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Rank I Program in Middle Grades Education

Major: MSED
Degree Awarded: NON
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/rank


Program Information

Program Admission Procedure

  • Hold Certification in a 5-9 grade level area and a Masters degree or Rank II equivalency
  • Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies


Curriculum


Rank I Program in Middle Grades Education Advanced Practitioner (For students who have earned a Masters degree)

Leading Change (Select one of the following) 3
EDAP 606  Orientation and Reading (take in first semester of enrollment)  
ELFH 600  Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics  
Leadership and Change (Select one of the following) 3
EDAP 607  Leadership and Change  
ELFH 603  Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment  
EDAP 624  Curriculum Theory  
EDAP 625  Social and Ethical Development of Teaching  
The Multicultural Learning  (Select one of the following) 3
EDAP 624  Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences  
EDAP 626  Affirming Diversity  
EDTP 503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence
 
SOC 630  Sociology of Education  
WGST 532  History of American Sexualities  
WGST 556  Feminist Theory  
PAS 529  Teacher Institute on African-American Issues  
Area of Emphasis 12
Electives 9
Minimum total hours: 30
Exit Requirement:  Portfolio or National Board Certification  
 

Midpoint Requirement:  Candidates are required to submit a mid-program portfolio at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework.  The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's portfolio, which must be at the target or satisfactory level.  If this mid-point portfolio requirement is not met, a candidate will be prohibited from course registration beyond 15 credit hours. 

Notes
  1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree, with faculty advisor's approval.
  4. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".
 

Rank I in Middle Grades Education Professional Program (Fulfills the requirements for the M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education)

EDAP 606  Orientation and Readings (take in first semester of enrollment) 3
ELFH 600  Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics 3
Leadership and change: (select one of the following courses) 3
EDAP 607  Leadership and Change  
ELFH 603  Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment  
EDAP 624  Curriculum Theory  
EDAP 625  Social and Ethical Development of Teaching  
Success for All Learners: (select one of the following courses) 3
EDAP 642  Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences  
EDAP 626  Affirming Diversity  
EDTP 503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence  
AREA OF EMPHASIS 12
EDAP 680  Capstone Course 3
Elective 3
Exit Requirements: Portfolio or Master’s Thesis (EDAP 699) 2-5
Minimum total hours 30
 

Notes

  1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. A maximum of six hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a Masters degree, with advisor's approval.
  4. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".
  5. To obtain Rank I, a total of 60 graduate credit hours including a Masters degree must be earned.


Departmental Faculty


Jenny Bay-Williams
Professor, Mathematics Education

Chair of Middle/Secondary Education Department

Nina Beck

Instructor; Early Childhood Education

Peggy Brooks
Instructor

Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Coordinator

E. Todd Brown

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

Sherri Brown
Associate Professor, Science Education

Assistant Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department

William Bush
Professor, Mathematics Education

Director of Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Division

Janet Calvert
Instructor, Alternative Certification

Coordinator of Alternative Certification Program

Betty Doyle

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Claudia George

Instructor, Science Education

Penny Howell

Assistant Professor, Literacy and Middle Grades Education

Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Deborah Jinkins

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Karen Karp

Professor, Mathematics Education

Diane Kyle
Professor, Elementary Curriculum

Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department

Ann Larson

Professor and Vice Dean, English Education

Stefanie Livers

Instructor, Mathematics Education

Maggie McGatha
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

Assistant Chair of Middle and Secondary Education Department

Lori Norton-Meier

Associate Professor, Reading Education

Susan Peters

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education

Bob Ronau

Professor, Mathematics Education

Gina Schack

Professor, Gifted Education

Caroline Sheffield

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education

Christine Sherretz

Assistant Professor, Literacy Education

Melissa Shirley

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Steve Swan

Instructor, Instructional Technology, Special Education

Shelley Thomas

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education

Thomas Tretter
Associate Professor, Science Education

Director of Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Ingrid Weiland

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Jean Wolph
Instructor, Literacy
Director of Louisville Writing Project


Contact Information

Middle Grades Education

Department of Teaching and Learning
(502)852-6593
 

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