Graduate Studies

curriculum and instruction 
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The program leading to a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction is for those holding initial certificates in the following teaching areas: Early Childhood, Elementary, Childhood, Middle School Extensions, or Exceptional Education. The general philosophy underlying the Responsive Educator Program is an organized, yet complex model, which correlates with the themes that characterize current educational reform movements. That is, we believe that all children can learn, and that they can learn best by teachers who are responsive.

 


 Early Childhood to Childhood Program Outline

For those students with initial certifications Early Childhood to Childhood - generalist or students with disabilities

Research (12 required credit hours)

EDU 570 Using Education Research to Improve Instruction
(Should be completed within the first semester)
EDU 660 Conducting Educational Research
(Must have completed EDU 570 with a B grade or better and 24 credit hours of graduate work)

Inclusive Education Core (12 required credit hours)

EDU 508 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Settings
EDU 514 Assessment & Instruction of Diverse Learners I
EDU 529 Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management
EDU 530 Assessment & Instruction of Diverse Learners II

Linking Content & Pedagogy (12 required credit hours) Choose 12 credits from the following:

Literacy/Language Arts
EDU 506 Introduction to Literacy Instruction
EDU 547 Children's Literacies, Literature & Tech
EDU 536 Adolescent Literacies, Literature & Tech
EDU 586 Literacy in the Content Area
EDU 605 Issues, Trends, and Research in Elementary Language Arts
ENGL 5XX or 6XX By advisement
EDU 591 Special topics by advisement*

Social Studies
EDU 635 Curriculum Development in Social Studies Education
EDU 636 Issues, Trends and Research in Social Studies Education
HIST 5XX or 6XX By advisement
POLI 5XX or 6XX By advisement
EDU 591 Special topics by advisement*

Mathematics/Science/Technology
EDU 603 Issues, Trends & Research in Elementary (Childhood) Science
EDU 640 Issues, Trends & Research in Elementary (Childhood) Mathematics
EDU 642 Activity Oriented Elementary Mathematics
EDU 643 Mathematics Assessment in Support of All Learners
MAED 5XX or 6XX By advisement
SCED 5XX or 6XX By advisement
EDU 591 Special topics by advisement*

Interdisciplinary
EDU 520 Curriculum Framework Theory/Development
EDU 525 Curriculum Framework Integration/Innovation
EDU 528 Technology in the Schools
EDU 543 Education for the Gifted and Talented
EDU 625 Early Childhood Curriculum
EDU 629 Issues, Trends & Research in Early Childhood Education
*Candidates may take no more than 6 credit hours of EDU 591 courses.

Electives (3 credit hours)

Any graduate course not used to satisfy other requirements; advisor approval required.

Capstone
(Must have completed EDU 660 with a B grade or better and 30 credit hours of graduate work)
EDU 690 Masters Thesis/Project

 

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 36 

 


Middle to Adolescence Program Outline

For those students with initial certifications Middle to Adolescence - generalist or students with disabilities

Research (12 required credit hours)
A minimum of 6 credit hours, not counting the Capstone requirement (see below). Note: At least one course that meets this requirement is offered each semester during the academic year.

EDU 570 Using Education Research to Improve Instruction
(Should be completed within the first semester)
EDU 660 Conducting Educational Research
(Must have completed EDU 570 with a B grade or better and 24 credit hours of graduate work)

Inclusive Education Core (12 required credit hours)
EDU 508
Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Settings
EDU 514 Assessment & Instruction of Diverse Learners I
EDU 529 Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management
EDU 530 Assessment & Instruction of Diverse Learners II

Linking Content & Pedagogy (12 required credit hours)
To meet the requirements of the program and NYS regulations, candidates need 12 credit hours of courses that link pedagogy with the content area of their initial certificate. Courses are offered both through the College of Education and the content departments in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Candidates should select 12 credit hours of course work in consultation with the C&I Program Coordinator and the appropriate department from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Electives (3 credit hours)
Any graduate course not used to satisfy other requirements; advisor approval required.

Capstone
(Must have completed EDU 660 with a B grade or better and 30 credit hours of graduate work)

EDU 690 Masters Thesis/Project

 

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 36

  

 REQUIREMENTS


  • Initial certification to teach early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, or adolescence (secondary) education in the public schools of New York State or equivalent preparation.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above (Starting Fall 2015).
  • Statement of intent: A brief (i.e., 1-2 page/s) statement similar to a cover letter for a professional application that indicates the candidates' educational background, teaching philosophy and research interests.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide at least one recommendation letter from an academic source (e.g., college professor) in order to attest to their ability to succeed in graduate studies.
  • GRE Scores (Starting Fall 2015)
  • Completed Graduate Application

 

CONTACTS


Dr. Ana Maria Klein
Program Coordinator
AnaMaria.Klein@fredonia.edu

Department of Curriculum & Instruction Website


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