Academic Catalog

M.ED. Professional Core

Master of Education degree programs are designed to enable the student to become highly skilled as a professional practitioner in education. Each M.Ed. curriculum includes a component in the respective subject matter (e.g., art, elementary education, English, etc.) and a common set of courses in the philosophical, psychological and sociological principles involved in teaching and learning.

The professional core is intended to support candidates to acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions of the Professional Education Unit and the conceptual framework, Communities of Learners. Thus, core courses should be scheduled early in a student’s program.

Professional Core Requirements: 3 courses (9 credits)

Required Courses
EDFN 601Research Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Child Psychology
Advanced Adolescent Psychology
Advanced Educational Psychology
Human Growth and Development
Select one of the following:3
Comparative Education
Social Foundation of Educ
Philosophy of Education
Education and Public Policy
Total Hours9

Faculty in the educational foundations and psychology departments teach the professional core courses. For descriptions of courses with the “EDFN” prefix, see Educational Foundations in the Academic Programs section; courses with the “PSYC” prefix are listed under Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and School Counseling in the same section.