2017-18 Academic Catalog

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Department Head: Dr. Linda Cornelious, Interim
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis--Elementary Education; Dr. Missy Hopper--Secondary Education; Dr. Sandy Devlin--Special Education

310 Allen Hall
Box 9705
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662-325-3703
E-mail: tstevenson@colled.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.cise.msstate.edu

Admission Criteria

General Admission Criteria

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE) offers Master of Science degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The Department also offers the the Master of Arts in Teaching–Secondary (M.A.T.S.) and the Master of Arts in Teaching-Special Education (M.A.T.X.) degrees.  The Educational Specialist degree is offered with a major in Education and concentrations in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. 

The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, General Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. Most graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education require applicants to hold or be eligible to obtain a Class A teaching certificate in the appropriate teaching field.  Programs that do not require teaching licensure prior to admission include the M.A.T.S. and M.A.T.X. programs, Special Education certification-only or the Special Education non-certified Emotional/Behavioral Disorder programs, and the Ph.D. concentration in General Curriculum and Instruction.   

A student applying for admission to a degree program in Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education must submit a complete application packet to the Graduate School by the following deadlines.

Summer April 1
Fall July 1
Spring November 1

Applications not meeting the admission deadline will be held for completion and review for up to two semesters.  After that time, the applicant must reapply.

A complete admission packet consists of:  application to the graduate degree program; documentation of Class A teacher’s certificate or eligibility for licensure (exceptions noted above); three letters of recommendation; statement of purpose (must include number of years  and overview of teaching experience, if applicable); and official transcripts from each college or university attended.  Official GRE scores are required for all programs except the M.A.T.S. and M.A.T.X.  Applicants to an M.A.T. degree program are required to have passing scores on the Praxis Core and appropriate specialty-area test.  Doctoral-program applicants must also include in their packet two scholarly writing samples and a curriculum vitae or résumé.  Applicants must also document three years of teaching experience or other relevant experience.  Applicants to doctoral programs must be interviewed before an admission decision is made. Minimum grade point averages required for admission to each degree are listed below.

  • Master’s degree:  minimum GPA 2.75 on last half of baccalaureate degree
  • Educational specialist degree:  minimum GPA 3.20 on master’s degree
  • Doctoral degree:  minimum GPA 3.40 on previous graduate degree(s)

All new students admitted into a graduate program in CISE must attend the CISE Graduate Student Orientation.

Contingent Admission

Contingent admission status is reserved for those students who are applying to a degree program during the semester they are graduating with another degree and the overall GPA is pending.   Otherwise, the admission packet must be complete and all admission requirements met before admission will be considered.

Provisional Admission

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education follows the University’s Provisional Admission policy.

Residency Requirement

There is no general residency requirement for the master’s degree. Residency for the specialist degree is a minimum of 30 weeks. A degree cannot be completed in two summer sessions or equivalent, neither in one regular semester and one summer session.  For doctoral students there is no specific on-campus residence requirement. However, students will be required to complete one-half of required coursework and all dissertation credits from Mississippi State University.

Academic Performance for All Programs

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education defines satisfactory performance in graduate level coursework as a grade of S on thesis/dissertation hours and a GPA of at least 3.00 on all coursework attempted.  CISE follows Graduate School policy relating to academic performance.  In the event a student’s performance warrants dismissal from a graduate program, the CISE Graduate Coordinator will petition the Dean of the College of education to dismiss the student from the graduate program.  The student will be notified of the action by certified mail.  If a student makes a grade below a B in a course on his or her plan of study, the course cannot be dropped from the plan of study.

Master of Science in Elementary Education with General Elementary Concentration

Core Courses
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education3
EDE 8313Theory and Development of Early Childhood Education3
or EDE 8713 Educating Young Adolescents
EDE 8623Content Area Literacy Instruction3
EDE 8633The Teaching of Writing3
EDE 8733Teaching Physical, Life, and Earth Science in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom3
EDE 8763Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Education3
RDG 8713Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers3
EDE 8473The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum3
Electives
Select three electives from the following including at least two EDE and/or RDG courses.9
Curriculum and Program Developments in Early Childhood
Elementary School Methods
The Elementary School Curriculum
Seminar in Elementary Education
Readings and Research in Children's Literature
Practicum: Language Arts and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education
Behavioral Experiences in Early Childhood Education
Mathematics Experiences in Early Childhood Education
Directed Readings in Teacher Education
Middle Level Literacy Development and Instruction
Research in Reading
Issues and Innovations in Reading
Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools
Total Hours33

The written comprehensive examinations for the Master of Science degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

Master of Science in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Concentration

Core Courses
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education3
EDE 8313Theory and Development of Early Childhood Education3
or EDE 8713 Educating Young Adolescents
EDE 8623Content Area Literacy Instruction3
EDE 8633The Teaching of Writing3
EDE 8733Teaching Physical, Life, and Earth Science in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom3
EDE 8763Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Education3
RDG 8713Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers3
EDE 8473The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum3
Concentration Courses
EDE 8513Curriculum and Program Developments in Early Childhood3
Select two electives from the following.6
Practicum: Language Arts and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education
Behavioral Experiences in Early Childhood Education
Readings and Research in Children's Literature
Mathematics Experiences in Early Childhood Education
Total Hours33

The written comprehensive examinations for the Master of Science degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

This program of study requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree. The master’s program in elementary education is designed to enhance the teaching practice of teachers in grades preK-8 and in all content areas. 

Master of Science in Elementary Education with Middle Level Education Concentration 

Core Courses
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education3
EDE 8313Theory and Development of Early Childhood Education3
or EDE 8713 Educating Young Adolescents
EDE 8623Content Area Literacy Instruction3
EDE 8633The Teaching of Writing3
EDE 8733Teaching Physical, Life, and Earth Science in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom3
EDE 8763Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Education3
RDG 8713Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers3
EDE 8473The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum3
Concentration Courses
Select three electives from the following.9
Middle Level Literacy Development and Instruction
Dispositions and Reflective Practice in Teaching
Advanced Planning and Managing of Learning
Issues of Accountability in Schools
Principles of Effective Instruction in Secondary Schools
Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools
Total Hours33

The written comprehensive examinations for the Master of Science degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

This program of study requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree. The master’s program in elementary education is designed to enhance the teaching practice of teachers in grades PreK-8 and in all content areas. 

Master of Science in Secondary Education

Core Courses
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education3
EDS 8683Dispositions and Reflective Practice in Teaching3
EDS 8613Middle and Secondary School Curriculum3
EDS 8653Issues of Accountability in Schools3
EDS 8663Improving Instruction in Secondary Schools3
RDG 8000-level elective3
Two content courses (mathematics, science, English, foreign language, social studies, reading, etc. as approved by advisor)6
Three electives chosen from either education or content area approved by advisor9
Total Hours33

This program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree and a written comprehensive exam.  The focus of the program is on secondary education with supporting coursework from related fields and the teaching discipline.  The written comprehensive examinations for the Master of Science degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

A student’s program of study must be filed in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education by the end of the first semester.  

Master of Science in Special Education

This program requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students must also pass a comprehensive written examination.  The program is specifically intended to prepare classroom and resource teachers for public schools and institutions for students with disabilities. An add-on teaching-the-gifted endorsement is available. Clinical and practicum experiences are an integral component of the curriculum.

The written comprehensive examinations for the Master of Science degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary

EDS 8243Advanced Planning and Managing of Learning3
EPY 6313Measurement and Evaluation3
EDS 8886Dimensions of Learning I6
EDS 8896Dimensions of Learning II6
EDS 8613Middle and Secondary School Curriculum3
EDS 66x3Methods in Secondary Teaching3
RDG 8653Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools3
EDS 8623Principles of Effective Instruction in Secondary Schools3
EDX 8173Special Education in the Regular Classroom3
EDS 8103Advanced Methodologies in Middle and Secondary Education3
or TKT 8773 Teaching and Training with Multimedia
Total Hours36

The M.A.T.S. program is an alternate route secondary licensure program of study that consists of 36 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.  It is designed for a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in a content discipline or with significant higher-level coursework in a single discipline who wishes to prepare for a career as a teacher.  In addition to the criteria for admission to a Master of Science degree program (with the exception of a teaching license), M.A.T.S. candidates must pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II-Specialty Area Test (in the licensure area); and have completed 21 hours of coursework in the content area of licensure.  M.A.T.S. students must also pass a certified background check prior to beginning field experiences.

Students in the M.A.T.S. will complete the comprehensive examination in the final semester of enrollment by registering for and passing the appropriate Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching examination through ETS.

Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education

EDX 6173Introduction to Contingency Management3
EDX 8173Special Education in the Regular Classroom3
EDX 6193Advanced Planning in Special Education3
EDX 6813Introduction to Assessment Issues in Special Education3
EDX 8013Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders3
EDX 8023Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities3
EDX 8053Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders3
EDX 8233Special Education Internship I3
EDX 8243Special Education Internship II3
EDE 8163Teaching Middle Level Mathematics Content3
or EDS 6633 Mathematics Education Pedagogy
RDG 8113Middle Level Literacy Instruction3
or RDG 8123 Supporting the Middle Level Literacy Learner
or RDG 8133 Middle Level Content Area Literacy Instruction
or RDG 8653 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools
Total Hours33

The Master of Arts in Special Education (M.A.T.X.) is an alternate route licensure program of study that consists of 33 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and is designed for a person seeking a career as a special education teacher.  In addition to the criteria for admission to a Master of Science degree program in CISE (with the exception of a teaching license), M.A.T.X. candidates must pass the Praxis CORE and Praxis II Specialty Area Test required for special education licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education and pass a certified background check.

Educational Specialist with Major in Education and Concentration in Elementary or Secondary Education

EPY 6214Educational and Psychological Statistics4
EDE /EDS 7000Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education3
Other graduate-level coursework23
Total Hours30

The written comprehensive examinations for the Educational Specialist degree are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

Educational Specialist with Major in Education and Concentration in Special Education

EPY 6214Educational and Psychological Statistics4
EDX 7000Directed Individual Study in Special Education3
EDX 8133Readings and Research in Exceptional Education3
EDX 8123Organization and Supervision of Special Education3
Other Graduate-level Coursework18
Total Hours31

The written comprehensive examinations for the Educational Specialist degrees are scheduled three times a year.  The dates are the fourth Thursday of June, October, and February. Students can take the comprehensive examination when they are within 6 hours of completing their degree or are in their terminal semester, have an overall graduate GPA of 3.00, and have completed the courses that will be covered on the comprehensive examination.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction  

Core Courses
EPY 6214Educational and Psychological Statistics4
EPY 8214Advanced Educational and Psychological Statistics4
EPY 9213Advanced Analysis in Educational Research3
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education (may be taken in master's work)3
EDF 9373Educational Research Design3
EDF 9453Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education3
Select one or two of the following:3-6
Qualitative Data Collection in Education
Qualitative Data Analysis and Presentation in Education
Single-Subject Research Designs for Education
Foundations Courses
Select one of the following:3
Comparative Education
Issues in Education
History of Education in the United States
Philosophy of Education
Psychological Foundations of Education
Ethics Course
PHI 8101Case Studies in Scientific Research Ethics1
Major Area Courses
Directed Individual Study: EDE 7000 or EDS 7000 or EDX 70006
EDE /EDS /EDX 9553Teaching and Teacher Education3
EDE /EDS /EDX 9413Practicum in College Teaching3
EDE 8893/EDS 8643Directed Readings in Teacher Education3
or EDX 8133 Readings and Research in Exceptional Education
EDE /EDS /EDX 9221Professional Practice in Teacher Education1
Additional major area coursework (may include master's and educational specialist coursework) 124
Dissertation credit hours20
Total Hours90

The program requires a minimum of 90 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.

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 Additional 24 hours of major-area and supporting coursework including 12 hours in the concentration and up to 12 hours in a minor area.  Concentrations include Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Reading Education, Early Childhood Education, or General Education.  At least two-thirds of the total hours of coursework on the plan of study, exclusive of dissertation hours, must be courses at the 8000 level or above.

Other Requirements

Demonstration of competence in the application of research and statistics through the research skill requirement; written and oral comprehensive examinations; and a dissertation.

See the CISE Graduate Handbook for information about the doctoral comprehensive examination.

Completion Requirements for All Programs

All graduate students must attend the CISE graduate orientation or complete the online orientation quiz.  All graduate students submitting a thesis or dissertation must attend the thesis/dissertation workshops conducted by the Library within the year in which they are completing the dissertation and before receiving the graduate coordinator’s signature.  All students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree must satisfy the research skills requirement before taking the written comprehensive examination.

For further information concerning the degree programs offered by CISE, students should refer to the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education Graduate Handbook (www.cise.msstate.edu).

Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Level (Admission to this program is currently suspended.)

Core Courses
EDE 8113Middle Level Management and the Young Adolescent3
EDE 8123Foundations for Teaching Middle Level Mathematics3
RDG 8113Middle Level Literacy Instruction3
EPY 8473Middle Level Assessment and Evaluation3
RDG 8123Supporting the Middle Level Literacy Learner3
EDE 8133Middle Level Internship I3
EDF 8553Research in the Classroom3
EDE 8143Middle Level Internship II3
RDG 8133Middle Level Content Area Literacy Instruction3
EDE 8153Professional Roles of the Middle Level Educator3
Select one of the following:3
Teaching Middle Level Mathematics Content
Teaching Middle Level Social Studies
Teaching Middle Level Sciences
Select one graduate-level diversity elective3
Total Hours36

The M.A.T.M. program is an alternate route licensure program of study that consists of 36 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.  It is designed for those who wish to prepare for a career as a middle-level teacher.  In addition to the criteria for admission to a Master of Science degree program (with the exception of a teaching license), M.A.T.M. candidates must pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II Specialty Area Test required for middle-level licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education, possess either 21 hours in a single content area or pass the secondary education Praxis II Specialty Area test for a specific content area, and pass a certified background check.

Students in the M.A.T.M. will complete the comprehensive examination in the final semester of enrollment by registering for and passing the appropriate Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching examination through ETS.

Elementary and Middle-Level Education

EDE 6990 Special Topics in Elementary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 8113 Middle Level Management and the Young Adolescent: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Understanding the characteristics of middle level learners; study of appropriate classroom management for middle level children

EDE 8123 Foundations for Teaching Middle Level Mathematics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The theoretical and pedagogical foundations, issues and perspectives of teaching middle level mathematics; a standards-based framework for relevant teaching of number and operations

EDE 8133 Middle Level Internship I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-M. EDE 8113 and EPY 8473).Three hours clinical instruction. First semester of directed teaching in a middle level classroom

EDE 8143 Middle Level Internship II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-M degree program. EDE 8113, EDE 8133, and EPY 8473). Three hours clinical instruction. Second semester of directed teaching in a middle level classroom

EDE 8153 Professional Roles of the Middle Level Educator: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Understanding developmentally responsive middle schools and the professional roles of middle level educators; study of professional roles

EDE 8163 Teaching Middle Level Mathematics Content: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Research-based pedagogy and current issues and perspectives of teaching the content of algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability in the middle level

EDE 8173 Teaching Middle Level Social Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the history, purposes, and current issues associated with middle level social studies education. Course to include research, trends, methods, and materials

EDE 8183 Teaching Middle Level Sciences: 3 hours.

Theory, applied methods, and techniques for teaching middle level physical, life, and earth science. Content knowledge, inquiry, planning, and assessment for teaching

EDE 8313 Theory and Development of Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Seminar-type course in synthesis of methods and techniques applicable to elementary teaching; readings; reports; research

EDE 8423 Elementary School Methods: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture, Seminar-type course in synthesis of methods and techniques applicable of elementary teaching; readings; reports; research

EDE 8433 The Elementary School Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of curriculum construction as they apply to the elementary school program (taught spring of odd numbered years)

EDE 8443 Seminar in Elementary Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of current issues in elementary education. Designed for elementary and school administration majors

EDE 8463 Readings and Research in Children's Literature: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Research involving the characteristics of quality literature for children, investigation of illustrators, illustrations, authors, and the role of children's literature in schools

EDE 8473 The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Seminar-type course to include research; trends, methods; provision for individual differences; multi-level materials

EDE 8513 Curriculum and Program Developments in Early Childhood: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The recent and most promising developments in curriculum for preschool through primary aged children

EDE 8523 Practicum: Language Arts and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 4133, RDG 3113, RDG 3213, or the equivalent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of language development; the language arts curriculum for young children. Observation and participation in a preschool

EDE 8533 Behavioral Experiences in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The world of the child from preschool through early primary years with emphasis on child behavior

EDE 8543 Mathematics Experiences in Early Childhood Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 4123 or the equivalent). Three hours lecture. Materials, methods and the preparation and use of instructional media in providing mathematical experiences for young children. Observation and participation in a preschool

EDE 8623 Content Area Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, research, and methods for teaching elementary school students to use literacy as a tool for learning

EDE 8633 The Teaching of Writing: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Methods and materials for teaching writing in grades K-12. Formal and informal writing assessments. Writing across the curriculum

EDE 8713 Educating Young Adolescents: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of issues influencing the education of young adolescents, including instructional methods, curricular models, organizational patterns, and developmentally responsive schools. Observation/participation in 4-8 settings

EDE 8733 Teaching Physical, Life, and Earth Science in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, applied methods, and techniques for teaching K-8 physical, life, and earth science. Content knowledge, inquiry, discovery learning, and technology of teaching

EDE 8763 Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Methods and materials and the preparation and use of instructional and assessment tools to be used in providing research-based mathematical experiences for K-8 students

EDE 8893 Directed Readings in Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Intensive supervised readings in the field of teacher education. (Same as EDS 8643)

EDE 8990 Special Topics in Elementary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDE 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDE 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDS 9221 and EDX 9221)

EDE 9413 Practicum in College Teaching: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum. Teaching of at least one course in education, under the supervision of a senior staff member. (Same as EDS 9413)

EDE 9420 Research Practicum in Early Childhood Education: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDE 8513, EDE 8523, EDE 8533, EDE 8543). Research experiences through participation, observation, and experimental projects related to early childhood settings

EDE 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDS 9553 and EDX 9553)

Readings in Education

RDG 6113 Middle Level Literacy Development and Instruction: 3 hours.

RDG 6990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 7000 Directed Individual Study in Reading Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

RDG 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

RDG 8113 Middle Level Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of theories, methods and strategies in teaching literacy for the adolescent learner in the middle level classroom

RDG 8123 Supporting the Middle Level Literacy Learner: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Planning and adapting instruction for middle level students who struggle with literacy achievement

RDG 8133 Middle Level Content Area Literacy Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory, research, and methods for teaching middle level students to use literacy as a tool for learning in the content areas

RDG 8153 Psychology of Reading: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of reading patterns; conditions favorable and unfavorable to progress in reading skill; the readiness concept; problems of levels. Prevention and correction of reading handicaps

RDG 8453 Research in Reading: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The function of research in the development of reading programs; contribution of research to reading

RDG 8593 Issues and Innovations in Reading: 3 hours.

Issues and innovations related to trends, methodology, and materials in the teaching of reading

RDG 8653 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of reading problems of middle and upper level students. A study of technology, materials, and methods used in developmental reading for secondary students

RDG 8713 Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Practicum experience teaching struggling elementary school literacy learners;identifying literacy learning strengths and difficulties;teaching to improve achievement

RDG 8990 Special Topics in Reading Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

RDG 9000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Elementary Education: 1-13 hours.

Secondary Education

EDS 6633 Mathematics Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8886 or EDS 8896 or consent of instructor.) Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating mathematics students in the secondary setting

EDS 6643 Social Studies Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating social studies in secondary education

EDS 6653 Science Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating science for middle and secondary students

EDS 6673 Language Arts Education Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Co-requisite: EDS 8883 or EDS 8893 or consent of instructor). Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating English/Language Arts students in secondary education

EDS 6683 Foreign Language Education Pedagogy.: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: EDS 8886 or EDS 8896 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Field-based. A comprehensive examination of the effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students in the K-12 setting

EDS 6990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Secondary Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Secondary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 8103 Advanced Methodologies in Middle and Secondary Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Advanced study of pedagogical methods and teaching practices

EDS 8113 Classroom Management in Secondary Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MAT-S). An exploration of the essential considerations for establishing a safe, effective, and efficient classroom environment for diverse populations of secondary students

EDS 8153 Professional Roles of the Secondary Educator: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MAT-S. Co-requisite: EDS 8886 Secondary Internship I or consent of instructor). An exploration of the professional roles and effective practices of secondary educators

EDS 8243 Advanced Planning and Managing of Learning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An advanced study of variables contributing to efficiency and competency in planning for teacher-learner activities and the creation and maintenance of positive learning environments

EDS 8613 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of curriculum construction as they apply to the middle and secondary schools for the various subject areas

EDS 8623 Principles of Effective Instruction in Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of the theories, trends, best practices, issues, challenges, and complexitites pertinent to teaching and learning in secondary schools

EDS 8633 Problems of Secondary Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Master's degree or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of critical problems in secondary education

EDS 8643 Directed Reading in Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Intensive supervised readings in the field of teacher education. (Same as EDE 8893)

EDS 8653 Issues of Accountability in Schools: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EPY 3253 or EPY 6313 or permission of instructor).Three hours lecture. Study of critical educational issues in school-based accountability. Particular attention will be given to the impact accountability has on student learning in the classroom

EDS 8663 Improving Instruction in Secondary Schools: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. An exploration of classroom-based inquiry, exploration, and action research as means of improving teaching and learning in secondary schools

EDS 8683 Dispositions and Reflective Practice in Teaching: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EDS 8623 or permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of teaching behavior and reflective practices as catalysts for instructional improvement

EDS 8693 Advanced Foreign Language Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field-based. Advanced examination of effective practices for teaching and evaluating foreign language students. Same as FL 8693

EDS 8713 Curriculum Adjustments: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Adjusting the school curriculum to meet individual pupil differences

EDS 8883 Secondary Internship I: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-S, EDS 8113, and EPY 8473. Co-requisite: EDS 8153.) Professional and supervised full-day public school teaching experience for 8 weeks (320 hours) in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8886 Dimensions of Learning I: 6 hours.

(Prerequisities:Admission to MATS Program. EDS 8243,EPY6313, and EDS 6633 or EDS 6653 or EDS 6673 or other related methods course). Six hours clinical instruction. Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8893 Secondary Internship II.: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-S and EDS 8883). Professional and supervised full-day public-school directed teaching experience for 8 weeks (320 hours) in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8896 Dimensions of Learning II: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites:Admissions to MATS Program,EDS 8243,EPY 6313, and EDS 6633 or EDS 6643 or EDS 6653 or EDS 6673 or other related methods course ). Six hours clinical instruction. Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

EDS 8990 Special Topics in Secondary Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDS 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Secondary Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDS 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDE 9221 and EDX 9221)

EDS 9413 Practicum in College Teaching: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum. Teaching of at least one course in education, under the supervision of a senior staff member. (Same as EDE 9413)

EDS 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDE 9553 and EDX 9553 )

Special Education

EDX 6103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDX 3213 or permission from the instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to special education challenges for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities including challenges of providing full educational inclusion and community integration from ages 6-21

EDX 6113 Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for preschool and primary level children with disabilities

EDX 6123 Methods and Materials for Elementary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for elementary age children with disabilities

EDX 6133 Methods and Materials for Secondary Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Field based. Assessment and individualized programming utilizing methods and materials for secondary age children with disabilities

EDX 6173 Introduction to Contingency Management: 3 hours.

Three hour lecture. Introduction to the principles and procedures of contingency management and applied behavioral analysis for teaching individuals with disabilities

EDX 6193 Advanced Planning in Special Education: 3 hours.

Provides a greater understanding of planning and managing in special education. Suggests methods and techniques to be used in teaching students with disabilities

EDX 6353 Assistive Technology in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of assistive technology in the education of students with special needs

EDX 6413 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the development, goals, and objectives of family groups. A study of problems of families who have children with disabilities

EDX 6503 Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities.: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of operational models and techniques to be implemented with students who have severe disabilities to include curriculum, methods and administrative educational adjustments

EDX 6603 Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Educational implications and adaptations of procedures in schools, homes, hospitals and special schools for students with orthopedic and/or neurological impairments

EDX 6613 Teaching Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Methods and materials applicable to teaching students with physical or multiple conditions which are the results of neurological or orthopedic impairments

EDX 6623 Adaptations for Students with Physical/Multiple Disabilities.: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The study of motor functions including range of motion, gait training, and other environmental adjustments that can be implemented by classroom teachers

EDX 6813 Introduction to Assessment Issues in Special Education: 3 hours.

Assessment as it relates specifically to working with special education students. Topics to be covered will include Special Education Law, IEP development, and related topics

EDX 6953 Introduction to Sign Language: 3 hours.

Development of basic sign language skills, study of special needs of deaf persons, and understanding use of interpreters. (Same as CO 4953/6953)

EDX 6990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 7000 Directed Individual Study in Special Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDX 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Special Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDX 8013 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Characteristics of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Theories, principles and methods for teaching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

EDX 8023 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Characteristics of students with learning disabilities. Theories, principles, and methods for teaching individuals with learning disabilities

EDX 8053 Fundamentals of Teaching Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The curriculum, methods, principles and problems of working with individuals with emotional disabilities

EDX 8103 Advanced Contingency Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is designed to utilize the principles and procedures of contingency management and applied behavioral analysis research to design, implement, and evaluate behaviorally oriented programs

EDX 8123 Organization and Supervision of Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Organizational theory of special education. Leadership behavior and role of special education supervisor; grant writing

EDX 8133 Readings and Research in Exceptional Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Emphasis on current literature in all areas of exceptionality. Understanding and interpretation of psychological diagnosis. Individual and group research

EDX 8143 Early Education for Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Rationale, characteristics, educational approaches, exemplary programs, and research in the field

EDX 8163 Teaching Strategies for Students who are Gifted: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Teaching approaches, development of special problems, selection of materials, and remediation of problems related to learning

EDX 8173 Special Education in the Regular Classroom: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provides a greater understanding of children with disabilities who may be in the regular classroom and suggests methods and techniques for teaching students with disabilities in the regular classroom

EDX 8183 Seminar in Learning Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EDX 3203 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. An advanced course dealing with the condition of learning disabilities. Current research dealing with causes, treatments, and prevention strategies will be studied

EDX 8213 Remediation of Students with Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. Selection, utilization, and evaluation of specialized remedial materials and techniques with special education populations

EDX 8233 Special Education Internship I: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Co-Requisite EDX 6173; prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X. EDX 8173, EDX 6813 and EDX 6193). First semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8243 Special Education Internship II: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X degree program. EDX 8233). Second semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8303 Seminar in Intellectual Disabilities: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EDX 8103). Three hours seminar. An advanced course dealing with intellectual disabilities. Educational implications and research involving people with intellectual disabilities

EDX 8393 Seminar in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. A comprehensive study of contributing factors in emotional disabilities and educational technology for the treatment of students with emotional and behavioral disorders

EDX 8403 Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Field based. The curriculum, methods, and principles and problems of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities

EDX 8423 Special Education Internship II: 3 hours.

Three hours clinical instruction. (Prerequisites: Admission to MAT-X degree program. EDX 8233). Second semester of directed teaching in a special education classroom

EDX 8780 Internship in Special Education: 3-6 hours.

Three hours practicum. Supervised observation, participation, and teaching of exceptional children in classrooms and resource rooms. Supervised experiences in community, state departments, supervisory positions

EDX 8990 Special Topics in Special Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDX 9000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Special Education: 1-13 hours.

EDX 9221 Professional Practice in Teacher Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will examine potential careers for graduates with a doctorate in education and develop professional documents pertinent to their career paths. (Same as EDS 9221 and EDE 9221)

EDX 9413 Practicum in College Teaching in Special Education: 3 hours.

Three hours practicum.Supervised experience in design, delivery, and evaluation of a college course in special education

EDX 9553 Teaching and Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Analysis of current research on teacher education including pre-service teacher education and professional development for practicing teachers. (Same as EDS 9553 and EDE9553 )