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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers courses leading to the Educational Specialist (Ed. S.), the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.), and fifth-year Alabama Class A Teacher Certification. Alternative Teacher Certification is also offered through the following program: The Alternative Fifth-Year Program, available for a student who holds a bachelor's degree with a major in a field of study other than teacher education. Completion of this alternative fifth-year program leads to a M.S. Ed. and fifth-year Alabama Class A Teacher Certification.

Master's of Science in Education
Major: Early Childhood Education (P-3)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education (P-3). Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in early childhood education (P-3). Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in early childhood education P-3 or P-5.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent).

Teaching Field Requirements

ECE 500 Materials and Methods 3
ECE 501 Behavior and Development in Early Childhood 3
ECE 513 Individualization of Education for Young Children 3
ECE 530 Practicum for Young Children 3
ECE 532 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 533 Enhancing Learning Through Children's Literature 3
ECE 539 Teaching Writing in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 540 Intervention in the Early Childhood Education Classroom 3
RDG 538 Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 507 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3


34-37 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Melinda Staubs   Email: mstaubs@jsu.edu   Voice: (256) 782-5472


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
Major: Elementary Education(K-6)


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education (K-6). Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in elementary education (K-6). Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in elementary education.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent). 

Teaching Field Requirements

EED 522 Assessment in Education 1
EED 541 Teaching Mathematics 3
EED 550

Diversity in Education

3

(choose two)

EED 543 Teaching Social Sciences 3
EED 544 Teaching Science 3
EED 545 Teaching Language Arts 3
RDG 542 Teaching Reading 3
RDG 546 Multicultural Literature 3

(choose one)

EFD 531 Philosophy of Education 3
EFD 532 Social Foundations of education 3
EAD 564 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

Teaching Field Requirements

31-34 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Melinda Staubbs   Email: mstaubs@jsu.edu    Voice:(256) 782-5472


Master's of Science in Education
Major: Early Childhood Special Education (P-3)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood Special Education (P-3). Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in early childhood special education (P-3). Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in early childhood education P-3 or P-5 OR any area of special education/collaborative except gifted education.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent).
Teaching Field Requirements
ECE 500 Materials and Methods 3
ECE 501 Behavior and Development in Early Childhood 3
ECE 513 Individualization of Education for Young Children 3
ECE 530 Practicum for Young Children 3
ECE 532 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 533 Enhancing Learning Through Children's Literature 3
ECE 539 Teaching Writing in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 540 Intervention in the Early Childhood Education Classroom 3
RDG 538 Teaching Reading in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 507 Assessment in ECE 3


40-43 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Melinda Staubs   Email: mstaubs@jsu.edu   Voice: (256) 782-5472


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
Major: Early Childhood Special Education (P-3)

 

Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in early childhood special education (P-3). Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in early childhood education P-3 or P-5 OR any area of special education/collaborative except gifted education.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent).

Teaching Field Requirements

ECE 500 Materials and Methods 3
ECE 501 Behavior and Development in Early Childhood 3
ECE 509 Data Analysis (K-12) 3
ECE 527 Method and Materials Severe Disabilities (K-12) 3
ECE 510 Characteristics of Exceptionalities 3
ECE 520 Technology for Special Education 3
ECE 533 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SPE 554 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Special Education 3
ECE 512 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
SPE 563 Practicum in Severe Disabilities (K-6 and 6-12) 3


40-43 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Cynthia Connor   Email: cconnor@jsu.edu    Voice:(256) 782-8058


Master's of Science in Education
Major: Reading Specialist (P-12)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Science in Education in Reading Specialist (P-12). Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in Reading Specialist (P-12). Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification. Students who hold a certificate in areas other than early childhood education, elementary education, or special education must complete two undergraduate reading courses, one of which must be an introductory reading course.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent).


Teaching Field Requirements

RDG 538 Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education 3
RDG 542 Teaching Reading 3
RDG 545 Teaching Language Arts 3
RDG 567 Literacy theory and Practice 3
RDG 573 Intervention Strategies for Reading Instruction 3
EED 522 Assessment in Elementary education 3
EDF 560 Psychological Principles of Learning 3
RDG 574 Practicum for Teachers of Reading 3
RDG 575 Internship in Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs 3


34-37 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Janet Bavonese   Email: jbavonese@jsu.edu   Voice: (256) 782-5091


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
Major: Collaborative K-6 and 6-12, Special Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Science in Education in Collaborative Teacher/Special Education (k-6; 6-12 dual certification). Completion of this program leads to eligibility for a dual certification (k-6 and 6-12) fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in collaborative/special education. Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor's) teacher certification in any area of collaborative/special education except gifted education.

Basic Requirements

ED 500 Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
*SPE 500 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

*Required for students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement (e.g., SPE 300 or equivalent).

Teaching Field Requirements

SPE 509 Data Analysis (K-12) 3
SPE 527 Method and Materials Severe Disabilities (K-12) 3
SPE 528 Method and Materials Mild Disabilities (K-12) 3
SPE 521 Collaborative Reading/Math Strategies 3
SPE 510 Characteristics of Exceptionalities 3
SPE 520 Technology for Special Education 3
SPE 533 Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education 3
SPE 554 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Special Education 3
SPE 570 Current Trends in Special Education 3
SPE 551 Practicum in Mild Disabilities (split K-6 and 6-12) 3
SPE 563 Practicum in Severe Disabilities (split K-6 and 6-12) 3


37-40 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Contact: Dr. Larry Beard   Email: lbeard@jsu.edu    Voice:(256) 782-5078

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