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Degree Requirements

Master of Education

Minimum of 45 quarter credits

Students may choose from two pathways to the M.Ed.:

  • Combination of two of four education concentrations, or
  • Professional education concentration plus 21 to 24 electives

Pathway One

Combine two of four education concentrations following:

Professional Education concentration (21-24 crs.)

Choose from the following:
Socio-Political & Social Justice Issues

Child Development & Learning Theory
Culturally Proficient Instruction (Elementary or Secondary)
Reading Essentials (Pre-K-5 or Secondary)
Assessment for Learning (Elementary or Secondary)
Positive Classroom (Elementary or Secondary)
Culture & Diversity Considerations in Education
Adolescent Development
Teacher as Action Researcher
Professional Portfolio or Practicum in Education

Reading Endorsement Concentration (24 crs.)

Language & Language Development
Reading Essentials (Pre-K-5 or Secondary)
Reading Assessment
Foundations of Emergent & Early Reading
Practicum: Reading Endorsement
Choose 10 credits of electives from the following:
Reading Essentials for Pre-K-5 Learners
Reading Essentials for Secondary Learners
Content-Area Vocabulary Development
Writing & Literacy in the Content Area
Elementary Literature & Nonfiction
Adolescent/Adult Literature & Nonfiction
Leading for Literacy
Practical Diagnosis & Intervention for Struggling Readers

ESOL Endorsement Concentration (21-24 crs.)
Language & Language Development
Culturally Proficient Instruction (Elementary or Secondary)
ESOL Methods & Strategies (Elementary or Secondary)
Culture & Diversity Considerations in Education
Second Language Methodology
Leadership: ESOL Professional in the School & Community
Descriptive Linguistics & Exploration of English Language Form
      & Function

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
Practicum: ESOL Endorsement
Choose one of the following electives:
Bilingual Programs & Methods

Special Education Issues & Services
Seminar in Family, Community & Society

Teacher Leadership Concentration (21 crs.)
Culturally Proficient Instructional Leadership

Facilitating School Change
Leading Professional Learning Communities Through Teacher
     Leadership

Assessment Literacy
Roles & Skills in Teacher Leadership
Legal, Ethical & Advocacy Issues in Education
Practicum: Teacher Leadership

 

Pathway Two


Professional education program courses (21-24 crs.)

Choose from the following:
Socio-Political & Social Justice Issues
Child Development & Learning Theory
Culturally Proficient Instruction (Elementary or Secondary)
Reading Essentials (Pre-K-5 or Secondary)
Assessment for Learning (Elementary or Secondary)
Positive Classroom (Elementary or Secondary)
Adolescent Development
Culture & Diversity Considerations in Education
Teacher as Action Researcher
Professional Portfolio or Practicum in Education

Department-approved electives (21-24 crs.)

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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