Program of Study

Program of Study

Program Requirement

Candidates in the Special Program are required to complete a capstone project that will result in a product and presentation. Each candidate works with the advisor to establish a committee of three, including the advisor and two faculty members, and to develop a capstone proposal, due to the committee no later than November 1. The capstone proposal must include: (1) a justification for the project; (2) goals and learning outcomes that align with the program outcomes; (3) learning activities; and (4) assessments of the learning outcomes. The proposal must also specify the nature of the product and a plan for the presentation. The committee will meet with the candidate to review and approve the proposal within two weeks of the submission. An approved capstone proposal must be signed off by the MA program director no later than December 1. The capstone project, including the presentation, must be completed on or before April 15th.

Fall 1

GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (1)
EDF 720 Introduction to Research (3)
EDF 731 Home School, and Community for Diverse Learners (3)
EDU 600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology (3)
EDU 701 Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities (3)
EDU 785 Field Experience I & Seminar (1)
Choose one:

EDU 621 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood (3)
EDU 631 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades (3)
EDU 641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades (3)

Total: 17 hours

Spring 1

EDU 670 Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
EDU 711 Literacy Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Classroom K-12 (3)
EDU 713 Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development (3)
EDU 719 Classroom Based Assessment (3)
EDU 789 Field Experience II & Seminar (2)* 

Total: 14 hours

The program will have a minimum of 31 credits.

*Students must satisfy a background check prior to beginning EDU 789.

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