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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 24 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 801LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
CS 704CURRICULUM DISCOURSES/PERSPECTIVES OVER TIME4
CS 751CURRICULUM FOR HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
SCG 701PHILOSOPHY OF ETHICS IN EDUCATION4
SCG 711CULTURE, POWER AND EDUCATION4
SCG 721HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS4

Research Courses: 12 quarter hours required

These courses are sequenced and must be taken in the following order:

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 775SEMINAR: FRAMEWORKS OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH I4
Select two subsequent research courses from the following:8
SCG 735
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I
SCG 745
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I
SCG 755
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II
SCG 765
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required

One elective (4 quarter hours) from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Any doctoral course (700 or above) for which the student qualifies
SCG 527
GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR
SCG 611
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ETHICS SEMINAR
CS 470
TEACHERS AS LEADERS
CS 472
ETHICS, CURRICULUM AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CS 473
ASSESSMENT
CS 481
THE STUDY OF TEACHERS AND TEACHING
CS 482
THE HISTORY OF CURRICULUM PRACTICE
CS 485
CURRICULUM/PROGRAM EVALUATION
CS 488
CURRICULUM DESIGN
CS 591
CURRICULUM THEORIZING: MULTIPLE LENSES
CS 489
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
CS 588
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM STUDIES
A&S 598
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
BBE 404
LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE
BBE 466
FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
BBE 406
SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
BBE 510
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE
BBE 526
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE
BBE 530
LATINOS AND EDUCATION
Other options need to be approved by the EdS Program

Concentration Courses: 20 quarter hours required

Choose five courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
CS 754
CURRICULUM THEORIZING: MULTIPLE LENSES
CS 761
ASSESSING SCHOOL CURRICULUM
CS 764
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT,IDEOLOGY, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
CS 774
ENGAGING IN CURRICULUM DELIBERATION
CS 784
CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DESIGN
CS 794
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CURRICULUM (since topics vary, this course may be taken more than once)

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