Teacher Education, M.Ed.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement and resume.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 33-36 credit hours

Core Courses for all Concentrations (9 credits) *
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
or TED 646 Introduction to Equity Education
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
or ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
Concentration Requirements (24-27 credits)
Select one of the following concentrations:24-27
Elementary Education Concentration
Elementary Mathematics Education Concentration
Elementary Science Education Concentration
The Learning Sciences (Educational Psychology) Concentration
Literacy Education K-12 Concentration
Middle/Secondary English Language Arts Education Concentration
Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education Concentration
Middle/Secondary Science Education Concentration
Middle/Secondary Social Studies Education Concentration
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration
Total Credit Hours33-36

Advanced Competencies Portfolio and Other Required Culminating Experiences (Capstone Experience)

For some tracks, a technology portfolio and PRAXIS exams are necessary for licensure and graduation, while for others only the Advanced Competencies Portfolio and a possible assessment day are required.

Elementary Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from TED, ELC, LIS, or SES courses *18
Professional Development/Leadership (6 credits)
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours33

Elementary Mathematics Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (18 credits)
TED 658Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks3
TED 659Rational Numbers and Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories3
TED 660Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions3
TED 661Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse and Questioning3
TED 662Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment3
TED 663Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership3
Professional Development/Leadership (6 credits)
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours33

Elementary Science Education Concentration

Required: 30 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 646Introduction to Equity Education3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
or ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 632Science Education: Teaching Practices and Curriculum3
TED 651Life Sciences in the Elementary School3
TED 652Physical Sciences in the Elementary School3
TED 653Earth and Space Sciences in the Elementary School3
TED 657Nature of Science, Technology, and Society3
Professional Development-Leadership (6 credits)
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours30

The Learning Sciences (Educational Psychology) Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
or TED 646 Introduction to Equity Education
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
Concentration/Expertise (18 credits)
Select 18 credits *18
Professional Develoment/Leadership (6 credits)
Select one of the following options: **6
Teacher as Researcher and Leader Option (6 credits)
Teacher as Researcher and Leader I
and Teacher as Researcher and Leader II
Thesis Option (6 credits)
Thesis
Total Credit Hours33

Literacy Education K-12 Concentration

Required: 36 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 646Introduction to Equity Education3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
Pedagogical Expertise (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the following:18
Community Literacies and Adult Learners
Word Study
Literacy Development and Instruction Across the Elementary Grades
Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Advanced Practicum in Literacy Assessment, Instruction, and Leadership
Issues and Trends in Literacy Education
Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction
Writing Instruction Across the Grade Levels
Youth Literacies: Advanced Topics in Education
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 628Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction *3
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours36
*

Or approved substitute.

Middle/Secondary English Language Arts Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (9 credits)
TED 626Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction3
TED 628Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction 13
TED 695Youth Literacies: Advanced Topics in Education3
Content Area Specialization Courses (9-10 credits)
TED 645 (COURSE INACTIVE)3
Select one course (3-4 credits) from the following: 23-4
Teaching Composition: Theories and Applications
ENG 590 (COURSE INACTIVE)
Digital Documentation and Technical Writing
Select one course (3 credits) from the following: 2, 33
Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers
Teaching English as a Second Language
Literacy Development and Instruction Across the Elementary Grades
Professional Development/Leadership (6 credits)
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours33

Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (9 credits)
TED 630Mathematics Teaching in Middle and Secondary Studies3
TED 671Thinking and Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Mathematics: Number and Algebra 3
TED 673Thinking and Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Mathematics: Geometry, Statistics, and Probabil3
Mathematics Education Elective (6 credits)
Select two courses (6 credits) from the following: *6
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I
Historical Development of Mathematics
Theory of Numbers
Intermediate Abstract Algebra
Intuitive Concepts in Topology
Non-Euclidean Geometry
Projective Geometry
Differential Equations and Orthogonal Systems
Introductory Complex Analysis
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 664Teaching Problem Solving3
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II **3
or TED 670 Research in Mathematics Education
Total Credit Hours33

Middle/Secondary Science Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 623Environmental Education3
TED 632Science Education: Teaching Practices and Curriculum3
TED 657Nature of Science, Technology, and Society3
Select two approved content courses (6 credits) in the College of Arts and Sciences *6
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 638A (COURSE INACTIVE) or TED 638B (COURSE INACTIVE) **3
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours33

Middle/Secondary Social Studies Education Concentration

Required: 36 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (18 credits)
TED 631Trends in Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Secondary School Social Studies3
Select 9 credits of content courses from 500- or 600-level ATY, ECO, GES, HIS, PSC, PSY, or SOC courses9
Select two courses (6 credits) in different categories from the following:6
ESL
Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL *
Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction
SES
Introduction to Special Education
Special Education Trends/Issues
Technology
Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction *
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 638A (COURSE INACTIVE) or TED 638B (COURSE INACTIVE) **3
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours36

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration

Required: 36 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
Core courses for all concentrations9
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL3
TED 603Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners3
TED 604Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers3
TED 614Word Study *3
TED 618Teaching English as a Second Language3
Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of electives **6
Professional Development/Leadership (6 credits)
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Total Credit Hours36
*

Or approved substitute.

**

Under advisement; to include courses in reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, instructional technology, and special education.