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Master of Science in Education in Secondary Education

The MSE Concentration in Secondary Education is designed to help career secondary classroom teachers upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas and research in secondary teaching, and prepare for curriculum leadership roles in public and private schools.

The advisor-approved 31 units (minimum) on the study plan will include the following:

Prerequisite Course Work (1 unit)

Core Course Work (15 units)

Emphasis Courses (6 units)

Electives (6 units)

Culminating Experience (3 units of project, thesis, NPBTS application, or comprehensive examination)

 

Master of Science in Education Emphasis in Teaching Foundational Mathematics

Offered in collaboration with the CSUF Department of Mathematics, this program is designed for experienced teachers of mathematics in grade 4-geometry who wish to extend their knowledge of both mathematics content and mathematics teaching as well as to prepare for curriculum leadership roles in public and private schools. Reflective of the College of Education’s Mission Statement, there is a strong emphasis on issues of equity in public schooling and teachers’ role in becoming change agents in their workplaces.

Prerequisite Course Work

Core Course Work (15 units)

Emphasis Courses (12 units)

Culminating Experience (3 units of project, thesis, NPBTS application, or comprehensive examination)

 

Master of Science in Education Emphasis in Teacher Induction

Emphasis in Teacher Induction is designed for 7-12 grade teachers to earn their Professional Clear Credential and to prepare them for continued instructional and leadership roles in secondary schools. This graduate program builds upon teacher preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program and allows students to extend their knowledge and deepen their teaching skills while working toward the Clear

Credential. Students should contact their BTSA support provider for additional information regarding their eligibility for this area of emphasis.

Prerequisite Course Work

Core Course Work (15 units)

Emphasis Courses (6 units)

  • EDSC 502A/B New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 1 (1,2)
  • EDSC 502C/D New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 2 (1,2)

MSE Course Descriptions

EDSC 501 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Secondary Education (1): Introduces students to graduate studies in secondary education. Allows students to prepare program plan. Overview of library and web-based resources. Students must have capacity for electronic communication, including e-mail, attachments, and web courseware. May be taken before or during the first semester. Credit/No Credit.

EDSC 504 Advanced Instructional Proficiency in Secondary Educational Technologies (3): Prerequisite: Ed Sec 404 or equivalent; candidate must have been issued a preliminary credential. Theoretical basis and strategies for improving teaching and learning in secondary school classrooms through multimedia technologies. Emphasis on the utilization of technology for curricular, instructional, and assessment purposes to support all students in learning

EDSC 506 Graduate Studies in Secondary School Writing (3): Focus on current issues, theory, and practice regarding the teaching of writing in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Candidates will actively and continuously write as they learn about ways to foster the writing development of secondary school students.

EDSC 522 Family, Community, and Professional Partnerships (3): This course examines effective teaching practices in working with diverse student populations so as to promote equal learning opportunities. Overview of successful community collaboration with service providers, business leaders, policy makers, and parents. Addresses complex diversity of families and teaching situations. Stresses importance of partnerships with professional agencies concerned with adolescents.

EDSC 524 Assessing Student Learning (3): Techniques and methods of assessing and evaluating student achievement. Attention given to improving student performance through assessment; congruence between purposes and instruments used; audiences for assessment. Design of a selection of instruments including performance assessment, portfolio, observation, and personal communication forms. Focuses on assessment strategies that promote equal learning opportunities.

EDSC 535 Survey of Educational Research (3): Introduces students to the major forms of both quantitative and qualitative research used in education. Students will learn how to select an appropriate research method and the characteristics of sound research. Stress will be placed on making reasoned judgments as consumers of research as well as selecting appropriate information collection strategies.

EDSC 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3): The secondary school curriculum including the forces operating on the curriculum and the participants involved in middle and high school curriculum building. The process of curriculum building.

EDSC 540 Graduate Studies in Teaching English Learners (3): Prerequisite: Ed Sec 410; candidate must have been issued a preliminary single subject credential. Students must be in their second semester of student teaching or have completed preliminary credential requirements. Final course required for CLAD Certificate. Includes methodology of English language development and content instruction for English learners, strategies for specially-designed academic instruction in English. Focuses on research and policy implications.

EDSC 550 Instructional Strategies (3): A general course in pedagogy designed for students whose professional work involves instructional responsibilities. General teaching strategies, course design, instructional planning, and student evaluation are emphasized.

EDSC 591 Professional Seminar in Secondary Teaching (3): Prerequisite: Consent of graduate advisor. Introduction to requirements for National Board certification. Focus on development of Portfolio entries and analysis of candidate’s teaching (self, peer, and instructor) with respect to models of teaching and teachers’ work. Review of research related to professional teaching standards.

EDSC 594 Project Seminar (project class) (3): The preparation, evaluation, development, and presentation of curriculum research projects culminating in a graduate project. Individuals and groups will participate in critiquing proposals, curriculum projects, and research results. May be repeated for credit.

EDSC 595 Advanced Studies in Secondary Education (exam class) (3): Graduate seminar designed to develop competencies in secondary education areas of content area curriculum, instruction, and assessment, educational technology, program development, leadership, National Board Certification, and interpersonal relations related to secondary school teaching.

EDSC 597 Project (1-3) Individual research on an empirical project, with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a project.

EDSC 598 Thesis (1-3) Individual research on an empirical project, with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a thesis.

EDSC 599 Independent Graduate Research in Secondary Education (1-3): Prerequisites: consent of instructor or graduate advisor. Individual research with conferences with the instructor.

Teaching Foundational Level Mathematics Emphasis Courses

EDSC 530 Graduate Studies in Mathematics Education (3): Seminar to explore research that focuses on teaching and learning mathematics in the middle grades, criteria for improving mathematics programs, and critique of current mathematics curricula. Students will analyze research in light of their developing knowledge and teaching experiences.

MATH 403A Fundamental Concepts of Teaching Foundational Level Mathematics I (3): Prerequisite: Math 303B. Designed to help provide the content background to satisfy the requirements for the California Supplementary Credential in mathematics. Focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of algebra, including patterns, functions and the use of technology.

MATH 403B Fundamental Concepts of Teaching Foundational Level Mathematics II (3): Prerequisite: Math 403A. Designed to help provide the content background to satisfy the requirements for the California Supplementary Credential in mathematics. Focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of advanced algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and the use of technology.

MATH 532 Problem Solving in Teaching Foundational Level Mathematics (3): Prerequisite: Math 403A. Designed to help teaching foundational level mathematics teachers develop expertise in teaching problem solving.

Teacher Induction Emphasis Courses

EDSC 502A New Teacher Induction, Assessment and Support,Year 1 (1)Corequisite:participation in Induction Program. Preparation and professional development for new teachers in accordance with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Utilization of California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers model. Focus on CFASST Events 1-2. (Same as EDEL 502A)

 EDSC502B New Teacher Induction, Assessment and Support,Year 1 (2)Prerequisites: EDSC 502A. Corequisite: participation in Induction Program. Preparation and professional development for new teachers in accordance with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Utilization of California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers model. Focus on CFASST Events 3-6. (Same as EDEL 502B)

 EDSC502C New Teacher Induction, Assessment and Support,Year 2 (1)Prerequisites: EDSC 502B. Corequisite: participation in Induction Program. Preparation and professional development for new teachers in accordance with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Utilization of California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers model. Focus on CFASST Events 7-8. (Same as EDEL 502C)

 EDSC502D New Teacher Induction, Assessment and Support,Year 2 (2)Prerequisites: EDSC 502C. Corequisite: participation in Induction Program. Preparation and professional development for new teachers in accordance with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Utilization of California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers model. Focus on CFASST Events 9-12. (Same as EDEL 502D)

 

 

 

 

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