|Completion Time:||2 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,497 / Out of State: $7,897|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $10,995 / Out of State: $15,795|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary & Secondary) focus is designed for current teachers desiring to enhance their classroom teaching and leadership. It is a non- licensure program that is aligned with the competencies outlined by the National Board of Professional Teaching, as well as the competencies that have been established for the graduate programs at Southern Arkansas University.
Candidates pursuing the Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary & Secondary) program must possess a current teaching license in any area of licensure for grades P-12. Candidates should have at least one year of teaching experience OR provide two verification letters stating that the candidate has access to a classroom for research purposes.
- Candidates engage in scholarly research activities such as action research or program evaluation to solve authentic problems. Teachers seek advice of others and draw on education research and scholarship to improve their practice.
- Candidates model leadership and communication strategies that promote valuing diversity throughout the community. Teachers recognize individual differences in their students and adjust their practice accordingly.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Candidates employ technologies including communications, productivity and presentation applications to enhance their collaborations. Teachers regularly assess student progress.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers command specialized knowledge of how to convey a subject to students.
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Curriculum & Instruction Degree Plan
|EDUC 6003||Educational Research|
|EDUC 6033||History & Philosophy of Education|
|EDUC 5273||Classroom Management|
|EDUC 5033||Classroom Assessment|
|EED 6013/ SED 6213||Elem/ Sec School Curriculum|
|EDUC 6063||Applications of Technology in Education|
|EDU 6873||Advanced Curriculum|
|EDUC 5203||Strategies for Content Area Reading|
|EDUC 6863||M.Ed. Capstone Project|
Suggested list of Electives
|GATE 5023||Nature & Needs of GT|
|GATE 5033||Curriculum & Methods for GT|
|GATE 6143||Seminar in Creative Thinking|
|EDUC 6023||Current Trends in Young Adult Literature|
|EDUC 6103||Teaching of Reading|
|EDUC 6153||Balanced Literacy|
|SPED 5123||Nature & Needs of Mild Disabilities|
|SPED 5663||Diagnosis & Assessment|
|SPED 6003||Collaboration and Consultation|
|EDUC 6043||Current Issues and Trends|
|EDUC 6402||School Law|
|Approved transfer courses|
The following courses are required for adding the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement to a teaching license and can be applied toward the M.Ed. in Elementary or Secondary Education.
|MCUL 5003||Teaching People from Other Cultures|
|ENGL 5023||Second Language Assessment|
|ENGL 5013||Second Language Acquisition|
|ENGL 5033||Methods and Materials|
Beginning Fall 2017, this program will require 30 credit hours for completion. The three (3) elective requirement will be reduced to one (1) elective, with all other coursework remaining the same.
Dr. Denise Moseley holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education from McNeese State University, an M.Ed. in reading from Southern Arkansas University, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana Tech University. She has been a member of the faculty at Southern Arkansas University since 2002. She is a past recipient of the SAU Faculty Excellence Award for Service and past recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for the Webster Parish School District. Dr. Moseley has extensive experience using LiveText, incorporating assessments and portfolios in her classes since 2005. She is the University’s Live Text coordinator, responsible for system administration, faculty and student training, and data management. In addition, Dr. Moseley is a certified Voice Thread Educator and utilizes this strategy in all of her classes. Moseley serves on the CAEP Leadership Team for the SAU College of Education, whose comprehensive assessment system employs LiveText as the platform for data analysis and program reports.