The M.Ed. in Teaching is a 36-hour program designed for classroom teachers who have earned an initial teaching credential or its equivalent and who wish to continue their professional development through graduate education. The program includes a core of courses and experiences followed by continued study addressing area(s) of inquiry. An action research project is initiated at the midpoint of the program and completed as part of the required comprehensive examination.
The M.Ed. in Teaching is a 30-hour program designed for practicing teachers who have earned an initial teaching certificate or its equivalent and who wish to enhance their professional teaching practice or are seeking career advancement. The program includes a core of courses and experiences followed by continued study addressing an area of specialization.
One or more courses addressing teaching issues (advanced methods, curriculum, technology, etc.)
One or more courses addressing learning (cognition, special education, etc.)
One or more courses addressing assessment
Courses outside the department related to the candidate’s inquiry question(s) developed in EDTE 712 - Action Research in Teaching.
Students will select 15 hours (5 courses) in an area of specialization as approved by the advisor. An area of specialization allows candidates to acquire a broad and extensive knowledge base of curriculum, pedagogy, and PreK-12 students.
An action research project is completed as the required comprehensive assessment.
Reducing the number of credit hours will allow the program to restructure course offerings so that practicing teachers can complete all degree requirements in 18 months. This timeframe will appeal to the practicing teacher seeking to earn a master's degree and advance her or his career.
The area of specialization gives practicing teachers a chosen area that will enhance their knowledge and expertise.
These are the following revisions that must be made:
1. Change "area of emphasis" to "area of specialization"
2. Remove EDTE 779 - Equity Pedagogies in Teacher Education from the required core courses
3. Include EDTE 710 - Developing as a Professional Educator as a required core course
4. Change title of EDTE 711 - Ideas and Issues in Teaching TO EDTE 711 - Social and Political Contexts in Education
5. Delete sentence fragment under Areas of Emphasis subtitle
6. Delete "The area of emphasis allows for candidates to select courses to meet requirements for additional areas of endorsement (e.g., Project Based Learning and SC Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher)." under "Area of Emphasis" subtitle.
7. Correct spelling for "pedogogy" to read "pedagogy."
8. Under Comprehensive Assessment subtitle to read: "An action research project is completed as part of the required comprehensive assessment."
1. Correct spelling for pedagogy.
Maintain course title for EDTE 711 as is - Ideas and Issues in Teaching
Reduce Credit hours by 6, no BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.