Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

College of Education
Department of Curriculum, Instruction , & Culture

http://coe.fgcu.edu/c-imed/index.asp

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Concentrations
  • Elementary Education Concentration
  • English Education Concentration
  • Mathematics Education Concentration
  • Reading Education Concentration
  • Science Education Concentration
  • Middle School Education Concentration
  • Social Science Education Concentration

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program provides advanced study in education and is designed to improve the competency of teachers, to encourage research and to initiate and implement programs involving the schools and the community.

Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Program Requirements

  1. Required Courses in the Major (24 credits)
    EDF 6215 Learning Principles Applied to Instruction (3)
    EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement (3)
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)
    EDG 6329 Reflective Practitioner (3)
    EDG 6356 Instructional Models and Strategies (3)
    EDG 6363 Capstone Seminar (3)*
    EDG 6627 Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh., Cogn., Cont. Area Rdg (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 (12 credits)

    Elementary Education Concentration
    Required Courses (6 credits)

    RED 6656 Instruction for Struggling Readers (3)

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

    Electives (6 credits)
    Select 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 (6 credits)

    LAE 6325 Language Arts Methods 6-12 (3)
    LAE 6616 Trends in Language Arts Instruction (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    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 (6 credits)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Methods 6-12 (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    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 (12 credits)
    RED 6540 Assessment in Literacy (3)
    RED 6545 Issues in Vocabulary & Word Study (3)
    RED 6656 Instruction for Struggling Readers (3)
    RED 6846 Practicum (3)

    Science Education Concentration
    Required Courses (6 credits)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    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 (6 credits)
    Select one of the following secondary methods courses:
    LAE 6325 Language Arts Methods 6-12 (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Methods 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6326 Social Science Methods 6-12 (3)

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

    Electives (6 credits)
    Select 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 (6 credits)
    SSE 6326 Social Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Social Science Instruction (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    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.

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.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 8/28/2015.