Two Masters Degree Program Options

  • Full-Time

    Summer
    Course Description Credits
    ED 709 Developing Values, Gratitude and Resiliency within Students Every day every one of us meets life situations which require us to think, form opinions, make decision and take actions. Students face challenges and make decisions daily. Valuing is a process. This course explores the relationship of values, gratitude, and resiliency from a brain-based perspective that is translated into the learning process. Trauma has a profound effect on teaching and learning. This course offers strategies to create trauma-sensitive learning environments for students in all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. 3
    ED 517 Assessment in Special Education This course addresses the principles of both formal and informal assessment of children and adolescents with mild to moderate disabilities. It will provide experience with informal and formal assessment measures. Basic concepts of measurement will be covered so that students can evaluate test instruments and interpret test results knowledgeably. Current issues in the field of assessment will be discussed and ethical issues emphasized throughout the course. 3
    ED 700 Support Skills for Students Higher education administrators play a large role in supporting students on campus. This support is informed by the theories that guide counseling and helping professions. In this course, students will gain skills and techniques that allow them to holistically support students as they progress toward degree completion. This course will prepare individuals to provide challenge and support for students in multiple phases of their enrollment at the institution.  
    ED 701 Higher Education Law Law plays a large role in educational institutions both in how policies are created and how administrators go about their jobs. Through this course students will develop a greater understanding of how laws are passed. This course will help students to understand the impact that federal acts and laws impact the work that they do and will become more informed practitioners that are in compliance with federal regulation.  
    Fall
    Course Description Credits
    ED 703 Principles of Academic Coaching Academic Coaching is an emerging and evolving field that is at the forefront of retention efforts in higher education. This course will teach students how to apply the most recent ideas and concepts in the field of academic coaching to their work as higher education administrators. Upon completion of this course students will be able to holistically support students toward academic persistence degree completion, and career success. (shadowing requirement) 3
    ED 704 Building Academic Learning Communities Learning Communities are one way that institutions are able to increase student learning and create self-sufficient learners. In this course students will learn the history of learning communities and the theory that guides the professionals that create and facilitate them. Students will be exposed to ideas of design thinking and learn innovative strategies to incorporate design thinking into their work with colleagues and students. Students will engage in a hands-on experience as they craft their own learning community by the conclusion of the course. 3
    ED 515 Contemporary Issues in Special Education

    This course addresses the historical, philosophical, and ethical perspectives of education services for students with special needs. Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to special education will be studied. Legal and educational terminology and definitions for students with mild to moderate disabilities will be discussed. Knowledge of services provided by other agencies, such as augmentative and alternative communicative, assistive technology, development of an individualized educational plan (IEP), and relevant current literature are covered in this course.

    3
    ED 519C Curriculum Adaptations/Differentiated Instruction for Students with Special Needs (shadowing requirement) 3
    Spring
    Course Description Credits
    ED 705 Educating and Advocating for Students Administrators working in institutes of secondary and post-secondary learning are also educators and advocates. As a coach and/or mentor, you are tasked with advocating for students that are at disadvantage and, in turn, helping them to develop the skills needed to practice self-advocacy. In this course, you will learn how to develop students into confident learners who are able to navigate their own unique learning needs. 3
    ED 706 Psychology of Learning Learning is at the cornerstone of educational institutions. Despite being engaged in learning from an early age most students don't fully understand how they learn most effectively. In this course, students will focus on the relationship among educational pedagogies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment as related to new research on how to teach different cultures/populations based on the changing demographics in today’s society. 3
    ED 707 The Neurology of Learning and The Student Brain Student learning is central to institutions of learning; it can happen both inside and outside the classroom but it is always the main goal of schools and educators. In this course, students will look at the neurological underpinnings of learning as a science; the neuro-science of learning to gain an understanding of how the brain works with learning. As a result the content covered in this course will allow students to go out into their professions and use theory based in science for how they develop and teach their students. (field placement) 3
    ED 708 History of Higher Education In this course, students will examine the past, present, and future of Higher Education in both the United States and worldwide. By looking at historical context students will gain a stronger grasp on issues such as access, retention, inclusion, engagement and success and how a history of the
  • Part-Time

    Year One

    Summer
    Course Description Credits
    ED 517 Assessment in Special Education This course addresses the principles of both formal and informal assessment of children and adolescents with mild to moderate disabilities. It will provide experience with informal and formal assessment measures. Basic concepts of measurement will be covered so that students can evaluate test instruments and interpret test results knowledgeably. Current issues in the field of assessment will be discussed and ethical issues emphasized throughout the course. 3
    ED 700 Support Skills for Secondary and Post-Secondary Students Higher education administrators play a large role in supporting students on campus. This support is informed by the theories that guide counseling and helping professions. In this course, students will gain skills and techniques that allow them to holistically support students as they progress toward degree completion. This course will prepare individuals to provide challenge and support for students in multiple phases of their enrollment at the institution. 3
    Fall
    Course Description Credits
    ED 703 Principles of Academic Coaching Academic Coaching is an emerging and evolving field that is at the forefront of retention efforts in higher education. This course will teach students how to apply the most recent ideas and concepts in the field of academic coaching to their work as higher education administrators. Upon completion of this course students will be able to holistically support students toward academic persistence degree completion, and career success. (shadowing requirement) 3
    ED 515 Contemporary Issues in Special Education This course addresses the historical, philosophical, and ethical perspectives of education services for students with special needs. Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to special education will be studied. Legal and educational terminology and definitions for students with mild to moderate disabilities will be discussed. Knowledge of services provided by other agencies, such as augmentative and alternative communicative, assistive technology, development of an individualized educational plan (IEP), and relevant current literature are covered in this course. 3
    Spring
    Course Description Credits
    ED 706 Psychology of Learning Learning is at the cornerstone of educational institutions. Despite being engaged in learning from an early age most students don't fully understand how they learn most effectively. In this course, students will focus on the relationship among educational pedagogies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment as related to new research on how to teach different cultures/populations based on the changing demographics in today’s society. 3
    ED 707 The Neurology of Learning and The Student Brain Student learning is central to institutions of learning; it can happen both inside and outside the classroom but it is always the main goal of schools and educators. In this course, students will look at the neurological underpinnings of learning as a science; the neuro-science of learning to gain an understanding of how the brain works with learning. As a result the content covered in this course will allow students to go out into their professions and use theory based in science for how they develop and teach their students. (field placement) 3

    Year Two

    Summer
    Course Description Credits
    ED 704 Building Academic Learning Communities Learning Communities are one way that institutions are able to increase student learning and create self-sufficient learners. In this course students will learn the history of learning communities and the theory that guides the professionals that create and facilitate them. Students will be exposed to ideas of design thinking and learn innovative strategies to incorporate design thinking into their work with colleagues and students. Students will engage in a hands-on experience as they craft their own learning community by the conclusion of the course. 3
    ED 519C Curriculum Adaptations/Differentiated Instruction for Students with Special Needs (shadowing requirement) 3
    Fall
    Course Description Credits
    ED 701 Higher Education Law Law plays a large role in educational institutions both in how policies are created and how administrators go about their jobs. Through this course students will develop a greater understanding of how laws are passed. This course will help students to understand the impact that federal acts and laws impact the work that they do and will become more informed practitioners that are in compliance with federal regulation. 3
    709 Developing Values, Gratitude and Resiliency within Students Every day every one of us meets life situations which require us to think, form opinions, make decision and take actions. Students face challenges and make decisions daily. Valuing is a process. This course explores the relationship of values, gratitude, and resiliency from a brain-based perspective that is translated into the learning process. Trauma has a profound effect on teaching and learning. This course offers strategies to create trauma-sensitive learning environments for students in all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. 3