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Master of Science in Education Program Overview

Our Master of Science in Education degree is for students looking to advance their careers in education. The program will provide education focused on how to create more efficient learning environments and study topics such as education reform, personnel administration, school economics, curriculum design, leadership, and specialized education programs.

Master of Science in Education Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Education will be able to:

  • Understand and implement learning, growing and development across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas of each individual.
  • Create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and encourage positive social interaction and self-motivation.
  • Build learning experiences that make learning accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  • Use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth and decision making.
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop a deep understanding of content areas.
  • Continually evaluate his or her practice and adapt it to meet the needs of each learner.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Education program, students will be prepared to advance their careers in education. The program will provide theoretical training and practical experience, a combination which results in better educators and leaders who continue to excel within and beyond the field of education.

Required Core Courses
24 Credits

  • EDU501 Social Contexts in Education
  • EDU502 Child and Adolescent Development
  • EDU503 Research and Analysis in Teaching and Learning
  • EDU504 Educating Exceptional Children
  • EDU601 Theory and Practice of Teaching
  • EDU602 Problems in the Philosophy of Education
  • EDU603 Teaching with Technology
  • EDU604 Assessment and Evaluation

Available Concentrations

Elementary Teaching Concentration

Courses (12 credits)

  • EDU610 Elementary Science Methods and Content
  • EDU611 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Content
  • EDU 612 Elementary Literacy Methods and Content
  • EDU690 Capstone Integration Experience

Secondary Teaching Concentration

Courses (12 credits)

  • EDU610 Elementary Science Methods and Content
  • EDU611 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Content
  • EDU 612 Elementary Literacy Methods and Content
  • EDU690 Capstone Integration Experience

English as a Second Language Concentration

Courses (12 credits)

  • EDU630 Foundations of Learning in a New Language
  • EDU631 Critical Issues in Literacy
  • EDU632 Applied Linguistics for Language Educators
  • EDU690 Capstone Integration Experience

Learning Design Innovation Concentration

Courses (12 credits)

  • EDU640 Program Design and Evaluation
  • EDU641 Virtual Learning, Collaboration and Transmedia
  • EDU642 New Learning and Emerging Technology
  • EDU690 Capstone Integration Experience

STEM Education Concentration

Courses (12 credits)

  • EDU650 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Learning
  • EDU651 Engineering Design for School Teaching and Learning
  • EDU652 Visualization for Math, Science, and Technology Education
  • EDU690 Capstone Integration Experience

Data Science Courses

  • DACS 610 Data Mining
  • DACS 620 Machine Learning
  • DACS 630 Data Preparation and Analysis
  • DACS 640 Capstone – Data Integration, Warehousing, Provenance, and Analysis

Data Science Courses

  • DACS 610 Data Mining
  • DACS 620 Machine Learning
  • DACS 630 Data Preparation and Analysis
  • DACS 640 Capstone – Data Integration, Warehousing, Provenance, and Analysis

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