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Program of Study

Master of Education

The academic requirements for a Master of Education degree consist of 30 semester hours from three categories: (1) professional education, (2) specialized concentrations, and (3) electives. Additional courses beyond those listed below will be required for students who seek an advanced license in an area different from their education bachelor's degree, as determined the Dean of the School of Education.

 

Professional Education

  • EDU 620 Teacher as Researcher
  • EDU 630 Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDU 640 Curricula Planning

Specialized Concentrations and Electives

Art Education

Art Core (15 hours)

12 hours in art education (ART) courses

Electives (6 hours)

  • Two courses chosen with approval of advisor

Biology Education

Required Biology Courses( 6 hours)

  • BIO 601 Applications of the Scientific Method
  • BIO 602 Systemics

Choose one of the following courses (3 hours):

  • BIO 610 Environmental Impacts
  • BIO 611 Microbial Ecology
  • BIO 612 Recombinant DNA and Society

Electives (12 hours) - Choose three of the following:

  • BIO 620 Biology of the Endangered Species
  • BIO 625 PCR Theory and Applications
  • BIO 630 Population and Community Ecology
  • BIO 635 Genomics
  • BIO 640 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 645 Proteomics
  • BIO 650 Mississippi Flora

Elementary Education

Elementary Core (12 hours)

  • EDU 606 Integration of Content Curriculum
  • EDU 611 Current Trends in Teaching Reading
  • EDU 636 Reading/Writing Across the Curriculum

and one of the following courses:

  • EDU 601 Social Studies in Elementary School
  • EDU 607 Elementary School Mathematics
  • EDU 609 Science in the Elementary School

Electives (9 hours)

  • Three courses chosen with advisor approval

English Education

English Courses ( 15 hours)

  • 15 hours of English (ENG) courses

Electives (6 hours)

  • Two courses chosen with approval of advisor

Gifted Education

Gifted Courses (15 hours)

  • EDU 651 The Gifted Child
  • EDU 652 Teaching the Gifted Child
  • EDU 653 Curricular Development for the Gifted
  • EDU 654 Trends and Issues in Gifted Education
  • EDU 655 Curriculum for Artistically and Creatively Gifted

Electives (6 hours)

  • EDU 690 Metacognition
  • EDU 625 Technology in Education
  • EDU 627 Performance Assessment
  • Others with approval of advisor

Mathematics Education

Mathematics Courses (15 hours)

  • 15 hours of mathematics (MAT) courses

Electives (6 hours)

  • 6 hours chosen with approval of advisor

Mild and Moderate Disabilities

Mild and Moderate Disabilities Concentration (15 hours)

  • EDU 660 Organizational Procedures for Special Education
  • EDU 661 Intellectual Disabilities
  • EDU 662 Teaching Individuals with Mild Intellectual Disabilities
  • EDU 663 Learning Disabilities
  • EDU 664 Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • EDU 665 Behavior Management

Electives (3 hours)

  • EDU 608 Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
  • EDU 617 Multicultural Education
  • EDU 642 Home/School/Community Relations: Working with Parents

Prerequisite (3 hours)

  • EDU 572 Survey of the Exceptional Child

Secondary Education

Secondary Core (15 hours)

  • EDU 625 Technology in Education
  • EDU Reading/Writing Across the Curriculum
  • EDU 646 Secondary Methods
  • EDU 572 Survey of the Exceptional Child
  • EDU 626 Cooperative Learning or EDU 627 Performance Assessment

Electives (9 hours)

  • Three courses chosen with advisor approval

Social Science Education

History and Social Science Courses ( 15 hours)

  • 15 hours of History and Social Science (HIS, GEO, ECO) courses

Electives (6 hours)

  • Two courses chosen with approval of advisor