MAE Curriculum

All students seeking the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) degree must complete 33 semester hours of coursework. A core of 19 semester hours is required. The remaining 14 semester hours of elective study are chosen by the student after consulation with his/her advisor. Those pursuing the Curriculum and Instruction track must be licensed teachers and may use any of the endorsements towards the elective hours. This track includes three out of seven required courses that are directed specifically to teachers in a K-12 classroom environment. The Generalist track includes two out of the six required courses that help strengthen other important skills not specified to the K-12 experience. Check course offerings to see when these courses are being offered. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more specific program information.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Track (19 semester hours)

EDU 500 Instructional Theory and Practice 3
EDU 501 Curriculum Theory and Policy 3
EDU 502 Educational Research 4
EDU 504 Professional Ethics 3
EDU 522 Introduction to Data Analysis 3
EDU 536 Diversity Experience 0
EDU 590 Practicum in Education I 3

Generalist Track (19 semester hours)

EDU 503 Educational Research and Data Analysis 4
EDU 504 Professional Ethics 3
EDU 528 Motivation to Achieve 3
EDU 538 Effective Communication 3
EDU 580 Leadership Application Project 3
One of the following:  
EDU 527 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDU 537 Adult Development and Learning, OR 3
COU 503 Human Growth and Development 3

Electives (14 semester hours)

Students are required to complete 14 hours of electives as part of the MAE program. These electives may be any courses offered that are not considered required courses. A maximum of four semester hours of Professional Development Workshop credits may be applied to the MAE degree as electives. Students in the Curriculum and Instruction track may also use any of our endorsement programs as electives. Students also have an option to complete an independent study or independent arrangement to investigate an area normally not contained in existing courses or to investigate an area in greater depth than is possible in exiting courses. Independent study courses must be approved by the program director and provost prior to registration deadlines via an Independent Course Contract.

 

Endorsement Programs

Three endorsement programs are offered to teachers holding a valid teaching license. Anyone may register for the courses as electives or towards licensure renewal, however only licensed teachers who meet the requirements may obtain the endorsement and add it to their license. Additional information on the endorsment programs listed below is available on our endorsement webpage.  

 

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (10 sem. hrs.)

The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement is offered at the Tiffin campus during the summer semester. Completion of all of the following classes will allow teachers who currently hold an Early Childhood Education (ECE) PreK-3 teaching license to add grades 4 and 5 to their existing license. Additional information is available on the Early Childhood Endorsement webpage.

EDU 544 Middle Childhood Transitions 2
EDU 546 Middle Level Mathematics Content, Pedagogy, and Assessment 2
EDU 547 Middle Level Science Content, Pedagogy, and Assessment 2
EDU 548 Middle Level Language Arts Content, Pedagogy, and Assessment 2
EDU 549 Middle Level Social Studies Content, Pedagogy, and Assessment 2

 

K-12 Reading Endorsement (12 sem. hrs.)

The K-12 Reading Endorsement is offered ONLINE, powered by UThink©, to teachers who have completed at least 12 hours of reading pre-requisites (graduate and undergraduate). Please see additional information on the K-12 Reading Endorsement webpage.

EDU 512 Foundations of Reading 3
EDU 513 Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3
EDU 515 Diagnosis of Reading Abilities 3
EDU 516 Reading Intervention 3

 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement (12 sem. hrs.)

Courses towards a TESOL endorsement are offered online,  powered by UThink©, to teachers holding a valid teaching license. Additional information is available on the TESOL webpage.

EDU 551 Issues in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 3
EDU 552 Linguistic Principles and Applications in TESOL Education 3
EDU 553 Instructional Methods in TESOL Education 3
EDU 554 Internship in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 3