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2012-2013 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 After three failures, candidates will be withdrawn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:                          12 semester hours

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

Literacy Studies:          LITY 6300 Selected Topics 
                                   LITY 6331 Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties
                                   LITY 6333 Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
                                   LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies
                                   LITY 6362 Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
                                   LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas

Social Studies:             CUIN 6300 Selected Topics 
                                   CUIN 6350 Teaching the Social Studies
   
Science:                       CUIN 6300 Selected Topics 
                                    CUIN 6336 Applications of Science Methods for Teachers

Math:                           CUIN 6300 Selected Topics 
                                    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
                           
Early Childhood:           ECED 6355 Early Childhood Education 
                                    ECED 6357 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood
                                    ECED 6358 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
                                    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                    CUIN 6305 Professional Research
 Requirements:              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                      FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
Requirements:                CUIN 6305 Professional Research


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                       FEDI 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
Requirements:                 Elective by advisement

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                        LITY 6340 Professional Literacy Research
Requirements:                  LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas 
                                       LITY 6331 Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties

Additional Master           *LITY 6332 Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action
Reading Teacher
Requirement:
 

(*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:
        a. 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. 
        b.   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 Multi-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         LITY 6340 Professional Literacy Research
Requirements:  6 semester hours by advisement (non-thesis option)  
                              OR  CUIN 6308 & 6309 (thesis option)

Curriculum and Instruction (Higher Education & 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.
    • Mathematics, Science, English, History and Business

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          (6-9 semester credit hours)
Requirements:     3-6 semester credit hours selected by advisement from courses in the School of Education and
                          Human Development,  AND  CUIN 6305 Professional Research