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M.Ed. Curriculum

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M.Ed. Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Courses 21
Research Courses 5
Electives/Concentration Courses 8
Total 34
Core Courses — 21 credits
Course No. Course Title Hours
*ECS-7000 Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Design 2
EDU-6000 Learning Theory 2
EDU-6050 Applied Learning Theory 2
*EDU-6100 History and Philosophy of Education 2
*EDU-6150 Diversity and Social Issues in Education 2
EDU-6200 Models of Teaching 2
*EDU-6250 Statistical Reasoning in Education 3
EDU-6300 Program and Outcomes Assessment 2
EDU-6400 Intervention Strategies and Techniques 2
*EDU-6700 Technology in Education 2

* Indicates that these courses should be taken from Cedarville University and cannot normally be transferred into the M.Ed. program

Research Courses — 5 credits
Course No. Course Title Hours
EDU-7200 Research Design 2
Choose one from the following:
ECS-7900 Applied Research Project in Curriculum, Instructional, and Personnel Development 3
ECS-7950 Research Thesis in Curriculum, Instructional, and Personnel Development 3
ECS-7925 Reflective Practice 3
EDA-7900 Applied Research Project in Educational Administration 3
EDA-7950 Research Thesis in Educational Administration 3
EDU-7900 Applied Research Project in Education 3
EDU-7950 Research Thesis in Education 3
EDU-7925 Reflective Practice 3

Capstone Options

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Electives Selected from Concentrations — 8 credits
Course No. Course Title Hours
Students may choose from the following concentrations. Six approved hours must be taken for a concentration to be denoted on the transcript.
Concentration in Curriculum 6
ECS-6550 Special Topics in Curriculum: Abstinence 1–2
ECS-7000 Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Design 2
ECS-7100 Curriculum Theory: Implementation and Evaluation 2
Concentration in Educational Administration 6
EDA-6550 Special Topics in Administration 1–4
EDA-6600 The Principalship: Early Childhood to Young Adolescence OR 2
EDA-6700 The Principalship: Adolescence to Young Adult 2
EDA-6900 Assessing Classroom Performance 3
EDA-7100 School Finance 3
EDA-7150 School Law 3
EDA-7200 Pupil Services Programs 3
Concentration in Instruction 6
EDA-7200 Pupil Services Programs 3
EDA-7600 Building Collaborative Schools 3
EDR-6000 Linguistics and Language Development for Teachers 3
EDR-6200 Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading 3
EDR-6300 Adolescent Reading: Theory and Practice 3
EDU-6550 Special Topics in Instruction: Current Issues 1–2


Depending on your prior academic credit, you may be required to enroll in select prerequisite courses. Please contact us or request program information so we can evaluate your academic transcripts.

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