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Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

All of these programs require that the student possess either a baccalaureate degree in education or have completed an alternative teaching certification program which included student teaching. The programs are intended to provide the student with advanced knowledge in curriculum, research, assessment, administration, supervision and counseling.

Entrance requirements for the Masters of Education

  • Complete application
  • Earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale
  • Official transcripts from the college/university which issued bachelor's degree.
  • Official transcripts from any institutions attended after receiving bachelor's degree (if applicable)
  • Applicants must hold a teaching certificate or be qualified for a teaching certificate

Elementary - General Education

Program for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Please note this degree program does not lead to an Elementary Teaching Endorsement or Elementary Classroom Certification.

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 18

Required Elementary Performance Courses

Number Course Title Hours
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction in Reading 3
EDCI 632 Improvement of Instruction in Health/Science in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 634 Improvement of Instruction in Mathematics in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 636 Improvement of Instruction in Social Studies in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 637 Improvement of Instruction in Language Arts in the Elem/Mid School 3
Hours: 15

Electives

  Hours
An elective course, Scholarly Project, or Thesis 3
Hours: 3
Total Hours: 36

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Elementary Field Option (Concentration in a Subject Area)

Please note that this degree program does not lead to an Elementary Education Teaching Endorsement or Elementary Classroom Certification, nor to an endorsement certification in any of the field concentration areas.

Program for Elementary Field Option Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 18

Take one of the following courses in consultation with your advisor

Number Course Title Hours
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction in Reading 3
EDCI 632 Improvement of Instruction in Health/Science in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 634 Improvement of Instruction in Mathematics in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 636 Improvement of Instruction in Social Studies in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 637 Improvement of Instruction in Language Arts in the Elem/Mid School 3
Hours: 3

Field of Concentration

  Hours
Complete courses in Field of Concentration 9-12
Elective Courses, Scholarly Project, or Thesis 3-6
Hours: 15
Total Hours: 36

Fields of Concentration

Educational Technology ~ Language Arts ~ Mathematics ~  Physical Education ~ Science ~ Social Science ~ Special Education

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Secondary Teacher

Please note that this degree program does not lead to an endorsement or additional certification in any of the Secondary Content Subject Areas.

Program for Secondary Teacher Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
READ 532 Reading in the Content Fields 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 21

Electives

  Hours
Selected with the approval of the graduate advisor from the following fields of concentration 15
Hours: 15
Total Hours: 36

Fields of Concentration

Business Education ~ Career and Technical Education ~ Educational Technology 
 ~ Mathematics ~ Physical Education
  ~ Science ~ Social Science ~ Special Education

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Special Education-Early Childhood Special Education (Birth – Kindergarten)

This program offers an added endorsement in Special Education-Early Childhood Special Education. It requires that the candidate hold or has held a certificate with a teaching endorsement. The Prazis II test is required for graduation. Students seeking certification of this endorsement in Nebraska must reach the state cut score required for Nebraska Licensure.

Courses

Listed below is the course work required by the Program:

Basic Core Courses  
EDCI 631 RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS 4 3
EDCI 635 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 3
EDCI 633 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY 3
EDCI 638 SCHOOL LAW 3
Endorsement Courses  
COUN 637 ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3
FCS 520 LOSS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
FCS 532 PLAY BASED LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
FCS 537 FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
FCS 540 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES 3
FCS 690 INTERNSHIP 3
SPED 538 CONSULTION/COLLABORATION 3
SPED 539 LANGUAGE AND LEARNING DISORDERS 3
SPED 630 CHARACTERISTICS OF BEHAVIORAL AND EMOTOTIONAL DISABILITIES 3
SPED 640 ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF YOUNG CHILDREN 3
Total Credits 42
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EDCI 631 RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS, should be completed within the first 12 credits of a student's program of study.

Title 92, Chapter 24: 006.59D2. This program shall provide applicants with supervised practicum/clinical experiences. The experience shall consist of a minimum of 250 clock hours with individuals with behavioral disorders. The 250 clock hours may be included in the 30 graduate semester hours requirement.

Praxis II test 5691 Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood is required for graduation. Students seeking certification of this endorsement in Nebraska must reach the state cut score required for Nebraska Licensure.

 

PK-12 Reading Specialist

(Offering Endorsement for Reading Specialist)

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral & Emotional Disabilities 3
Basic Core Total 12

Reading Endorsement Courses

Number Course Title Hours
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction of Reading 3
READ 532 Reading in the Content Fields 3
READ 533 Philosophies, Approaches, & Techniques for Teaching Reading 3
READ 535 Reading & the At-Risk Student 3
READ 634 Linguistic Foundations of Reading Instruction 3
READ 635 Diagnosis and Correction 3
READ 636 Practicum in Reading 3
READ 638 Seminar in Reading: Issues, Trends, & Programs 3
Reading Endorsement Total 24

Elective Options (Select one of the following)

Number Course Title Hours
READ 530 Reading & Writing in the Middle/Secondary Schools 3
EDCI 637 Improvement of Instruction in the Language Arts in Elementary/Middle School 3
ENG 538 Adolescent Literature 3

K-12 Special Education

(Offering Endorsement for Special Education)

Program for Curriculum & Instruction - K-12, Special Education

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

 

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
READ 635 Diagnosis & Correction 3
Hours: 15

Required SPED Courses

Number Course Title Hours
COUN 637 Advanced Human Development 3
SPED 516 Clinical Experience 3
SPED 531 Program Development, Implementation & Management 3
SPED 535 Assessing Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 536 Elem/MS/Sec Methods & Materials for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 538 Consultation & Collaboration 3
SPED 539 Language & Learning Disorders 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral & Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 24

SPED COURSES TO COMPLETE THE ENDORSEMENT

*(Choose SPED 555 and 3 other courses listed below)

Number Course Title Hours
SPED 555 Characteristics of Learning Disabilities AND 3
SPED 532 Survey of Special Education OR 3
READ 535 Reading and the At-Risk Student OR 3
CTE 531 Intro to Special Needs Programs in CTE OR 3
HPER 522 Intro to Adapted PE 3
Hours: *12

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