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Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language

Dual Degree

Tam Jones, Ph.D., M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program Director

Amie Sarker, Ph.D., M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

                     Administrator

Carolyn Spain, Ed.D. in Reading and English as a Second Language Program

                       Director

The dual master's program in Educational Leadership and Reading and English as a Second Language (ESL) is a 57-credit hour non-thesis program that prepares teacher candidates who wish to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge as well as effective skills and certification in reading, ESL, and campus leadership programs. Upon program completion, teacher candidates will receive a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language, along with preparation that can lead to certification as a campus administrator, Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher, and English as a Second Language Specialist.

 

 

ADMISSION:

In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.  

 

PREREQUISITES:

Entrance requirements for both programs must be met, including having at least two years of acceptable teaching experience at an accredited public or private school by the time the candidate has completed the necessary coursework and is ready to take the appropriate certification examinations. A copy of the teacher candidate’s service record will be required to substantiate the teaching experience requirement prior to recommending the teacher candidate to register for the state certification examinations.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language programs past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
27 hours M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum

9 hours M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

           Required Curriculum used as M.Ed. Educational Leadership

           Electives

21 hours M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

            Required Curriculum

57 hours TOTAL Dual Degree
 
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

30 hours M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

             Required Curriculum

 6 hours M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum used

            as M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language

            Electives

21 hours M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum
57 hours TOTAL Dual Degree and Certification

 

College of Education graduate students who are in a dual master’s degree program where a state certification exam is required, should meet with their program advisor prior to registering for their first exam in order to determine which exam should be taken first.  Students will be authorized only to take one TExES exam at a time.  The first exam taken must be passed before permission to register for a second (different) exam will be given. 

 

STUDY PLAN

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Required Curriculum Courses (27 hours)
EDAD 6300
Principal Standards and Competencies
EDAD 6301
Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
EDAD 6312
School Law
EDAD 6313
Supervision of Instruction
EDAD 6314
The Principalship
EDAD 6315
School Finance/Business Management
EDAD 6316
School Personnel Administration
EDAD 6317
School Public Relations
EDAD 6389
Internship in Educational Administration (S-L)

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN READING AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Required Curriculum Courses (30 hours)
READ 6330 Foundations in Reading***
READ 6335 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading***
READ 6301 Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction***
   
READ 5332 Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
or
READ 5334Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues
   
ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition*

ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL*
ESLS 5306Content Area Language Proficiency Skills*
ESLS 5308Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments*
   
ESLS 5312 Practicum for State Certification (S-L)****
or
ESLS 5314Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)
   
READ 5337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)
or
ENGL 5302 Introduction to Linguistics
or
READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts
ECHE 6373The Beginnings of Reading and Writing
   
READ 5011 Reading Specialist Seminar**
   

Required

EDUC 6012Professional Portfolio
EDAD 6020 Professional Portfolio

*Required courses for this degree.
**Required: Must pass this seminar to complete the program.
*** Required for Master Reading Teacher
****Required for students seeking State Certification in ESL
 
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component

 
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