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Department of Secondary Education and Foundations

Curriculum Guides
Master of Science In Education
Secondary Education Continues Course Descriptions

Graduate Faculty
Associate Professors
:  Ellis, Rufus; Ervin, Charles (Chair); Kelley, Bernadette; Manson, Tony; Wallace, Renee

Secondary and Intermediate School Education
Master of Education/Master of Science

A student who desires to pursue the master of education or the master of science degree in secondary education with concentration in English, history, mathematics or science must meet all the requirements of the university and the School of Graduate Studies; in addition, a candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and normally will hold, or will be eligible for, a Florida educator’s certificate. Provision is made, however, for students who have not met certification requirements in the state of Florida. The subject matter area of the student’s program, composed of eighteen (18) semester hours of content courses, is planned jointly by faculty members from the Department of Secondary Education and Foundations and from the respective content area. The College of Education has a state approved Professional Teacher Option (PTO) Program as an alternative to certification for students who hold degrees in certain non-education programs.

Curriculum Guides
I.  For candidates who already hold Florida educator certification.  Master of Education (M.Ed.)

A.  Select one:
 Sem. Hrs.
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundation 3
EDF 5211 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
B.  Select one:  
ESE 5035 Innovations in Secondary School Curriculum 3
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum 3
ESE 5415 Evaluation in the Secondary School 3
C.  Required of all students: 
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research 3
EDG 5791 Seminar in Multicultural Education 3
ESE 5935 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
D.  Content Area Courses  18
E.  Electives (chosen by the student and advisor)
 3
 Total36
  
Master of Science (M.S.) in Education
A.  Select one:
 
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundation 3
EDF 5211 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
B.  Select one:  
ESE 5035 Innovations in Secondary 3
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum 3
ESE 5415 Evaluation in the Secondary School 3
C.  Required of all students:  
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research 3
EDG 5791 Seminar in Multicultural Education 3
ESE 5935 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
D.  Content Area Courses   18
E.  Thesis 
 3
Total 36
  
II. For candidates who do not hold Florida educator certification.  (M.Ed.):  
A.  Required of all students:  3
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research 3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
EDG 5791 Seminar in Multicultural Education 3
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum 3
ESE 5415 Evaluation in the Secondary School 3
B.  Select one: 
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundation or
EDF 5211 Advanced Educational Psychology
 3
C.  Select one:  
ESE 5035 Innovations in Secondary School Curriculum or
ESE 5935 Seminar in Secondary Education
 3
D. Content Area Courses   18
E. EDG 5944 Student Teaching   
F. XXXX Methods of Teaching in the Content Area 
G. RED 3333 Reading in the Content Area (cert. requirement)***
 
 Total 48
*** Required for certification, but does not count towards the degree. 
  
Master of Science (M.S.) in Education  Sem. Hrs.
A.  Required of all students:  
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research 3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum 3
B.  Select one:  
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundation 3
EDF 5211 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
C.  Select one:  
ESE 5035 Innovations in Secondary School Curriculum 3
ESE 5415 Evaluation in the Secondary School 3
ESE 5935 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
D.  Thesis 6
E.  Content Area Courses  18
F. EDG 5944 Student Teaching 6
G. XXXX Methods of Teaching in the Content Area 3
H. RED 3333 Reading in the Content Area (cert. requirement)***  
  
 3
 Total 48

Secondary Education Continues Course Descriptions

EDF 5120 Child Development
(3) Basic concepts, theories, principles and methods of studying children. Intensive study of age-level developmental characteristics.
EDF 5136 Adolescent Psychology (3) Designed to produce teachers who can intelligently guide the growth and development of adolescents. Includes learning experiences involving a study of the meaning of adolescence in America, the physical and psychological dimensions of adolescence and other relevant components.
EDF 5211 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) The role of principles of psychology in methods of teaching, formulation of objectives, evaluation of learning, and cognitive development of learners.
EDF 5219 Modalities of Learning and Human Development (3) Emphasis on theoretical bases for considering the dimension of human learning and development with a focus on the interrelationships among different stages of the life span and among the physical, intellectual, social, and personality influences.
EDF 5285 Instructional Development of Computer Courseware (3) Methods of systematically designing instructional materials for the computer; overview of CAI and CMI components and characteristics; hands-on use of programming languages appropriate for AI and CMI development.
EDF 5287 Instructional Technology (3) Applying instructional system principles to learning and teaching problems.
EDF 5400 Basic Statistics (3) An introductory statistics course. The course includes descriptive statistics and selected parametric statistical techniques of analysis.
EDF 5434 Testing and Evaluation (3) Selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of standardized tests; construction of tests; uses of tests for various purposes.
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research (3) Methodology of research in behavioral sciences, documentation, measurement, data analysis, and reporting. Students evaluate existing research and design new studies.
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3) Major philosophies of education with emphasis on developing skills in using tools and techniques of philosophy in analyzing education theories, concepts, and issues.
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education (3) An examination of the significant socio-cultural forces underlying major social problems confronting American education. The focus will be on special problems of rural and urban schools as related to minority groups.
EDF 5735 Research in Educational Computing (3) Overview of findings on the effectiveness of computers in instruction; techniques and procedures in conducting research on computer uses in education; research project required.
EDF 5939 Seminar in Research Design (3) Prereq: EDF 5481. Identification, planning, and implementation of research projects in education, including synthesis of research techniques in formulating designs. Each student is required to defend an original research design.
EDF 5971 Master’s Thesis (3-6) Student designs, conducts, and reports on an original research project undertaken with support of thesis committee. Offered on a pass-fail basis, credit determined by student’s thesis committee.
EDG 5706 Human Relations Skills (3) Examinations of the concepts, attitudes, habits, values, skills and techniques which promote relating effectively to other individuals and various subgroups other than one’s own; study of the processes and specific strategies which promote positive human relations in multicultural classrooms.
EDG 5708 Populations, Concepts and Strategies in Multicultural Education (3) Examination of the origins, characteristics, cultures, lifestyles and contributions of the socially, ethnically, racially, socio-economically mixed populations in the United States; critical study of the nature, characteristics, purposes, values, terminology, concepts and components of multicultural education.
EDG 5791 Seminar in Multicultural Education (3) Designed to facilitate teaching in a multicultural setting; emphasis on understanding various subcultures and promoting favorable interaction among members thereof. Field experience required.
EDG 5906 Directed Individual Study (1-6) Prereq: Consent of instructor. Intensive study of topics fitting a particular student’s needs and interests.
EDG 5931 Seminar in Special Topics (3) An examination of special topics in education focusing on teaching skills. The course focuses on the Florida Teacher Certification competencies.
EDG 5939 Seminar in Affective Education (3) Analysis of technology and methods useful in creating a learning climate likely to produce both cognitive and affective changes in children. Field experience required.
EDG 5944 Student Teaching (6-12) Supervised teaching in a public school.
ESE 6935 Seminar in Special Topics (3) An examination of special topics in education, including classroom management and curriculum content.
EDM 5245 The Middle School Program (3) Designed to give particular attention to a critical analysis of current theory and practice in the nature, purpose, organization, administration, and curriculum of the middle school program. Special emphasis is placed upon the social, economic, and educational bases operating to bring about changes in the curriculum.
EDS 5351 Supervision of Student Teaching (3) Designed to prepare inservice teachers to supervise student teachers/interns. Provides knowledge and skills enabling teachers to become effective resource and support persons for interns.
EME 5403 Fundamental Computer Concepts and Skills (3) Review of computer capabilities and limitations, parts of computer systems, and computer uses in various environments. Experience with several of the most common computer uses; programming, record keeping, and calculating.
EME 5420 Microcomputers for School Administration (3) Review of, and skills in using, computer tools to support school administrative functions. Identification of appropriate computer products for each administrative need and estimation of resources and requirements for implementing various products and applications. Skills in word processing for clerical support, spreadsheets for budgeting, data bases for record keeping.
EME 5425 Computer Concepts for School Administrators (3) Concepts and skills in computer technology for principals and school district administrators. Analysis of school computer needs and matching of products and techniques to each need. Skills in using computers for clerical support, financial records, and student/personnel record keeping.
ESE 5035 Innovations in Secondary School Curriculum (3) Promising approaches to effecting functional curriculum change in the high school; emphasis on innovative techniques and instructional media for the multicultural classroom.
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum (3) Designed to develop educators who are competent in structuring an effective secondary school curriculum for youth.
ESE 5415 Evaluation in the Secondary School (3) Points of view, methods, and techniques used in appraising behavioral growth of pupils, adequacy of instructional programs and facilities, and an examination and appraisal of instruments used in evaluating secondary schools. Emphasis will be on effective evaluation for multicultural populations.
ESE 5935 Seminar in Secondary Education (3) A reviews of basic concepts in secondary education.  A thorough examination of current educational polices, practices, professional ethics, classroom management and school safety issues and trends in secondary education.
ESE 6939 Special Topics: SACS (3) Designed to give particular attention to a critical analysis of current theory and practice in the nature, purpose, organization, and administration of the self-study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Focuses on a specific content or service area.

Supplemental
The following course is required for certification but does not count toward the degree:
*** Reading in the Content Area