The Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning allows flexibility of curriculum if you wish to pursue a curriculum and instruction master’s degree with two areas of study. In order to earn this degree, you choose a 15-hour emphasis and then 12 hours from a second concentration area. Allowable concentration areas are listed below.

Program Highlights

  • Popular combinations are educational technology with elementary education or teaching English to speakers of other languages with reading
  • Pedagogy and learning is perfect for alternative licensure candidates in elementary education since coursework can be counted toward a degree plan
  • Online courses
  • Affordable tuition

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Pedagogy and Learning (hours vary depending on chosen concentration)

Core Courses (9 hours)

CourseCredits
CI 521 Professional Research 3
CI 531 Critical Pedagogy and Educational Reform 3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3

In addition to the course requirements listed above, you should complete the courses from a second concentration area or apply alternative licensure coursework or national boards as your second concentration. You must consult with your advisor before choosing your second concentration area. Counseling and educational administration are not options; choose from the following areas:

Bilingual Education (15 hours)

CourseCredits
BLED 501 Bilingual Education: Theory to Practice 3
RED 534 Methods of Content Area Instruction in BLED 3
Complete 9 hours from the following: BLED 505, BLED 525, BLED 538, BLED 578, BLED 593 9

Educational Technology (24 hours)

CourseCredits
ELED/SED 529 Operating Systems, Networking and Cloud Computing for Teachers 3
ELED/SED 531 Social Issues and Ethics in Digital Computing for Teachers 3
ELED/SED 532 Technology Integrated Curriculum 3
ELED/SED 535 The Technology Rich Environment 3
ELED/SED 537 Technology Leadership 3
ELED/SED 538 IT Project Management for Teachers 3
ELED/SED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum 3
ELED/SED 542 Integrating Technology and Diversity in Literacy Education 3

Elementary Education (15 hours)

CourseCredits
ELED 511 Trends in Mathematics and Science 3
ELED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum 3
Consult with Advisor to Select Additional 9 hours of Coursework 9

English as a Second Language (15 hours)

CourseCredits
BLED 530 Language Assessment and Placement of Bilingual Students 3
BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest 3
BLED 580 ESL Methods 3
BLED 593 Topics: in Bilingual Education: Linguistics 3
BLED 590 TESOL Endorsement Graduate Project 3

Gifted Pedagogy (15 hours)

Choose 15 hours from the following.

CourseCredits
SPED 509 Gifted: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 510 Consultation, Collaboration, Communication with Gifted 3
SPED 511 Curriculum for Gifted 3
SED/ELED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice 3
EDF 503 Educational Psychology 3

Reading/Literacy (15 hours)

CourseCredits
RED 517 Advanced Reading Theory/Philosophical/Historical Foundations of Reading 3
Complete an Additional 12 Hours of Graduate RED Prefix Courses 12

Special Education Pedagogy (18 hours)

CourseCredits
SPED 501 Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom 3
SPED 539 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 505 Low Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 547 Internship in Special Education 3

Career Pathway

  • Instructional leader

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