Master of Education/Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction; English Education
The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master's degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Integrate reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing and producing media texts in their instruction and incorporate content from other disciplines.
- Develop students’ reading skills and their abilities to comprehend, interpret, and analyze a wide variety of texts for personal, literary, informational, and critical purposes.
- Develop and refine students’ abilities to write effectively and independently different types of texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Use a range of formal and informal assessment methods to plan for instruction, to monitor and evaluate student progress, to involve students in the assessment process, and to report student achievement to various audiences.
- Continually observe, analyze, and seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of their teaching, and articulate reasons for instructional decisions.
- Secondary Teacher, Grades 7–12, English Language Arts.