Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory and Practice

Complete Coursework: As little as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $270 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

The Master of Science in Education (MSE) for Educational Theory and Practice offers educators an opportunity to improve their general understanding of curriculum theory and current practices. This program also assists candidates who wish to work toward National Board Certification.

Within this master's degree, students focus on areas of learning that include:

  • Practices to enhance student achievement
  • Performance and field-based learning activities integrating theory and practice
  • Enrichment of teaching knowledge and skills regarding instruction and curriculum
  • Preparation for the National Board Certification process

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework. Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. Students will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator. This program can be completed in as little as 18 months.

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As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

Course Listing

ELAD 6003
School and Community Relations
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
ELCI 6063
Curriculum Management
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on perspectives, skills, and processes necessary for managing curriculum and formalizing the curriculum decision-making process.
ELCI 6533
Theories of Instruction
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.
ELFN 6763
Philosophies of Education
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on various educational philosophies with emphasis on implications of their tenets on educational theory and practice.
ELFN 6773
Introduction to Statistics and Research
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on introductory statistical treatments, interpretation of research data, and methods and techniques of research.
ELSE 5733
Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on classroom teachers' involvement in identification procedures and services for gifted, talented, and creative learners through differentiated curriculum and varied teaching strategies.
ELSE 6053
Educational Procedures for Individuals with Mild Disabilities
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on models for planning and delivering instruction to students with disabilities
ELCI 6043
Reflective Teaching
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
The purpose of this course is to facilitate teachers who are preparing for National Board Certification to become reflective teachers using collected teaching data. Teachers will learn to use observation data collection techniques and evidences of best practice to analyze information to promote growth in their professional lives. Included in this course will be five observation data collection techniques, several models to aid in reflective teaching, and Pathwise to guide evidences of best practice.
TE 6263
Teachers as Professionals: Working toward National Teaching Standards
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on applying the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in an examination of teaching practices
ELCI 6773
National Teaching Standards Capstone
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $810.00
Focuses on instructional best practices and on data-collecting techniques to enhance efficacy in teaching.

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