36 total credits required
The online Master of Science in Education will give you a competitive advantage in the education industry and allow you to specialize in a concentration of your choice. The program includes 36 credit hours, 15 of which are in the teacher-researcher core, and takes one and a half to three years to complete. You will learn techniques in quantitative and qualitative research methods, critically consume research, and write a literature review to provide a foundation to plan, implement and report results from your M.S. research project.
Our program allows you to specialize in concentrations like curriculum leadership, dyslexia, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), literacy, special education, or trauma in educational communities. Electives can further customize your degree program for the career you want. Consult your advisor on the course options available and needed to complete your concentration. With newly redesigned degree requirements, you can complete your online M.S. in education in five quarters, moving at a pace that fits your schedule and goals..
EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online Master of Science in Education program accepts 15 transfer credits, which must be approved based on alignment to master’s program requirements.
Required Teacher Research Core Courses
Curriculum Leadership concentration (Required Courses)
This course provides a foundation in leadership and mentoring K-12 professionals, with a focus on curriculum support through a culturally responsive and equitable practices lens. Complementary to ED 531 Intentional Development: Strengths, Priorities & Growth, ED 530 focuses on dispositions that facilitate leadership and mentoring and considerations for adult learners.
This course provides a foundation in supporting intentional development of self and other professional educators with a culturally responsive and equitable practices lens. Complementary to ED 530 Foundations of Leadership & Mentoring, ED 531 focuses on exploration of strengths within educational contexts, the process of setting priorities to guide decision making, crafting action plans for growth aligned to goals and priorities, and the role of agency for self and colleagues. Students will create short and long-term plans for growth in self and provide support for colleagues to develop their own plans.
Building upon classroom level curriculum development from initial teacher preparation and classroom experience, ED 532 focuses on facilitating curriculum leadership at the school and district level with a culturally responsive and equitable practices lens. The course will explore foundations of curriculum and the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in alignment to standards and assessment data.
This course provides background in leading educators through curricular change with a culturally responsive and equitable practices lens. It focuses on identifying the need for change, the reception and impact of change efforts, and adapting curriculum in times of unexpected change or crisis in flexible ways. The course includes attention to considerations for self-care within the context of change.
ESOL concentration (Required Courses)
Special Education concentration (Required Courses)
Dyslexia concentration (Required Courses)
This course covers the foundations of literacy development and introduces the participant to the nature and needs of students with dyslexia. The focus of this course in on how dyslexia impacts learning to read and write. Student must have graduate standing to register for this course.
This course addresses the neurobiological aspects and origins of dyslexia, and its effect on language and literacy development. The variations in development of language and literacy elements within students with and without dyslexia will be discussed. Linguistic structures and their influence on the English language, as well as the impact of these structures on dyslexia, will also be addressed. In addition, the course will cover the history of the field of dyslexia, relevant laws, and the polices in place as a result of current legislation.
This course covers identification and use of effective assessment for students with dyslexia. The purposes, psychometric properties, and administration of various assessments will be covered. Students will also be able to identify effective tools and procedures for assessment in
addition to interpreting data to design interventions.
This course focuses on the principles and practices of structured literacy for students with dyslexia. Methods include literacy skill progression, and effective intervention across the six main areas of literacy (phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and word recognition,
fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written expression.)
This field placement provides the opportunity for the student to apply knowledge of theoretical study of dyslexia assessment and intervention in authentic settings. In this course, students will implement evidence-based practices for assessment and intervention for students with dyslexia. Students will also apply their learning to advocate for change in their local settings.
Literacy concentration (Required Courses)
Trauma in Educational Communities concentration (Required Courses)
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