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Master of Education Degree Programs

All graduate programs are available online or on campus in a face-to-face format and are fully accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

 

NCATE

Focus areas:

  • Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12 Ohio licensure)*
  • Reading Endorsement**
  • Technology Endorsement***

*Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12 Ohio Licensure)

The Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (MMIS) program prepares individuals to teach students that have mild to moderate special needs in a K-12 environment.

Two tracks are available to earn MMIS licensure:

  • For prospective students earning their first teaching license, the Initial Licensure track allows students to complete the MMIS license first then continue on to complete the Master of Education degree.
  • For prospective students that already hold a teaching certification in another area, the Advanced Teacher Candidate track allows students to add the mild/moderate intervention specialist licensure to their existing credentials. Licensure coursework is typically completed first before completing the requirements for the Master of Education degree.

(30 or 33 credit hours plus Common Core and Research Component for M.Ed.)

  • ED 521 Multisensory Approaches to Language Development (3 credits)
  • ED 525 Literacy Theories and Research Applications (3 credits)
  • ED 510 Foundations in Mild Moderate Disabilities (3 credits)
  • ED 553 Assessment in Special Education (3 credits)
  • ED 554 Instructional Strategies for Mild/Moderate Needs(3 credits)
  • ED 556 Principles of Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
  • ED 557 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems (3 credits)
  • ED 630 Collaborative Teaming and Problem Solving (3 credits)
  • ED 652 Student Class Management (3 credits)
  • ED 614 Student Teaching (6 credits) for those pursuing Initial Licensure track
    or
  • ED 660 Practicum in Special Education Mild/Moderate Needs (3 credits) for those pursing Advanced Teacher Candidate track (teachers adding the MMIS licensure to their current teaching license)

Common Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ED 501 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum (3 credits)
  • ED 503 Social/Cultural Issues in Education (3 credits)
  • ED 504 Psychological Implications for the Teacher (3 credits)
  • ED 506 Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • ED 605 Curriculum Development for the Practitioner (3 credits)

Research Component (6 credit hours)

  • ED 607 Research Design for Educators (3 credits)
  • ED 698 Research Project I (1 credit)
  • ED 699 Research Project II (2 credits)

**Reading Endorsement

(18 hours plus Common Core and Research Component for M.Ed.)

The Reading Endorsement Program focuses on best practices in reading instruction for those seeking to add specific knowledge in reading research, theory, and practice. Special attention is paid to integrating reading instruction across subject areas along with the diagnosis and correction of reading problems and disabilities in K-12 students.

  • ED 521 Multisensory Approaches to Language Development (3 credits)
  • ED 525 Literacy Theories and Research Applications (3 credits)
  • ED 535 Theoretical Model Approach to Literacy (3 credits)
  • ED 556 Principles of Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
  • ED 557 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems (3 credits)
  • ED 655 Reading Practicum (3 credits)

Common Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ED 501 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum (3 credits)
  • ED 503 Social/Cultural Issues in Education (3 credits)
  • ED 504 Psychological Implications for the Teacher (3 credits)
  • ED 506 Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • ED 605 Curriculum Development for the Practitioner (3 credits)

Research Component (6 credit hours)

  • ED 607 Research Design for Educators (3 credits)
  • ED 698 Research Project I (1 credit)
  • ED 699 Research Project II (2 credits)

***Technology Endorsement

(15 credit hours plus Common Core and Research Component for M.Ed)

The Technology Endorsement prepares students to fully integrate technology across the curriculum. With a focus on understanding and implementing research, students from a variety of backgrounds can take advantage of this unique graduate program. Classroom teachers, technology coordinators, resource teachers, tutors, museum educators, and coaches are particularly well-suited for advanced coursework in the Technology Endorsement program.

  • ED 501 - Integration of Technology into the Curriculum: Research and Assessment (3 credits)
  • ED 502 - Multimedia in Education (3 credits)
  • ED 681 - Critical Thinking Using Technology (3 credits)
  • ED 623 - Advanced Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
  • ED 630 – Collaborative Teaming (3 credits)
  • ED 682 - The Role of the Technology Coordinator in Schools (3 credits)

Common Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ED 501 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum (3 credits)
  • ED 503 Social/Cultural Issues in Education (3 credits)
  • ED 504 Psychological Implications for the Teacher (3 credits)
  • ED 506 Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • ED 605 Curriculum Development for the Practitioner (3 credits)

Research Component (6 credit hours)

  • ED 607 Research Design for Educators (3 credits)
  • ED 698 Research Project I (1 credit)
  • ED 699 Research Project II (2 credits)

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