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    Master of Education - Educational Foundations Emphasis



    This program is designed for the individual wanting a broad understanding of the history, philosophy and organization of education. No teaching certification required.


    Common Requirements (25 credits)


    Psychological Foundations

    EDUC 522 Transformation of Learning & Teaching (4) OR

    PSYC 515 Advanced Educational Psychology (4)


    Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education (choose two)

    EDUC 502 History of American Education (4) OR

    EDUC 507 Philosophy & Organization of the American School (4)


    EDUC 505 Current Issues in Education (4) OR

    EDUC 506 Educational Sociology (4)


    Research and Applied Experience:

      EDUC 520 Methods of Educational Research (4)

      EDUC 695 Internship (4)

          EDUC 600 Thesis (5) OR EDUC 601 Research Report (5)


    Area Specialization (8-12)


    EDUC 502 History of American Education (4)

    EDUC 503 Contemporary Education in Other Societies (4)

    EDUC 506 Educational Sociology (4)

    EDUC 507 Philosophy and Organization of the American School (4)

    EDUC 531/532 Elementary/Secondary School Curriculum (4)

    EDUC 538 Media Literacy for Teachers (4)

    EDUC 551 Supervision of Instruction (4)

    EDUC 564 School Law (4)


    Support  Courses  (15-18)

    Chosen with advisor from related disciplines


    Revised August 19, 2013      Applies to those fully admitted for Fall 2012 and after

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    phone: 509.359.2232
    fax: 509.359.2899

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