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BALA Concentration

Undergraduate Concentration in Education

Undergraduate students may opt for an additional concentration in education toward elementary teacher licensure preparation while working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) degree.

41 semester hours total

Professional Studies

27 semester hours

EDUC 307U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science
EDUC 308U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Social Studies
EDUC 317U Foundations of Education
EDUC 318U Diverse Learners and Human Development
EDUC 324U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 326U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 327U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics
EDUC 338U Technology-Enhanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning
EDUC 358U Classroom and Behavior Management

Field Experience

14 semester hours

EDUC 475U Teaching Internship (12 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 485U Capstone Seminar (2 sem. hrs.)
TLP Cert.

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP)

35-41 semester hours total

Professional Studies - All Candidates

12 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
EDUC 518U Diverse Learners and Human Development
EDUC 538UTechnology-Enhanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning
EDUC 558U Classroom and Behavior Management

Professional Studies—Elementary

15 semester hours. Elementary candidates only.

EDUC 507U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science
EDUC 508U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Social Studies
EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 527U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

Professional Studies—Secondary & Comprehensive

9 semester hours. Secondary and comprehensive candidates only.

EDUC 542U Teaching and Learning in Secondary Classrooms
EDUC 543U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy

Clinical Experience

14 semester hours

EDUC 575U Teaching Internship (12 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 585U Capstone Seminar (2 sem. hrs.)

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ELPS Cert.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

An earned graduate degree is prerequisite to the following courses.

22 semester hours total

Core

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
EDUC 605U School Law and Ethics

Field Experience

7 semester hours. All candidates must complete at least 320 hours of practicum outside the classroom to qualify for the endorsement. Each Core course requires 30 hours of practicum; the remaining 170 hours is completed through the Reflective Leadership Seminar residency program. All candidates must complete the practicum courses.

EDUC 610U Reflective Leadership Seminar I
EDUC 611U Reflective Leadership Seminar II

Capstone Experience

All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.

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TLP to M.Ed. CI

TLP to Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Degree Completion)

After earning the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation, continue coursework to earn the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in TLP have two years, after completing the program, to apply to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction degree program.

TLP Program Professional Studies & Research Experience

32-38 semester hours of completed Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (Professional Studies and Field Experience courses) required as prerequisite to the following coursework.

Core Courses

12 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Accountability
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II

Program Option

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for Core Coursework.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
M.Ed. CI

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

30 semester hours total

Core Courses

18 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Accountability
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development
EDUC 653U Issues, Ethics and Policy in Education
EDUC 661U Instructional Leadership

Elective Courses

6 semester hours.

Elective options vary by semester based on school division requests and needs within the field of education.

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II

Capstone Experience

Comprehensive Written Examination to be completed during the final semester.

M.Ed. ELPS

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

37 semester hours total

Core

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 30-hour practicum.

EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
EDUC 605U School Law and Ethics

Professional Studies

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 10-hour practicum.

EDUC 630U School Technology
EDUC 631U Fiscal Leadership
EDUC 632U Leading Change in Educational Settings
EDUC 633U School Culture and Human Resource Leadership
EDUC 634U Context of Educational Public Policy and Politics

Field Experience

7 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Reflective Leadership Seminar residency includes 170 hours in practicum.

EDUC 610U Reflective Leadership Seminar I
EDUC 611U Reflective Leadership Seminar II

Capstone Experience

All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.

Master of Teaching

Master of Teaching

44 semester hours total

Professional Studies — All

9 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
EDUC 518U Diverse Learners and Human Development
EDUC 558U Classroom and Behavior Management

Professional Studies — Elementary

18 semester hours. Elementary education candidates only.

EDUC 507U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science
EDUC 508U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Social Studies
EDUC 510U Content and Pedagogy in Elementary Math
EDUC 511U Assessment and Differentiation in Elementary Math
EDUC 524U Reading Foundations
EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies

Professional Studies — Secondary & Comprehensive

18 semester hours. Secondary & comprehensive education candidates only.

EDUC 538U Technology-enhanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning
EDUC 542U Teaching and Learning in Secondary Classrooms
EDUC 543U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 547U Content-Specific Instruction in Secondary Classrooms
EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy
EDUC 560U Assessment, Intervention, and Literacy Strategies for Adolescents

Elective

3 semester hours from department-approved list. All candidates must take one elective graduate course, which may include initial coursework to meet add-on endorsement requirements in Gifted Education, Special Education or ESL.

Clinical Experience

14 semester hours

EDUC 575U Teaching Internship (12 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 585U Capstone Seminar (2 sem. hrs.)
Endorsements

Teaching Endorsement Areas

Initial Endorsement Areas

Students in the MT program must select an initial endorsement area. Students may also complete coursework related to ESL, gifted education and special education toward an add-on endorsement. Consult with your academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study.

Elementary Education (PreK-6)

Requires UR BALA or any qualifying bachelor’s degree major

Secondary Content Areas (6-12)

Requires qualifying bachelor’s degree major

  • English
  • History & Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Comprehensive Content Areas (PreK-12)

Requires qualifying bachelor’s degree major

  • Foreign Language: French, German, Latin, Spanish
  • Theater Arts
  • Visual Arts

Key to Abbreviations

BALA: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Cert.: Graduate Certificate

CI: Curriculum & Instruction

ELPS: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

M.Ed.: Master of Education degree

TLP: Teacher Licensure Program

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