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A PROPOSED EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN-Education PROGRAM


Program Details

General Education Requirements. The general requirements for the Master of Science in Education in Human Development include 15 credit hours (5 courses) in the core curriculum which are common courses for this program. They represent a base knowledge that is considered necessary for all educational professionals. The required courses are:

Core Curriculum

  • EDUC 5311: Philosophical Foundations of Education & Learning Theories
  • EDUC 5312: Research Methods in Education
  • EDUC 5313: Curriculum Design & Development
  • EDUC 5314: Teaching & Learning with Technology
  • EDUC 5315: Culture, Language, and Education.

Concentration Courses

The requirements consist of courses that are in the students’ chosen concentration within the Master of Education in Human Development Degree Program. They represent courses with unique knowledge specific to the students’ chosen concentration. Students must choose one concentration consisting of 15 credit hours (5 courses) from the seven concentrations listed below:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • ESOL 5321: Second Language Acquisition
  • ESOL 5322: Foundations of Second Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • ESOL 5323: TESOL Methodologies and Materials Design
  • ESOL 5324: Integrating Technology in TESOL
  • ESOL 5325: Observation and Supervision of TESOL (Practicum)

Instructional Technology (INST)

  • INST 5321: Instructional System Designs
  • INST 5322: Web Design
  • INST 5323: Multimedia in Education
  • INST 5324: Educational Games and Simulation
  • INST 5325: eLearning: Theory and Practice

Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Literacy (CICL)

  • CICL 5321: Theory of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • CICL 5322: Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • CICL 5323: Engaging Literacy Practices
  • CICL 5324: Designing Literacy Programs K-12
  • CICL 5325: Supervised Practicum in Literacy

Teacher Education (TEDU)

  • TEDU 5321: Methods of Teaching
  • TEDU 5322: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings
  • TEDU 5323: Educational Practices
  • TEDU 5324: Curriculum Methods in Elementary and Secondary Education
  • TEDU 5325: Classroom Management

Educational Leadership (EDUL)

  • EDUL 5321: Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • EDUL 5322: Educational Law, Ethics, and Policy
  • EDUL 5323: Educational Finance and Resource Management
  • EDUL 5324: Organizational Design and Program Evaluation
  • EDUL 5325: Leading Professional Development, Supervision & Evaluation

Human Resources Development (HURD)

  • HURD 5321: Principles of Human Resource Development
  • HURD 5322: Planning and Implementing HRD Programs
  • HURD 5323: Organizational and Occupational Analysis
  • HURD 5324: Quality Process Improvement
  • HURD 5325: Career Development Counseling

Special Education (SEDU)

  • SEDU 5321: Foundations of Special Education
  • SEDU 5322: Teaching Children/Young Adults with Special Needs
  • SEDU 5323: Accommodating Students with Special Needs in the Classroom
  • SEDU 5324: Writing and Reading Instruction in Special Education
  • SEDU 5325: Functional Assessment in Special Education

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVES

EDUC 5316: LITERACY AND DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATIONS
EDUC 5317: CLASSROOM AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
EDUC 5318: CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
EDUC 5319: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, HUMAN LEARNING & MOTIVATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EDUC 5320: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Total credit hours needed for completion of the program: 42 Credit Hours. Candidates
of the program have to choose either plan A or plan B for their course of study.

Plan A: Candidates choosing Plan A will take a total of 33 credit hours, including 15 hours of core coursework, 18 hours in areas of concentration, and complete a thesis which will be equivalent to 9 semester hours.

Plan B: Candidates choosing Plan B will take a total of 15 hours of core coursework, 15 hours in areas of concentration, 9 hours of electives, and select one 3-hour research-oriented elective course, for a total of 42 hours.

Master of Science in Education and Human Development Electives
  • EDUC 5316: Literacy and Diverse Student Populations
  • EDUC 5317: Classroom and Behavior Management in Special Education
  • EDUC 5318: Current Technologies in Education
  • EDUC 5319: Educational Leadership, Human Learning & Motivational Development
  • EDUC 5320: Educational Leadership, School & Community Relations

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

Two Year Program without Summer
  • The program will be completed in four semesters over two calendar years. These will be the usual fall and spring semesters.
  • The semester is assumed to be 16 weeks long.
  • Students will take three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring semester of each year.

Table 1 shows a typical two-Year Calendar without summer :
Plan A: Candidates choosing Plan A will take a total of 33 credit hours, including 15 hours of core coursework, 18 hours in areas of concentration, and complete a thesis which will be equivalent to 9 semester hours.

Plan B: Candidates choosing Plan B will take a total of 15 hours of core coursework, 15 hours in areas of concentration, 9 hours of electives, and select one 3-hour research-oriented elective course, for a total of 42 hours.