This area is designed for educators who desire to learn innovative, research-based instructional methods and create classrooms that prepare PK-12 students for their future. Incorporating practical, classroom-based experiences and assignments, coursework includes authentic assessment, data-driven decision-making, learner-centered activities, digital literacy, instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, and opportunities to empower creative and collaborative problem-solving in the PK-12 classroom.
Required courses in Education Common Core (12 hours):
- EDUC 502 Professional Writing (online every semester)
- EDUC 507 Research Methods (online every semester)
- EDUC 512 Assessment and Data Literacy (online every semester)
- EDUC 581 Capstone (16-week course during Fall or Spring only)
Required courses for this area of emphasis (18 hours):
- EDL 553 Advanced Instructional Models (Fall I)
- EDUC 534 Contemporary Applications of Educational Technology (Summer I; Fall II)
- EDL 544 Disruption and Innovation in Education (Spring I)
- EDL 557 Creative Leaders and Innovative Thinkers (Spring II)
- Select two from any EDUC or SPED 500-level course
Total academic hours required for degree: 30
Instructor of Special Education
- Official transcripts of any bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a 2.5 GPA.
- Start the Program in January, March, May, June, August, or October