2013–2014 Master of Education with Preparation for National Board Certification

 

Traditional MEd with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Core Course 3  

MED      606         Theoretical Perspectives in Education (3)     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 632
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3)    
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)    
MED      660     Directed Studies (1–3)   consent of instructor
IV. Project 8  
MED      650     Introduction to Research Methods (2)     consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)         MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)        MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR TRADITIONAL MEd WITH NATIONAL BOARD PREPARATION 33  

 

Basic Reading Endorsement followed by completion of MEd with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
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 632
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)          consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)    MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)      MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd 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 MEd with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
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 632
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) 8  
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      676 Supervision and Staff Development/Internship (3)    
MED      677   Advanced Reading Research (2)      
MED      679   Research Methodologies (3)   MED 650
IV. Research Project 5  
MED      650     Introduction to Research Methods (2)         consent of instructor
MED      680     Research Project (3)         MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDGA ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd with National Board Preparation 44  



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

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1

 

MED 678
MED 633

MED 612
MED 630
MED 650

Year 2

MED 632
MED 679
MED 677

MED 631
MED 658

MED 672
MED 636

Year 3

MED 678
MED 633

MED 680

MED 676

 

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

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
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 621, 622
MED      624     Content Area Instruction for English Learners (3)         MED 623
MED      625     Assessment for English Learners  (3)      MED 623
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)   consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)      MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)       MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR ESL ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd with National Board Preparation 33  

 

Recommended Plan of Study for MEd 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 MEd with Preparation for National Board Certification

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) 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)      field work required
SPED      508     Principles and Application of Special Education Assessment (3)   SPED 503; co-requisite: SPED 535
SPED      577     Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3)      
SPED      585     Behavioral Supports in Special Education (3)    Sped 503, 508 and 535 or 536; co-requisite: SPED 585
SPED      590     Student Teaching in Special Education (4)   consent of instructor
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take:    
SPED      535     Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education I (3)   SPED 503; co-requisite: SPED 508
SPED      540     Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education II (3)         SPED 503, 508 and 535; co-requisite: SPED 585
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take:    
SPED      536     Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K–6 Severe Special Education I (3)   SPED 503; co-requisite: SPED 508
SPED      541         Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7–12 Severe Special Education II (3)     SPED 503, 508, 536; co-requisite: SPED 585
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)    consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)      MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)     MED 679

Praxis Requirement: Students seeking Special Education licenses through the MED program must pass the Praxis test(s) required by the State of Utah before applying to student teach. See the Utah State Office of Education web site or the Director of Special Education Programs at Westminster for information on current Praxis requirements.       

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR SPED ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd 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

MED 679
SPED 585

MED 642
SPED 535 or 536

MED 672

Year 3

MED 678
SPED 540 or 541

MED 680
SPED 590