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Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

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Office of the Dean
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvs S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965

Phone: 239-590-7800
Fax: 239-590-7801
Email: coecontact@fgcu.edu

 

Program Requirements for 2016-2017 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits)
    EDF 6215 Learning Principles (3)
    EDF 6432 Foundation of Measurement (3)
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research (3)
    EDG 6329 Reflective Practitioner (3)
    EDG 6356 Inst Models and Strategies (3)
    EDG 6363 Capstone Seminar (3)*
    EDG 6627 Found. of Curriculum & Instr. (3)

    *Candidates will design and complete a scholarly project approved by their faculty advisor that integrates the principles, theories, and concepts of the C & I program. Students should complete the capstone project in the final semester.

  2. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)

    Elementary Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn., Cont Area Rdg (3)
    RED 6656 Instruc for Struggling Readers (3)

    Select one of the following trends in education courses:
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Other graduate courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other content specific courses from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    English Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    LAE 6325 Lang Arts Meth: 6-12 (3)
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in written composition or literature from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate LAE and/or RED courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Mathematics Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Med: 6-12 (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Mathematics content from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate MAE courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Reading Education Concentration
    Required Courses (15 credits)
    RED 6540 Assessment in Literacy (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)
    RED 6545 Vocabulary & Word Study (3)
    RED 6656 Instruc Struggling Readers (3)
    RED 6846 Practicum (3)

    Science Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods: 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont. Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Science content from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate SCE courses from within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Middle School Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Select one of the following secondary methods courses:
    LAE 6325 Lang Arts Meth: 6-12 (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Med: 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods: 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6326 Soc Studies Meth: 6-12 (3)

    Select one of the following trends in education courses:
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Other graduate courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other content specific courses from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Social Science Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)
    SSE 6326 Soc Studies Meth: 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Social Science content from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate SSE courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Special Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    EEX 6025 Foundations of Spec Educ (3)
    EEX 6248 Instr Approaches for Excp Pops (3)
    EEX 6612 Mgmt & Motiv Excep &at-RiskStud (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    Select one from the following:
    EED 6215 AdvTheories&Prac in BehavDisor(3)
    ELD 6015 AdvTheo/Prac-Spec LearnDisab (3)
    EMR 6052 AdvTheories&Prac-Intel Dis (3)

    Select one from the following:
    EEX 5752 Work w/Fam: Pluralistic Persp (3)
    EEX 6732 Consult & Collab in Spec Ed (3)

    Gifted Education Concentration
    Required Courses (15 Credits)
    EGI 5051 Nature in Needs of the Gifted (3)
    EGI 5307 Creative Prob Solving forChild (3)
    EGI 6232 Adv Educ Strat for the Gifted (3)
    EGI 6415 ConsultCouns&Guid-GiftedStud (3)
    EGI 6936 Sem & Educ of Gifted:Spec Popu (3)

    ESOL Endorsement Concentration
    Required Courses (15 credits)
    LIN 5010 Applied Linguistics & 2nd Lang (3)
    TSL 5085 Methods of Teaching ESOL (3)
    TSL 5142 Curriculum & Material Develop (3)
    TSL 5440 Testing and Eval for ESOL Teach (3)
    TSL 5525 Cross Cult Comm Issues in ESL (3)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 36 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.

Dual Concentrations

  • Students may seek dual concentrations with approval from academic advisors.  No courses used to meet requirements of one concentration can be used to meet requirements for the second concentration.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses.  Transfer courses must be applicable toward the graduate degree being sought at FGCU, should be current with respect to the specific field of study, and must be approved by the college dean (or designee).  Up to 100% of the credit hours earned from courses taken at FGCU for a teaching certificate can be applied to the master's degree if those courses are required or electives in the master's degree.  Course applications require approval of the college dean or designee in conjunction with the Office of Academic and Curriculum Support, and the Office of Graduate Studies.