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Graduate Courses of Study (Education) Post Masters

Once certified teachers have received a master’s degree, colleges can meet their needs with state-approved “graduate courses of study.” These are groups of courses of 6-18 credits with a common focus. The education department has four graduate courses of study:

  • Graduate Course of Study in Literacy
  • Graduate Course of Study in Action Research
  • Graduate Course of Study in Standards-Based Teaching
  • Graduate Course of Study for Reading Specialist Certification

Advanced Course of Study in Literacy

16 credit Hours

  • ED505 Developing Strategic Readers
  • ED509 Teaching the Struggling Reader or Writer
  • ED514 Language and Linguistics
  • ED515 Methods in Process Writing
  • ED527 Portfolio Development (6 hours)

Advanced Course of Study in Action Research

12-15 credit hours

  • ED530 Analysis of Research Methodology and Design
  • ED540,550,560,570 Topics In English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies
  • ED535 Action Research
  • ED600 Thesis Credit

Upon completion of the action research project, teachers will write a professional article for submission for publication. The thesis credit class will function as a writing workshop focusing on collaboration, peer revising and editing. A teacher may elect to do 3 or 6 hours of thesis credit, depending on the complexity of the research design.

Advanced Courses of Study for Standards-Based Teaching

16 credit hours

  • ED506A Curriculum Building
  • ED519 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • ED521 Analysis of Teaching
  • ED527 Portfolio Development
  • ED534 Learning Theory
  • ED536 Seminar on Instructional Models

Advanced Course of Study for Reading Specialist Certification

24 credit hours

  • ED505 Developing Strategic Readers
  • ED509 Teaching the Struggling Reader or Writer
  • ED512 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Problems
  • ED513 Practicum in Literacy Teaching
  • ED514 Language and Linguistics
  • ED515 Methods in Process Writing
  • ELL course (must be transferred in)
  • ED560 Practicum