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Programs of study for Alternative Fifth-Year Teacher Certification Program leading to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) provide a detailed description of the graduate course requirements for each program.

ALTERNATIVE FIFTH-YEAR PROGRAM
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-3)

40 Graduate Hours Required for this Degree

*ED 500 Intro. to Graduate Education Technology 1
ECE 500 Materials and Methods 3
ECE 501 Behavior Development 3
ECE 507 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 513 Individualization of Education for Young Children 3
ECE 530 Designing Programs For Young Children 3
ECE 532 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 538 Teaching Reading in ECE 3
ECE 539 Teaching Writing in ECE 3
ECE 588 Internship in Early Childhood Education 3
EED 541 Teaching Mathematics 3
EED 544 Teaching Science 3
EFD 500 Research in Education 3

Discipline specific section required first semester of graduate level courses

Choose ONE from the following:

EIM 503 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies 3
EIM 504 Current and Emerging Technologies 3

52 - 56 undergraduate coursework to include the following:
ED 300 Intro. to Teacher Education 1
EIM 300 Intro. to Education Technologies 3
ECE 303 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 304 Early Literacy 3
ECE 305 Creative Mental Development 3
ECE 306 Practicum in ECE 3
EED 312 Children's Literature 3
EED 341 Mathematics for Children 3
EED 342 Teaching Reading 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3

Plus four approved math courses and four approved science courses. All undergraduate prerequisites must be completed before taking graduate methods courses. 92 - 96 total undergraduate and graduate semester hours for this program


ALTERNATIVE FIFTH-YEAR PROGRAM
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION MAJOR:

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)

Required Courses:

*ED 500 Intro. to Graduate Education Technology 1
ECE 501 Behavior Development 3
EED 522 Assessment in Elementary Education 3
EED 540 Curriculum Integration in EED 3
EED 541 Teaching Mathematics 3
EED 542 Teaching Reading 3
EED 543 Teaching Social Studies 3
EED 544 Teaching Science 3
EED 545 Teaching Language Arts 3
EED 588 Graduate Internship in Elementary Education 3
EFD 500 Research In Education 3
EFD 560 Psychological Principles of Learning 3

Discipline specific section to be taken first semester in graduate level courses.

Choose ONE from the following:

EIM 503 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies 3
EIM 504 Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies 3

37 Semester hours required for this degree

Undergraduate Requirements:
55-59 hours of undergraduate work to include the following:

ED 300 Intro. to Teacher Education 1
EIM 300 Intro. to Education Technologies 3
EED 312 Children's Literature 3
EED 339 Integrating Theory/Practice 3
EED 341 Mathematics for Children 3
EED 342 Teaching Reading 3
EED 343 Curriculum Integration in Teaching Social Studies 3
EED 344 Developing Language Skills 3
EED 405 Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EED 421 Effective Teaching Strategies 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth <3

Plus FOUR approved math courses and FOUR approved science courses.

The Literacy Block (EED 339, EED 342, EED 344, and EED 312) is to be taken intact and is only offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

All undergraduate prerequisites must be completed before taking graduate methods courses. ' 92 - 96 total undergraduate and graduate semester hours for this program


ALTERNATIVE FIFTH-YEAR PROGRAM
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION MAJOR:
SPECIAL EDUCATION/COLLABORATIVE TEACHER (K-6)

Required Courses:

*ED 500 Intro. to Graduate Education Technology 1
EED 542 Teaching Reading (Prerequisite: EED 342) 3
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
SPE 517 Preferred Instructional Practice for Elementary Students with Disabilities of Learning and Behavior (Prerequisites: SPE 500 and 516) 3
SPE 522 Assessment of Special Populations 3
SPE 554 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of SPE 3
SPE 583 Practicum in Disabilities of Learning and Behavior (Prerequisites: SPE 516 and SPE 517) 3

Discipline specific section to be taken first semester in graduate level courses.

Instructional Technology Courses (3 semester hours) choose ONE of the following:

EIM 503 Computer Based Instructional Technologies 3
EIM 504 Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies 3

Teaching Field Requirements: (18 semester hours)

SPE 505 Functional Communication 3
SPE 516 Characteristics of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Prerequisite: SPE 500) 3
SPE 533 Applying Behavior Analysis to Special Populations 3
SPE 588 Internship in Nontraditional Severe Disabilities 3
SPE 560 Characteristics of Severe Disabilities 3
SPE 561 Research and Practices of Severe Disabilities at the Elementary Level (Prerequisite: SPE 560) 3
40 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Undergraduate Requirements:
40-44 hours of undergraduate coursework to include the following:

ED 300 Intro. to Teacher Education 1
EIM 300 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
SPE 424 Methods and Strategies for Learning and Behavior 3
SPE 434 Assessment and Classroom Management 3
EED 342 Teaching Reading 3
Plus 3-4 approved courses of science and four approved courses of mathematics. Discipline specific section required first semester All undergraduate prerequisites must be completed before taking graduate methods courses. 92 - 96 total undergraduate and graduate semester hours for this program
ALTERNATIVE FIFTH-YEAR PROGRAM
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION MAJOR:
SPECIAL EDUCATION/COLLABORATIVE TEACHER (6-12)

Required Courses:

*ED 500 Intro. to Graduate Education Technology 1
EFD 500 Research in Education 3
ESE 567 Improvement in Reading in Secondary Schools (Prerequisite: ESE 383) 2
SPE 518 Preferred Instructional Practices for Secondary Students with Disabilities of Learning and Behavior (Prerequisites: SPE 500 and SPE 516) 3
SPE 522 Assessment of Special Populations 3
SPE 554 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of SPE 3
SPE 583 Practicum in Disabilities of Learning and Behavior (Prerequisites: SPE 516 and 518) 3

Discipline specific section to be taken first semester in graduate level courses.

Instructional Technology Courses (3 semester hours) choose ONE of the following:

EIM 503 Computer Based Instructional Technologies 3
EIM 504 Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies 3
Teaching Field Requirements: (18 semester hours)
SPE 505 Functional Communication 3
SPE 516 Characteristics of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Prerequisite: SPE 500) 3
SPE 533 Applying Behavior Analysis to Special Populations 3
SPE 588 Internship in Nontraditional Severe Disabilities 3
SPE 560 Characteristics of Severe Disabilities (Prerequisite: SPE 500) 3
SPE 562 Research and Practices of Severe Disabilities at the Secondary Level (Prerequisite: SPE 560) 3
39 Graduate semester hours required for this degree

Undergraduate Requirements:
40-44 hours of undergraduate coursework to include the following:

ED 300 Intro. to Teacher Education 1
ESE 383 Reading in the Content Area 3
EIM 300 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
SPE 424 Methods and Strategies for Learning and Behavior 3
SPE 434 Assessment and Classroom Management 3
Plus 3-4 approved courses of science and four approved courses of mathematics. All undergraduate prerequisites must be completed before taking graduate methods courses.
92 - 96 total undergraduate and graduate semester hours for this program
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