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30 credit hours

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Master of Education

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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.

THEOLOGY PRE-REQUISITES

Prerequisites must be met prior to entering the program or before beginning practicum.

Bible / Theology
-       An undergraduate Bible / theology major or its equivalent, or
-       Bible / theology competency indicated by passing examinations in these two areas, or
-       Satisfactory completion of the following three-credit course, available online:

TH517 — Survey of Doctrine — 3 credits
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.


CURRENT SCHEDULE

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 2014
Session 2
October 20–december 19

ED520–Development of Curriculum– 3 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.

ED586–Literature for Children and Adolescents– 3 credits–Dr. Ritch Kelley
This course is a study of the genre found in children’s and adolescent literature. The course will show how literature can be used within the school reading program as well as be used with struggling readers. Students will learn how to use reading circles to draw students into the joy of literature.

ED532–School Counseling Programs: Model, Development, & Management– 3 credits–Mr. Steve Peterson
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.

Spring 2015
Session 1
january 12–March 6

ED500 The Philosophic Base of Education–2 credits–TBA
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.

ED529 Advanced Curriculum Design– 3 credits–TBA
This course is designed to present and evaluate models of curriculum design that will enable curriculum leaders to assist faculty in curriculum evaluation, curriculum writing, and curriculum revision. Emphasis will be placed on interaction among curriculum, integration, instruction, and assessment activities.

ED531 Learning Disabilities– 3 credits–Diana Kelley
This course is an introduction to the exceptional child with emphasis on the area of learning disabilities. Intellectual function, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and childhood behavior disorders, including their characteristics and educational implications are covered.

ED580 Educational Administration–3 credits–TBA
This is a study of the philosophical and practical models of leadership, management, and organization in a school setting. Various organizational forms of Christian schools will be examined with an emphasis on the administrative processes involved in each of them. The role and responsibilities of the effective school board will be analyzed.

TH524 Dynamics of Spiritual Growth–2 credits–TBA
This course is a study of biblical texts concerning sanctification and discipleship along with practical implementation through spiritual disciplines.  Emphasis will be made on application to the student’s personal and ministry life.

 

Spring 2015
Session 2
march 16–may 8

ED506 Philosophy of Learning–2 credits–TBA
An overview of the development of the philosophy of learning and how each philosophy impacts teaching. The course will focus on the what, why, and how of learning. Various philosophies of learning will be compared and evaluated as well as how the student’s view of learning impacts their style of teaching. The theological implications of the philosophy of learning will also be discussed.

ED548 Instructional Design–3 credits–TBA
This course provides an overview of the theoretical and practical framework for creating effective instruction. Topics include instructional systems, instructional outcomes, varieties of learning, designing instruction, and delivery systems for instruction. Emphasis will be on determining goals, identifying appropriate resources and strategies to reach those goals, and evaluating the ultimate achievement of the goals. In addition, student involvement in the instructional development process will be emphasized.

ED569 Writing Practicum–1 credits–TBA
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.

ED584 School Law–3 credits–TBA
This course will introduce students to a variety of legal principles. Particular consideration will be given to Christian schools, although the class will also cover legal issues involved in public education. The class will also examine school law issues from a philosophical/theoretical framework.

ED587 Best Practices in Reading–3 credits–TBA
A study of the best practices used in the teaching and assessment of reading. Attention will be given to the areas of emergent literacy, reading development in the middle grades, and strengthening reading skills of the secondary students.


 

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