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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction


Plan Description


The Department holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

The program offers a wide variety of sub-plans to accommodate educators of all levels and content areas. The Graduate Licensure Program (GLP) subplans are designed to assist the student in earning a Master’s degree while also completing some of the requirements necessary to become licensed teacher. Subplans are also available for students who have been admitted into the Teach For America (TFA) program. Students can also earn a Master’s degree in some content areas through a partnership with the Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP).

Elementary

  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education Endorsement
  • Elementary Education GLP
  • Elementary Education TFA
  • Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8)
  • Elementary Science Education (K-8)
  • Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8)

Secondary

  • Middle School Mathematics Education RPDP (6-8)
  • Middle School Science Education RPDP (6-8)
  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Education GLP
  • Secondary English Language Arts Education (7-12)
  • Secondary English Language Arts Education TFA
  • Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12)
  • Secondary Mathematics Education RPDP (7-12)
  • Secondary Mathematics Education TFA
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Secondary Science Education RPDP (7-12)
  • Secondary Science Education TFA
  • Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12)
  • Secondary Social Studies Education TFA

Specialty

  • Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature (K-12) **ON HOLD**
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Technology RPDP
  • Literacy Education (K-12)
  • Multicultural Education (PK12, Higher Ed, or Community-Based Ed Focus)
  • Reading Specialist (K-12) **ON HOLD**
  • Leadership for Teachers and Professionals

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes please visit the Degree Directory.

Learning outcomes for specific subplan tracks can be found below:

Plan Admission Requirements


 

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate College, applicants must also meet the requirements established by the Department of Teaching and Learning. They are:

  1. An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required for admission. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 but greater or equal to 2.75 may be admitted to the graduate program upon review of the Admissions Committee.
  2. A completed on-line application for admission submitted to the Graduate College.
  3. The online application must include a one- to two-page statement of professional goals. The names with contact information of two professional references and intended emphasis area should be included in the statement.
  4. Two sets of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. One set of transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate College; the other set must be sent directly to the T&L main office.
  5. For Graduate Licensure Program (GLP), must submit Praxis Core passing scores and the supplemental application directly to the T&L Department (see tl.unlv.edu/glp for details).

Applications are processed when all credentials required by both the Graduate College and T&L have been received. Once received, materials are forwarded to the Graduate Coordinator and the T&L Master’s Admission Committee to evaluate the applicant’s credentials and recommend acceptance or denial into the program. Those who wish to begin studies but who missed the application deadline may enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student. However, since there is no guarantee that courses taken as a non-degree student will count toward a degree, and since a maximum of 15 hours taken prior to admission to the program may be used to meet degree requirements, candidates are urged to seek advisement prior to registering for any course(s). Please see http://tl.unlv.edu/admissions for more information. Students may also email tlgrad@unlv.edu or call (702) 895-1986 for assistance.

The Graduate College will send official notification regarding the status of applications through the Apply Yourself (AY) portal. In addition, an email will be sent from the department of Teaching and Learning identifying an academic advisor. Students are responsible for contacting their advisors upon admission to the program. Students are required to complete their program of study using Advise, T&L’s online system for submitting a program of study. Advise can be accessed at: http://advise.unlvcoe.net/.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


See Subplan Requirements below.

Subplan 1: Elementary Education Track
Subplan 2: Elementary Education Endorsement Track
Subplan 3: Elementary Education Alternative Route to Licensure/Graduate Licensure Program Track
Subplan 4: Elementary Education TFA Track
Subplan 5: Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8) Track
Subplan 6: Elementary Science Education (K-8) Track
Subplan 7: Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8) Track
Subplan 8: Middle School Mathematics Education RPDP Track
Subplan 9: Middle School Science Education RPDP Track
Subplan 10: Secondary Education Track
Subplan 11: Secondary English Education ARL Track
Subplan 12: Secondary Math Education ARL Track
Subplan 13: Secondary Science Education ARL Track
Subplan 14: Secondary Social Studies Education ARL Track

Subplan 15: Secondary English Language Arts Education (7-12) Track
Subplan 16: Secondary English Language Arts Education TFA Track
Subplan 17: Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12) Track
Subplan 18: Secondary Mathematics Education RPDP (7-12) Track
Subplan 19: Secondary Mathematics Education TFA Track
Subplan 20: Secondary Science Education Track
Subplan 21: Secondary Science Education RPDP Track
Subplan 22: Secondary Science Education TFA Track
Subplan 23: Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12) Track
Subplan 24: Secondary Social Studies Education TFA Track
Subplan 25: Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track
Subplan 26: Children’s and Young Adult Literature (K-12) Track
Subplan 27: Educational Technology Track
Subplan 28: Educational Technology RPDP Track
Subplan 29: Literacy Education (K-12) Track
Subplan 30: Literacy Education (K-12) Track - Regional Professional Development Program

Subplan 31: Multicultural Education (PK12, Higher Ed, or Community-Based Ed Focus) Track
Subplan 32: Reading Specialist Track
Subplan 33: Leadership for Teachers and Professionals Track

Subplan 1 Requirements: Elementary Education Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development 

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition 

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

Pedagogy Course – Credits: 3

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management 

Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

Curricular Courses – Credits: 18

Complete 9 credits from each of two curricular areas below:

 

Mathematics Education

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 623 - Instruction Primary Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIE 625 - Instruction Intermediate Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education 

Complete two of the following courses (excluding the course taken above):

CIE 620 - Topics Elementary School Mathematics 

CIE 623 - Instruction Primary Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIE 625 - Instruction Intermediate Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIE 627 - Technology Applications K-8 Mathematics Education 

CIE 629 - Curriculum Development in Elementary School Mathematics 

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics 

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education 

 

Science Education

Complete the following course:

CIE 635 - Instruction Elementary Science Education 

Complete two of the following courses:

CIE 630 - Topics Elementary School Science 

CIE 637 - Technology Applications K-8 Science Education 

CIE 639 - Curriculum Development Elementary Science Education 

 

Social Studies Education

CIE 640 - Topics Elementary School Social Studies 

CIE 645 - Instruction Elementary Social Studies Education 

CIE 649 - Curriculum Development Elementary Social Studies Education 

 

Literacy Education

Complete three of the following courses:

CIL 601 - Foundations of Literacy Learning 

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children 

CIL 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction 

CIL 610 - Content Area Literacy 

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing 

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy 

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults 

 

Multicultural Education

Complete three of the following courses:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

CIG 662 - Theory and Research Multicultural Education 

CIG 661 - Topics Multicultural Education 

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society 

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature 

 

Educational Technology

Complete three of the following courses:

CIT 601 - Technology Applications Elementary Curriculum 

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning 

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning 

CIT 611 - Digital Publishing for Educators 

CIT 649 - Instructional Methods Computer Applications 

 

Teaching English as a Second Language

Complete three of the following courses:

TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory 

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development 

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs 

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum 

TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs 

 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits advisor-approved elective courses.

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Subplan Notes

  1. CIE 685 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and required before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. CIG 660 cannot satisfy requirements in more than one category.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Elementary Education Endorsement Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education **

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development **

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition **

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete the following course within last 30-36 semester hours of coursework; preferably the semester before CIG 697.

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

Pedagogy Course – Credits: 3

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management **

Additional Pedagogy Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

Literacy Courses – Credits: 6

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy *

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults *

Additional Literacy Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children *

CIL 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction *

Methods Courses – Credits: 6

CIE 635 - Instruction Elementary Science Education *

CIE 645 - Instruction Elementary Social Studies Education *

Additional Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 623 - Instruction Primary Elementary Mathematics Education *

CIE 625 - Instruction Intermediate Elementary Mathematics Education *

Professional Education Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses, or another advisor-approved course given the Professional Education licensure requirements are satisfied.

CIT 601 - Technology Applications Elementary Curriculum **

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues **

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs **

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

(Prerequisite: CIE 685 the semester prior to enrollment)

Subplan Notes

  1. Student must hold a secondary or special (art, music, health, physical education, special education, etc.) license, plus three years of successful teaching experience in the initial licensed area to obtain a regular Elementary Education endorsement added to a license. If the license is 7-12 secondary or the specialty teaching experience is in a K-8 setting, then student teaching may be waived given Nevada Department of Education approval.
  2. *Methods courses (9 semester hours of literacy and 9 semester hours of mathematics, science and social studies) required for the regular Elementary Education license. Depending on student’s academic background, 500-level courses may be substituted for 600-level methods courses given instructor, advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator approval.
  3. **Meets the six semester hours of Professional Education coursework required for the regular Elementary Education license. Although selected courses are required for the master’s degree program, previous courses taken in two of the following areas are acceptable for the Nevada Department of Education regular Elementary Education license.
    1. Classroom management;
    2. English as a second language;
    3. Technology;
    4. Evaluation of pupils;
    5. Child development;
    6. Special education; or
    7. Social and cultural issues.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Elementary Education Alternative Route to Licensure/Graduate Licensure Program Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 15

CIE 601 - Elementary Teacher Development Seminar  

CIT 601 - Technology Applications Elementary Curriculum  

EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment  

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Elementary Methods Courses – Credits: 12

Complete four of the following courses:

CIE 533 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics  

CIE 543 - Teaching Elementary School Science  

CIE 553 - Teaching Elementary School Social Studies  

CIE 508 - Classroom Management Elementary Education  

CIL 501 - Children’s Literature Elementary School Curriculum  

CIL 542 - Literacy Instruction I  

CIL 543 - Literacy Instruction II: Clinic-based  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. These courses are only for the M.Ed portion of the Graduate Licensure program. Additional requirements exist that do not count towards the master’s degree. Students should reference the Graduate Licensure page for complete details and information about the required sequence in which these courses must be taken.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Elementary Education TFA Track


Total Credits Required: 37

 Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 33

Complete these courses:

CIE 533 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics  

CIE 543 - Teaching Elementary School Science  

CIE 553 - Teaching Elementary School Social Studies   

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  (formerly CIG 750)

CIL 542 - Literacy Instruction I  

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Research Course– Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 5 Requirements: Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development 

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition 

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management 

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

Methods Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

CIE 623 - Instruction Primary Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIE 625 - Instruction Intermediate Elementary Mathematics Education 

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education 

Core Courses – Credits: 9

CIE 620 - Topics Elementary School Mathematics 

CIE 627 - Technology Applications K-8 Mathematics Education 

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics 

Education Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 629 - Curriculum Development in Elementary School Mathematics 

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics 

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor approved cognate coursework.

Possible cognates include, but are not limited to, educational technology and teaching English as a second language.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 689 - Curriculum and Instruction Seminar 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Subplan Notes

CIG 689 must be taken prior to enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 6 Requirements: Elementary Science Education (K-8) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development 

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition 

Curriculum and Instruction Course –Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management 

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

Core Courses – Credits: 12

CIE 630 - Topics Elementary School Science 

CIE 635 - Instruction Elementary Science Education 

CIE 637 - Technology Applications K-8 Science Education 

CIE 639 - Curriculum Development Elementary Science Education 

Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of 600 or 700-level advisor-approved Science courses from the College of Sciences or SCI 630 courses via RPDP.

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of cognate coursework. Possible cognates include, but are not limited to, educational technology and teaching English as a second language.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Subplan Notes

CIG 639 must be completed prior to enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 7 Requirements: Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development 

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition 

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management 

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

Core Courses – Credits: 9

CIE 640 - Topics Elementary School Social Studies 

CIE 645 - Instruction Elementary Social Studies Education 

CIE 649 - Curriculum Development Elementary Social Studies Education 

Integration Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning 

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning 

Elective Courses – Credits: 12

Complete three 600-level advisor-approved social science courses from Liberal Arts.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 689 - Curriculum and Instruction Seminar 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Subplan Notes

CIG 689 must be completed prior to enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 8 Requirements: Middle School Mathematics Education RPDP Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers 

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education 

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education 

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development 

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development 

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition 

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction 

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management 

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum 

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction 

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum 

Content Courses – Credits: 15

Complete 15 credits of SCI 620 courses via RPDP from UNLV’s College of Sciences.

Core Courses – Credits: 9

CIE 627 - Technology Applications K-8 Mathematics Education 

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics 

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 629 - Curriculum Development in Elementary School Mathematics 

CIG 629 - Mathematics Education Seminar 

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics 

CIS 620 - Topics Secondary School Mathematics 

CIS 629 - Curriculum Development Secondary Mathematics Education 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 620 is limited to 3 total credit hours.
  2. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 9 Requirements: Middle School Science Education RPDP Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Content Courses – Credits: 15

Complete 15 credits of SCI 630 courses via RPDP with credit through UNLV’s College of Sciences.

Core Courses – Credits: 6

CIE 637 - Technology Applications K-8 Science Education  

CIS 632 - Instruction Middle School Science Education  

Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar  

CIS 630 - Topics Secondary School Science  

CIS 639 - Curriculum Development Secondary Science Education  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. Admission to UNLV’s Graduate College is required PRIOR to the completion of 15 credit hours. Students who have already begun the RPDP Certificate Program are encouraged to apply to UNLV as soon as possible.
  2. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 10 Requirements: Secondary Education Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 6

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three courses from one of the subject areas below. One of the courses must be a methods** course.

 

English Education

Complete the following course:

CIL 642 - Instruction English Education **

Complete two of the following courses, or any 600- or 700-level course(s) in English:

CIL 610 - Content Area Literacy  

CIL 643 - Curriculum Development English Education  

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

 

Mathematics Education

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education **

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education **

Complete two of the following courses (excluding the course taken above), or any 600-or 700-level course(s) in Mathematics:

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics  

CIS 620 - Topics Secondary School Mathematics  

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education  

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education  

CIS 628 - Technology Application in Secondary Mathematics Education  

 

Science Education

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 632 - Instruction Middle School Science Education **

CIS 634 - Instruction Secondary Science Education **

Complete two of the following courses (excluding the course taken above), or any 600-or 700-level course(s) in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, and/or Physics:

CIS 630 - Topics Secondary School Science  

CIS 632 - Instruction Middle School Science Education  

CIS 634 - Instruction Secondary Science Education  

CIS 639 - Curriculum Development Secondary Science Education  

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

 

Social Studies

Complete the following course:

CIS 644 - Instruction Secondary Social Studies Education **

Complete the following courses, or any 600-or 700-level course(s) in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology:

CIS 640 - Topics Secondary Social Studies Education  

CIS 649 - Curriculum Development Secondary Social Studies Education  

 

Cognate Courses – Credits: 9

Complete 3 advisor-approved courses from one of the cognate areas below. Other cognate areas may be selected with advisor approval.

 

Multicultural Education

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

CIG 661 - Topics Multicultural Education  

CIG 662 - Theory and Research Multicultural Education  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

 

Teaching English as a Second Language

TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs  

 

Educational Technology

CIT 602 - Technology Applications Secondary Curriculum  

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning  

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning  

CIT 611 - Digital Publishing for Educators  

CIT 649 - Instructional Methods Computer Applications  


Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of an advisor-approved elective course.

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. CIG 660 cannot satisfy requirements in more than one category.
  3. Each topic course (CIS 620, CIS 630, CIS 640, and CIG 661) is limited to 3 total credit hours.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 11 Requirements: Secondary English Education ARL Program


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 18

CIS 602 - Secondary School Practicum  

CIS 603 - Secondary Process and Instruction  

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Methods and Assessment – Credits: 6

CIS 533 - Teaching Secondary English   

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

Optional Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

CIT 602 - Technology Applications Secondary Curriculum  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. Note: These courses are only for the M.Ed portion of the Graduate Licensure program. Additional requirements exist that do not count towards the masters degree. Students should reference the Graduate Licensure page (tl.unlv.edu/glp) for complete details and information about the required sequence in which these courses must be taken.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 12 Requirements: Secondary Math Education ARL Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 18

CIS 602 - Secondary School Practicum  

CIS 603 - Secondary Process and Instruction  

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Methods and Assessment – Credits: 6

CIS 553S - Teaching Secondary Mathematics  

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics  

Optional Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the courses listed:

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics  

CIT 602 - Technology Applications Secondary Curriculum  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. Note: These courses are only for the M.Ed portion of the Graduate Licensure program. Additional requirements exist that do not count towards the masters degree. Students should reference the Graduate Licensure page (tl.unlv.edu/glp) for complete details and information about the required sequence in which these courses must be taken.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 13 Requirements: Secondary Science Education ARL Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 18

CIS 602 - Secondary School Practicum  

CIS 603 - Secondary Process and Instruction  

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Methods and Assessment – Credits: 6

CIS 563 - Teaching Secondary Science  

EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment  

Optional Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

CIT 602 - Technology Applications Secondary Curriculum  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. Note: These courses are only for the M.Ed portion of the Graduate Licensure program. Additional requirements exist that do not count towards the masters degree. Students should reference the Graduate Licensure page (tl.unlv.edu/glp) for complete details and information about the required sequence in which these courses must be taken.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 14 Requirements: Secondary Social Studies Education ARL Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Pedagogy Courses – Credits: 18

CIS 602 - Secondary School Practicum  

CIS 603 - Secondary Process and Instruction  

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

Methods and Assessment – Credits: 6

CIS 573 - Teaching Secondary Social Studies  

EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment  

Optional Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 649 - Curriculum Development Secondary Social Studies Education  

CIT 602 - Technology Applications Secondary Curriculum  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.
  2. Note: These courses are only for the M.Ed portion of the Graduate Licensure program. Additional requirements exist that do not count towards the masters degree. Students should reference the Graduate Licensure page (tl.unlv.edu/glp) for complete details and information about the required sequence in which these courses must be taken.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 15 Requirements: Secondary English Language Arts Education (7-12) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Core Courses – Credits: 12

CIL 610 - Content Area Literacy  

CIL 642 - Instruction English Education  

CIL 643 - Curriculum Development English Education  

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

Literacy Topics Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two courses from one of the following areas of emphasis:

 

English

Advisor-approved 600-level courses in the Department of English.

 

Literacy

CIL 601 - Foundations of Literacy Learning  

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

Other CIL literacy courses selected with advisor approval

 

TESL

TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs  

 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of an advisor-approved elective course.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 16 Requirements: Secondary English Language Arts Education TFA Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 33

Complete these courses:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education   

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CIL 642 - Instruction English Education   

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs   

Research Course– Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 17 Requirements: Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education  

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education  

Mathematics Education Courses – Credits: 6

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics  

CIS 628 - Technology Application in Secondary Mathematics Education  

Mathematics Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics  

CIS 686 - Curriculum Development Secondary Education  

Mathematics Content Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three of the following courses, or other 600-700 level MAT courses:

CIS 620 - Topics Secondary School Mathematics  

MAT 711 - Survey of Mathematical Problems I  

MAT 712 - Survey of Mathematical Problems II  

MAT 714 - History of Mathematics  

SCI 620 - Middle School Mathematics Content:  

SCI 640 - High School Mathematics Content:  

 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of an advisor-approved elective course.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 689 - Curriculum and Instruction Seminar  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIG 689 must be completed before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 18 Requirements: Secondary Mathematics Education RPDP (7-12) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements  

 Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Content Courses – Credits: 15

Complete 15 credits of SCI 640 courses via RPDP from UNLV’s College of Sciences.

Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education  

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education  

Education Courses – Credits: 6

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics  

CIS 628 - Technology Application in Secondary Mathematics Education  

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 629 - Mathematics Education Seminar  

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics  

CIS 620 - Topics Secondary School Mathematics  

CIS 629 - Curriculum Development Secondary Mathematics Education  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 620 is limited to 3 total credit hours.
  2. CIS 624 and CIS 628 require secondary mathematics content background.
  3. Students must successfully complete a culminating experience. CIG 697 involves the development of an e-portfolio. It is recommended that you keep copies of your work from all classes in your program in preparation for this course.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 19 Requirements: Secondary Mathematics Education TFA Track


Total Credits Required: 37

 Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 33

Complete these courses:

CIG 620 - Principles of Learning Mathematics  

CIG 621 - Diagnostic Assessment School Mathematics  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education   

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management  

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education   

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum   

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs   

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 20 Requirements: Secondary Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course –Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Core Courses – Credits: 12

CIS 630 - Topics Secondary School Science  

CIS 634 - Instruction Secondary Science Education  

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

CIS 639 - Curriculum Development Secondary Science Education  

Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of 600- or 700-level advisor-approved courses from the College of Sciences or SCI 650 courses via RPDP.

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved cognate coursework.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIG 639 must be completed prior to enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 21 Requirements: Secondary Science Education RPDP Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Content Courses – Credits: 15

Complete 15 credits of SCI 650 courses via RPDP through UNLV’s College of Sciences.

Core Courses – Credits: 6

CIS 634 - Instruction Secondary Science Education  

 

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar  

CIS 630 - Topics Secondary School Science  

CIS 639 - Curriculum Development Secondary Science Education  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

Admission to UNLV’s Graduate College is required PRIOR to the completion of 15 credit hours. Students who have already begun the RPDP Certificate Program are encouraged to apply to UNLV as soon as possible.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 22 Requirements: Secondary Science Education TFA Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 33

Complete these courses:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  (formerly CIG 750)

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management  

CIS 634 - Instruction Secondary Science Education  

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  (formerly CIS 705)

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education  

EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs   

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 23 Requirements: Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course –Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Core Courses – Credits: 12

CIS 640 - Topics Secondary Social Studies Education  

CIS 644 - Instruction Secondary Social Studies Education  

CIS 649 - Curriculum Development Secondary Social Studies Education  

Content Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning  

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning  

Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of 600-level social science courses from Liberal Arts.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 649 - Social Studies Education Seminar  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. CIS 640 is limited to 3 total credit hours.
  2. CIG 649 must be completed prior to CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 24 Requirements: Secondary Social Studies Education TFA Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 33

Complete these courses:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

CIS 640 - Topics Secondary Social Studies Education   

CIS 644 - Instruction Secondary Social Studies Education  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues  

ESP 730 - Parent Involvement in Special and General Education   

EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

CIS 604 - Secondary Classroom Management    

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIS 684 must be completed within final 30-36 hours of study and before enrollment in CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 25 Requirements: Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum & Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Concentration Courses – Credits: 15

EDW 755 - Professional Seminar in Workforce Education  

EDW 539 - Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education  

EDW 575 - Performance-Based Education  

EDW 733 - Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development  

EDW 768 - Grantsmanship in Education  

Core Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EDW 571 - Advising Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)  

EDW 745 - Theories of Adult Learning  

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approval cognate coursework within a particular area of study.

Applied Concepts Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EDW 530 - Tools for Success in Secondary Workforce Education  

EDW 748 - Internship in Workforce Education  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 26 Requirements: Children's and Young Adult Literature (K-12) Track **ON HOLD**


Total Credits Required: 37

This subplan is currently on hold and unavailable to new students.

Course Requirements 

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Literacy Learning Course – Credits: 3

CIL 601 - Foundations of Literacy Learning  

Literacy Topics Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

Elective Courses – Credits: 12

Complete four of the following courses, or other advisor-approved CIL 600-level courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children  

CIL 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

CIL 687 - Literature-Based Instruction  

CIL 688 - Historical Development of Literature  

CIL 747 - Literary Theories and Children’s Literature  

Cognate Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved cognate coursework within a particular area of study.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. A maximum of 6 semester hours of CIL 602 topics classes accepted toward a degree.
  2. CIL 699 must be taken the semester prior to CIG 697.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 27 Requirements: Education Technology Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Core Courses – Credits: 18

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning  

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning  

CIT 643 - Designing Digital Materials for Education  

CIT 648 - Issues and Methods in Online Learning  

CIT 667 - Technology and Educational Change  

CIT 673 - Digital Materials Studio  

Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of electives from the following list, or other advisor-approved content area methods courses:

CIT 600 - Topics in Educational Technology:  

CIT 611 - Digital Publishing for Educators  

CIT 647 - Creating Online Learning Environments  

CIT 649 - Instructional Methods Computer Applications  

CIT 651 - Instructional Methods Computer Science  

CIT 653 - Creating Digital Materials for Education  

CIT 676 - Management of Educational Technology Facilities and Resources  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 28 Requirements: Educational Technology RPDP Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Technology Integration Courses – Credits: 24

CIT 643 - Designing Digital Materials for Education  

CIT 667 - Technology and Educational Change  

CIT 673 - Digital Materials Studio  

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning  

CIT 609 - Internet for Learning  

CIT 611 - Digital Publishing for Educators  

CIT 622 - Microcomputer Technology for Educators  

CIT 647 - Creating Online Learning Environments  

Electives Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 637 - Technology Applications K-8 Science Education  

CIE 627 - Technology Applications K-8 Mathematics Education  

TESL 756 - Technology Assisted English Language Learning  

CIS 628 - Technology Application in Secondary Mathematics Education  

CIS 638 - Technology Applications in Secondary Science Education  

CIT 600 - Topics in Educational Technology:  

CIT 648 - Issues and Methods in Online Learning  

CIT 649 - Instructional Methods Computer Applications  

CIT 651 - Instructional Methods Computer Science  

CIT 653 - Creating Digital Materials for Education  

 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 29 Requirements: Literacy Education (K-12) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Required Literacy Courses – Credits: 6

Complete CIL 601 before taking CIL 699.

CIL 601 - Foundations of Literacy Learning  

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar  

Elective Courses – Credits: 21

Complete 21 credits from the following list of courses, or other advisor-approved CIL 600-level courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children  

CIL 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction  

CIL 610 - Content Area Literacy  

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

CIL 617 - Southern Nevada Writing Project: Invitational Institute  (6 semester hours)

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CIL 622 - Practicum Literacy Diagnosis and Instruction  

CIL 691 - Organization and Supervision Literacy Programs  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

CIL 687 - Literature-Based Instruction  

CIL 688 - Historical Development of Literature  

CIL 747 - Literary Theories and Children’s Literature  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. A maximum of 6 semester hours of CIL 600 topics classes accepted toward a degree.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 30 Requirements: Literacy Education (K-12) Track - Regional Professional Development Program


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods    

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management    

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction   

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Literacy Courses – Credits: 15

Complete each of the following courses:

CILR 601 - Foundations Literacy Learning  

CILR 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction  

CILR 610 - Content Area Literacy  

CILR 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CILR 622 - Practicum Literacy Diagnosis and Instruction  

Content Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses: Credits: 3

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

Electives – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from the following list of courses, or other advisor-approved CIL 600-level courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children  

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

CIL 617 - Southern Nevada Writing Project: Invitational Institute  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

CIL 687 - Literature-Based Instruction  

CIL 688 - Historical Development of Literature  

CIL 691 - Organization and Supervision Literacy Programs  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

CIL 747 - Literary Theories and Children’s Literature   

Culminating Courses – Credits: 4

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar  

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

  1. 15 credits of CILR coursework may be brought into this subplan only.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 31 Requirements: Multicultural Education (PK12, Higher Ed, or Community-Based Ed Focus) Track


Total Credits Required: 37

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Multicultural Core Course – Credits: 3

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Multicultural Education Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three of the following courses:

CIG 661 - Topics Multicultural Education  

CIG 662 - Theory and Research Multicultural Education  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

TESL Core Course – Credits: 3

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs  

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved cognate coursework.

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 32 Requirements: Reading Specialist Track **ON HOLD**


Total Credits Required: 37

This subplan is currently on hold and unavailable to new students.

Course Requirements 

Research Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research  

Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 603 - Urban Education  

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

EPY 707 - Adolescent Development  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition  

Curriculum and Instruction Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIE 681 - Elementary School Instruction  

CIE 683 - Elementary Classroom Management  

CIE 685 - Elementary Education Curriculum  

CIG 602 - Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction  

CIS 682 - Secondary School Instruction  

CIS 684 - Secondary Education Curriculum  

Learning Course – Credits: 3

CIL 601 - Foundations of Literacy Learning  

Additional Foundations Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 600 - Topics Literacy Education  

CIL 680 - Contemporary Literature Children and Young Adults  

Reading Specialist Courses – Credits: 12

CIL 610 - Content Area Literacy  

CIL 621 - Assessment in Literacy  

CIL 622 - Practicum Literacy Diagnosis and Instruction  

CIL 691 - Organization and Supervision Literacy Programs  

Literacy Programs Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

CIL 604 - Literacy Instruction for Young Children  

CIL 607 - Comprehensive Reading Instruction  

Reading Specialist Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses, or other advisor-approved CIL 600-level courses:

CIL 616 - Teaching Writing  

CIL 617 - Southern Nevada Writing Project: Invitational Institute  (6 semester hours)

TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory  

CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature  

CIL 687 - Literature-Based Instruction  

CIL 688 - Historical Development of Literature  

CIL 693 - Literacy for a Diverse Society  

CIL 747 - Literary Theories and Children’s Literature  

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar  

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience  

Subplan Notes

CIL 699 must be taken the semester prior to Culminating Experience.

Degree Requirements

See Plan Degree Requirements below.

Graduation Requirements

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Plan Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 37 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. All graduate students are held responsible for the requirements and academic policies established by the Graduate College and outlined in the front of this catalog.
  3. Students must successfully complete a culminating experience, CIG 697 under the direction of an advisor.
    1. Registration for the culminating experience, CIG 697, is restricted to students who have 6 credits or less remaining in their program of study.
    2. CIG 697 involves the development of an e-portfolio. It is recommended that you keep copies of your work from all classes in your program in preparation for this course.
  4. Per graduate college requirements, students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits in the term they will graduate.

Plan Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must successfully complete the culminating experience.