Online Secondary Education Master’s Program

The goal of this concentration is to help licensed middle and high school teachers develop new techniques for immediate use in their classrooms. Students will examine national standards for literacy and writing at a highly detailed level, learning how to refine their curriculum to help their students succeed. Additionally, this concentration explores the ethical, legal, and political concerns surrounding adolescent education, helping students lead confidently and responsibly in shaping both classroom activities and policy. Browse the required courses below to learn more about the skills you’ll develop by completing an online secondary education master’s program.

ED 614 – Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
This course will engage students in reviewing content area learning objectives identified by local, state, and national organizations. Students will then learn about and apply literacy best practices (primarily reading and writing, but other language arts will also be addressed) that best support students’ achievement in meeting content area objectives.

ED 615 – Ethics in Educational Practice
The focus of this course is contemporary issues in education, especially those involving adolescents and young adults, teacher employment, and curriculum decisions. Using a case study approach, students will learn about school law, applied ethics, and educational policy.

ED 616 – Adolescent Literacy and Young Adult Literature
This course is designed to support students in examining the unique needs of the adolescent literacy learner. Students will develop a repertoire of criteria for selecting appropriate literature for adolescents using both a literary and topical perspective. Students will practice integrating literacy strategies and objectives with themes and issues present in selected young adult literature.

ED 617 – Infusing Content Areas with Art – Secondary
In this course, students will develop a repertoire of activities that they can integrate into the curriculum, allowing their students to experience art as another way to see, represent, and interpret the world around them; another language in which to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Students will also identify ways to incorporate the purposes of art in societies, the contributions of various artists, and interpretation of art in to meet content area objectives. Identification of characteristic features of art works from various historical periods, cultures, and genres that can be incorporated in their content area will be another focus of course content.

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