ACADEMICS » Master of Education
30 credit hours
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ED510 — Research Methods — 3 credits — Dr. Barry Smith
This course introduces the student to the tools, methods, and design of research studies. Emphasis is given to contribution skills as well as intelligently understanding how to utilize research literature.
ED511 — Statistical Methods & Applications — 3 credits — Dr. Barry Smith
This course is an examination of descriptive and basic inferential statistical techniques. Correlation, principles of probability, and hypothesis testing will also be studied. Emphasis is placed on computer applications and the utilization of a statistical package and a Windows-based spreadsheet.
Prerequisites must be met prior to entering the program or before beginning practicum. See details here.
TH517 — Survey of Doctrine — 3 credits — Dr. David Mappes
This course is an overview of the ten major theologies of the Bible spread over an eight-week online course. Examination of the major issues behind Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pnuematology, Angelology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology and Eschatology will be covered in a systematic approach.
Eight-week sessions begin each August, October, January, March, and May.
Check the Scope and Sequence to see which classes are set to be offered and when.
Fall 2013 – Session #1
August 19 – October 11
ED500 – The Philosophic Base of Education – 2 credits – Dr. James Lytle
Investigation of the historical foundations of education through its many phases and periods with careful analysis of each school of philosophy in the light of the Christian philosophy of education. Emphasis is upon the historical, philosophical, social, international, and political events that have shaped American education. Special attention is given to the development of a consistent biblical philosophy of education.
ED550 – Contemporary Issues in Education – 2 credits – Dr. Ritch Kelley
This course covers current research pertaining to issues of importance to educators and implications of these issues for the Christian school movement. Emphasis is given to societal trends, church/state issues, and Christian versus public school issues.
ED569 – Writing Practicum – 1 or 2 credits – Mrs. Teresa Ingalls
This course is an exploration of theory, research, and practice related to the educator as an academic and professional writer. Study of the writer’s craft, including issues of voice, audience, revision, conventions and style, and editing are a main focus. Participants may begin their writing for ED 591, assignments for their profession, and/or for publication.
Notes: Runs all year long! Can be taken for 1 or 2 credits.
LI515 – Readings in American Romanticism and Transcendentalism – 3 credits – Dr. Janet Hicks
This course traces the development of the literature of American Romanticism and Transcendentalism and seeks to acquaint students primarily with the essays, short stories and novels within this period. An important focus of this class will be an exploration of how these essays, short stories and novels were shaped by the social, cultural, and historical forces characterizing the literary periods associated with them. We will focus on examining the interaction between the literature and history, seeing how authors have responded to important historical events and how they have contributed to mayor social movements.
Fall 2013 – Session #2
October 21 – December 20
ED520 – Development of Curriculum – 2 credits – Dr. Janet Hicks
This course is a presentation of the philosophical and applicational factors affecting curriculum development. Students will develop a personal philosophy of curriculum and learn how to evaluate and develop curriculum models and lesson plans. Procedures for development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective curriculum in an educational setting will be discussed. Students will prepare a curriculum for the grade or subject areas in which they teach.
ED532 – School Counseling Programs: Model, Development, & Management – 3 credits – Mr. Ron Graves
This course covers the development and implementation of guidance functions in the Christian school, leadership and management functions of the counselor within the administrative setting, and pupil personnel services as they relate to guidance counselor functions are included.
ED560 – Principles & Methods of Teaching & Learning – 3 credits – Dr. Jim King
A study of the K-12 learner characteristics, Biblical concepts related to learning, and elements of effective teaching methods. Active involvement in the total teaching/learning process as instructional principles, methods and skills are enhanced for effective classroom instruction.
ED565 – Instructional Supervision – 3 credits – TBA
A study of effective concepts of instructional supervision topics, including the school’s supervision policy, the administrator’s supervision plan, the role of the teacher’s job description, techniques of supervision, and the improvement of classroom instruction.
SCHOOL COUNSELING ELECTIVES - OFFERED BY DVD ANY TIME
CO536 — Addictions Counseling —1 credit
CO553 — Cross-Cultural Biblical Counseling — 1 credit
CO563 — Child Rearing: Biblical Principles & Applications — 1 credit
CO566 — Biblical Counseling with Difficult Issues — 1 credit
CO568 — The Four Phases of Clinical Discipleship — 1 credit
CO575 — The Christian Nurture and Counseling of Children and Teens: A Theologically Rooted Model — 1 credit
CO579 — Counseling Adolescents and Their Parents — 1 credit
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