Program Requirements

M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education Program Requirements

Professional Studies (15 hours)

EDUC 603 School Philosophy & Teacher Leadership
EDUC 617 Classroom Management & Applied Learning Theory
EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EDUC 657 Contemporary Curriculum Practices
EDUC 690 Introduction to Educational Research

Content & Methods (15 hours in your content area/major)

Coaching Endorsement (6 hours)
EDUC 677 Coaching Fundamentals
EDUC 678 Advanced Coaching

STEM Endorsement (9 hours)
ESTM 664 STEM Thinking
ESTM 668 Research & STEM Design
ESTM 674 Applied STEM & Field Experience

Reading Endorsement (9 hours)
EDUC 668 Content Area Literacy & Research
EDUC 648 Applied English Linguistics
EDUC 647 Preventing, Diagnosing, and Correcting Literacy Problems

ESOL Endorsement (9 hours)
EDUC 618 Issues of Diversity
EDUC 662 Clinical Practicum
EDUC 646 Methods of Teaching ESOL

Gifted Endorsement (9 hours)
EFGT 611 Developing the Gifted Learner
EFGT 612 Teaching and Assessing the Gifted Learner
EFGT 613 Supporting the Gifted Learner

Language Arts
EDEN 649 Writing Workshop
EDEN 655 Young Adult Literature
EDEM 699 Special Topics in English

Mathematics
EDMT 601 Problem Solving in Mathematics: Middle Grades
EDMT 621 Algebra for the Middle Grades/Secondary Education Teacher
EDMT 631 Geometry for the Middle Grades/Secondary Education Teacher
EDMT 699 Special Topics in Math

Science
EDSC 631 Topics of Environmental Science
EDSC 699 Special Topics in Science

Credit by prior learning assessment may be possible for up to six credit hours. For additional information, consult the University catalog.

Total degree requirements: 30 hours

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