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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education (M.Ed.)


Students in the Master of Education program may choose from among several concentrations including

  • Curriculum and Instruction designed for those interested in furthering their study of issues with specialization in a content area of study or Literacy K-12 
  • Special Education
  • Initial Licensure Programs in Elementary Education or Secondary Education (English, Math, Science or Social Science)
  • Endorsement as K-12 Reading/English Language Arts Specialist
  • Educational Technology

Each student will develop a Plan of Study with his/her advisor to meet individual goals.

Other specializations (licenses, endorsements) occasionally are available in cooperation with the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VTHEC). Students taking courses through VTHEC who find they would like to work towards a M.Ed. at Lyndon are encouraged to apply to the Lyndon M.Ed. program early to enable a faculty advisor to help design a personalized Plan of Study.

Students seeking the principal endorsement in Vermont should contact the chair of the graduate program for information on this option.

Student pursuing the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction are required to take the following core courses:

               

M.Ed. Core Courses


 Required core courses (17 - 18 credits):

Curriculum and Instruction Concentration


The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction concentration is designed to provide students with in-depth study of curriculum and instruction, contemporary issues, a critical perspective for evaluating these and future developments, and to empower students as advocates for best practice in education.

Students will design a Study Plan to meet their needs with the graduate advisor.

Minimum credits required for program: 36 

In addition to the required core courses (16 - 18 credits), take:

  • Elective coursework approved by advisor  18 - 20 credits

 

Specialization in Content Area Concentration


Students can pursue advanced content area in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and/or science at Lyndon. This specialization enables a student to more deeply explore a focused area of interest.

Students will design a Study Plan to meet their needs with the graduate advisor.

Minimum credits required for program: 36 

In addition to the required core courses (16 - 18 credits), take:

  • Elective coursework approved by advisor   18 - 20 credits

Special Education Concentration


The Special Education concentration is for educators who currently hold licensure in special education or who seek to further their understanding of this complex field. The degree program provides an opportunity for students to develop a Plan of Study that focuses on a broad exploration of the field or an in-depth study of topics such as learning disabilities, behavior management, or assessment. 

Minimum credits required for program: 36

In addition to the required core courses (16 - 18 credit hours), take*:

*(Students who have taken these courses as undergraduates at Lyndon State College may substitute other special education courses for these requirements.)

Initial Licensure - Elementary Concentration


Those wishing to pursue Initial Licensure - Elementary Education Concentration at the graduate level must:

  • Be admitted to the graduate program;
  • Have a liberal studies major or its equivalent with a “B” average in the liberal studies courses (Those interested in this option should meet with the graduate advisor to determine whether additional liberal studies courses are required to satisfy the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements.);
  • Pass both Praxis I and II. Praxis I and II should be taken early in the program because passing scores are required to enroll in the Internship.

Minimum credits required for the program: 40

In addition to the required core courses (and the liberal studies requirement), take:
 

Initial Licensure - Secondary Education Concentration


Those wishing to pursue Initial Licensure Secondary Education at the graduate level must:

  • Be admitted to the graduate program; 
  • Have a liberal studies major or its equivalent with a “B” average in the liberal studies courses (Those interested in this option should meet with the graduate advisor to determine whether additional liberal studies courses are required to satisfy the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements.)
  • Pass both Praxis I and II. Praxis I and II should be taken early in the program because passing scores are required to enroll in the Internship.

Minimum credits required for the program: 36-41

In addition to the required core courses (and the liberal studies requirement), take:
 

Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Endorsement


Candidates are required to develop an 18 credit study plan including the 3 credit internship designed to enable the candidates to meet the competencies required for this endorsement. In addition, candidates take the graduate core which includes integration of technology into education. Candidates will complete an Endorsement Portfolio to document competencies required for the endorsement.

This endorsement is limited to those who hold or who are eligible to hold endorsements in early childhood, elementary education, middle grades, the secondary content areas, special education, or English as a Second Language.

Minimum credits required for this program: 36

In addition to the required core courses (18 credits), take: