Degree Plan

Required Courses 33
 

Research

9
EDFR 8300: Research Methods and Design 3
EDFR 8301: Qualitative Research 3
EDFR 8302: Quantitative Research 3
 
Designated Research Elective 3
Select one course from the following:
 
EDFR 8303: Advanced Qualitative Research 3
EDFR 8304: Advanced Quantitative Research 3
EDFR 8305: Program Evaluation 3
EDFR 8306: Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research 3
EDFR 8307: Selected Topics in Research 3
 

Curriculum and Instruction Core

21
EDCI 8320: Advanced Curriculum Design and Development 3
EDCI 8321: Adult Learning Strategies 3
EDCI 8323: Advanced Models of Teaching 3
EDCI 8324: Literacy Across the Curriculum 3
EDCI 8325: Mentoring and Professional Development 3
EDFR 8322: Advanced Historical and Sociocultural Inquiry in Education 3
EPSY 8318: Advanced Human Development and Cognition 3
 

Specialization Courses

Choose one of the following specializations:
 
Bilingual Studies Specialization
Specialization 15
BILC 8340: History, Politics, and Models of Bilingual Education 3
BILC 8341: Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition 3
BILC 8342: Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Programs 3
BILC 8343: Literacy and Biliteracy Development 3
BILC 8344: Language Use in Bilingual Classrooms 3
 
Designated Electives 9
BILC 8345: Seminar in Bilingual Studies 3
BILC 8346: Issues and Assessment in Bilingual/ESL Programs 3
BILC 7362: Principles of Curriculum Development in Dual Language and ESL Classrooms 3
 
Early Childhood Specialization
Specialization 15
ECED 8350: Advanced Theories in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 8351: Research in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 8352: Advanced Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 8353: Families, Schools and Community Partnerships 3
ECED 8354: Leadership in Early Childhood Education 3
 
Free Electives 9
Select 3 courses from the following:
EDCI 6325: ESL for International and Intercultural Settings 3
EDCI 6336: Problems in Education 3
ECED 6301: Major Theories in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 6302: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Planning, and Curriculum 3
ECED 6306: Literacy in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 6311: Problems in Early Childhood Education 3
 
Educational Technology Specialization
Specialization 15
EDTC 8371: Theories and Practices in Effective Online Pedagogy 3
EDTC 8372: Advanced Instructional Design 3
EDTC 8373: Evaluation and Assessment in Instructional Technology 3
EDTC 8374: Course Management and Instructional Systems in K-16 3
EDTC 8375: Trends in Educational Technology K-16 3
 
Free Electives 9
Select 3 courses from the following:
EDTC 6320: Instructional Technology 3
EDTC 6321: Instructional Design 3
EDTC 6323: Multimedia/Hypermedia 3
EDTC 6325: Educational Communications 3
EDTC 6329: Selected Topics in Educational Technology 3
EDTC 6340: Integration of Advanced Technologies in Education and Training 3
EDTC 6341: Student-Centered Learning Using Technology 3
EDTC 6342: Technology Leadership 3
EDTC 6351: Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction 3
EDTC 6358: Theory and Practice of E-Learning 3
 
Higher Education Teaching Specialization
Specialization 15
EDFR 8380: Comparative Higher Education 3
EDFR 8382: History and Philosophy of Higher Education 3
HIED 8381: Advanced Human Learning and Motivational Development 3
HIED 8383: Higher Education Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity 3
HIED 8384: Current Issues in Higher Education 3
 
Free Electives 9
Select 3 courses from the following:
EDCI 6336: Problems in Education 3
EDCI 7336: Topics in Higher Education 3
EDUL/HIED 8340: Higher Education Law 3
EDUL/HIED 8341: Student Affairs in Higher Education 3
 
Literacy Specialization
Specialization 15
RLIT 8370: Literacy Research, Assessment and Theory 3
RLIT 8371: Transnational and Border Literacies 3
RLIT 8372: Traditional and Digital Literacies 3
RLIT 8373: Critical Literacies 3
RLIT 8374: Literacy Policy and Leadership 3
 
Free Electives 6
Chosen from the following:
RLIT 6300: Foundations of Reading and Digital Literacies 3
RLIT 6301: Digital Literacies and Reading for Young Children 3
RLIT 6302: Adolescent Digital Literacies and Reading 3
RLIT 6303: Diverse Learner Digital Literacies and Reading 3
RLIT 6305: Conducting Literacy Research 3
RLIT 6306: Assessment in Digital Literacies and Reading 3
RLIT 6307: Sociocultural Foundations of Literacy 3
RLIT 6308: Digital Literacies and Reading Leadership 3
RLIT 6310: Children’s and Adolescent Literature 3
RLIT 6311: Crossing Borders with Literature for Young People 3
RLIT 6313: Literacy Development and Language Study 3
RLIT 6320: Writing in the Reading Classroom 3
RLIT 6330: Teaching Struggling Readers 3
 
Mathematics Education Specialization
Specialization 15
EDCI 7360: Teaching and Learning Space, Dimension and Measurement Concepts 3
EDCI 8361: Theories of Learning and Teaching Mathematics 3
EDCI 8362: Assessing Cognitive, Conceptual and Fluency Structures Related to Learning and Teaching Mathematics 3
EDCI 8363: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Diverse Learners 3
EDCI 8364: Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Probability 3
 
Designated Electives 9
EDCI 6336: Problems in Education 3
EDCI 7353: Teaching and Learning Algebraic Concepts 3
EDCI 8350: Selected Topics in Science Education 3
 
Science Education Specialization
Specialization 15
EDCI 8340: Technology in the Science Classroom 3
EDCI 8342: Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners in the Science Classroom 3
EDCI 8344: Diversity Issues in Science Education 3
EDCI 8346: Instructional Change and Reform for Science Education Leaders 3
EDCI 8348: The Historical Context of Science and Science Teaching 3
 
Designated Electives 9
EDCI 6336: Problems in Education 3
EDCI 8350: Selected Topics in Science Education 3
EDCI 7360: Teaching and Learning Space, Dimension and Measurement Concepts 3
 

Capstone Requirement

9
Dissertation
EDCI 8380: Dissertation I 3
EDCI 8390: Dissertation II 3
EDCI 8391: Dissertation III 3
*EDCI 8191: Dissertation IV 1
*Students will continuously enroll in this course until they complete their Dissertation.
 
Written Comprehensive Exam
Dissertation Defense
 
Total graduate hours for degree: 66