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MEd Curriculum & Instruction-Special Education w/ Certificate

Required Core Courses
EDUK 500Foundations and History of Education3
ESPK 511Beh Mgmt in Spec Educ Environm3
ESPK 513Adv Study Learn Disabilities3
ESPK 515Adv Study Develop Disabilities3
EDUK 596Internship II3
EDUK 598Techniques of Research3
EDUK 577Comprehensive Exam0
Concentration
EDUK 511Methods of Effective Teaching3
ESPK 505Introduction to Exceptional Learners3
EDUK 514Creating and Managing Lear Env3
RDGK 570Literacy Development3
EDUK 599Internship in Teaching3
EDUK 545Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
Total Semester Credit Hours36

For more detailed information about the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction see the departmental website at http://www.tamuct.edu/departments/curriculum/index.php

Required Courses

ESPK 511. Beh Mgmt in Spec Educ Environm. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Characteristics of students with emotional disabilities, including the application of behavioral management strategies appropriate for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Course content includes: functional assessment of behavior; development of behavior intervention plans; strategies for teaching appropriate behavior; crisis management strategies; integrating behavior management with instructional programs in school, community and home settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the graduate teacher certification program.

ESPK 513. Adv Study Learn Disabilities. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of the research on learning disabilities, including causation, diagnosis and educational programming. Course content includes: methods for teaching students with learning disabilities; adapting general education classrooms to accommodate the inclusion of students with learning disabilities; collaboration with parents, paraprofessionals and general education teachers. Students will conduct a case study. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the graduate teacher certification program.

ESPK 515. Adv Study Develop Disabilities. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of research-based instructional methods appropriate for students with developmental disabilities. Course content includes: the assessment and teaching of functional academic skills, life management and communication skills; collaborating with parents, paraprofessionals, general education teachers and related service providers; community-based instruction; vocational planning and preparation. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the graduate teacher certification program.

EDUK 500. Foundations and History of Education. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

This course examines the history of education in the United States through a study of the philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations of curriculum. Emphasis is on the development of a philosophy of education and critical thinking about issues in education. Students must complete this course within the first twelve semester hour of graduate study.

EDUK 596. Internship II. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A supervised field-based experience in classroom teaching. Interns must demonstrate proficiency in applying effective teaching practices and classroom management strategies in a school classroom. Prerequisite(s): admission to a teacher certification program at TAMUCT; satisfactory performance in the professional development courses preceding the internship; Second semester. Prerequisite(s): EDUK 599.

EDUK 598. Techniques of Research. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Fundamental concepts and tools of research applied to psychological and educational problems. Rationale of research, analysis of problems, library skills, sampling, appraisal instruments, statistical description and inference, writing the research report, and representative research designs.

EDUK 501. Readings in Prof Development. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An examination of current issues in the professional development of educators. Topics include models of professional development, impact of professional development on public school student achievement, effective evaluation of professional development, and identification of best practice in writing and evaluating research with an emphasis on literature reviews.

EDUK 511. Methods of Effective Teaching. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of the research on effective teaching practices with an emphasis on direct instruction. Additional topics of study include mastery learning, assessment of learning and use of assessment to guide instruction. Students will apply technology and effective teaching practices to the design and delivery of instruction. Technology lab is required.

ESPK 505. Introduction to Exceptional Learners. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A survey of learner characteristics and an examination of instructional techniques that promote academic, personal, and social growth in exceptional learners and an examination of the process and procedures relating to the placement of exceptional learners. Prerequisite(s): 18 hours of professional education, certification, or admission to the graduate teacher certification program at.

EDUK 514. Creating and Managing Lear Env. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of the research on creating and maintaining a positive learning environment. Additional topics for study include: cultural dimensions of classroom management; motivating student achievement; fostering cooperation among students; reinforcing appropriate behavior; ethics and law governing teacher-student relations. Students will apply teaching and classroom management practices in a clinical laboratory setting.

RDGK 570. Literacy Development. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Models of the reading and writing processes. Includes characteristics of emergent, early, transitional and fluent literacy; instructional strategies in reading and writing; phonics instruction and strategies for teaching English language learners; the essential knowledge and skills in the language arts curriculum. Prerequisite(s): admission to the teacher certification program.

EDUK 599. Internship in Teaching. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A supervised field-based experience in classroom teaching. Interns must demonstrate proficiency in applying effective teaching practices and classroom management strategies in a school classroom. Prerequisite(s): admission to a teacher certification program; satisfactory performance in the professional development courses preceding the internship. May be repeated for credit. Field experience fee $75.

EDUK 545. Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

The derivation of appropriate methods and techniques from basic principles of learning. The development of working skills needed in cooperative planning, selecting, and organizing teaching materials, utilization of the environment, individual and group guidance, and evaluation activities.

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