This program is designed to offer educators working in the field of education the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in Educational Studies. There are two strands of study. Strand I: Educational Studies with Discipline Specific Specialization. Strand II: Secondary Education. Strand I, Educational Studies with Discipline Specific Specialization, is designed to increase student knowledge of contemporary education issues, theories, and politics. Strand II, Secondary Education, is designed to increase knowledge and skills related to curriculum and instruction in secondary schools.
The capstone for Strand I, Educational Studies with Discipline Specific Specialization entails the following. Students may choose between two possible capstone experiences: writing a thesis, or completing a Comprehensive Examination. Students who select the thesis also take ED 599 (3 credits). Those who choose the Comprehensive Examination take one additional 500-level EDF course (3 credits).
The capstone for Strand II, Secondary Education is comprised of a capstone block in which the student earns 3 credits for EDSC 586. The capstone prerequisite is completion of all Block 1 courses and at least 12 credits in Blocks 2 and 3.