Master's Degree in Educational Studies

This program is designed for those interested in studying education from more integrated and broader perspectives. Candidates will complete coursework in the following areas: Literacy, Special Education, Educational Foundations and Research, Technology, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Program Highlights

  • 31 Credit Hours online (including a Capstone Experience)
  • Flexible start dates: Spring, Summer, or Fall semester
  • Flexible pace (1-2 courses per semester)

Program Curriculum

The Educational Studies program is a 31-credit hour program designed to enhance skills in the areas of educational foundations and research, literacy, technology, special education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Core Courses: The following seven semester hours are required:

____ ED 572: Issues in Education (3)

____ ED 565: Introduction to Educational Research (3)

____ ED 698: Action Research Capstone (1)*

                           *Prerequisite:  successful completion of 24 credit hours and ED 565.

Literacy Courses: The following six semester hours are required:

____ RD 510: Classroom Reading Instruction (3)

____ RD 522: Instruction for Readers at Risk (3)

Technology Courses: Six hours of the following are required:

____ ED 580: Integrating Technology in Curriculum (3)

____ ED 584: Multimedia in the Classroom (3)

____ ED 586: Integrating the Internet into Instruction (3)

Special Education Courses: The following six semester hours are required:

____ SE 510: Learning and Behavior Problems (3)

____ SE 580: Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities (3)

English for Speakers of Other Languages Courses: The following six semester hours are required:

____ ED 551: Methods and Cross Cultural Communication (3)

____ ED 561: ESOL Teaching and Learning (3)


The courses listed above are recommended, however, other courses may be substituted with the permission of the student's advisor. A student's advisor will be assigned based on the subject area the student wishes to pursue for the action research/capstone experience.

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