Feb 25, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.Ed.)


Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
Department of Educational Specialties

Dr. Thomas Buttery
Chair, Department of Educational Specialties
Professor
Location: Claxton Building, Room 304A
Phone: 931-221-7518
Email: butteryt@apsu.edu

Dr. Gary Stewart
Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Phone:  (931) 221-6782
Location: Claxton Building, Room 323
Email: stewartg@apsu.edu

 

The Master of Arts in Education (30-35 semester hours) provides opportunities for students with teacher licensure to enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen academic discipline and to begin pursuit of credentials that will enable them to have upward mobility in the education profession. The Special Education concentration and Instructional Technology specialization may be pursued without licensure, but will not lead to initial licensure.

Special Education Concentration


This program provides advanced study in Special Education. It prepares professionals in education to more adequately serve students with disabilities in schools, community agencies, and mental health facilities. Students wishing to earn their initial certification in special education may not enroll in this advanced program.

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores (for candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE may be waived)
  • Teacher Licensure is required
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Instructional Technology Specialization


This specialization is for persons wishing to provide leadership in instructional technology, for teachers who want to advance their teaching skills through the use of technology, or for those interested in preparing for work in a training environment. Completion of this degree does not require teacher licensure. The program addresses the selection, application, and evaluation of technology with classroom work and hands-on in the field projects. Graduates of the program work as building level technology leaders, trainers, and, as teachers with improved technology skills.

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores
  • Teacher Licensure is required
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Advanced Studies Concentration


This program provides an opportunity for advanced studies and continuing professional development in one of the areas listed below. The program is designed for those holding a teaching license. Persons without initial teaching licensure should contact the graduate coordinator.

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Candidates with a 2.75 -2.99 GPA must provide an official GRE (minimum 142 verbal, 139 quantitative) or MAT (385) score; this requirement is waived for candidates with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Specialty Areas:


Select two courses (6 hours) from one specialty area in consultation with graduate committee.

Early Childhood
English/Communication
Health and Physical Education
Language Arts/Reading
Music
Spanish
Social Studies
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Total: 30 Hours


Curriculum and Instruction with Mathematics Concentration


This is an advanced degree appropriate for teachers who are licensed in of high school mathematics, middle school education, or elementary education.

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores (for candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE may be waived)
  • Teacher Licensure is required
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Research Requirements


Research Plan I:

1.  Completion of Educ 5000 - Educational Research

2.  Completion of capstone project or portfolio