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

Course #   DescriptionCredit Hours
Inquiry (Select one of the following) (3 credit hours)3
EDAP 639  Education Research in P-12 Setting
ELFH 601   Applied Statistics (or research course equivalency approved by advisor)
Advocacy (Professional Leader) (6 credit hours)6
Leadership (Select one of the following) (3 credit hours)3
EDAP 624  Curriculum Theory
EDAP 637  Using Assessment to Improve Student Achievement
EDAP 677  Developing Collaborative Groups:  Facilitating, Coaching, and Mentoring
ELFH 636  Shaping School Culture (or other leadership courses in consultation with advisor)
Diversity (Select one of the following) (3 credit hours)3
EDAP 521  Teaching English Learners
EDAP 638  Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
EDAP 642  Literacy, Learning and Cultural Differences (or other diversity courses in consultation with advisor)
Area of Emphasis (12-18 credit hours)12-18
Electives (0-6 credit hours)0-6
Action (Problem Solver) (3 credit hours)3
Minimum credit hours required30
Exit Requirement: Portfolio or National Board Certification

Midpoint Requirement: Candidates are required to submit a mid-point performance assessment to their faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's performance assessment, which must be at the exemplary or accomplished level. The performance assessment must address content, classroom environment, teaching, assessing, and reflection, and an artifact such as a video, to document professional learning.

Exit Requirements: Hallmark Assessment Task for EDAP 681 or equivalent project that demonstrates proficiency in the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.

*Course project must address all of the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.

Notes
  1. Minimum of 15 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Up to 15 hours of graduate credit may be transferred to the Rank I program, as long as the student will have completed 60 hours of approved graduate credit including a Masters degree at the end of the Rank I program. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor and final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. In the Rank I program, at least 15 credit hours of new graduate coursework must be taken at the University of Louisville.
  4. To complete the program, students must have minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit equivalent to a GPA of 2.0 or lower will be accepted.

Faculty

Jenny Bay-Williams

Professor

Peggy Brooks

Instructor

Harrie Buecker

Instructor

Janet Calvert

Instructor

James Chisholm

Assistant Professor

Penny Howell

Associate Professor

Lateefah Id-Deen

Assistant Professor

Tasha Laman

Associate Professor

Ann Larson

Professor

Robin Lipsey

Instructor

Sheron Mark

Assistant Professor

Justin McFadden

Assistant Professor

Maggie McGatha

Associate Professor

Beth Patton

Assistant Professor

Danna Morrison

Instructor

Susan Peters

Associate Professor

Stephanie Philipp

Instructor

Caroline Sheffield

Associate Professor

Amy Stevens

Instructor

Steve Swan

Instructor

Shelley Thomas

Associate Professor

Thomas Tretter

Professor

Jean Wolph

Instructor