Plan:

LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New & Traditional Literacies
LITY 6362 Assessment of Mult-Literacies Learning
LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas
LITY 6333 Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
LITY 6331 Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties

Additional Requirements:

LITY 6340 Professional Literacy Research
6 semester hours by advisement (non-thesis option)
OR
CUIN 6308 & 6309 (thesis option)

Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education)
This degree is available for those seeking the following:

  • Increased competence in teaching at the secondary school level and college level,
  • Accreditation for teaching dual credit courses in high school programs, or
  • Credentials for teaching at the community college level.

Core:

12 semester hours:
CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development,
OR
CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society,
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
OR
FEDU 6322 Foundations of Education Measurement
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development,
OR
FEDU 6333 Principles of Human Learning

Plan:

(15-18 semester credit hours) 18 semester hours selected by advisement from the teaching discipline of the student. These will be courses outside the School of Education and Human Development. (Courses valid for dual credit teaching and community college
instruction must be at the graduate level, 6300 or above.)
Additional Requirements: (6-9 semester credit hours)
3-6 semester credit hours selected by advisement from courses in the School of Education and Human Development, AND CUIN 6305 Professional Research

Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Mathematics Education)

Core:

12 semester hours:
CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
OR CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
OR FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
OR FEDU 6333 Principles of Human Learning

Additional Requirements:

6 semester hours selected by advisement

Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Science Education)

Core:

12 semester hours:CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Plan:

SCIE 6325 Mechanics and Properties of Matter
SCIE 6324 Heat, Sound, Light, and Electricity
SCIE 6322 Earth Science
SCIE 6323 Environmental Science
SCIE 6321 Conceptual Chemistry
SCIE 6326 Trends in Teaching Secondary Science

Additional Requirements:

FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
Elective by advisement

Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Science Education)

Core:

12 semester hours:
CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Plan:

SCIE 6325 Mechanics and Properties of Matter
OR
CUIN 6315 Applications of Physics for Teachers
SCIE 6324 Heat, Sound, Light, and Electricity
OR
CUIN 6331 Applications of Life Science for Teachers
SCIE 6322 Earth Science OR CUIN 6337 Applications of Earth Science for Teachers
SCIE 6323 Environmental Science
OR
CUIN 6335 Applications of Environmental Science for Teachers
SCIE 6321 Conceptual Chemistry OR CUIN 6338 Applications of Chemistry for Teachers
CUIN 6336 Applications of Science Methods for Teachers

Additional Requirements:

FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
Elective by advisement