2012 - 2013 Master of Education with Preparation for National Board Certification

Traditional MED | Basic Reading | Advanced Reading | ESL | Special Education | Course Descriptions

Traditional M.Ed. with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Core Courses 3
MED 606 Theoretical Perspectives in Education 3
 
II. Preparation for National Board Certification 16
MED 640 Introduction to NBPTS Certification (2)  
MED 642 Communities, Schools & Families in a Diverse Society (3)  
MED 644 Cutting-edge Content Knowledge: Guided Study (3)  
MED 646 Cutting-edge Pedagogies: Guided Study (3)  
MED 672 Instructional Technology (3)  
MED 678 Action Research for NBPTS Certification (2)  
 
III. Elective Courses 6
Students may choose classes from the following:

MED 605 Contemporary Issues in Education (3)  
MED 612 Models and Processes of Literacy (3)  
MED 615 Education, Schools and Politics (3)  
MED 622 Language Acquisition and Assessment (3)  
MED 630 Children's/Adolescent Literature (3)  
MED 631 Writing in the Classroom (3)  
MED 632 Assessment & Intervention of Reading Processes (3)  
MED 633 Advanced Reading Comprehension (3)  
MED 636 Early Literacy Instruction (3)  
MED 658 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)  
MED 660 Directed Studies (1–3)  
 
IV. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TRADITIONAL M.Ed. with
National Board Preparation
33

Recommended Plan of Study for traditional M.Ed. with National Board Preparation

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1   MED 640
MED 642
MED 644
MED 606
MED 650
Year 2 MED 646
MED 679
Elective MED 672
Elective
Year 3 MED 678 MED 680  

Basic Reading Endorsement followed by completion of M.Ed. with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 21
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and a bachelor's degree and are seeking to become qualified to be a reading teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.

MED 612 Models and Processes of Literacy (3)  
MED 630 Children's/Adolescent Literature (3)  
MED 631 Writing in the Classroom (3)  
MED 632 Assessment & Intervention of Reading Processes (3)  
MED 633 Advanced Reading Comprehension (3)  
MED 636 Early Literacy Instruction (3)  
MED 658 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)  
 
II. Preparation for National Board Certification 10
MED 640 Introduction to NBPTS Certification (2)  
MED 642 Communities, Schools & Families in a Diverse Society (3)  
MED 672 Instructional Technology (3)  
MED 678 Action Research for NBPTS Certification (2)  
 
III. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. with National Board Preparation 39

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Basic Reading Endorsement and National Board Preparation

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1   MED 640
MED 642
MED 612
MED 630
MED 650
Year 2 MED 636
MED 679
MED 632
MED 658
MED 631
MED 672
Year 3 MED 633
MED 678
MED 680  

Advanced Reading Endorsement followed by completion of M.Ed. with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 21
The Advanced Reading Endorsement requires completion of the Basic Reading Endorsement.

MED 612 Models and Processes of Literacy (3)  
MED 630 Children's/Adolescent Literature (3)  
MED 631 Writing in the Classroom (3)  
MED 632 Assessment & Intervention of Reading Processes (3)  
MED 633 Advanced Reading Comprehension (3)  
MED 636 Early Literacy Instruction (3)  
MED 658 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)  
 
II. Preparation for National Board Certification 10
MED 640 Introduction to NBPTS Certification (2)  
MED 642 Communities, Schools & Families in a Diverse Society (3)  
MED 672 Instructional Technology (3)  
MED 678 Action Research for NBPTS Certification (2)  
 
III. Advanced Reading Endorsement (RDGA) 13
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and have completed the Basic Reading Endorsement at Westminster College or a regionally accredited institution.

MED 608C Supervision and Staff Development in Reading Instruction (3)  
MED 608D Advanced Reading Research (2)  
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE RDGA ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. with National Board Preparation 44

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Advanced Reading Endorsement with National Board Preparation

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1   MED 640
MED 642
MED 612
MED 630
MED 650
Year 2 MED 636
MED 679
MED 632
MED 658
MED 672
MED 631
MED 608D
Year 3 MED 678
MED 633
MED 680 MED 608C

English as a Second Language Endorsement followed by completion of M.Ed. with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) 18
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and a bachelor's degree, and are seeking to become qualified to be an ESL teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.

MED 621 Foundations of ESOL Instruction (3)  
MED 622 Language Acquisition and Development (3)  
MED 623 Instructional Methods for English Learners (3)  
MED 624 Content Area Instruction for English Learners (3)  
MED 625 Assessment for English Learners (3)  
MED 642 Communities, Schools & Families in a Diverse Society (3)  
 
II. Preparation for National Board Certification 7
MED 640 Introduction to NBPTS Certification (2)  
MED 672 Instructional Technology (3)  
MED 678 Action Research for NBPTS Certification (2)  
 
III. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ESL ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. with National Board Preparation 33

Recommended Plan of Study for M.Ed. with ESL Endorsement and National Board Preparation

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1   MED 640
MED 642
MED 621
MED 622
MED 650
Year 2 MED 623
MED 679
MED 624
MED 625
MED 672
Year 3 MED 678 MED 680  

Special Education Endorsement followed by completion of M.Ed. with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Special Education Endorsement (SPED) 22

Students who select this area of specialization must hold a teaching license and complete the full Special Education Endorsement program. Graduates will be licensed to teach K–12 students with mild to moderate disabilities or severe disabilities.

SPED 503 Roles of the Special Educator 3
SPED 508 Principles and Application of Special Education Assessment 3
SPED 577 Facilitating Services Across Disciplines 3
SPED 585 Behavioral Supports in Special Education 3
SPED 590 Student Teaching in Special Education 4
   
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take: 6
SPED 535 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education I (3)  
SPED 540 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education II (3)  
     
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take: 6
SPED 536 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K-6 Severe Special Education I (3)  
SPED 541 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7-12 Severe Special Education II (3)  
 
II. Preparation for National Board Certification 10
MED 640 Introduction to NBPTS Certification (2)  
MED 642 Communities, Schools & Families in a Diverse Society (3)  
MED 672 Instructional Technology (3)  
MED 678 Action Research for NBPTS Certification (2)  
 
III. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE SPED ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. with National Board Preparation 40

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Special Education Endorsement and National Board Preparation

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1 SPED 503
 
MED 640
SPED 508
MED 650
SPED 577
Year 2 SPED 679
SPED 585
MED 642
SPED 535 or 536
MED 672
Year 3 MED 678
SPED 540 or 541
MED 680
SPED 590