Program Profile

Professional Studies (12 semester hours)

EDUC 603 School Philosophy & Teacher Leadership
EDUC 651 Contemporary Curriculum Practices
EDUC 690 Introduction to Educational Research
Choose one of the following:
EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EDUC 618 Issues of Diversity: Language, Cognition, and Culture

Related Studies (18 semester hours)

Literacy Studies (6 hours)
EDUC 687 Reading Theory: Research & Best Practices in Elementary Education
EDUC 647 Preventing, Diagnosing, and Correcting Literacy Problems 

Mathematics (3 hours) – Choose one of the following. EDMT 677, 678, and 679 may count toward earning the K-5 Math Endorsement:
EDMT 601 Problem Solving in Mathematics
EDMT 677 K-5 Number Sense and Opeartions: Content and Pedagogy
EDMT 678 K-5 Data, Probability, Fractions, and Proportional Reasoning: C&P
EDMT 679 K-5 Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy

Electives (Select 9 hours with advisor approval)

For an Autisim Endorsement:
EDUC 658 Development and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
EDUC 659 Behavior Management and Applied Behavior Techniques for Autism Spectrum Disorders
EDUC 660 Learning Environment, Instruction and Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

For a K-5 Mathematics Endorsement:
EDMT 677 K-5 Number Sense and Operations: Content and Pedagogy
EDMT 678 K-5 Data, Probability, Fractions, and Proportional Reasoning: C&P
EDMT 679 K-5 Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy

For a STEM Endorsement:
ESTM 664 STEM Thinking
EDMT 678 K-5 Data, Probability, Fractions, and Proportional Reasoning: C&P
ESTM 668 Research & STEM Design
EDMT 679 K-5 Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy
ESTM 674 Applied STEM & Field Experience

For a Reading Endorsement:
EDUC 662 Clinical Practicum 

For a Coaching Endorsement:
EDUC 677 Coaching Fundamentals
EDUC 678 Advanced Coaching

For a Gifted Endorsement (pending GaPSC approval):
EGFT 611 Developing the Gifted Learner
EGFT 612 Teaching and Assessing the Gifted Learner
EGFT 613 Supporting the Gifted Learner  

For an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement:

EDEN 648 Applied English Linguistics
EDUC 646 Methods of Teaching ESOL
EDUC 618 Issues of Diversity (may be completed to also meet one Professional Studies requirement.)

Credit by Prior Learning Assessment and course transfer may be possible, up to 6 semester hours.  Consult your academic advisor for more details.

TOTAL: 30 Credit Hours