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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Teaching and Learning


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Chair


Boone, Randall A.

(1991), Professor; B.S., M.S., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Oregon


Graduate Coordinators


Bean, Thomas W.

(1995), Professor; B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.S., Southern Oregon State College; Ph.D., Arizona State University.


Schrader, Peter (2003),

Assistant Professor; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut.


Strudler, Neal

(1989), Professor; B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., George Peabody College for Teachers; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

 

Graduate Faculty


Bailey, Janelle

(2006),Assistant Professor; B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.Ed., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Clark, Christine

(2007), Professor; B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Deniz, Hasan

(2007), Assistant Professor; B.S., Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University.


Garcia, Jesus

(2004), Professor; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California.

Giorgis, Cynthia

(1995), Associate Professor; B.S., Chadron State College; MLS, Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Grove, Karen

(2006), Associate Faculty in Residence; B.A.E., Wayne State College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas.


Grubaugh, Steven J.

(1991), Professor; B.A., California State University, Sonoma; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Gordon, Howard R.

(2008), Professor; Diploma, School of Agriculture, Jamaica, West Indies; B.S. and M.S., Tuskegee University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Hartley, Kendall

(1999), Associate Professor; B.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., University of Iowa.

Levitt, Gregory A.

(2001), Professor; B.A., Capitol University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Lin, Emily Shu-Ying

(2002), Assistant Professor; B.Ed, M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of Toronto.

McCarthy, Jane

(1991), Professor; B.A., Douglass College-Rutgers; M.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee; Ed.D., University of Houston.

McKinney, Marilyn M.

(1988), Professor; B.A., Mary Washington College; M.S., Ed.D., Northwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

McClain, Clifford R.

(1988), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

Olson, Travis A.

(2009), Assistant Professor; B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri.

Quinn, Linda

(1999), Professor and Associate Dean; B.S., Portland State University; Ed.D., University of Houston.

Shih, Jeffrey

(1999),Associate Professor; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Spalding, Mary Elizabeth

(2004), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., University of West Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana State University.

Stohlmann, Micah

(2012), Assistant Professor; B.A., Concordia University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Wang, Jian

(1998), Associate Professor; B.A., Nanchang Technical and Vocational Teacherメs College; M.A., Northeast Normal University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Zhang, Shaoan

(2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., M.A., Hebei Normal University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.
 

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers graduate degrees in education at the master, specialist, and doctoral levels. All C&I graduate programs are aimed at providing the professional experiences required by teachers, field supervisors, curriculum specialists, adult educators, and future professors of education who are dedicated to school improvement.

Master Degree Programs

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. The M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of study including a 1 credit culminating experience and a core of three semester hours in research, three semester hours in foundations, and three semester hours in curriculum and instruction. The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of study including 6 credits of thesis and a core of six semester hours in research and three semester hours in foundations.


The Department of Teaching and Learning offers the following concentrations for a M.Ed. or M.S. degree:

Concentrations:

Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Elementary Education
English Education
Library Science
Literacy Education
Mathematics Education
Multicultural Education
Reading Specialist
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Teacher Leadership
Secondary Education
Technology Integration
Technology Leadership

Graduate Licensure Program

The Graduate Licensure Program is a graduate program in the Department of Teaching & Learning leading to an elementary or secondary teaching license and a Master of Education (M.Ed.). The program is designed for individuals who hold a degree in a field other than education and aspire to become elementary or secondary classroom teachers.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses offered in the Department of Teaching and Learning are listed under five prefixes: CIE, CIS, CIG, CIL, and CIT. Students are advised to review all department courses and to read the course descriptions carefully. Students should contact their academic faculty advisor if additional clarification is needed. Graduate program information for master’s students is available on-line at http://tl.unlv.edu.


Doctoral Programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning: Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and Ph.D. in Teacher Education

The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance their studies in the theory and practice of education. The completion of this degree will enable individuals to become members of university and college faculties as well as leaders in school districts and community agencies.


The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance knowledge in the theory and practice of education as university researchers. The completion of this degree will enable individuals to become skilled researchers and mentors of university students, as well as leaders in school districts and community agencies.


Curricular emphasis areas within the Ed.D. and Ph.D. include:

  1. Teacher Education;
  2. Literacy Education;
  3. Cultural and International Studies in Education.
  4. Mathematics Education;
  5. Educational Technology;
  6. Science Education;

 

The Ph.D. in Teacher Education is designed for professional educators who have an interest in becoming practitioner-oriented scholars in teacher education and who are interested in teacher education as a content area for research.
 

Completing this degree will enable individuals to answer the national call for teacher educators and researchers in this field. The program is one of only a few in the nation devoted to teacher education.

 

Courses in the C&I Department:

The following courses are intended for students accepted into degree programs for the M.Ed., M.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. This is only a listing of courses and is not a student’s degree plan. The degree plan must be formally filed after meeting with an assigned advisor. Advanced 700-classes are limited only to students in the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs. Advanced graduate students ( Ed.D. and Ph.D. students) occasionally may take master’s level classes with the approval of their advisors.

  • Specified 500-level courses may be used in a graduate degree only with the approval of an advisor; these courses primarily are reserved for graduate licensure students.

*C&I Course Numbering Format

   

CIE - Elementary (K-8)

 
   
Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIG - General (K-12)

Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Art 650 - 659
Multicultural 660 - 669
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIL - Literacy (K-12)

Literacy/Reading/Language Arts 600 - 639
English 640 - 649
English Language Acquisition  

TESL

650 - 659

Bilingual

660 - 669
Library Science 670 - 679
Literature 680 - 689
Advanced Literacy 690 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIS - Secondary (7-12)

Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIT - Technology (K-12)

Introductory 600 - 619
Intermediate 620 - 649
Advanced 650 - 669
Doctoral 700 - 799

 

Programs

 

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