Education, MS

All M.S. in Education Candidates take the

  1. Professional Education Core (19 credits) and
  2. Professional Field Emphasis Courses (15-18 credits) in one area.
Professional Education Core
ED 622Research in Education3
ED 623Professional Planning & Assessment2
ED 624Research Project Design3
ED 62521st Century Based Teaching and Learning3
ED 627Action Research: Project Implementation2
ED 632Linking Teaching, Content, & Learning3
ED 635Content and Curriculum Development3
ED 637Professional Presenters (optional)1-2
Professional Field Emphasis
Select one emphasis:15-19
Professional Field Emphasis in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Critical Theory of Educational Systems
Democracy, Diversity, and Leadership
Professional Learning Communities
Trends and Issues in Education
Educators as Change Agents
Professional Field Emphasis/K-12 Licensure in Reading
Early Literacy and Linguistics & LAB
Advanced Developmental Reading Methods & Research
Teaching of Literacy
Reading Assessment & Evaluation
Literacy Practicum
Professional Field Emphasis in English
Digital Writing Seminar
Rhetoric, Literacy, and the Teaching of Writing
Autoethnography and the Teaching of Writing
19th & 20th Century British Literature Survey
A Survey of American Literature in All Its Diversity
Professional Field Emphasis in Math
Advanced Number Theory
Advanced Geometry
Real Analysis
Math Electives
Professional Field Emphasis in K-12 Teaching English as a Second Language (License) 1
Early Literacy and Linguistics & LAB
Teaching of Literacy
Foundations of Teaching ESL & Lab
Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Assessment in TESL
Second Language Literacy & Linguistics
TESL Methods & Lab
TESL Partnerships
TESL Practicum (Teaching ESL Practicum)
Professional Field Emphasis in Sports Leadership
Required Courses
Recreation and Sport Management
Legal and Ethical Environment of Management
Legal Aspects in Recreation & Sport
Sports Leadership Strands
Select three courses from one strand:
Coaching and Teaching Strand
Organizational Management & Leadership in Academic Settings
Practicum in Teaching
Planning Facilities for Physical Activities
Leadership and Management Strand
Organization and Managerial Behavior and Theory
Interpersonal and Managerial Skills in Organizations
Leadership & Team Management
Human Resource Management
Sales and Marketing Strand
Integrated Marketing Communications
Marketing Research
Strategic Marketing Management
Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Consumer Behavior
Professional Field Emphasis in Technology for Training and Learning
Select 15 credits of the following:
Professional Presentations
Creative Project Workshop in Media Production
Media Production for Training and Learning 2
Best Practices in Course Development
Best Practices in Online Teaching
Teaching with Technology
Collaborative Technology in the Learning & Industry Environments 3
Professional Field Emphasis in Other Content Disciplines 4
Professional Emphasis in Charter School Leadership
Technology Integration as Instructional Leader
Charter Law, Governance, and Policy
Human Resources and Charter Finance
Mentor Internship I
Mentor Internship II
Mentor Internship III & Capstone
Charter School Community, Climate, and Culture
Instructional Leadership I: Mentoring, Observations, & Assessment
Instructional Leadership II: Data Driven Decision Making
Total Credits35-40

All 9 courses are required for the TESL Licensure. For the Professional Field emphasis, students choose 5 of the courses (15 credits), not including TESL 537 TESL Practicum (Teaching ESL Practicum) (3 cr.).


COMM 535 Media Production for Training and Learning (3 cr.) can be taken instead of ED 535 Media Production for Training and Learning (3 cr.).


COMM 584 Collaborative Technology in the Learning & Industry Environments (3 cr.) Collaborative Technology in the Learning & Industry Environments can be taken instead of ED 584 Collaborative Technology in the Learning & Industry Environments (3 cr.).


This program is available in partnerships with regional accredited universities. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

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