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Curriculum: Master of Education

Degree requirements and required courses to complete the program 

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
 
Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (Pre-K to 2)
This program consists of thirteen 3 course credits and a full semester practicum field experience. Before receiving an initial licensure, a student must pass the required MTEL examinations:
Communication & Literacy Reading and Writing, Early Childhood, and Foundations of Reading.
  • M.Ed. with initial licensure will require 300 supervised hours in the field.
  • Add a license will require 150 supervised hours in the field.

 

EDU 600 Foundations and Principles of Education
EDU 609 Child Development
EDU 610 Mathematics and Science Education for Early Childhood  *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 612 Reading in the Elementary School *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 613 Language Arts and Children’s Literature
EDU 619 Initial Teacher Practicum
EDU 620 Teaching Practicum Seminar
EDU 626/632/659 Teaching Exceptional Children/Strategies for Inclusion/Learning Disabilities Choice of one
EDU 638 Educational Research
EDU 640 Authentic Assessment
EDU 644 Class Management
EDU 656 ESL Theory and Practice
PHL 600 or EDU 663 Ethical Theory/Education, Law and Professional Standards Choice of one
 
Elementary (1 to 6)
This program consists of thirteen 3 course credits and a full semester practicum field experience. Before receiving initial licensure, a student must pass the required MTEL examinations:
Communication & Literacy Reading and Writing, Foundations of Reading, and General Curriculum Multi-Subject and Mathematics.
  • M.Ed. with initial licensure will require 300 supervised hours in the field
  • Add a license will require 150 supervised hours in the field.

 

EDU 600 Foundations and Principles of Education
EDU 609 Child Development
EDU 612 Reading in the Elementary School *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 613 Language Arts and Children’s Literature
EDU 614 Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 618 Initial Teacher Practicum
EDU 620 Teaching Practicum Seminar
EDU 626/632/659 Teaching Exceptional Children/Strategies for Inclusion/Learning Disabilities Choice of one
EDU 638 Educational Research
EDU 640 Authentic Assessment
EDU 644 Class Management 
EDU 656 ESL Theory and Practice
EDU 662 Using Data to Inform Instruction
PHL 600 or EDU 663 Ethical Theory/Education, Law and Professional Standards Choice of one
 
Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K to 8 or 5 to 12)
This program consists of thirteen 3 course credits and a full semester practicum field experience. Before receiving an initial licensure, a student must pass the required MTEL examinations:
Pre-K to 8: Communication & Literacy Skills, Foundations of Reading, and General Curriculum including two separately score-able subtests. Subtest I - Language Arts, History and Social Studies, and Science and Technology/Engineering and Subtest II - Mathematics 5-8 or 8-12 grade level.
 
5 to 12 Grade Level: Communication & Literacy Skills, Foundations of Reading, General Curriculum including two separately score-able subtests. Subtest I - Language Arts, History and Social Studies, and Science and Technology/Engineering and Subtest II - Mathematics; OR a subject matter test in one of the following academic subjects: English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, and Physics), History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy at the 5-8 or 8-12 grade level. 
  • M.Ed. with initial licensure will require 300 supervised hours in the field.
  • Add a license will require 150 supervised hours in the field.

 

EDU 600 Foundations and Principles of Education
EDU 603 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDU 609 Child Development
EDU 612 Foundations of Reading Instruction *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 626 Teaching Exceptional Children
EDU 632 Strategies for Inclusion *includes 40 hour pre-practicum field experience
EDU 638 Educational Research
EDU 656 ESL Theory and Practice
EDU 660 Modifying and Adapting the Curriculum in Math, Science, and Social Studies
EDU 662 Using Data to Inform Instruction
EDU 664 Development and Implementation of IEPs Prerequisite EDU 678 or EDU 603
EDU 678 Assessment Methods and Material for Teaching in Special Education
EDU 680/682 Initial Teacher Practicum
EDU 620 Teaching Practicum Seminar
PHL 600 or EDU 663 Ethical Theory/Education, Law and Professional Standards Choice of one
 
Certificate of Advance Graduate Study (CAGS)
The CAGS is intended for students who, having achieved a master degree, wish to broaden their knowledge and skills. The CAGS at Anna Maria College is an eight course (24 credits) self-designed program with a concentration of at least 4 courses in English Language Arts/Reading, 4 courses related to Moderate Disabilities, or a concentration of choice determined through academic advisement. Students are encouraged to select courses that will benefit personal and professional growth. Up to two courses (6 credits) can be transferred into the program as long as they are graduate level, from an accredited institution, and relate to the program of study. Contact the program director for additional information.
 
Certificate of Advance Graduate Study (CAGS) – Concentration in English Language Arts
CAGS in English Language Arts consists of a minimum of eight courses and will be designed based on the student’s prior education, work experience, and professional goals.
Suggested courses for this program include any of the following: 
 
EDU 603 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDU 621 Literature-Based Language Arts
EDU 640 Authentic Assessment
EDU 641 Language Acquisition and Early Literacy
EDU 648 Assessing and Developing Writing Skills /Writing in the Elementary Classroom
EDU 650 Sign Language and ELL in Heterogeneous Classrooms
EDU 652 Literacy Skills in Multi-Lingual Classrooms
EDU 653 Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) under the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Umbrella (SIOP)
EDU 656 ESL Theory and Practice
EDU 661 Theory and Research in Reading
EDU 670 Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 674 Educational Research
 
Certificate of Advance Graduate Study (CAGS) – Concentration in Moderate Disabilities
CAGS in Moderate Disabilities consists of a minimum of eight courses and will be designed based on the student’s prior education, work experience, and professional goals. 

 

EDU 603 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDU 626 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
EDU 632 Strategies for Inclusion
EDU 638 Educational Research
EDU 648 Assessing and Developing Writing Skills/Writing in the Elementary Classroom
EDU656 ESL Theory and Practice
EDU 659 Learning Disabilities
EDU 660 Modifying and Adapting Curriculum for Math, Science, and Social Studies