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Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Content Specialization in English

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Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. (Prescribed elective for all students who do not have a required assessment course in their specialization)

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

English Specialization

Advanced study of composition theory and techniques and methods of teaching composition, with special emphasis on teaching English composition to college freshman. Required of all English teaching assistants. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Focus on various theoretical approaches to the study of discourse with application of theories to a significant analytical project. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Study of writing assessment theory and practice with a focus on how to respond to and evaluate student writing and design meaningful assessment strategies for the classroom.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the methods of linguistics science with emphasis on problem solving techniques and the application to specific problems. This course includes a research project exploring the application of linguistics to specific situations.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Advanced study of social aspects of language and language use, including language attitudes, sociolinguistic dynamics of language contact situations, language learning and the social and linguistic nature of dialects, language variation and language change. Requires a research project.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of teaching philosophy, theories of learning, and best practices for teaching secondary English Language Arts. Emphasis on reading and writing assignments for secondary learners, with attention to culturally responsive pedagogy and contemporary Latino/a literature.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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