COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) -  CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (TEACHER AS LEADER CONCENTRATION)

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree with a concentration in Teacher as Leader is designed for students who want to be:

  • Prepared for leadership roles while continuing as a classroom teacher;
  • Challenged to lead other teachers with professional development in their schools;
  • Equipped for conducting authentic action research; and
  • Qualified to add an endorsement to their teaching license.

According to a recent research project conducted by the Teacher Leader Exploratory Consortium, there is a great need for teachers willing to serve in middle-management roles such as, but not limited to:

  • Resource Provider
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Classroom Supporter
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Mentor
  • School Team Leader
  • Data Coach

The Teacher as Leader concentration will help prepare students for these types of roles and is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for the Instructional Facilitator endorsement.

 

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction degree with concentration in Teacher as Leader

1.  Curriculum & Instruction Core Requirements - 18 hours

ED 7033 Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
ED 7233 Human Development
ED 7353 Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733 Differentiated Learning
ED 7933 Organizational Dynamics and Change

2.  Teacher as Leader Concentration - 18 hours

ED 8133 Building Learning Communities
ED 8173 Instructional Facilitation/Teacher Leadership
ED 8233 Advanced Curriculum Design
ED 8473 Technology for School Leaders
ED 8633 Curriculum Alignment and Assessment
ED 8813 Action Research Practicum

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 hours

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) -  CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (TESOL CONCENTRATION)

With a growing population of English Language Learners, there is a great need for endorsed TESOL teachers. Therefore, JBU offers the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction graduate degree with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It is designed for those who desire to not only earn a graduate degree but who also wish to earn an ESL endorsement from the Arkansas Department of Education.

The TESOL concentration is a research-based program that includes reflective practice within the context of the professional learning community. The purpose is to support student learning by helping teachers expand knowledge and focus their skills to meet the learning needs of K-12 English language learners.

 

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction degree with concentration in TESOL 


1.  Curriculum & Instruction Core Requirements - 18 hours

ED 7033  Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
ED 7233  Human Development
ED 7353  Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513  Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733  Differentiated Learning
ED 7933  Organizational Dynamics and Change

2.  TESOL Concentration - 18 hours

ED 8353  Second Language Acquisition
ED 8533  Curriculum & Instruction: TESOL
ED 8553  Educational Assessment: TESOL
ED 8563  Intercultural Communications
ED 8623  Literacy and Linguistics
ED 8813  Action Research Practicum

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 hours

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (M.A.T.) - SECONDARY EDUCATION

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education degree is a 36-hour master's program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree with a major, or with substantial courses in or related to Social Studies, Math, or English and who want to teach on the secondary level (7th through 12th grade). Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for secondary licensure in Social Studies, Math or English. The program fulfills the educational requirements for an Arkansas secondary licensure.

 

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education


1.  Curriculum & Instruction Core Requirements - 15 hours

ED 7033  Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
ED 7233  Human Development
ED 7353  Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513  Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733  Differentiated Learning

2. Secondary Education Licensure - 21 hours

ED 8423  Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction
ED 8443  Pedagogy: Management and Assessment
ED 8643  Literacy: Content Specific
ED 8653  Literacy: All Areas
ED 8711  Practicum I
ED 8721  Practicum II
ED 8881  Intern Seminar
ED 8886  Internship

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 hours