Dec 02, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education in Learning and Teaching with a Concentration in Literacy (M.Ed.)


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Currently not accepting new students in this program.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Learning and Teaching is designed to offer opportunities for educators to advance their professional knowledge and practice.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Program

  1. Design and implement effective lessons based on knowledge of students, curricula, and best pedagogical practices.
  2. Integrate technology to improve teaching, learning, and professional productivity.
  3. Adapt learning environments, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques to meet the needs of culturally and developmentally diverse students.
  4. Demonstrate leadership behaviors and dispositions in professional contexts.
  5. Engage in reflective practice to improve teaching and learning.

Instructional Technology Concentration

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the integration of technology to support teaching and learning.
  2. Develop instructional materials, experiences and assessments that leverage instructional technologies to inspire student creativity and performance.
  3. Apply understanding societal issues of evolving digital culture to promote legal and ethical uses of technology in teaching and learning.
  4. Pursue professional growth and leadership opportunities relevant to instructional technology.

Literacy Concentration

  1. Understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  2. Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  3. Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.

Admission to Study

Applications for graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Coastal Carolina University.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for M. Ed. program admission must meet the following requirements:

  1. A completed application for graduate study at the University and an official transcript from each school or college previously attended (all prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as other graduate study if such study has been completed).
  2. At least two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a supervisor in an educational setting.
  3. Official transcripts reflecting an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (overall) OR, report of minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (minimum score of 286 with no less than 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions), OR, report of a minimum score (388) on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores must be no more than five years old.
  4. Evidence of teacher certification. (NOTE: For students seeking the instructional technology concentration only, certification requirement may be waived based on program review.

Degree Requirements

All Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees in the Spadoni College of Education include the following requirements. Every degree seeking student will meet with an assigned faculty adviser to plan the program of study. The appointment of an adviser is not intended as an assurance to the student that he or she has been officially admitted to any particular program of study. No more than twelve (12) hours of study may be taken or applied to meet program requirements prior to full admission to the program.

  1. Successful completion of an approved program of study, 30-36 semester hours, of which at least 50 percent must be earned in courses numbered 600 or above.
  2. Successful completion of the prescribed culminating experience.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required on the total graduate program. Grades below B on 12 hours of graduate work will disqualify a student for a graduate degree in the College.

No academic program can be approved until the student has been admitted to the graduate program as a degree-seeking graduate student. Students are cautioned that graduate credit earned prior to full admission to a degree may not be applicable toward the degree requirements. The program should be established, at the latest, by the end of the first semester of study.

Students seeking admission to a degree program where the program represents a notable difference from their baccalaureate level study may be expected to engage in additional study in the specialized degree area beyond basic degree requirements.

Currently not accepting new students in this program.

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