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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Foundations and Curriculum Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
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Faculty and Staff

Ian Loverro, PhD

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Kelly Benson, EdD

Director of Field Experience
Gary Ballou, PhD

Catherine Bertelson, PhD, educational technology
Barry Donahue, EdD, philosophy, research design
Kim M. Jones, PhD, curriculum and instruction

Associate Professors
Gary Ballou, PhD, field supervision
Kelly Benson, EdD, leadership, law
Ian Loverro, PhD, educational technology and communication
Naomi Petersen, EdD, philosophy, assessment, STEM, informal settings
Lee Plourde, PhD curriculum and instruction, supervision, administration

Assistant Professors
Jan Byers-Kirsch, EdD, curriculum and instruction, literacy and supervision
Susana Y. Flores, PhD, multicultural education
James Hollar, PhD, multicultural education
Eric Hougan, MA, curriculum and instruction
Molly Ross, EdD, field supervisor

Frank Foster, MEd, field supervisor
Judy Longstreth, MEd, field supervisor
Jerry St. George, MEd, field supervisor

Jan Case, program support supervisor
Debbie Strand, secretary senior

Department Information
The Master Teacher, MEd degree program is designed primarily for elementary and secondary school teachers and school service personnel. Since the program may also prepare the student for community college teaching and for advanced study, the student should seek advice from program advisors.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the university regulations concerning admission to graduate degree programs, students desiring admission to the Master Teacher, MEd Program must meet departmental requirements. Members of the department will review the student’s application materials and, if deemed necessary, may meet with the student before a recommendation for admission can be made.

Elective Educational
Foundations Courses

The candidate must choose at least six credits from the following: EDF 501, Educational Foundations; EDF 502, History of Education; EDF 503, Philosophy of Education; EDF 504, Advanced Educational Statistics; EDF 505, Educational Measurement for Teachers; EDF 506, Education Futurism; EDF 508, Comparative Education; EDF 567, Educational Change; PSY 552, Advanced Human Growth and Development; PSY 559, Advanced Educational Psychology. (Only one of PSY 552 or PSY 559 may be included to meet the foundations requirement). Related courses may be substituted with permission of the student’s graduate advisor or committee chair, the chair of the department, and the dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses
Students should select one or more areas of emphasis in consultation with their graduate advisor or committee chair. Areas of emphasis must be approved by the department chair on the Course of Study form available from the Office of Graduate Studies. Students should obtain Course of Study approval early in their programs to assure that all courses taken will accepted. 


    Master of Education


      Education: Curriculum and SupervisionEducation: Foundations

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