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36-Credit Teacher Certification Program
SPECIAL SUBJECTS TEACHERS: HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, MUSIC, FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCE
Curriculum Requirements / 36 credits
Core Courses in Humanistic/Multicultural Education: 9 credits
EDS 541 Humanistic/Multicultural Approaches to Education and Human Services
EDS 748 Qualitative Research Methods (taken after completion of at least 27 credits)
EDS 749 Seminar in Humanistic Education (taken after completion of at least 27 credits)
Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education: 9 credits
EDS 545 Cooperatively Structured Learning
EDS 546 Conflict Resolution in Education
EDS 582 Exploration of Gender in Education
EDS 732 Group Dynamics
EDS 741 Social and Emotional Learning for Social Justice
Courses to Educate Teachers to Work with Diverse Learners: 6 credits
EDS 581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
SPE 565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
Content Area Courses: 6 credits
Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education, Special Education or Foundations: 6 credits
30-Credit General Program
The flexibility of this program design allows each student to develop an individual plan of study unique to their professional goals by providing a wide variety of electives in education, liberal arts, and fine arts.
Curriculum Requirements / 30 credits
Core Courses in Humanistic/Multicultural Education: 12 credits
EDS 541 Introduction to Humanistic/Multicultural Education and Human Services
EDS 748 Qualitative Research Methods in Humanistic Education
EDS 749 Seminar in Humanistic/Multicultural Education and Human Services
EDS 581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
Electives in Humanistic/Multicultural Education: 6 credits
Electives in Education, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts: 12 credits
Special Emphases within the 30-credit General Program
The Program offers three special emphases to meet specific professional needs:
- A special emphasis for Not-For-Profit Professionals. Within the 30-credit MPS program, not-for-profit professionals working in a wide range of community organizations can take a series of courses in the Program as well as choose from a range of courses offered in the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Business that address the specific needs of their not-for-profit roles.
- A special emphasis for Higher Education Professionals. Within the 30-credit MPS program, higher education professionals working in administrative, student service, and instructional roles can take a series of courses in the Program as well as choose from a range of courses offered in the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Business that address the specific needs of their higher education roles.
- A special emphasis for professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the area of International Community Growth and Change. Students take a series of core and elective graduate courses that build the foundation of skills and knowledge to effectively work internationally. They can also enroll in a semester-long or summer study abroad program in conjunction with the IPSL that includes academic study and service learning through community volunteer experiences.
EDS541 Humanistic/Multicultural Approaches to Education and Human Services
This introductory course examines the philosophical, psychological and social foundations of humanistic/multicultural education. Students explore the challenge of implementing humanistic principles that support achievement, diversity and equity in their school, human service institutions and society.
EDS748 Qualitative Research Methods
This required course introduces students to qualitative research methods. Students design, implement and present a major research project. This course should be taken near the end of the program.
EDS749 Seminar in Humanistic/Multicultural Education and Human Services
A focus on the contributions of critical theory to a broader definition and vision of humanistic approaches to education and the human services. This course should be taken near the end of the program.
EDS581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
This course examines personal and institutional racism and sexism, and their intersections with discrimination based in class, sexual orientation, religion, ability, gender identity, language, age, and nationality. It provides strategies for creating multicultural, gender-fair, and equitable curricula, classrooms, schools and organizations.
Required for 36 Credit Program
SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
Examines a variety of issues and strategies related to educating learners with disabilities in general education classrooms. It also is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature and needs of exceptional children and youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
EDS545 Cooperatively Structured Learning
This course focuses on methods to make teaching and learning cooperative in heterogeneous groups and diverse educational settings. It examines the implications of cooperation and competition for schools, organizations and society.
EDS546 Conflict Resolution in Education
A focus on understanding and constructively dealing with conflict as it manifests itself in educational settings, with particular emphasis on mediation, peer mediation programs, and dealing with diversity.
EDS547 Education of Self for Professionals
This experiential course focuses on the role of self-knowledge in teaching and learning. The impact of gender, age, race, class, culture and family history on personal development are explored. Students examine limiting patterns and design alternatives.
EDS548 Multicultural Approaches to Helping
Focuses on the development of a multicultural model for facilitating helping relationships and recognizes helping as a structured helping process and an essential human quality. Explores traditional practices and contemplative approaches to helping.
EDS550 Expressive Arts, Leadership and Change
The expressive arts can be utilized in envisioning and leading change initiatives that address social justice issues in schools and community organizations. This reflective and experiential course will explore practical, arts-based teaching and learning strategies.
EDS582 Exploration of Gender in Education
This course examines experiences of gender in educational institutions from early childhood through graduate school. Students analyze curriculum materials, classroom interaction patterns, organizational/social factors, and methods for creating gender-fair multicultural classrooms and other educational settings.
EDS732 Group Dynamics
A laboratory for experiencing and analyzing group processes such as leadership, diversity, decision-making, communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving and team building. Students analyze and enhance their own behavior in groups and practice process-observation skills.
EDS741 Social-Emotional Learning for Social Justice
This course focuses on social-emotional learning in an interdisciplinary social justice context. Participants will explore programs and resources for use with a diverse range of learners in educational and human service settings.
EDS742 Dynamics of Transformative Social Change
Explores the personal, social, political and technological context of organizational and community work and identifies theoretical and practical approaches for fostering democratic and just social transformation.
EDS753 Leadership in Education and Human Services
This course examines a variety of theoretical models of leadership and personal leadership styles. Students develop skills in areas of planning, staff evaluation, and development, personal goal setting, conflict resolution and supporting diversity.