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Academic Departments

Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

The Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading provides a service function to all other programs in the College. Undergraduate and graduate level courses are offered in the areas of educational foundations, educational psychology, curriculum theory and development, reading education, and educational research. A master’s degree program in reading education and in evaluation, assessment, research, and learning; an education specialist degree program in reading education; and a doctoral degree program in curriculum studies are offered by this department. In addition to degree programs, the department offers the reading endorsement and graduate certificates in applied research and evaluation and in curriculum and pedagogy for social justice.

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Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development offers a broad range of programs that provide school/system-wide and student-oriented support services for traditional and alternative settings. A diverse selection of graduate programs prepare school and community agency personnel in the areas of school and clinical mental health counseling, educational leadership, higher education administration, instructional technology, and school psychology. A doctoral degree program in educational leadership is also offered by this department. In addition to degree programs, the department offers the teacher leader and the online teaching and learning endorsements.

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Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate teacher preparation programs with study concentrations in early childhood education and early childhood/special education (grades P-5); middle grades education (grades 4-8); secondary education (grades 6-12) with study concentrations in biology, chemistry, math, and physics education; special education (P-12); and the P-12 teaching field in health and physical education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program offers secondary and P-12 teacher preparation in the fields of biology, broad fields science, business, chemistry, economics, English, family and consumer sciences, history, geography, mathematics, physics, political science, and Spanish. Concentrations are also offered in early childhood, middle grades, special education and health and physical education. The department offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in curriculum and instruction – accomplished teaching and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees are also offered in early childhood education; special education with concentrations in general or adaptive curriculum; middle grades education with concentrations in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, and social studies; and secondary education with concentrations in biology, broad fields science, business, chemistry, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, and political science. In addition to degree programs, the department offers an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and a certificate in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. The programs are based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and value diverse, intensive field experiences in a range of grade levels and school settings.

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Last updated: 5/4/2017