Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a wide range of graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Education (Plan A or Plan B available), and Doctor of Education degrees. These programs are designed to prepare specialists for a variety of roles in curriculum and instruction including teaching, supervising, and coordinating subject matter areas at the elementary, middle school, senior high, and junior college levels. The doctoral programs prepare leaders for public schools, universities, and other educational agencies. Specialization is available in several graduate areas.

Doctor of Education

In cooperation with the Department of Administration and Supervision, the department offers a program leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Instruction and Administration.

Course work for the Ed.D. in Instruction and Administration, Curriculum and Instruction option, will consist of a minimum of 42 graduate credits beyond the master's degree planned by the major professor and advisory committee based on the student's background, needs and goals. All course work plans will include work in the following:

a. Curriculum and Instruction,

b. Support work in education,

c. Research tool courses (minimum of 9 semester hours required), and

d. Support work outside of education.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, departmental requirements include a statement of professional goals, an autobiographical sketch, professional writing samples, and four letters of professional reference. Interviews are frequently requested.

For more information about the program, consult the Director of Graduate Studies.

Master of Arts in Education
(Elementary Education Option)

For a Master of Arts in Education, a minimum of 30 credit hours is required including 18 credit hours of professional education and 12 credit hours outside the College of Education related to the student's teaching certificate content area. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies for specific recommendations within this broad framework. The program qualifies teachers for a Rank II Certificate.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, departmental requirements for admission include initial teacher certification in elementary education and three letters of professional reference.

Master of Arts in Education and
Master of Science in Education
(Middle Grades Education)

The Master of Arts in Education/Master of Science in Education degree in Middle School Education is a 30-hour program leading to Rank II certification in Middle School. Students complete a minimum of 12 hours in the department, 6 hours in other areas of education, and 12 hours outside the college in an area appropriate to the teaching specialization. Students completing this subject-area course work in mathematics or science are eligible for the Master of Science in Education degree. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies for more detailed information regarding this program.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, departmental requirements for admission include initial teacher certification in middle grades education and three letters of professional reference.

Master of Arts in Education
(Advanced Certification in Secondary Education Option)

For a Master of Arts in Education, a minimum of 30 credit hours are required including 18 credit hours of professional education and 12 credit hours outside the College of Education related to the student's content teaching certificate area. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies for specific recommendations within this broad framework. The program qualifies teachers for a Rank II teaching certificate. Students completing subject area course work in mathematics or science are eligible for the Master of Science in Education degree. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies for more detailed information regarding this program.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, departmental requirements for admission include initial teacher certification in secondary education and three letters of professional reference.

Master of Arts in Education
(Initial Certification Option - Secondary Education)

This program is designed for students with a completed bachelor's degree in a content field. If it is a University of Kentucky degree, the degree must be in one of the following areas: business (or related field with a business minor), English, a foreign language, history, mathematics, a science, a social science, or in secondary education. Students having a bachelor's degree listed above from another institution are also eligible. Students not having a degree in one of the above areas may be required to complete additional course work. A departmental requirement is recommendation to a Teacher Education Program. That process involves compliance with admission requirements of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Students meet state initial certification requirements while completing degree requirements. A minimum of 6 semester hours of graduate work must be completed outside the College of Education in the teaching specialty area. Dependent upon the student's background, one may need to complete undergraduate deficiencies to meet degree and certification requirements.

Consult the Director of Graduate Studies for specific information regarding degree requirements.

Master of Science in Education
(Instructional Systems Design Option
)

The Instructional Systems Design area offers a 36-hour program designed for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in planning and designing instruction. Persons choosing this area are frequently preparing for instructional systems design responsibilities in business and industry, government, education, and various training organizations.

This program does not require or lead to initial teacher certification. However, previously certified teachers can use the program to advance the rank of their teaching certificates.

Both a thesis option (Plan A, requiring 30 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis credit) and a non-thesis option (Plan B, requiring 36 hours of course work) are offered. All students are required to complete an 18-hour common core including nine semester hours in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. At least 6 hours must be taken outside the College of Education. An additional 12 credit hours of electives are required for the non-thesis option. The thesis option includes 6 credit hours of electives and 6 credit hours of thesis credit. Specific programs are planned with a faculty advisor subject to the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements

For applicants who are not seeking advanced rank teaching certifications, in addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, there is a departmental requirement of three references. For applicants who will pursue advanced teaching certificates, departmental requirements include initial teacher certification and three letters of professional reference.

Master of Arts in Education
(Reading)

Candidates for a Master of Arts in Education with Reading as an area of concentration must meet the specifications for a Master of Arts in Education, Plan B.

The curriculum includes a minimum of 33 credit hours according to the following distribution:

a. A minimum of 18 credit hours in graduate level reading courses to include EDC 619, EDC 620, EDC 642, or EDC 641. An additional 6 credit hours are selected with the approval of an advisor.

b. Six to nine credit hours in the College of Education, selected to extend the humanistic, behavioral, multi-cultural and research components of the program, based on the student's educational background, with advisor approval.

c. Six to nine semester hours credit selected from appropriate support areas outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.

Completion of the Master of Arts in Education with Reading as an area of concentration will fulfill the academic requirements for certification as a reading specialist.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements set by the Graduate School, departmental requirements for admission include initial teacher certification, a minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching, and three letters of professional reference.A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching is an additional requirement for this certification.

GRADUATE COURSES

EDC 501 TEACHING INTERNSHIP (1-12)

EDC 513 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (SAME AS ENG/LIN 513) (3)

EDC 514 TESL MATERIALS AND METHODS (SAME AS ENG/LIN 514) (3)

EDC 534 READING AND STUDY SKILLS IN ENGLISH (3)

EDC 543 VIDEO FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION AND MULTIMEDIA (3)

EDC 544 USE AND INTEGRATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA (3)

EDC 547 INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING I (3)

EDC 548 INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING II (3)

EDC 550 EDUCATION IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY (3)

EDC 554 CULTURE, EDUCATION AND TEACHING ABROAD (SAME AS EPE 554) (3)

EDC 565 MODERN EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS (GENERAL CURRICULUM) (3)

EDC 575 MODERN EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS (UNCLASSIFIED) (3)

EDC 576 MODERN EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS (UNCLASSIFIED) (3)

EDC 580 INTRODUCTION TO GIFTED EDUCATION (SAME AS EDP 580) (3)

EDC 602 CURRICULA AND PROGRAMMING FOR THE GIFTED (3)

EDC 607 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN I (3)

EDC 608 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN II (3)

EDC 609 INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA RESEARCH AND DESIGN (3)

EDC 610 DISCIPLINE AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (3)

EDC 611 AUTHORING APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTRUCTION (3)

EDC 612 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS (3)

EDC 615 ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE EARLY ADOLESCENT LEARNER (3)

EDC 616 THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (3)

EDC 618 ADVANCED STUDY IN THE TEACHING OF READING (3)

EDC 619 ASSESSMENT OF READING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3)

EDC 620 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF READING INSTRUCTION (3)

EDC 621 LINGUISTIC AND COGNITIVE FOUNDATIONS OF READING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3)

EDC 631 MATHEMATICS PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-3)

EDC 632 SOCIAL STUDIES PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-3)

EDC 633 BUSINESS PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-3)

EDC 634 SCIENCE PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-3)

EDC 635 ENGLISH PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-3)

EDC 636 METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE, K-12 (3)

EDC 641 RESEARCH AND THEORY IN TEACHING READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3)

EDC 642 RESEARCH AND THEORY IN TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS (3)

EDC 670 ADVANCED STUDY IN THE TEACHING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (3)

EDC 676 PRACTICUM IN GIFTED EDUCATION (SAME AS EDP 676) (3)

EDC 709 SOCIAL DESIGN OF INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS (3)

EDC 710 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (3)

EDC 712 THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3)

EDC 714 THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (3)

EDC 724 GUIDING AND ANALYZING EFFECTIVE TEACHING (3)

EDC 730 PROBLEMS OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM (3)

EDC 732 PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION (3)

EDC 740 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING READING AND RELATED LANGUAGE ARTS (3)

EDC 746 SUBJECT AREA INSTRUCTION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (0-9)

EDC 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

EDC 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

EDC 750 INTERNSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN (3)

EDC 755 INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM (1)

EDC 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE. (1-6)

EDC 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

EDC 777 SEMINAR IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

EDC 781 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (1-3)

EDC 791 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (1-3)

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