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CURRICULUM

GE 505 INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN EDUCATION
Orients students to the nature of graduate studies at Montreat College. Focuses on team building and the Christ-centered mission of the college. Examines the relationship between faith and learning, ethical theory, normative ethics, and stewardship from a historical and biblical perspective. (1 credit, 3 weeks)
ED 510 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES INVOLVING DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Investigates the variances found in schools today including differences in the ways students learn and approach the act of learning; the effects of cultural differences on learning; students of high ability; ADD, ADHD, and other exceptionalities. Includes assessment plans, interview techniques, and curriculum design. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 515 STUDENT MOTIVATION AND BEHAVIOR
Reviews current research and best practice in the areas of educational psychology, student motivation, brain research, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and classroom management. Includes a review of developmental psychology concepts necessary to understanding children. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 520 CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Examines issues and problems of planning for teaching and consideration of practical and theoretical aspects of curriculum. Reviews current professional organizational and governmental curriculum standards, state and local curriculum frameworks, including state-testing instruments. Provides guidance in developing objectives, assessments, and strategies in working with a variety of student populations in the inclusive classroom. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 525 EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Emphasizes instructional methodology, integrated thematic unit planning in such areas as science and social studies and inductive approaches to learning. Develops strategies for making effective instructional decision, diagnosing needs, incorporating technology into the curriculum, and selecting appropriate instructional objectives. Presents specific methods (such as reading in the content areas) and philosophies relative to grades K-6. Requires students to research the effectiveness of technology integration and present findings using multimedia presentations tools. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 530 MEASURING AND EVALUATING STUDENT PERFORMANCE
Analyzes assessment and evaluation theory based on developmental criteria from cognitive, social, language, motor, and affective domains. Uses strategies for analyzing both group performance and individual needs using authentic and ecological measures. Applies theoretical foundations for evaluation to a practical experience at the kindergarten through grade six school level. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 535 TEACHER AS RESEARCHER
Reviews current best practice methods as indicated by meta-research. Also reviews data related to student achievement both local and beyond. Provides direction on how to use teacher-developed data to improve students’ learning. Provides a framework for the teacher to used data as a basis for professional reflection. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 540 ISSUES, TRENDS, AND PRACTICES IN READING
Presents the latest research, practices, interpretation, methods, materials, and strategies in teaching the language arts. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 545 BUILDING HOME-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Examines the interrelationship of a child’s life in family, school, and community. Studies the role of the family in American society and the effects of various aspects of institutions (political, cultural, social) on a child. Includes strategies for developing community among students, parents, schools, and neighborhood resources. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 550 ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM
Researches projected trends in evolving uses of technology in future curriculum delivery systems. Includes areas such as compressed video, audiographics, web delivered instruction, satellite delivered instruction, desktop interactive video, telecourses. Provides hands-on experiences in each of the areas and literature related to the validity of each presentation. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 555 LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS IN EDUCATION
Surveys the legal issues evolving in the education profession including constitutional rights of students and teachers, student discipline, special education, teacher liability, tenure, dismissal, and employment discrimination. Presents case studies to which students respond. (3credits, 6 weeks)

ED 560 MASTER’S PROJECT SEMINAR
Offers guidance as the student prepares a defining product related to a current educational issue of the student’s choice and a presentation of the findings to the class. The general scope and requirements for the project will be given out at the orientation session. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

If attendance is uninterrupted, this curriculum can be completed in approximately 18 months. Montreat College reserves the right to revise the course sequence if deemed necessary.


*Montreat College reserves the right to make necessary modifications in classes, fees, personnel lists and programs.

M.A. in Education
Curriculum

CURRICULUM

ED 505 INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN EDUCATION
Orients students to the nature of graduate studies at Montreat College. Focuses on team building and the Christ-centered mission of the college. Examines the relationship between faith and learning, ethical theory, normative ethics, and stewardship from a historical and biblical perspective. (3 credits, 6 weeks)


ED 510 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES INVOLVING DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Investigates the variances found in schools today including differences in the ways students learn and approach the act of learning; the effects of cultural differences on learning; students of high ability; ADD, ADHD, and other exceptionalities. Includes assessment plans, interview techniques, and curriculum design. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 515 STUDENT MOTIVATION AND BEHAVIOR
Reviews current research and best practice in the areas of educational psychology, student motivation, brain research, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and classroom management. Includes a review of developmental psychology concepts necessary to understanding children. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 520 CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Examines issues and problems of planning for teaching and consideration of practical and theoretical aspects of curriculum. Reviews current professional organizational and governmental curriculum standards, state and local curriculum frameworks, including state-testing instruments. Provides guidance in developing objectives, assessments, and strategies in working with a variety of student populations in the inclusive classroom. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 525 EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Emphasizes instructional methodology, integrated thematic unit planning in such areas as science and social studies and inductive approaches to learning. Develops strategies for making effective instructional decision, diagnosing needs, incorporating technology into the curriculum, and selecting appropriate instructional objectives. Presents specific methods (such as reading in the content areas) and philosophies relative to grades K-6. Requires students to research the effectiveness of technology integration and present findings using multimedia presentations tools. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 530 MEASURING AND EVALUATING STUDENT PERFORMANCE
Analyzes assessment and evaluation theory based on developmental criteria from cognitive, social, language, motor, and affective domains. Uses strategies for analyzing both group performance and individual needs using authentic and ecological measures. Applies theoretical foundations for evaluation to a practical experience at the kindergarten through grade six school level. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 535 TEACHER AS RESEARCHER
Reviews current best practice methods as indicated by meta-research. Also reviews data related to student achievement both local and beyond. Provides direction on how to use teacher-developed data to improve students’ learning. Provides a framework for the teacher to used data as a basis for professional reflection. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 540 ISSUES, TRENDS, AND PRACTICES IN READING
Presents the latest research, practices, interpretation, methods, materials, and strategies in teaching the language arts. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 545 BUILDING HOME-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Examines the interrelationship of a child’s life in family, school, and community. Studies the role of the family in American society and the effects of various aspects of institutions (political, cultural, social) on a child. Includes strategies for developing community among students, parents, schools, and neighborhood resources. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 550 ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM
Researches projected trends in evolving uses of technology in future curriculum delivery systems. Includes areas such as compressed video, audiographics, web delivered instruction, satellite delivered instruction, desktop interactive video, telecourses. Provides hands-on experiences in each of the areas and literature related to the validity of each presentation. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

ED 555 LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS IN EDUCATION
Surveys the legal issues evolving in the education profession including constitutional rights of students and teachers, student discipline, special education, teacher liability, tenure, dismissal, and employment discrimination. Presents case studies to which students respond. (3credits, 6 weeks)

ED 560 MASTER’S PROJECT SEMINAR
Offers guidance as the student prepares a defining product related to a current educational issue of the student’s choice and a presentation of the findings to the class. The general scope and requirements for the project will be given out at the orientation session. (3 credits, 6 weeks)

If attendance is uninterrupted, this curriculum can be completed in approximately 18 months. Montreat College reserves the right to revise the course sequence if deemed necessary.


*Montreat College reserves the right to make necessary modifications in classes, fees, personnel lists, and programs. MAEd course descriptions and offerings are subject to change due to the implementation of the new North Carolina state standards.