Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Educational Teaching and Learning
Leigh Chiarelott, Chair
The Division of Teaching and Learning (EDTL) offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Education and Specialist in Education. The Master of Education is available in the fields of business education, classroom technology, curriculum and teaching, and reading. The Specialist in Education is available in reading and mathematics supervision. A reading validation program is available for those students who do not wish to pursue a degree program.
The Master of Education in Business Education program is designed to qualify students for teaching positions at either the secondary or postsecondary level or for related positions in business and industry.
The Master of Education in Classroom Technology is intended to educate leaders in the area of classroom technology. These individuals will be capable of working within their regional, state, and local communities of practice to support and develop the integration of technology into the classroom and the community. Students have both a thesis and non-thesis option to complete the degree. Upon completion of the program, students can apply to receive the Ohio endorsement in computers/technology.
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching combines the former master’s degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education. The master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching is designed to provide individuals possessing a bachelor’s degree and licensure (certification) as teachers with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of curriculum theory, design and development, and their skill as effective classroom teachers. Individuals who do not possess a teaching license (certificate) may also pursue this degree, but it will not enable them to become licensed (certified) as classroom teachers in public schools. Individuals seeking licensure (certification) as secondary teachers should consult with the graduate coordinator or with the Director of Teacher Licensure in Room 365 Education Building for a transcript analysis and a checksheet indicating professional education courses needed for licensure (certification).
The Master of Education in Reading is a one-year graduate program that meets Ohio’s reading licensure requirements. The specific goal of the program is to prepare early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescent/young adult teachers to teach reading in early childhood, middle childhood, or adolescent/young adult reading programs. Students may choose from Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (action research project). The M.Ed. leads to a reading endorsement that may be attached to the age-level of the license held by the candidate.
Applicants to the M.Ed. and Ed.S. reading programs should have a teaching certificate/license and teaching experience at the early childhood, middle childhood, or adolescent/young adult level.
The Specialist in Education in Reading program is designed for students who have a master's degree in reading and wish to extend and enrich their reading education. The specific goal of the program is to prepare teachers to play such leadership roles as reading coordinator, reading clinician, and developmental reading teacher at the college, junior college, or technical college level.
The M.Ed. in reading and the Ed.S. programs are structured in accordance with the licensing requirements established by the State Department of Education and the International Reading Association.
Prerequisites for Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.Ed. programs include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. For the persons seeking secondary licensure in the curriculum and teaching program or grades 4-12 teacher licensure in business education or marketing education, applicants' transcripts are studied to identify deficiencies in preparation in professional education and in those areas for which licensure is desired. If there are deficiencies in the undergraduate preparation, the graduate coordinator prescribes additional course work to cover the area or areas. Completion of the master's degree is a prerequisite to admission into the specialist degree program.
Applicants to the M.Ed. and Ed.S. reading programs should have teacher certification/licensure and teaching experience at the early childhood, middle school, or secondary school level.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs offered by EDTL should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog.
Master of Education in Business Education
Plan I: Candidates must complete a total of 33 semester hours of graduate credit which includes the program core, one of the five program options, and thesis credit. Students must complete 15 hours in the program core (BUSE 601, BUSE 602, BUSE 603, BUSE 628, EDFI 641) and 15 hours in one of the five program options listed below. The remaining three hours must be completed by enrolling in BUSE 699, Thesis Research. Candidates under Plan I must complete a thesis under the direction of a graduate faculty advisor.
Plan II: Candidates must complete a total of 33 semester hours of graduate credit. A final written comprehensive examination is required. Students must complete the program core (BUSE 601, BUSE 602, BUSE 603, BUSE 628, EDFI 641) and choose one of the program options listed below.
Students in both plans must complete one of the following program options:
(1) Business Education or Marketing Education Licensure: follow approved teacher licensure checklist;
(2) Master Teacher in Business Education (12 hours): BUSE 653, BUSE 555, six hours in selected content area, and six hours of related graduate courses with graduate coordinator approval;
(3) Master Teacher in Marketing Education (12 hours): BUSE 563, BUSE 653, six hours in selected content area, and six hours of related graduate courses with graduate coordinator approval;
(4) Postsecondary Education (12 hours): 12 hours in selected content area and six hours of related graduate courses with graduate coordinator approval; and
(5) Training and Development (12 hours): BUSE 697, C&TE 659, TECH 662 or TECH 663, TECH 633 or ENG 640, and six hours of related graduate courses with graduate coordinator approval.
Master of Education in Classroom Technology
Candidates must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit. The following courses are required: EDTL 611, EDTL 631, EDTL 632, EDTL 633, EDTL 638, EDFI 641, and EDFI 642. Candidates must also complete a minimum of 12 credits of suggested courses, including EDTL 630, EDTL 634, EDTL 635, EDTL 636. Substitutions for suggested courses may be drawn from units including, but not limited to, computer science, the College of Musical Arts, the College of Technology, and the College of Education and Human Development. Substitutions must be approved in writing by the program coordinator.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching
Candidates must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate work approved by the graduate coordinator.
(1) Professional core (choose two): EDTL 611, 616, 648, 649, 710;
(2) assessment and research (choose two): EDFI 641 and 642 or EDTL 653;
(3) development and learning (choose one): EDFI 627, 671, 673, 677;
(4) foundations (choose one): EDFI 600, 601, 602;
(5) advanced methods (choose one): EDTL 610, 640, 641, 642, 643, 645, 646, 647;
(6) electives (selected with the approval of advisor): may be taken from any supporting department in the college as well as other content areas as approved;
(7) culminating activity (choose one): (a) complete a significant research paper (EDTL 684), (b) complete a classroom-based master’s project (EDTL 684), (c) complete a master’s thesis (EDTL 699).
Under both programs, students pursue the M.Ed. degree under one of two plans.
Plan I: Candidates must prepare a thesis and complete an oral examination conducted by members of the thesis committee.
Plan II: Candidates must complete a written comprehensive research paper or classroom-based project before the completion of the course work for the degree.
Master of Education in Reading
Candidates must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit. Course work depends on the license currently held by the candidate. The following course work is required:
(1) Required Core Courses - The required core reading courses that meet Ohio licensure requirements for early childhood reading endorsement are EDTL 520, 621, 626, 661, and 664. The required core reading courses which meet Ohio licensure requirements for middle childhood reading endorsement are EDTL 520, 621, 626, 662, and 665. The required core reading courses which meet Ohio licensure requirements for adolescent/young adult reading endorsement are EDTL 620, 621, 626, 663, and 666.
(2) Required Research Courses - The required research courses for Plan I (thesis) are EDFI 641 and EDTL 699. The required research courses for Plan II (action research project) are EDFI 641, EDTL 684, and either EDFI 642 or EDTL 653.
(3) Cognate Field - Six semester hours in a cognate field are required. The cognate is to be determined in consultation with the graduate advisor. General requirements and degree plans can be found under the heading Master of Education in the “Degree Programs” section of this catalog.
Specialist in Education (Reading)
A minimum of 33 semester hours of post-master's graduate work is required. Course work should consist of:
(1) a minimum of 15 semester hours in reading/language arts beyond the master's level;
(2) at least 12 hours in a cognate area (selected in consultation with the graduate advisor);
(3) three hours of EDTL 684 which is to be used in the development of a scholarly research paper; and
(4) a practicum or field-service experience for three to six semester hours. Prerequisites include: EDTL 621, 626, either EDTL 520 or 620; either 661, 662, or 663; and either EDTL 664, 665, or 666. Research prerequisites include: EDFI 641 and either EDFI 642, EDTL 653, or EDTL 699.
Five graduate courses in reading (EDTL 520 or 620, 621, 626, either 661, 662, or 663, and either 664, 665, or 666) plus a teaching license and a passing score on the Praxis II Introduction to Reading Specialty test are required for the Reading Teacher endorsement which is attached to the age level of the teaching license. The courses must be taken in sequence, although EDTL 520 and 621 may be taken concurrently. Usually, this program is for licensure purposes only. However, the courses may be applied to an M.Ed. degree in reading if the student has obtained regular admission to the Graduate College before completion of the third reading course.