Prospective Students

Master's Course Rotations

Programs of Study

Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all teacher education coursework with a final grade no lower than a C (2.0) in any individual course.


EDU 5327 Integrating Teaching and Learning
EDU 5331 Content Area Studies
EDU 5357 Emergent Literacy
EDU 5355 Teaching Math in Elementary School
EDU 5358 Conventional Literacy
EDU 5349 Learning Environment and Professionalism
EDU 5318 Formative/Summative Assessment
EDU 5121 Field Experience I
EDU 5122 Field Experience II
EDU 5123 Field Experience III
EDU 5363 Student Teaching Elementary*
EDU 5364 Student Teaching Elementary*
EDU 5385 Internship**
EDU 5386 Internship**

*Student teaching (EDU 5363 and 5364) carries six hours of course credit and is an unpaid full-time commitment for one term. Student teachers are placed with a cooperating teacher in a public school. Learn more...

**Internship (EDU 5385 and EDU 5386) provides post-baccalaureate students the option of completing an internship for two continuous terms instead of student teaching for one term. The internship is paid employment with a school or school district. Special conditions apply.

Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all teacher education coursework with a final grade no lower than a C (2.0) in any individual course.

EDU 5327 Integrating Teaching and Learning
EDU 4300 Foundations of ESL
EDU 5367 Creating Successful Classrooms
EDU 5348 Introduction to Diverse Learners
EDU 5318 Formative/Summative Assessment
EDU 5371 Content Area Methods
EDU 5349 Learning Environment and Professionalism
EDU 5124 Field Experience I
EDU 5125 Field Experience II
EDU 5126 Field Experience III
EDU 5373 Student Teaching Secondary*
EDU 5374 Student Teaching Secondary*
EDU 5375 Internship**
EDU 5376 Internship**
EDU 1099 Internship**

*Student teaching (EDU 5363 and 5364) carries six hours of course credit and is an unpaid full-time commitment for one term. Student teachers are placed with a cooperating teacher in a public school. Learn more...

**Internship (EDU 5385 and EDU 5386) provides post-baccalaureate students the option of completing an internship for two continuous terms instead of student teaching for one term. The internship is paid employment with a school or school district. Special conditions apply.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322 Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6329 EC-6 Math
EDU 6304 Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 5121 Field Experience I
EDU 5122 Field Experience II
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6327 Learning to Read and Write
EDU 5123 Field Experience III
EDU 6336 Reading and Writing to Learn
EDU 6326 Content Area Studies
EDU 5373 Student Teaching Secondary*
EDU 6302 Design & Assessment of Learning for Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6303 Learning Environment & Professionalism

One of the following:

EDU 5363/5364 Student Teaching
EDU 5385/5386 Internship

The Master of Education with Certification program follows a cohort structure and begins in the summer. Specific courses are taken each term. For a more detailed breakdown, go here.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322 Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6348 Foundations for ESL Instruction
EDU 6304 Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 5124 Field Experience I
EDU 5125 Field Experience II
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6328 Strategic Teaching
EDU 5126 Field Experience III
EDU 6324 Content Methods
EDU 6366 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
EDU 6302 Design & Assessment of Learning for Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6303 Learning Environment & Professionalism

One of the following:

EDU 5373/5374 Student Teaching
EDU 5375/5376 Internship

The Master of Education with Certification program follows a cohort structure and begins in the summer. Specific courses are taken each term. For a more detailed breakdown, go here.

Program Structure

The M.Ed. has three modules of study--a specialization module, a core module, and an elective module. Modules consist of 12 or 14 credit hours. The specialization module focuses on courses that "specialize" in one of the following areas: reading (MRT), math (MMT), bilingual education (Bilingual), English as a Second Language (ESL), or gifted education (Gifted and Talented). The core module (listed below) comprises courses in the areas of research, diversity, psychology and differentiated instruction. The elective module allows each student to choose courses that best fit their interests/needs. Please visit the specialization page relevant to your program of study to see the list of courses for the specialization module.

Course Rotation

Core Module Courses

EDU 6322* Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6304* Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners

* Must be taken during the first two semesters of the program.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322* Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6304* Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6356 Foundations of Special Education
EDU 6357 Assessment for Special Educators
EDU 6359 Families, Collaboration, and Mediation
EDU 6360 Behavioral Interventions in Classroom

* Must be taken during the first two semesters of the program.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322* Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6304* Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6312 Applied Linguistics
EDU 6317 Culture and Community in Education
EDU 6321 Bilingualism/Biliteracy
EDU 6339 Bilingual Content Instruction
EDU 6319 Fundamentals of Bilingual Education

ESL - Select one:

EDU 6390 Classroom Instruction & Assessment for ELLs
EDU 6320 Language Teaching, Research, Theory & Practice

Elective - 3 hours

* Must be taken during the first two semesters of the program.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322* Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6304* Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6312 Applied Linguistics
EDU 6321 Bilingualism/Biliteracy
EDU 6339 Bilingual Content Instruction
EDU 6319 Fundamentals of Bilingual Education

Gifted and Talented - Select one:

EDU 6325 Educating the Gifted & Talented
EDU 6397 Growth and Development of Gifted
EDU 6347 Creativity: Theories, Models, and Applications
EDU 6388 Curriculum Development for Gifted & Talented Learners

* Must be taken during the first two semesters of the program.

Course Rotation


EDU 6322* Educational & Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6304* Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners
EDU 6312 Applied Linguistics
EDU 6321 Bilingualism/Biliteracy
EDU 6339 Bilingual Content Instruction
EDU 6319 Fundamentals of Bilingual Education

Special Education - Select one:

EDU 6356 Foundations of Special Education
EDU 6357 Assessment for Special Education
EDU 6359 Families, Collaboration and Mediations
EDU 6360 Behavioral Interventions in the Classroom

* Must be taken during the first two semesters of the program.

Course Rotation


EDU 6340 Literacy Acquisition
EDU 6141 Literacy Practicum I
EDU 6322 Educational and Behavioral Psychology
EDU 6363 Advanced Literacy Development
EDU 6142 Literacy Practicum II
EDU 6304 Interpreting Educational Research
EDU 6305 Differentiated Instruction
EDU 6330 Introductory Course A:  Literacy Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders
EDU 6323* Literacy Assessment
EDU 6331 Introductory Course B:  Cognitive and Linguistic Structures of Written Language
EDU 6101* Clinical Therapy Practicum I
EDU 6231 Introductory Course C: Early Language Development
EDU 6311 Literacy Consultation
EDU 6332 Advanced Course A: Advanced Cognitive and Linguistic Structures of Written Language, Part I
EDU 6315 Diverse Learners

* Courses with extensive practicum hours.