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Sample Core Curriculum

The core courses are selected in conjunction with the student’s faculty advisor (when writing the plan of study). Students follow the graduate school's degree requirements (see the graduate school catalog).

Subject Code: EDP (Educational Psychology), select one 3 semester credit hour course  
Course Title: Description Hours
EDP5110* Basic Educational Psychology: A graduate level introduction to the field of educational psychology. Instruction will cover fundamentals of learning, motivation, cognition, individual differences and instructional applications as well as a research-oriented approach to answering scientific questions.  
EDP5120 Alternative Approaches To Discipline: Reviews a variety of models, constructs and methodologies for addressing behavior and discipline problems, especially within school and family settings. Emphases are placed on individual and group approaches to discipline.  
EDP5210* Child Behavior And Development: Current theory and research on physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development are examined and used as the basis for identifying and solving problems related to child growth and development.  
EDP5310 Issues And Innovations In Learning And Instruction: Reviews emergent theory, principles and research findings on cognition and learning and applies these concepts to developing instructional experiences and conditions for optimizing classroom learning and performance.  
EDP5330 Behavior Management: Theory and research related to behavioral and cognitive approaches to behavior management. Students will carry out research-based behavior management projects requiring behavioral analyses, observation, program design, development and evaluation.  
*Courses are generally offered online. 3
Subject Code: RESM (Research and Measurement), select one 3 semester credit hour course  
Course Title: Description Hours
RESM5110* Quantitative Methods I: Introduction to major concepts of statistical description; central tendency, dispersion, and relative position and relationship. Inferential methods such as t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and multiple comparisons are also presented.  
RESM5210* Educational Testing And Grading: Development, administration and interpretation of teacher-made tests and other pupil assessments; basic principles underlying norm- and criterion-referenced tests; problems and issues in grading systems and assigning grades.  
RESM5310 Educational Research: This course offers an introduction to the history and foundations of research processes. It incorporates the purposes and strengths of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for understanding research problems.  
*Courses are generally offered online. 3
Subject Code: TSOC (Theory and Social Foundations), select one 3 semester credit hour course  
Course Title: Description Hours
TSOC5100 Group Processes In Education: Examines intrapersonal and interpersonal principles of high performing teams, meaningful relationships, and being an effective leader and member of groups. Real-life projects will be designed, implemented and evaluated.  
TSOC5110 Modern Educational Controversies: Examines controversial contemporary educational issues, the forces that perpetuate them and the socio-cultural contexts in which they exist. Teachers' work and ethical tenets shaping practice are also examined.  
TSOC5200* Sociological Foundations Of Education: Critical examination of the socio-cultural foundations of schooling in the United States, including purposes of schooling in a multicultural society and the resulting nature of teacher work.  
TSOC5210 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education: Examines how race, class, gender, ethnicity and disability intersect with power, culture, knowledge and ideology in American schools to influence the lives of students and teachers in a multicultural society.  
TSOC5230 Intergroup And Intercultural Education: In-depth history of America's racial and ethnic minorities and the role of schooling in assisting their adaptation to and assimilation into American society.  
TSOC5300 Philosophy And Education: Exploring the nature of philosophic inquiry in education and examining competing traditions in the West, particularly in the United States. A distinction between education and schooling will be drawn.  
TSOC5400 History Of Schooling & Teaching In The U.S.: Evolving role of schooling and teaching in the US, using history to reflect on the relationship of schooling to other social institutions, groups of people and the process of social change.  
*Courses are generally offered online. 3
Curriculum Core: for students with an undergraduate degree outside of special education, select one 3 semester credit hour course  
Course Title: Description Hours
SPED5000* Issues In Special Education: Examination of causes and characteristics, identification procedures, and potential of learners who significantly deviate from the norm mentally, physically and behaviorally. Issues related to services for persons with disabilities will be studied.  
SPED5160 Advanced Instructional Methods For Teaching Students With Moderate Educational Needs: This course focuses on a community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching children and youths with moderate to severe delays. An in-depth study of inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills.  
SPED6070* Curriculum Models And Intervention Strategies In Early Childhood Special Education: Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development will be examined. Specialized intervention techniques, their research and practice base and appropriate curriculum models will be explored. 20 clock hour practicum required.  
Curriculum Core: for students with an undergraduate degree in special education, select one 3 semester credit hour course  
CI5820 Analysis Of School Curriculum & Teaching: Introduction to curriculum and teaching for initial 1-8 certification at the graduate level. Analysis of classroom management, curriculum and instructional planning and evaluation strategies. Unit and lesson preparations.  
CI6490 Theory And Research In Literacy: Extensive examination of current research in literacy instruction. The influence of scientific studies on teaching procedures, materials and contexts of learning will be considered.  
CI6800 Foundations Of Curriculum & Instruction: Consideration is given to major conceptualizations (models) of curriculum and instruction - classical, technological, personalized and interactional. Stress is placed upon the philosophical, psychological and historical determinants of these curricular models.  
CIEC5340* Infant/Toddler Curriculum: Introduction to the sequential development of the young child from birth to 3 years. Students will engage in field hours in infant-toddler settings, design learning materials and critique research in topics related to infant/toddler curriculum.  
CIEC6310* Pre-K/Primary Curriculum: The study and design of early childhood curriculum from a best practice/developmental perspective including integrated curriculum, anti-bias approaches, authentic assessment, direct learning strategies. Student self assessment and change project required.  
Total   3
Total Core^ 12
*Courses are generally offered online.  

^Courses focusing on K-12 or adults are excluded from this list; for the complete list of M.Ed. core courses consult an academic adviser or the graduate school (419.530.GRAD).

Students must consult their academic advisor before enrolling in any course to be sure the course will apply toward degree completion. Program requirements are subject to change, review the University graduate school catalog or contact your academic adviser for up-to-date information.

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The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Last Updated: 6/19/15