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Mansfield University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Education


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Master of Education (M.Ed.), Elementary
Master of Science (M.S.), Education

Prof. J. Rick Lucero, Chairperson
Retan Center 207B, (570) 662-4791, e-mail jlucero@mansfield.edu


Teaching requires knowledgeable, creative, and committed professionals who make strong decisions on behalf of their students. Through advanced studies in education, graduate students become more knowledgeable, skilled and confident teacher leaders. They also learn to support their colleagues, to be lifelong learners, and to lead by example. Courses and research experiences in the graduate program are designed to prepare reflective educational leaders. The program is also designed to develop advanced knowledge in research, curriculum, supervision, and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all learners. In the M.Ed. and M.S.Ed. programs, students build upon their undergraduate programs of study in individualized tracks. Each graduate student completes a common core of courses, professional education courses according to student background, and a concentration, which may be in children’s literature P-12, or history at the secondary education level, or in preparation for reading specialist certification (for those already certified in another area). Other areas of specialization may be individually developed with assistance from the student’s advisor. The minimum number of semester hours required for the degree is 33 (or 30 if the thesis option is completed). *Some courses are offered summers only.

Curriculum Tracks

Elementary, M.Ed. and Secondary, M.S.Ed.

Mansfield University offers two degree choices in Education at the graduate level: M.Ed., Elementary and the M.S.Ed., Education. The M.Ed. is chosen by those pursuing a master’s degree with an elementary emphasis, and the M.S.Ed. is chosen by those pursuing a master’s degree with a secondary emphasis. With either degree, students will be placed in a curricular track based on 1) whether or not certification in an area of education is already held, and 2) the area of specialization they are pursuing through the master’s degree.

Track I:


Students with a certification in the area of Education in which they are pursuing a master’s degree: (Example: Candidate holds certification in Elementary Education and is pursuing M.Ed. in Elementary Education)

I. Education Core (15 Semester Hours Required)


  • SPE - Any special education course EXCEPT for SPE 5550 Advanced Curriculum & SPE 5570 Clinical Practicum

II. Professional Education (6 Semester Hours Required)


III. Concentration (12 Semester Hours Required)


Elementary Emphasis: ELE 5503, ELE 5523, ELE 5550, ELE 5584, ELE 5586, or ELE 5587. Any 12 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Secondary Education – for example, History Emphasis: HST 5531, HST 5532, HST 5533, & one additional graduate level history course or one ED course with a history emphasis within the course.

Children’s Literature Emphasis: (Online Concentration) ED/ELE 5560, ED/ELE 5561, ED/ELE 5562, ED/ELE5565, ED/ELE 5567, ED/ELE 5568, ED/ELE 5569. Any 12 of these 21 credit hours may be elected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Other: To be developed under departmental advisement for coherence and to address student need.

Track II:


Students with a certification in the area of Education and seeking added certification as a reading specialist: (Added certification only; candidate must hold certification in some education field including a previous student teaching experience. (Thesis option is not available.)

Track III:


Students with a certification in an area of Education, but not the area in which they are pursuing additional certification or a master’s degree: (Example: Candidate holds certification in Special Education, but is seeking a master’s degree or certification in Elementary Education.)

I. Education Core (15 Semester Hours Required)


  • SPE - Any special education course EXCEPT for SPE 5550 Advanced Curriculum& SPE 5570 Clinical Practicum

II. Professional Education (6 Semester Hours Required)


III. Concentration (12 Semester Hours Required)


Elementary Emphasis: ELE 5503, ELE 5523, ELE 5550, ELE 5584, ELE 5586, or ELE 5587. Any 12 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Secondary Education – for example, History Emphasis: HST 5531, HST 5532, HST 5533, & one additional graduate level history course or one ED course with a history emphasis within the course.

Other: To be developed under departmental advisement for coherence and to address student need.

Track IV:


Students without certification in an area of Education and pursuing certification in Education: (Example: Candidate holds a bachelor’s degree in an area such as communications and is seeking certification in Education.)

I. Education Core (15 Semester Hours Required)


  • SPE - Any special education course EXCEPT for SPE 5550 Advanced Curriculum & SPE 5570 Clinical Practicum

III. Concentration (9 Semester Hours Required)


Elementary Emphasis: ELE 5503, ELE 5523, ELE 5550, ELE 5584, ELE 5586, or ELE 5587. Any 9 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Secondary Education – for example, History Emphasis: HST 5531, HST 5532, HST 5533, & one additional graduate level history course or one ED course with a history emphasis within the course. Any 9 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Children’s Literature Emphasis: (Online Concentration) ED/ELE 5560, ED/ELE 5561, ED/ELE 5562, ED/ELE5565, ED/ELE 5567, ED/ELE 5568, ED/ELE 5569. Any 9 of these 21 credit hours may be elected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Other: To be developed under departmental advisement for coherence and to address student need.

Track V:


Students without certification in an area of Education and pursuing only a master’s degree in Education: (Example: Candidate holds a bachelor’s degree in an area such as communications and is seeking a master’s degree in Education.)

III. Concentration (9 Semester Hours Required)


Elementary Emphasis: ELE 5503, ELE 5523, ELE 5550, ELE 5584, ELE 5586, or ELE 5587. Any 9 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Secondary Education – for example, History Emphasis: HST 5531, HST 5532, HST 5533, & one additional graduate level history course or one ED course with a history emphasis within the course. Any 9 of these 18 credit hours may be selected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Children’s Literature Emphasis: (Online Concentration) ED/ELE 5560, ED/ELE 5561, ED/ELE 5562, ED/ELE5565, ED/ELE 5567, ED/ELE 5568, ED/ELE 5569. Any 9 of these 21 credit hours may be elected under departmental advisement and according to student need.

Other: To be developed under departmental advisement for coherence and to address student need.

Thesis Option - (6 SH)


Candidates must have completed ED 5500 and consulted with their advisors when selecting this option. It is expected that the thesis would be in the subject area of specialization. The thesis option is not available to those students seeking added reading specialist certification.

Area of Concentration or Added Certification


Children’s Literature P-12 (Online Concentration)


This concentration in children’s literature will provide graduate students the opportunity to survey children’s literature for children from birth to young adulthood. Emphasis is placed on selection, evaluation, and integration of quality children’s literature of all genres into the curriculum from preschool through senior high school. Students may choose to focus on literature for young children, children in the intermediate grades, or adolescents by selecting courses relevant to their interests.

(ED and ELE courses with matching course numbers are cross-listed)

  • ED 5560 - Children’s Literature, A Multi-Cultural Approach Credits: 3
  • ED 5561 - Children’s Literature, N-3 Credits: 3
  • ED 5567 - Adolescent and Young Adult Literature in the Content Areas Credits: 3
  • ELE 5567 - Adolescent and Young Adult Literature in the Content Areas Credits: 3

Content Area Specialization


Students work closely with their graduate advisors to develop fifteen semester hour specializations that have coherence within the selected course work and relevancy to their teaching fields. For the most part, graduate courses in the area of specialization should be chosen from among current Mansfield University offerings. Because offerings may be limited in selected fields of study, students may also consult with their academic advisors about the possibilities of incorporating other graduate work transferred from accredited graduate institutions.

Reading Specialist Certification (P-12)


Candidates may wish to extend their undergraduate preparation to include added certification as a Reading Specialist (P-12). Graduate semester hours completed for this program of study may be applied toward a Master’s degree program. The professional knowledge gained will enhance the teaching skills of classroom teachers and lead to added certification. (See Curriculum Track II for courses.)

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