The Master of Education in Collaborative Teaching and Learning provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education.
The program is offered to teachers currently holding or fully eligible for the Florida Professional Certificate, and is focused on further developing the advanced knowledge and accomplished practice of the most professional and career-minded teachers.
After more than 100 years of training teachers, Florida Southern’s reputation among educators is unsurpassed. Recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities, our graduates enjoy a high job placement rate, and are impacting their classrooms, schools and communities on a daily basis.
The curriculum provides both practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day. You will have the opportunity to connect with the very people who will help you advance your career.
You can have the highest degree of confidence in the professors, staff and practitioners who will help you succeed. Every faculty member holds a master’s degree or higher. They are experts in their field, bringing hands-on, real-world experience to the classroom and clinical settings.
You may choose to complete your degree in either a 4 or 8 semester program. Evening and Saturday courses provide a flexible and convenient balance of classroom, online and clinical learning in a high quality program that works with your schedule.
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Applicants must meet the following requirements:
EDU 601 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Four hours. Introduction to educational statistics and appraisal techniques. Emphasis on how to understand and use research data. Study of action research design and methodology. Inquiry goals and strategies developed and implemented in hands-on action research. GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 273
EDU 608 ADVANCED FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Four hours. The study of the societal structure and problems affecting education; the effects on education from philosophical, psychological, cultural and societal differences and changes; and the effects of political and economical changes on education. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the teacher in the socialization process of American you.
EDU 616 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, TECHNOLOGY
Four hours. Students identify the benefits of using technology tools to maximize K-12 student learning and to facilitate the higher-order thinking skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century workplace. Students will plan, develop and assess project within a technology-enriched instructional unit. Survey research methods will be employed to learn data collection and aggregation methods culminating into a publishable research paper on the topic of technology integration in the K-12 educational setting.
EDU 618 CRITICAL ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Four hours. Examines the role of special education in the increased scrutiny of public schools by the general public and agents from all levels of government. Provides a straightforward analysis of conceptual and practical issues facing professionals involved in the deign, delivery and assessment of special education.
EDU 625 ADVANCED CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT/LEGAL ISSUES
Four hours. The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyzes and operationalize the legal issues affecting the organization and management of public schools within the United States and the legal standards to apply in resolving disputes concerning public education. Public education is at the center of both states and national politics and is for ever increasing interest to policy makers as well as pubic at large. As the traditional education system in the country continues to "reinvent" itself, it is not surprising that state and federal courts at all levels are actively hearing school related issues. The increasing legislative and judicial activity in public education issues has resulted in a body of law that is rapidly evolving.
EDU 635 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: THEORY AND DESIGN
Four hours. This course provides an in-depth examination of the historical, philosophical and theoretical constructs of curriculum for the 21st century. It will provide the impetus for the development and evaluation of current curriculum design as well as the formulation of fluid paradigms for new demands on instruction from both micro and macro environments in educational institutions. The student will interview curriculum specialist. The research will provide an experiential foundation for generation of a school improvement plan with an emphasis on curriculum.
EDU 650 ADVANCED TEACHING METHODS IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS
Four hours. The course focuses on three major components of Reading and Language Arts: The Reading and Writing Processes, Integrating Technology into the instruction of Reading/Language Arts and Managing Reading/ Language Art Programs. New fluid literacies are addressed: hypertext, graphic design, visual literacy and film interpretation. There is also a major emphasis on cultural diversity as it affects both the teaching and learning of these processes.
EDU 658 ADVANCED TEACHING METHODS IN MATH AND SCIENCE
Four hours. This course will provide graduate level work in math and science teaching techniques. Mathematics will involved problem solving using on-routine strategies, problems representing several branches of mathematics and related disciplines. Science will focus on advanced skills for science experimentation and additional teaching strategies.
EDU 665 ADVANCED RESEARCH (THESIS)
Four hours. This course assists students in engaging inquiry processes related to their own teaching practice. An action research plan will be implemented. Students will present their action research projects/thesis assisted by Division of Education faculty.
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