Rank I Program in Secondary Education

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

Program Information

Program Admission Procedure

  • Hold Certification in an 8-12, P-12, 5-12, or 5-9 area and Masters or Rank II equivalency.
  • Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
  • Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement; 2.75 minimum grade point average.

Curriculum

Course # DescriptionCredit Hours
Inquiry (Select one of the following) 3
EDAP 639 Education Research in P-12 Setting
ELFH 601 Applied Statistics (or research course equivalency approved by advisor)
Advocacy (Professional Leader)
6
Leadership(Select one of the following)
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 course in consultation with advisor)
Diversity (Select one of the following)
3
EDAP 521 Teaching English Learners
EDAP 638 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
EDAP 642 Literacy, Learning and Cultural Differences (or other diversity course in consultation with advisor)
EDTP 503 Developing Cross Cultural Competence
AREA OF EMPHASIS 12-18
Electives 0-6
Action (Problem Solver)3
EDAP 681 Teacher Leadership in Practice (or capstone course equivalency approved by advisor*)
Minimum credit hours required:30

Midpoint Requirement: Candidates are required to submit a mid-program 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 a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No course 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