- Areas of Emphasis
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36-Credit Teacher Certification Programs
SPECIAL SUBJECTS: 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
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
EDS 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 his/her 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 . . . . 9 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 . . . . 3 credits
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.
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.
EDS537 Issues in Multicultural Education
This course examines the way that racial and cultural differences shape the purposes and practices of education. It examines the social foundations of multicultural education, with particular attention to inequalities among racial and cultural groups.
EDS549 Issues of Literacy for Diverse Learners
Explores issues in the sociocultural, moral, political, historical, and developmental dimensions of literacy. Students consider how classroom practices for secondary students relate to theories of learning, to first- and second-language acquisition, and to literacy development. This course presents a broad view of literacy as a form of communication.
SPE572 Teaching Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
This course examines the academic and social challenges education poses faced by students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Methods for implementing culturally relevant instruction and programs for all students will be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPE565 Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom
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.
SED573 Teaching English as a Second Language
Procedures and material for teaching English to native speakers of other languages.
EDS793 Applied Practice in Multicultural/Social Justice Education
This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills for teaching diverse students to one's educational setting. Emphasis will be on developing a curriculum or program to foster increased educational equity or social justice.