Master of Science in Education – Teaching & Learning

Online Education Degree

 

Overview:

The Master of Education in Teaching & Learning program is for classroom teachers who want to maximize their impact in the classroom with newly developed techniques and increased understanding of the learning process. Renew your license in multiple subjects and fields, or increase your expertise in a special area of interest. Choose your concentration from our list of licenses: Secondary Teacher License, English as a Second Language License, and English as a Second Language/Bilingual License.

Enjoy learning with students and experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds with a level of personal attention that is truly unique within the field of online education. The program uses a portfolio-based assessment process aligned with the Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Area of Study Education
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits
33 - 45
Cost/Credit
$565
Total Cost
$18,645 - $25,425
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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development
  • Experienced in applying current educational learning theories and developing their applications for the teaching process
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies, utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as the philosophical foundation
  • Well-versed in the attitude, skills, and techniques needed to effectively teach at-risk students using social, personal, cultural, and community dynamics
  • Well-researched in the nature of alternative education K-12 programs in public schools and the impact on the community

Career Outlook

  • Leader in Public, Charter, Independent, or International School
  • Content Coach
  • ESL Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Museum or Outdoor Educator

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Teaching and Learning

18 Credits

Human Learning & Motivation (EDG 521/EDG 821) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Learning & Motivation examines the nature of contrasting theories of learning . Emphasis will be placed on major contemporary learning theories and their respective approaches to motivation . The primary objective is to provide in-service graduate students, as well as other school personnel, with a comprehensive picture of current major educational learning theories and issues and to develop their implication for the teaching process . This is a required course in the graduate program in Education Administration and Curriculum and Instruction; it has no prerequisites.
Curriculum Leadership (EDG 507/EDG 807) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Curriculum Leadership considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development.
Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching (EDG 528/828) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching focuses on expanding one’s personal repertoire of effective instructional strategies utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983, 1999) as the philosophical foundation. This course will provide for practical application while still requiring a critical analysis of Gardner’s worldview as well as one’s own. The course design is constructivist, and largely grounded in the concept of experiential learning as defined by Johnson and Johnson (1975, 1994).
Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Educational Research Methods (EDG 515/815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Educational Research Methods examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project.
Portfolio I (EDG 627/924)

Course Description

Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.
Portfolio II (EDG 628/925)

Course Description

Portfolio II is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio.
Portfolio III (EDG 629/926)

Course Description

Portfolio III is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio.

Select one of the following.

Thesis Completion Seminar (EDG 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Thesis Completion Seminar provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course.
Graduate Capstone Project (EDG 595/895) - Credits: 3

Course Description

GRADUATE CAPSTONE PRO JECT provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development. 3 credits.

Electives - select 15 Credits

Counseling: Theories & Issues (COUN 543/843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

COUN 543/843 COUNSELING: THEORIES AND ISSUES provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The graduate counseling program requirements are introduced including portfolio requirements for school counseling candidates, APA writing style, and legal and ethical guidelines for counseling.
Human Development (COUN 584/884) - Credits: 3

Course Description

COUN 584/884 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT offers students an opportunity to explore issues in the stages of human development over the life span. Various issues related to human development in the biological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual spheres will be discussed. Further, students will also become more familiar with the major psychological theories pertaining to human development. Prerequisite: COUN 543/843.
Disciplinary Literacy (EDG 509/809) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Disciplinary Literacy focuses on the transfer of beginning reading skills to content areas and on higher level comprehension and study skills.
Servant Leadership (EDG 811) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Servant Leadership prepares educators, administrators, and other leaders for service to Christ and their communities by helping learners to develop strategies for effective servant leadership within their current and future vocations. This course will focus on the methods of leadership modeled by Christ in His ministry, and students will have the opportunity to reflect on and plan for their own growth and transformation as servant leaders within their churches, schools, and/or communities.
Leadership for Change (EDG 533/833) - Credits: 3

Course Description

LEADER SHIP FOR CHANGE IN EDUCATION explores the process of change in the world of education. The course provides an overview of the sources, processes, and outcomes of change and the implications for dealing with change. The role of governments, teacher and administrator preparation, and professional development and the future of educational change are also reviewed.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Education (EDG 535/835) - Credits: 3

Course Description

LEGAL AND ETHIC AL ISSUES IN EDUCATION AL ADMINI STR ATION addresses the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions. Court decisions affecting curriculum, instruction, administration, and student and teacher rights are emphasized. The law as it relates to education is presented within the context of the Christian moral and ethical behavior of students, teachers, and administrators. Prerequisite: EDG 531/831 -
K-12 Literature (EDG 576/876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

K-12 Literature presents a wide selection of primary readings for students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, criteria for selecting texts, practical methods for engaging the students' interest in books, and tools for curriculum development and integration. The course emphasizes the historical background and foundations of the literature.
Supervision of Instruction (EDG 537/837) - Credits: 3

Course Description

SUPERVI SION OF INSTR UCTION provides the student with orientation to the field of instructional supervision. The course focuses on the nature of instructional supervision with an emphasis on the human perspectives of supervisory behavior.
Language & Literacy Development (EDG 556/856) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Language & Literacy Development studies the English language, including English phonology and how children's language develops from childhood through adolescence and examines interrelationships of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
Educational Ministry in the Digital World (EDT 814) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Society is being transformed by current and emerging technologies. Many focus upon the technology, but the cultural transformation warrants attention also. In this course, participants will walk the digital streets of contemporary society, considering the nature of life in the digital world, spirituality in the digital age, as well as opportunities for educational, parish, and para-church ministry in the digital world. Alongside the study of digital culture, participants will develop knowledge and skills related to qualitative and humanistic approaches to research on digital culture.
Applying Technology in the Content Areas (EDT 589/889) - Credits: 3

Course Description

APPLYIN G TECHNO LOGY IN THE CONTENT ARE AS provides participants with an opportunity to explore a variety of current and emerging educational technologies. Expect to learn dozens of strategies for using these technologies to develop rich, engaging, and effective learning activities in a content area of choice. This course is designed so that each participant will leave with a portfolio of technologyrich learning activities. Each unit focuses upon a different teaching strategy or methodology followed by technologies that can ban be used as a lever for learning within that strategy/methodology. Examples of potential methods include lecture and storytelling, discussion-based learning, service learning, educational games and simulations, inquiry-based learning, and global classroom initiatives.
Multimedia for the Classroom (EDT 907) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce teachers to multimedia resources on the Internet. Teachers will identify, explore and plan classroom activities using a variety of multimedia sources. Emphasis will be on activities that promote critical thinking and visual literacy skills in the K-12 classroom. Resources explored will include photos, sound and video.
Critical Issues in Educational Technology (EDT 908) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides participants with an overview of important ethical issues related to educational technology and learning in a digital age. Participants will explore the cautions and concerns of researchers about technology-related trends in education. The goal is that participants will further develop the ability to make thoughtful technology-related decisions that take into account implications on the school culture, the overall school mission and vision, health and safety, social and psychological factors, along with ethical and theological convictions.
School Leadership in Technology (EDT 939) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will provide principals, educators, and/or technology coordinators with the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences to provide strong visionary technology leadership in their schools that will facilitate systemic, whole-school change that impacts student learning. Participants will come away from this course with a comprehensive technology plan for their school.
Building Online Learning Communities (EDT 657/957) - Credits: 3

Course Description

BUILDIN G ONLINE LEARNIN G COMMUNITIE S (Web 2.0 / Learning 2.0) introduces educators to online collaborative tools. The educational applications of blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, as well as a wide variety of current and emerging Web 2.0 tools will be investigated. The focus will be on the use of these tools for the purposes of improving student learning, increasing the productivity of educators, facilitating collaboration, and engaging in virtual teaming. Students will discuss with, collaborate with, and provide constructive feedback to classmates using these tools.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom (EDT 970) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This introductory graduate educational technology course is for individuals who want a broad practical course in learning how to integrate technology into the classrooms. There is a strong emphasis upon educational technology in the elementary and secondary education environment, but the instructor will work with others in order to customize the course for their learning organization context. Participants will finish the course with a broad understanding of educational technology as articulated in the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers.
Improvement in Literacy Instruction (EDG 552/852) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Improvement in Literacy Instruction concentrates on the methodologies in reading instruction and the role of the reading teacher in education.
Principles of Educational Administration (EDG 531/831) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Principles of Educational Administration is a foundations course in educational administration and organization. Major topics include principles, concepts and issues in administration, organizing for education and administering the school program. Case studies will be emphasized.
Issues In American Education (EDG 801) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Sudies the role of the schools in American society, looks at the historical context of educational development, surveys the theories of important educators, and considers current educational issues.

Teaching & Learning with ESL Concentration

18 Credits Core Curriculum

Human Learning & Motivation (EDG 521/EDG 821) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Learning & Motivation examines the nature of contrasting theories of learning . Emphasis will be placed on major contemporary learning theories and their respective approaches to motivation . The primary objective is to provide in-service graduate students, as well as other school personnel, with a comprehensive picture of current major educational learning theories and issues and to develop their implication for the teaching process . This is a required course in the graduate program in Education Administration and Curriculum and Instruction; it has no prerequisites.
Curriculum Leadership (EDG 507/EDG 807) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Curriculum Leadership considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development.
Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching (EDG 528/828) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching focuses on expanding one’s personal repertoire of effective instructional strategies utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983, 1999) as the philosophical foundation. This course will provide for practical application while still requiring a critical analysis of Gardner’s worldview as well as one’s own. The course design is constructivist, and largely grounded in the concept of experiential learning as defined by Johnson and Johnson (1975, 1994).
Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Educational Research Methods (EDG 515/815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Educational Research Methods examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project.
Portfolio I (EDG 627/924)

Course Description

Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.
Portfolio II (EDG 628/925)

Course Description

Portfolio II is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio.
Portfolio III (EDG 629/926)

Course Description

Portfolio III is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio.

choose one of the following:

Thesis Completion Seminar (EDG 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Thesis Completion Seminar provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course.
Graduate Capstone Project (EDG 595/895) - Credits: 3

Course Description

GRADUATE CAPSTONE PRO JECT provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development. 3 credits.

English as a Second Language Curriculum - 18 Credits

Cross Cultural Communication for Teachers of Language Learners (EDG 700/900) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Students will examine the cultural diversity that exists locally, nationally and globally in order to develop a positive appreciation for the contributions of other cultures. Students will gain personal contact with members of other cultures and learn effective intercultural communication skills for our diverse world. Prerequisites: COMM 105 or 201, ENG 104 (or equivalent) .
Basic English Linguistics for Teachers of Language Learners (EDG 706/906) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the elements of linguistics, including a study of the phonetic alphabet and morphology.
ESL Literacy: Reading, Writing, And Grammar Strategies (EDG 677/816) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ESL Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Grammar Strategies provides students with opportunities to review, evaluate and adapt materials for use in teaching reading, writing and grammar to ESL learners. Students will gain facility in matching and adapting texts and materials to the needs to different kinds of ESL learners
Accomodating Differences In Literacy Learners (EDG 681/817) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ACCO MODATIN G DIFFERENCE S IN LITER ACY LEARNER S teachers learn to prepare students in five broad areas that are instrumental in working with learners who have varying levels of language and literacy delays: relevant criteria used for determining language and literacy delays in children; relationships between cognition, speech, and language; cultural and linguistic differences; instructional arrangements for diverse learning styles; and core components of effective literacy instruction.
Curriculum And Methods Of Teaching English As A Second Language (EDG 682/819) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CURRIC ULUM AND MET HOD S OF TEACHIN G ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE this course introduces the student to the methods, curriculum, and current practices in the teaching of English as a second language.
Observation, Analysis, and Practicum in ESL Classrooms (EDG 683/871) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Observation, Analys is, and Practicum in ESL Classrooms this capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own ESL teaching for this practicum experience, as well as with techniques for working with paraprofessionals in ESL/bilingual classrooms in schools.
Portfolio: ESL (EDG 695/897)

Course Description

Portfolio: ESL Capstone assessm ent for the ESL minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and ESL Knowledge.

Teaching & Learning with ESL/Bilingual Concentration

18 Credits Core Curriculum

Human Learning and Motivation (EDG 521/821) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HUMAN LEARNING AND MOTIVATION examines the nature of contrasting theories of learning. Emphasis will be placed on major contemporary learning theories and their respective approaches to motivation. The primary objective is to provide in-service graduate students, as well as other school personnel, with a comprehensive picture of current major educational learning theories and issues and to develop their implication for the teaching process.
Curriculum Development and Design (EDG 507/807) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CURRIC ULUM DEVELOPMENT considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. This course is required for the Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, and Reading programs and has no prerequisites.
Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching (EDG 528/828) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching focuses on expanding one’s personal repertoire of effective instructional strategies utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983, 1999) as the philosophical foundation. This course will provide for practical application while still requiring a critical analysis of Gardner’s worldview as well as one’s own. The course design is constructivist, and largely grounded in the concept of experiential learning as defined by Johnson and Johnson (1975, 1994).
Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Educational Research Methods (EDG 515/815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Educational Research Methods examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project.
Portfolio I (EDG 627/924)

Course Description

Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.
Portfolio II (EDG 628/925)

Course Description

Portfolio II is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio.
Portfolio III (EDG 629/926)

Course Description

Portfolio III is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio.

Choose one of the following:

Thesis Completion Seminar (EDG 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Thesis Completion Seminar provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course.
Graduate Capstone Project (EDG 595/895) - Credits: 3

Course Description

GRADUATE CAPSTONE PRO JECT provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development. 3 credits.

English as a Second Language Curriculum - 18 Credits

Cross Cultural Communication for Teachers of Language Learners (EDG 700/900) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Students will examine the cultural diversity that exists locally, nationally and globally in order to develop a positive appreciation for the contributions of other cultures. Students will gain personal contact with members of other cultures and learn effective intercultural communication skills for our diverse world. Prerequisites: COMM 105 or 201, ENG 104 (or equivalent) .
Basic English Linguistics for Teachers of Language Learners (EDG 706/906) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the elements of linguistics, including a study of the phonetic alphabet and morphology.
ESL Literacy: Reading, Writing, And Grammar Strategies (EDG 677/816) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ESL Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Grammar Strategies provides students with opportunities to review, evaluate and adapt materials for use in teaching reading, writing and grammar to ESL learners. Students will gain facility in matching and adapting texts and materials to the needs to different kinds of ESL learners
Accomodating Differences In Literacy Learners (EDG 681/817) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ACCO MODATIN G DIFFERENCE S IN LITER ACY LEARNER S teachers learn to prepare students in five broad areas that are instrumental in working with learners who have varying levels of language and literacy delays: relevant criteria used for determining language and literacy delays in children; relationships between cognition, speech, and language; cultural and linguistic differences; instructional arrangements for diverse learning styles; and core components of effective literacy instruction.
Curriculum And Methods Of Teaching English As A Second Language (EDG 682/819) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CURRIC ULUM AND MET HOD S OF TEACHIN G ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE this course introduces the student to the methods, curriculum, and current practices in the teaching of English as a second language.
Observation, Analysis, and Practicum in ESL Classrooms (EDG 683/871) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Observation, Analys is, and Practicum in ESL Classrooms this capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own ESL teaching for this practicum experience, as well as with techniques for working with paraprofessionals in ESL/bilingual classrooms in schools.
Portfolio: ESL (EDG 695/897)

Course Description

Portfolio: ESL Capstone assessm ent for the ESL minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and ESL Knowledge.

Bilingual Curriculum - 6 Credits

History, Politics, and Methodology of Second Language Acquisition (EDG 782/982) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Observation, Analysis, and Practicum in Bilingual Classrooms (EDG 783/983) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Portfolio: Bilingual (EDG 795/985)
No course description at this time.

Teaching & Learning with Secondary Teacher Concentration

Secondary Teacher Curriculum - 36 Credits

Professional Foundations (EDC 560/860) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Profess ional Foundations I is the initial course of the program and examines prominent forces that have shaped formal and informal education in the Western experience. This course explores the historical, philosophical, theological, social, scientific, and technological contributions that have influenced the American educational system. From that foundation, students will be encouraged to explore contemporary issues in American education as they consider their own personal philosophy of teaching and their future role in the teaching profession.
Professional Foundations II (EDC 561/861) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Profess ional Foundations II presents the dilemmas facing the classroom teacher as they enter and continue in the profession. School law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities are examined. Relationships with parents and the community are refined, focusing on the professional role of the teacher as a role model in and outside the classroom.
Educational Psychology (EDC 563/863) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Educational Psy chology explores theories of human development, learning and motivation. The practical applications of these theories in child development, educational psychology and classroom management are explored.
Diversity in the Classroom (EDC 564/864) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Diversity in the Classroom is designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how student learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. Students will explore their personal attitudes and values as they consider the possibilities and challenges of teaching diverse student populations with varied historical, social, political and cultural backgrounds. Culture, language and social class will be studied as students confront group stereotypes and link theory to classroom practice. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin, satisfying PI 34.15(4c). This course also introduces the education student to a study of the major characteristics of all disabilities as defined by state and federal law in order to recognize their existence in children and youth. Students will study the process and legal requirements for Special Education services, including pre-referral intervention, screening, the referral process, M-teams, and IEP’s. Students will also study characteristics of gifted children.
Teaching in the Middle School (EDC 565/865) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Teaching in the Middle School introduces middle school teaching strategies for use with the transescent student. Topics to be emphasized include an introduction and background to middle-level education, developmental concerns for transescent youth, discipline and management in the middle school classroom and methods in curriculum and instruction.
Analysis of Instruction (EDC 566/866) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Analys is of Instruction examines the structure and organization of secondary schools, as well as characteristics of exemplary secondary school instruction. The course emphasizes standards-based lesson planning, a variety of instructional strategies and introduces the student to the assessment and evaluation process.
Language and Literacy in the Content Areas ( (EDC 567/867) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Languag e and Literacy in the Content Areas provides an in-depth study of the relationship of reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, inquiry and media knowledge as it relates to the literacy demands in different content areas. Emphasis is on the practical application of reading theory to content, lesson planning and instruction.
Practicum (EDC 568/868) - Credits: 1

Course Description

Practicum provides the education student with a supervised pre-student teaching experience at the middle school grade level. As part of the regular clinical hours required by the Graduate Teacher Certification Program, practicum students will develop and teach a minimum of a 5-lesson unit in their area of licensure based on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the specific classroom’s curriculum. Education students pursuing certification in ESL will be required to complete an additional practicum specific to ESL.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom (EDC 869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Technology for Educators provides future educators with the opportunity to learn about the National Educational Technology Standards for students and teachers, as well as study and use various technologies to enhance student learning and engage in professional development. This course is focused on 21st century learning and web 2.0 technologies as they apply to the field of education.
Student Teaching Middle School (EDC 586/886) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student Teaching-Middle School is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.
Student Teaching High School (EDC 587/887) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student Teaching-High School is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily
Clinicals (EDC 562/862)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio I (EDC 580/880)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio II (EDC 581/881)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio III (EDC 582/882 P)
No course description at this time.

Choose one of the following courses according to your major or minor:

Curr & Methods of Tchg English (EDC 570/870) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Social Studies (EDC 571/871) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Math (EDC 572/872) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Science (EDC 573/873) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Business Education (EDC 574/874) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg World Languages (EDC 575/875) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg ESL (EDC 576/876) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Art (EDC 577/877) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Physical Education & Health (EDC 578/878) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.

Teaching & Learning Curriculum - 9 Credits
(Must take Assessment for Learning course, consult academic advisor for remaining 6 credits.)

Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
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