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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science - Curriculum & Instruction


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.

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) 895-1540 for assistance.

The Graduate College will send official notification regarding the status of applications through the Grad Rebel Gateway. 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.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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 

EDW 745 - Theories of Adult Learning 

Core 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 

Additional 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 

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

EDW 772 - Seminar in Workforce Education 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.

Subplan 2 Requirements: English Language Arts Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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

Classes must be 600-level, advisor approved 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 

 

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIL 699 - Literacy Research Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Elementary Mathematics Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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 

Elective Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved elective courses.

Culminating Experience – Credits: 6

CIG 689 - Curriculum and Instruction Seminar 

CIG 697 - Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. Complete the culminating experience.

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 complete the culminating experience.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Secondary Mathematics Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

Mathematics Education Courses – Credits: 12

CIS 622 - Instructional Middle School Mathematics Education 

CIS 624 - Instruction Secondary Mathematics Education 

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: 6

Complete two of the following 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: 

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 689 - Curriculum and Instruction Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 5 Requirements: Elementary Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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 

Science Courses – Credits: 6

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

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of electives.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 6 Requirements: Secondary Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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 

Science Courses – Credits: 6

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

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of an advisor approved elective.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 639 - Science Education Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 7 Requirements: Elementary Social Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

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 609 - Internet for Learning 

CIT 608 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning 

Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Complete four 600-level social science courses from History, Sociology or Political Science.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 649 - Social Studies Education Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 8 Requirements: Secondary Social Studies Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

EPY 702 - Research Methods 

Methods Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies 

EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction 

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 

Core Courses – Credits: 9

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 credit hours of 600 or 700-level social science courses from History, Sociology or Political Science.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3

CIG 649 - Social Studies Education Seminar 

Thesis – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 9 Requirements: Multicultural Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements 

Research Courses – Credits: 6

Required:

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

Complete one of the following courses:

CIG 690 - Teachers as Action Researchers  

EOH 715 - Qualitative & Field Methods for Public Health  

SOC 608 - Qualitative Research  

SOC 705 - Qualitative Methods  

EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies  

JMS 711 - Qualitative Research Methods  

NURS 781 - Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing  

Or another course in consultation with your advisor.

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  

Or another course in consultation with your advisor.

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  

Or another course in consultation with your advisor.

Multicultural Education Courses – Credits: 9

Required:

CIG 660 - Multicultural Education  

Complete two 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  

CIG 771 - Comparative Studies in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum  

CIG 772 - Introduction to Cultural Studies in Education  

CIG 773 - Critical Literacies/Critical Pedagogies  

CIG 774 - Social Justice Education  

Or another course in consultation with your advisor.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Courses – Credits: 6

Required:

TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development  

Complete one of the following courses:

TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs  

TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum  

TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs  

TESL 755 - Language Acquisition and Development   

Or another course in consultation with your advisor.

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6

Possible areas: Interdisciplinary Studies, History, Women’s Studies, Literacy, Sociology, etc.

Courses should be selected in consultation with your advisor

Culminating Experience – Credits: 6

CIG 699 - Curriculum and Instruction Thesis  

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. In consultation with her/his advisor, the student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members and a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative. Additional committee members may be added at the student’s and advisor’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  4. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the T&L Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form,” must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 359B) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

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 her/his degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend her/his thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and open to the public.
  3. The student must submit her/his approved, properly formatted hard-copy thesis to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.