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1 EDUCATION College of Education Graduate Programs 2811 NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

2 Masters of Education in Administration Concordia University desires to identify and promote public and independent school administrators who exhibit high ethical standards, value sensitivity and respect for diversity, and place a high priority on the academic success of children. This program provides Initial Administrator Licensing requirements for candidates who do not hold a Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) recognized master s degree. Masters of Education in Administration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar* Includes initial development of portfolio and of Professional Education Plan 1 (PEP) documents. EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3 EDAD 560 Human & Financial Resources 3 EDGR 595 Community of Learners 3 EDGR 601 Educational Research 3 EDGR 605 Instructional Leadership & Classroom Evaluation 3 EDAD 607 The Principalship 3 EDGR 620 School & Community Partnerships 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDAD 626 Organizational Change 3 EDAD 650 Administrative Practicum 4 A minimum of 360 hours with 240 hours of the time at the preferred site, and 120 hours at the supplemental site. Includes completion of the administrative portfolio. EDGR 698 Action Research 3 OR EDGR 699 Thesis 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 35 *Completion of application to the program is also a requirement for a grade in the course. Passing subtest 1 and subtest 2 on the ORELA Administrator exam NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

3 Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Designed specifically for in-service educators, the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction provides teaching professionals with a graduate degree as well as those academic requirements necessary to obtain an Oregon Continuing Teaching License. Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Core Coursework (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar* Includes initial development of the professional portfolio and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP). EDGR 506 Character and the Ethics of Leadership 3 EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3 EDGR 595 Community of Learners 3 EDGR 601 Educational Research 3 EDGR 605 Instructional Leadership & Classroom Evaluation 3 EDGR 698 Action Research 3 EDGR 699 Thesis 3 EDGR 697 OR Professional Assessment Seminar (PAS). This is the final course in the program. It includes completion and presentation of the Professional Portfolio including highlights from action research or thesis. CORE TOTAL (semester hours) 20 *During the first or second semester of program matriculation, all candidates in all programs are required to complete the Professional Planning Seminar (PPS). 1 1 Candidates complete one concentration from the following options: Adolescent Literacy Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 502 Adolescent Literacy: the Challenges 3 EDCI 506 A Developmental Approach to Language Acquisition 3 EDCI 507 Academic Literacy: Reading and Writing in the Disciplines 3 EDCI 508 Improving Adolescent Literacy: Transformative Intervention Strategies and the Use of Technology 3 Business Strand (HS) Concentration See School of Management s MBA Catalog section for class options for the 12 required hours for the business concentration. The entire program will be 35 hours. continues

4 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Concentration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDCI 503 Issues and Advocacy in ECE 3 EDCI 504 ECE Curriculum: A Constructivist Approach 3 EDCI 505 Play in Early Childhood Education 3 EDCI 589 Emergent Literacy 3 Select ONE from the following: EDCI 599 ECE Practicum 2 EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult & Children s Literature 3 CONCENTRATION TOTAL (semester hours) PROGRAM TOTAL (semester hours) If a candidate wishes to add the endorsement to a current License EDGR 599 should be selected, and a work sample executed and taught. E-Learning/Technology Education Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 571 Teaching in an Online Curriculum 3 EDCI 588 Ethical & Social Issues for Online Teachers 3 EDCI 532 Instructional Strategies for the Online Classroom 3 EDCI 552 Assessment for Online Learning 3 English Language Development Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 509 Essential Linguistics for Language Development 3 EDCI 506 A Developmental Approach to Language Acquisition 3 EDCI 510 Language Acquisition and Curriculum Development 3 EDCI 521 The Language Development Classroom-Activities and Practice 3 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Concentration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDCI 538 Strategies & Materials for Teaching English 3 EDTS 539 Linguistics 3 EDCI 540 Language and Culture in the Classroom 3 EDCI 541 Language Acquisition 2 EDCI 543 Assessing English Learners 2 CONCENTRATION TOTAL (semester hours) 13 PROGRAM TOTAL (semester hours) 33 If a candidate wishes to add the endorsement to a current License EDCI 585 ESOL Practicum should be selected, and a work sample executed and taught. To add endorsement to license, the ORELA Exam must be taken and passed. continues

5 Environmental Education Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 512 A Study of the Environment: Past & Present 3 EDCI 531 Current Environmental Issues 3 EDCI 544 Teaching Environmental Education 3 EDCI 551 Transformative Learning & Environmental Education 3 Equity, Ethics and Justice Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 501 Principles of Ethics and Logic 3 EDCI 590 Equity and Justice in the Classroom 3 EDCI 593 Case Studies in Law and Ethics 3 EDCI 587 The Ethical Educator 3 Health & Physical Education (HPE) Concentration (Coursework is offered on campus only) EDCI 514 Instructional Analysis & Development of Teaching HPE 3 EDCI 515 Issues and Research in HPE 3 Select THREE from the following: EDCI 516 Authentic & Alternative Assessment in HPE 2 EDCI 517 Innovative Curriculum in HPE 2 EDCI 518 Management and Behavioral Issues in HPE 2 EDCI 519 Diversity in HPE 2 If a candidate wishes to add the endorsement to a current License EDGR 599 should be selected, and a work sample created and taught. To Add endorsement to license, the Health and PE ORELA tests must be taken and passed. The Inclusive Classroom Concentration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDCI 528 Foundation Concepts for Inclusive Teaching 3 EDCI 548 The Inclusive Classroom: Instructional Strategies & Interventions 3 EDCI 549 Effective Classroom Management Strategies 3 EDCI 545 Principles of Collaboration and Partnerships 3 continues

6 Leadership Concentration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 520 Curriculum Design & Assessment 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 620 School & Community Partnerships 3 EDGR 626 Organizational Change 3 Mathematics Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 526 Foundational Mathematics Concepts 3 EDCI 536 Learning & Teaching Measurement & Geometry Interventions 3 EDCI 546 Learning & Teaching Algebraic Concepts, Data Analysis & Probability 3 EDCI 556 Transformative Mathematics in the Differentiated Classroom 3 Methods & Curriculum Concentration Select FOUR from the following: EDCI 504 ECE Curriculum: A Constructivist s Approach 3 EDCI 505 Play in Early Childhood 3 EDCI 509 Effective Classroom Climate 3 EDCI 514 Instructional Analysis & Development of Teaching Health & PE 3 EDCI 515 Current Issues and Research in Health & Physical Education 3 EDGR 520 Curriculum Design & Assessment 3 EDCI 540 Language and Culture in the Classroom 3 EDCI 577 Hands On Math/Science 3 EDCI 580 Teaming Language Arts & Social Studies 3 EDRD 551 Diagnosis & Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult & Children s Literature 3 EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy 3 EDCI 589 Emergent Literacy 3 EDCI 596 Bible Literacy (Biblical Literature for English and Humanities Teachers) (only offered online) 3 continues

7 Reading Specialist Concentration Requirements (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDRD 550 Reading Specialist Practicum 2 EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult and Children s Literature 3 EDRD 553 Advanced Techniques for the Teaching of Reading (EDRD 551 is required as a prerequisite) 3 EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy 3 EDRD 555 Organization and Management of Reading Programs (EDRD 551 & EDRD 553 are required as prerequisites) 3 CONCENTRATION TOTAL (semester hours) 17 PROGRAM TOTAL (semester hours) 37 Praxis II exam (10300) must be taken and passed to have endorsement added to a license. Science Concentration (Coursework is offered online) EDCI 527 The Nature of Science 3 EDCI 537 Planning for an Inquiry-Based Classroom 3 EDCI 547 Transformative Science in the Differentiated Classroom 3 EDCI 557 The Technology-Based Science Classroom 3 Teacher Leadership Concentration (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 620 School & Community Partnerships 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 520 Curriculum Design & Assessment 3 EDCI 558 The Ethical Educator NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

8 Masters of Education in Educational Leadership The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed for classroom teachers and non-teachers who wish to develop leadership skills and may be considering future careers in educational administration. Masters of Education in Educational Leadership Courses (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 506 Character and the Ethics of Leadership 3 EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3 EDAD 560 Human and Financial Resources 3 EDGR 595 Community of Learners 3 EDGR 601 Educational Research 3 EDGR 605 Instructional Leadership and Classroom Evaluation 3 EDGR 620 School & Community Partnerships 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 626 Organizational Change 3 EDGR 698 Action Research 3 EDGR 699 Thesis 3 NOTE: If this program of study is the vehicle by which a candidate is pursuing the Oregon CTL, the following courses must also be included: OR TOTAL (semester hours) 30 EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

9 Masters of Education in Special Education The M.Ed. in Special Education is a 33 semester hour program that blends the latest research-based classroom work, delivered by current practitioners, with hands-on clinical experiences under the guidance of experienced special education mentors in local area schools. Candidates may apply and begin in fall, spring or summer term. Masters of Education in Special Education Courses ECE/ELE Course (Credits) ML/HS EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar (1) (required if pursuing CTL) EDGR 500 EDSP 510 Introduction to Special Education (3) EDSP 511 EDSP 522 EDSP 524 Instructional Techniques & Interventions (teaching the severely challenged, differentiating instruction) (3) Classroom Administration (working with IA s, writing/creating IEP s, dealing with paperwork and parents, grant writing, etc) (3) EDSP 523 EDSP 528 EDSP 525 C&I - Math & Reading (3) EDSP 529 EDSP 526 Classroom Management (Classroom management/behavior issues) (3) EDSP 527 EDSP 572 SPED Assessment (3) EDSP 573 EDSP 622 The Law and the Student (3) EDSP 622 EDSP 598 Practicum (Mild to Moderate) (2) EDSP 598 EDSP 599 Practicum (Moderate to Severe) (2) EDSP 599 EDGR 601 Educational Research (3) EDGR 601 EDGR 698 Action Research (3) EDGR 698 OR EDGR 699 Thesis (3) EDGR 699 EDGR 697 Professional Assessment Seminar (1) (required if pursuing CTL) EDGR 697 TOTAL (semester hours) = 33 If adding the endorsement to a license, the NES Special Education test must be taken and passed NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

10 Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language Concordia University s College of Education, in conjunction with the Department of International Studies, offers a Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). This hour master s program is a combination of theory and practice offered for the teacher not working in a K-12 classroom, but primarily in other venues that work with second language learners. Masters in TESL Core Course Requirements: EDTS 534 Professional Planning Seminar 1 EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3 EDTS 546 TESL Methods 3 EDTS 539 Linguistics 3 EDTS 541 Curriculum & Technology 2 EDTS 547 TESL Assessment 2 EDTS 585 Practicum 3 EDTS 544 English Grammar & Structure 3 EDTS 545 Strategies for Teaching English 3 EDTS 663 Educational Research in Second Language Acquisition and Learning 3 EDTS 597 Professional Assessment Seminar TESL 1 CORE 27 Option A Thesis In addition to the core courses, candidates will add either EDGR 698 Action Research or EDGR 699 Thesis. A total of 30 credits is required for a thesis option. Option B Non-thesis In addition to the core courses, candidates will add a minimum of 6 credits of electives. Select SIX from the following: EDCI 538 Strategies & Materials for Teaching English Learners 3 EDCI 540 Language and Culture in the Classroom 3 EDCI 543 Assessing English Learners 2 OR EDGR 595(w) Community of Learners 3 Students in the non-thesis option will also complete a substantive research project as part of EDTS 597. The guidelines for the project/ paper will be given to candidates in this option prior to EDTS 603. A total of 33 credits is required for non-thesis option. Option C - Non-thesis Option with International Education Component (EDTS 587) Students in this option will complete one 3 credit international education practicum, spending a minimum of 4 weeks abroad teaching ESL. The writing, presenting, and defending of a paper will complete the requirements. This practicum follows College of Education guidelines. The Concordia University advisor monitors and communicates with the student and the student's onsite supervisor by computer and telephone. International teachers cannot use their current employment for this option. A total of 30 credits are required for the International Practicum component NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

11 Master in Career Technical Education (MCTE) Concordia University has a master of education degree program for professional technical teachers, providing them with a graduate degree and the additional coursework necessary to complete the 15 quarter hour course required by TSPC for a Three-Year Professional Technical License. MCTE Course Requirements (Coursework is offered online and on campus) Career Technical Courses: EDCT 501 Frameworks for Teaching Career and Technical Education 3 EDCT 513 Introduction to Career and Technical Education 3 EDCT 505 Basic Teaching Skills 3 EDGR 506 Character and the Ethics of Leadership 3 EDCT 509 Effective Classroom Climate 3 EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3 EDCT 537 Assessment & Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 2 EDCT 568 Math in Career and Technical Education 2 EDCT 570 Literacy in Career and Technical Education 2 EDGR 601 Educational Research 3 EDCT 594 CTE Capstone 3 TOTAL (semester hours) NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

12 Initial Administrator License (IAL) Concordia University desires to identify and promote public and independent school administrators who exhibit high ethical standards, value sensitivity and respect for diversity, and place a high priority on the academic success of children. This program provides Initial Administrator Licensing requirements for candidates who hold a Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) recognized master s degree. Initial Administrator License (IAL) (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar (PPS) 1 EDAD 560 Human & Financial Resources 3 EDGR 601 Educational Research (Required unless a prior research course has been approved by the Registrar s Office.) 3 EDGR 605 Instructional Leadership & Classroom Evaluation 3 EDAD 607 The Principalship 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 626 Organizational Change 3 EDAD 650 Administrative Practicum (A minimum of 360 hours with 240 hours at the preferred level and 120 hours at the supplemental level) TOTAL (semester hours) NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

13 Continuing Administrator License (CAL) This program is designed for educators who possess an Initial Administrator License and desire to continue their careers in school leadership positions or prepare for district level administrative posts. Coursework readies the candidate to apply for the CAL. Continuing Administrator License (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDGR 601 Educational Research (or equivalent course) Pre. Req. EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar (PPS) completed first semester 1 EDGR 598 Professional Development Activity 1 Select nine hours from the following: Please note: No course taken in the Initial Administrator Program may be transferred in, i.e. School Law, Human and Financial Resources, or School and Community Partnerships as courses cannot be used for two different licenses. EDGR 520 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3 EDAD 560 Human and Financial Resources 3 EDGR 606 Using Data to Improve Student Achievement 3 EDAD 573 Equity and Access in School Law 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 620 School and Community Partnerships 3 EDAD 578 Social, Political, and Cultural Issues 3 EDAD 672 Communication and Conflict Management 3 OR OR Additional Requirements: Continued development of the administrative portfolio 0 EDAD 652 District Level Practicum (Includes completion of the administrative portfolio and site-based activities outlined in EDGR 500) (280 hours) TOTAL (semester hours) NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

14 Continuing Teaching License (CTL) The Continuing Teaching License is an advanced teaching license that is issued to qualified applicants that have demonstrated advanced competency in teaching and who have taught for at least five years. The Continuing Teaching License authorizes the teacher to teach in the subject areas in which the license is endorsed and at the grade levels at which the license is authorized. The following options are six-hour elective concentrations. They do not add an endorsement to the license. Continuing Teaching License Elective Concentrations Business This concentration, designed for high school instructors will increase their educational acumen regarding current trends and pertinent information in the world of business. Business EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select 3 credits from the courses listed in the School of Management s MBA brochure TOTAL (semester hours) 6 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) A concentration for teachers at any authorization (ECE, ELE, ML, and HS) who desire to develop instructional strategies to better accommodate students whose native language is not English. ESOL EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select ONE of the following: EDCI 538 Strategies & Materials for Teaching English Learners 3 EDTS 539 Linguistics 3 EDCI 540 Language and Culture in the Classroom 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 If you wish the endorsement added to your license, please see the Endorsements section for additional coursework. continues

15 Health & Physical Education This concentration provides pertinent subject matter background as well as the current trends and research relating to the teaching of health and physical education. Health & Physical Education EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select at least 3 hours from the following: EDCI 514 Instructional Analysis & Development of Teaching Health & Physical Education 3 EDCI 515 Current Issues & Research in Health & Physical Education 3 EDCI 516 Authentic & Alternative Assessment in Health & Physical Education 2 EDCI 517 Innovative Curriculum in Health & Physical Education 2 EDCI 518 Management & Behavior 2 EDCI 519 Diversity in Health & Physical Education 2 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 If you wish the HPE endorsement to be added to your License, please see the Endorsements section. Leadership For classroom teachers on any authorization level who desire a leadership role in helping their school community identify and implement state and national education priorities. Leadership EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select ONE of the following: EDGR 620 School Community Partnerships 3 EDGR 622 School Law 3 EDGR 626 Organizational Change 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 continues

16 Methods & Curriculum This is an elective program for classroom teachers who desire strengthening instructional skills in a curricular area of their choice. This concentration is designed for teachers seeking a Continuing Teaching License (CTL). Methods & Curriculum EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select 3 hours from the following: EDCI 504 Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Approach 3 EDCI 505 Play in Early Childhood 3 EDCI 509 Effective Classroom Climates 3 EDCI 514 Instructional Analysis and Development of Teaching Health and Physical Education 3 EDCI 515 Current Issues and Research in Health and Physical Education 3 EDGR 520 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3 EDCI 530D Educational Technologies 3 EDCI 544 English Grammar & Structure 3 EDCI 577 Hands-on Math/Science 3 EDCI 580 Teaming Language Arts and Social Studies 3 EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult and Children s Literature 3 EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy 3 EDCI 589 Emergent Literacy 3 EDCI 596 Bible Literacy 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 Reading Specialist Although all reading courses are required for the Reading Endorsement, the program of 6 semester hours can be used for your Continuing Teaching License. Reading Specialist EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity (Professional Development Activity) 1 Select ONE of the following: EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult and Children s Literature 3 EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 If you wish the endorsement added to your license, please see the Endorsements section. continues

17 Special Education This is concentration is designed for classroom teachers who desire strengthening instructional skills in Special Education. Special Education (Coursework is offered online and on campus) EDU 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDGR 598 ProDev Activity 1 Select ONE of the following: EDSP 523 Instructional Techniques & Interventions 3 EDSP 527 Classroom Management 3 EDSP 529 C&I Math & Reading 3 EDU 697 Professional Assessment Seminar 1 TOTAL (semester hours) 6 Research This concentration has been specifically designed to provide MAT (Initial Teaching License) candidates, on any authorization level, the additional graduate level academic work in advanced teaching competencies necessary to meet requirements for the Continuing Teaching License. First year Initial Teaching License graduates can begin the research concentration immediately after graduation. Research EDU 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDU 600 Research Seminar (If review)* 1 OR EDU 601 Educational Research (suggested)* 3 EDU 698 Action Research 3 EDU 697 Professional Assessment Seminar 1 TOTAL (semester hours) 6-8 *Speak with your advisor to determine which course is appropriate NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

18 Authorization Levels Candidates who wish to add the next contiguous authorization level to an Initial or Continuing Teaching License complete the following: Authorization Levels EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar 1 Select ONE for the requested authorization level: MAT 556 The Whole Child and Learning (for ECE or ELE) 3 MAT 557 The Adolescent Learner (for ML or HS) 3 For ECE or ELE: Select THREE CREDITS for the requested authorization level: EDCI 504 Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Approach 3 EDCI 505 Play in Early Childhood Education 3 EDCI 577 Hands on Math/Science 3 EDCI 580 Teaming Language Arts & Social Studies 3 MAT 567 Integrating Social Studies, Science & the Arts 3 For ML or HS: EDCI 517 Innovative Curriculum in Health & Physical Education 2 EDCI 577 Hands on Math/Science 3 MAT 572 Math Methods 2 MAT 573 Science Methods 2 MAT 564 Integrated Methods 2 MAT 574 English Language Arts Methods 2 MAT 576 Social Studies Methods 2 Complete the following: EDGR 598 ProDev Activity 1 EDCI 599 Level appropriate Practicum» Minimum of 90 clock hours at the new level» Includes development and teaching of one work sample On rare occasions a specific course may be substituted at the discretion of the program director or dean. TOTAL (semester hours) NE Holman Street Portland, OR Local Toll-Free

19 Endorsements Adding endorsements to existing Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses can be accomplished in one of the following ways: Practicum & Exam(s) If the specialty area content has previously been acquired through experience or prescribed coursework, the candidate is only required to demonstrate subject knowledge by passing the applicable state exams and instructional skill at the appropriate level via a supervised practicum, completing one work sample and teaching from that sample. Coursework & Practicum & Exam(s) If the specialty area content has not been acquired through experience or prescribed coursework, the candidate is required to A) complete the endorsement coursework; B) demonstrate subject knowledge by passing the applicable state exams; C) demonstrate instructional skill at the appropriate level via a supervised practicum; and D) complete and teach from one work sample. Practicum & Exam(s) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDCI 599 Practicum 2 Demonstration of instructional expertise (3-5 weeks in the classroom) in the additional endorsement area. Includes development of one work sample Passing scores on the appropriate specialty area tests. TOTAL (semester hours) 4 Early Childhood Education (ECE) This specialty is for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children, ages 3 through 8 (pre-kindergarten through primary grades) and is based on the belief that children learn best through active, hands-on learning. Participants will explore current trends and research, design developmentally appropriate curriculum, and develop skills in advocating for young children. Early Childhood Education (ECE) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDCI 503 Issues and Advocacy in ECE 3 EDCI 504 Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Approach 3 EDCI 505 Play in Early Childhood Education 3 EDCI 589 Emerging Literacy 3 Select at least one from the following: EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult and Children s Literature 3 EDCI 599 ECE Practicum (Required if adding the authorization level) 2 TOTAL (semester hours) continues

20 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) A specialty endorsement for teachers at any authorization level, who wish to develop instructional strategies that better accommodate students whose native language is not English. English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDCI 538 Strategies & Materials for Teaching English Learners 3 EDTS 539 Linguistics 3 EDCI 540 Language and Culture in the Classroom 3 EDCI 541 Language Acquisition 2 EDCI 543 ESOL Assessment Seminar 2 EDCI 585 Practicum (Includes development of one work sample) 2 Passing score on the ORELA specialty test for the endorsement TOTAL (semester hours) 17 ORELA ESOL exam (Subtest I & II) must be taken and passed to have endorsement added to license. Health & Physical Education Provides instructors with pertinent subject matter background as well as the current trends and research relating to the teaching of health and physical education. Health & Physical Education EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDCI 514 Instructional Analysis & Development of Teaching Health & Physical Education 3 EDCI 515 Current Issues & Research in Health & Physical Education 3 Select THREE of the following courses: EDCI 516 Authentic & Alternative Assessment in Health & Physical Education 2 EDCI 517 Innovative Curriculum in Health & Physical Education 2 EDCI 518 Management & Behavior 2 EDCI 519 Diversity in Health & Physical Education 2 Complete the following courses: EDCI 599 Practicum (Includes development and Teaching of one work sample) 2 TOTAL (semester hours) 16 ORELA Health exam (505) and PE exam (506) must be taken and passed to have endorsement added to license. continues

21 Reading Specialist The five courses required for the Reading Specialist Endorsement will enhance instructional skills in the area of literacy, provide the knowledge and experience base needed to serve as a reading specialist, prepare candidates for the TSPC required reading test, and meet the content requirements for adding a Reading Specialist Endorsement to an Initial or Continuing Teaching License. Reading Specialist EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1 EDRD 550 Reading Specialist Practicum 2 EDRD 551 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 3 EDRD 552 Young Adult and Children s Literature 3 EDRD 553 Advanced Techniques for the Teaching of Reading (EDRD 551 is required as a prerequisite) 3 EDRD 554 Current Issues in Literacy 3 EDRD 555 Organization and Management of Reading Programs (EDRD 551 & 553 are required as prerequisites) 3 TOTAL (semester hours) 19 Praxis II exam (10300) must be taken and passed to have endorsements added to a license. Special Education (SPED) The Special Education Endorsement is a 25 semester-hour program (27 if pursuing CTL) designed to provide educators with the knowledge base and classroom skills necessary to address the special learning needs of this population. The requirements for the endorsement program adhere to the same research-based classroom protocols and clinical experiences as are required in the Masters in Special Education program. Special Education (SPED - ECE/ELE) EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar (required if pursuing CTL) 1 EDSP 510 Introduction to Special Education 3 EDSP 522 Instructional Techniques & Interventions 3 EDSP 524 Classroom Administration 3 EDSP 525 C&I - Math and Reading 3 EDSP 526 Classroom Management 3 EDSP 572 SPED Assessment 3 EDSP 622 The Law and the Student 3 EDSP 598 Practicum (Mild to Moderate) 2 EDSP 599 Practicum (Moderate to Severe) 2 EDGR 697 Professional Assessment Seminar (required if pursuing CTL) 1 TOTAL (semester hours) 27 If adding the endorsement to a license, the NES Special Education test must be taken and passed. continues

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