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Application for Admission:

1.   Statement of Intent (no more than one page in length)

The statement of intent should describe: (a) reasons for pursuing a graduate degree or advanced study program, (b) goals to be accomplished through the program, (c) personal and professional qualities that will contribute to the applicant’s success in the program and as a professional educator, and (d) perspectives about education as a profession, teaching, learning, leading, or other aspects related to the education of children and youth.

2.   Letters of Reference

Two (2) letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the student’s (a) experience with children and youth, (b) leadership and collaborative skills, and (c) prospects of success in graduate programs.

3.   Vita or Resume

A vita or resume that includes (a) applicant’s name, addresses, phone numbers, and email address(es), (b) degrees earned, institution, and date, and (c) professional experiences and related activities.

4.   Copy of Professional Certification(s) or Other Related Credentials or Licenses

5.   Teacher Service Record   (For those applying to programs in Educational Leadership, preference is given to those with at least three years of teaching experience, and two years are required).

Please send the aforementioned information to:

Department of Teacher Education
Application Materials for (indicate program area)
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425769, TWU Sta
Denton, TX 76204-5769

Purpose of this degree:

  1. Career Fulfillment: To update and expand current knowledge to deliver more effective instruction to a school age population.
  2. Career Enhancement: To offer the classroom teacher opportunities to explore new options that may lead to additional opportunities within a school district or in the community.

General Requirements:

Minimum of 36 graduate semester hours 
     6 semester hour research core (see below for M.Ed. and M.A.)
     12 semester hour education core 
     18 semester hours from one or more specializations

Required Research Core
M.Ed. (6 semester hours)
ELDR  5203.  Research in Education or other research methods course with advisor approval.
EDUC 5973.  Professional Paper.  (Prerequisite: ELDR 5203 or approved substitute)

M.A. (9 semester hours)
ELDR  5203.   Research in Education or other research methods course with advisor approval.
EDUC 5983.   Thesis.
EDUC 5993.   Thesis.

Required Core: (12 semester hours)

  EDUC 5173.   Diversity in the Classroom. (Fall/Spring/Summer)
  EDUC 5463.   Assessment in the Classroom Setting.  (Summer)
*EDUC 5343.   Models and Theories of Learning and Teaching   (Fall)   (or)
*EDUC 5353.   Adult Models of Teaching and Learning (Fall)
  EDUC 5423.   Curriculum Studies   (Spring)

 *EDUC 5343 - is designed for those who will apply this degree in primarily in EC-12 classroom settings.
 *EDUC 5353 - is designed for those who will apply this degree in leadership or community college settings.
 *Registration is required for one class or the other, depending on career context.*

Specialization Strands: Select remaining hours from one or more strands.
It is suggested that at least 12 semester hours are taken from one specialization.

I.  Career Fulfillment:  course work designed to update and expand current knowledge to deliver more effective instruction to a school age population.

Reading/Language Arts for Grades Early Childhood through Grade 6
   FS       5203.  Language and Literacy in Early Childhood.
* READ 5423.  Literacy Practice to Theory.
   READ 5443.  Literacy Assessment and Instruction.
   READ 5503.  Phonological & Orthographic Language Systems.
   READ 5513.  Literacy and the Diverse Learner.
   LS       5603.  Literature for Children and Youth Adutls.
   LS       5613.  Advanced Literature for Children. (Prerequisite: LS 5603)  
* Prerequisite for all courses with READ prefix

Reading/Language Arts for Grades 4 through 8
* READ 5423.  Literacy Practice to Theory.
   READ 5443.  Literacy Assessment and Instruction.
   READ 5453.  Process and Strategies for Comprehending Texts.
   READ 5513.  Literacy and the Diverse Learner.
   LS       5603.  Literature for Children and Youth Adutls.
   LS       5613.  Advanced Literature for Children. (Prerequisite: LS 5603)  
* Prerequisite for all courses with READ prefix

Mathematics for Grades Early Childhood through Grade 6 and Grades 4-8
MATH 5203.  Problem Solving in the Mathemathics Classroom.  
MATH 5303.  Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom.  (Grades 4-8)
MATH 5313.  Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom.  (Grades 4-8)
MATH 5333. Technology in the Math Classroom.

 II. Career Enhancement: Course work designed to offer the classroom teacher opportunities to explore new options that may lead to additional opportunities within a school district or for teaching at the community college level.  Pursuing some strands within this section could lead to additional certifications.

Technology
FS     5283.    Technology and the Young Learner.
CSCI 5613.    Computers in Education.
CSCI 5843.    Microcomputer Application.  (Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor)
CSCI 5653.    Technology Issues, Achievements and Challenges in Education. (Prerequisites: CSCI 5613, CSCI 5843)

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language
EDBE 5333.  Curriculum for Bilingual Education: Methods and Materials.
EDBE 5413.  Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts to Linguistically Different Learners.
EDBE 5453.  English as a Second Language: Methods.
EDBE 5633.  Education in Culturally Diverse Environments.
EDBE 5653.  Second Language Acquisition.
EDBE 5903:  Special Topics:  Literacy Development for English Language Learners.

Special Education
EDSP 5003.  Psychology of Exceptional Children. (Online, Fall)
EDSP 5013.  Collaboration in the Schools. (Online)
EDSP 5033.  Tests and Measurements for Exceptional Children.
EDSP 5103.  Developmental Disabilities.
EDSP 5163.  Inclusive Educational Program.
EDSP 5303.  Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.
EDSP 5313.  School-based Interventions for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.
EDSP 5323.  Models and Theories for the Education of Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. (Online, Summer)
EDSP 5433.  Language Problems of Students with Disabilities.
EDSP 5413.  Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

*Educational Leadership
ELDR 5103.  Leadership in Educational Settings.
ELDR 5223.  Professional Development and Instructional Improvement.
ELDR 5323.  Administrative Processes in Schools.
ELDR  5333. Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation.
*Prerequisite:  two years of teaching experience

Mathematics
MATH 5423.  History of Mathematics.
MATH 5483.  Theory of Probability and Statistics I.
MATH 5493.  Theory of Probability and Statistics II.
MATH 5513.  Matrix Algebra.
MATH 5523.  Number Theory.
MATH 5543.  Symbolic Logic.
MATH 5573.  Statistical Methods.
MATH 5583.  Statistical Methods II. 

Government
GOV 5003.  Studies in Comparative Politics
GOV 5013.  American National Defense Policy.
GOV 5053.  The Presidency and Public Policy.
GOV 5063.  Political Women.
GOV 5073.  Issues in Constitutional Law.
GOV 5133.  Leadership and Women.
GOV 5303.  Problems in the Legislative Process.
GOV 5513.  Seminar in Japanese Politics.
GOV 5523.  American International Relations.
GOV 5723.  Seminar in Political Theory.
GOV 5833.  Seminar in Government.
GOV 5903.  Special Topics.

History
Courses may be repeated with variations in the following topics:
HIST 5003.  Studies in 19th Century US.
HIST 5083.  Studies in 20th Century America.
HIST 5443.  Studies in English History.
HIST 5713.  Studies in Texas History.
HIST 5763.  Studies in Latin America History.
HIST 5903.  Special Topics.  

Science
BIOL 5123.   Biostatistics
BIOL 5293.   Advanced Scientific Communication
BIOL 5613.   Readings in Biology
BIOL 5681.   Seminar
BIOL 5033.   Advanced Science in the Secondary Classroom
CHEM 5613. Biochemistry I
CHEM 5623. Biochemistry II
ZOOL 5423.  Endocrinology
ZOOL 5913.  Animal Behavior
*BIOL 5913.   Virology
*BIOL 5913.   Immunology
*BIOL 5913.   Evolution
*BIOL 5913.   Botony
*BIOL 5913.   Ecology
BIOL 5913.   Scanning Electron Microscopy or Individual Study
*Prerequisite: Science faculty permission needed 

Art Education
ART 5313.  Foundations of Art Learning and Practice
ART 5323.  Contemporary Issues in Art Learning and Practice
ART 5333.  Individual Differences in Art Learning and Practice
ART 5343.  Cognition, Art Learning and Advocacy
ART 5353.  Curriculum in Art Learning and Practice
ART 5903:  Art Learning Technology

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