Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

Master of Education
Degree Programs
College of Education

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Admission

Minimum admission requirements for regular admission to master of education degree programs are as follows:

Minimum admission requirements for provisional admission to master of education degree programs are as follows:

Additional admission criteria may be applied at the department level.

Admission decisions are appealable to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Students admitted to a master of education program on a provisional basis must first enroll in EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology or EDUF 6215 Research Methods, and, depending upon their declared major, two teaching/leadership/counseling courses to be determined by the department chair or designee.

Graduate non-degree admission in a post-baccalaureate or post-graduate status is not available. Students wishing to enroll in graduate course work for any reason must be admitted to a graduate degree program.

Curriculum

Students admitted as candidates for the master of education degree must satisfactorily complete a planned program of study and a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. At least 18 of these hours must be in courses numbered 6000 or above.

A graduate students program, planned cooperatively with an advisor from the College of Education, will emphasize development both in the teaching field and in professional studies. Specific questions concerning Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for teacher certification should be directed to the office of the dean, College of Education, or to the department that offers the student's major.

Application for Graduation

Approval of an application for the master of education degree is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved program and recommendation for the degree by the College of Education. Applications for degree conferral must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to completion of degree requirements. The following requirements must be met for the completion of the MEd degree:

Independent Study

No more than six semester hours earned in independent study may be applied toward meeting the requirements of an MEd degree.

Course Load

The maximum course load for a graduate student in education is 12 hours per semester, including the summer session. Additionally, six semester hours is the maximum course load allowed for a special short term in the summer session.

MEd Administration

In addition to the general admission requirements for all MEd degree programs, a successful interview and an approved writing sample are also required for the MEd in Educational Leadership. The interview will be conducted only after the applicant has met the other admissions criteria. After full admissions to the program, the student will work with a faculty advisor to develop an individualized program of study.

Students will be eligible for the certificate in administration upon completion of the following requirements, the Praxis II exam, and three years of public or regionally/state accredited school teaching experience.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core

Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 28

EDUL 6225 Strategic Leadership
EDUL 6235 Instructional Leadership
EDUL 6245 Organizational Leadership
EDUL 6255 Community Leadership
EDUL 6265 Ethics in Education
EDUL 6275 Public Policy in Education
EDUL 6698 Internship
EDUL 6899 Independent Study

Total Hours Required: 36


MEd Early Childhood Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 23

EDEC 6155 Early Childhood in Contemporary Society
EDEC 6156 Child Development: Conception To Age 10
EDEC 6166 Assessment in Early Childhood
Select two of the following three courses:
EDEC 6115 Teaching Language Arts in Early Childhood
EDEC 6116 Writing and the Young Child
EDEC 6118 Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in Early Childhood (required if not taken at the undergraduate level)
Select two of the following three courses:
EDEC 6125 Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood
EDEC 6135 Teaching Science in Early Childhood
EDEC 6145 Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 5

Select five semester hours from the following (other courses may be approved by advisor):
EDEC 6157 Child Care Centers
EDEC 6158 Infant Education
EDEC 6159 Creative Teaching Early Childhood
EDEC 6795 Seminar in Early Childhood
A special education (SPED) course may be required if not taken at the undergraduate level.

Total Hours Required: 36

MEd Health and Physical Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 25-26

Health Education (six-nine Hours)
HESC 6105 Consumer Health
HESC 6107 Human Sexuality
HESC 6188 Contemporary Health Problems
HESC 6795 Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Physical Education (16-20 Hours)
PELM 6115 Curriculum Development in Physical Education
PELM 6116 Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Physical Education
PELM 6117 Social Development in Physical Education: Working with At-Risk Students
Select three semester hours from the following:
PELM 6215 Physical Education for Children
PELM 6216 Middle Level Physical Education
PELM 6217 Physical Education in the Secondary School
Select four to eight semester hours from the following:
PELM 6118 Legal Issues In Physical Education and Sport
PELM 6119 Assessment in Physical Education
PELM 6135 Designing Fitness Programs for Children and Youth
PELM 6219 Physical Education for Students with Disabilities
PELM 6226 Funding and Grants
PELM 6515 Selected Topics in Physical Education
PELM 6795 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
PELM 6899 Directed Independent Study in Physical Education

Area 3
Cognate Elective
Required Hours: 2-3

HESC, PELM or other approved course

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Middle Grades Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Middle Grades Core
Required Hours: 10

EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation
EDMG 6116 Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades
EDMG 6155 Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

Select nine semester hours in one area and six semester hours in a second area of graduate elective courses in the content areas of :
Select nine semester hours in one area and six semester hours in a second area of graduate elective courses in the content areas of :
Language Arts: EDMG 6115/EDMG 6117/EDCI 6118, and/or ENGL/EDSE/READ at 5000 level or above
Social Studies: EDCI 6159 and HIST/POLS/ECON at 5000 level or above
Mathematics: EDMG 6125, EDMG 6126, and MATH courses at 5000 level or above
Science: EDMG 6135/EDMG 6136/EDCI 6235, and/or BIOL/CHEM/ GEOL/PHYS at 5000 level or above

Area 4
Electives
Required Hours: 3

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Reading

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 19

READ 6147 Trends, Issues, and Problems in the Teaching of Reading
READ 6148 Psychology of Reading
READ 6245 Adults and Literacy
READ 6246 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
READ 6347 Diagnostic Procedures in Reading
READ 6348 Remedial Procedures in Reading

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 9

Select from the following:
EDMG 6117 Improved Teaching of Language Arts Grades 4-8
EDSE 6115 Trends in Adolescent Literature
READ 6145 Assessment of Reading Difficulties
READ 6146 Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Reading
READ 6149 Reading in the Content Areas
READ 6445 Practicum in Reading
READ 6116 Children=s Literature
Other electives (maximum seven semester hours) must be selected by student and advisor.

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd School Counseling

The MEd Program in school counseling has received national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

All potential candidates for the program are required to complete a screening process, which includes an interview, prior to admission to the program. Contact the Department of Counseling and Clinical Programs for additional information.

The program leading to the MEd in school counseling is designed to prepare students for certification in school counseling. Degree requirements may exceed the minimum number of hours for professional certification. Persons desiring certification as a school counselor who do not hold teacher certification may satisfy state certification requirements in school counseling by taking the program of study for school counseling and by completing an additional curricular experience which will orient the student to the school setting. Students holding a masters in community counseling who are interested in school counseling should inquire about the post-graduate certification program. Interested students should contact the department chair.

The student must complete COUN 6115, COUN 6265, and COUN 6225 with a grade of A or B. A grade other than A or B requires repetition of these courses. When repetition of one or more of these courses is necessary, no other COUN course work may be taken concurrently.

Evaluation of a student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic performance as well as the student's performance in laboratory, practicum, and internship classes. This process will involve the evaluation of the student's academic, clinical, and intrapersonal/interpersonal functioning. A required student portfolio assessment is one means of achieving this continuous evaluation of students. A student may be dropped from the program upon the recommendation from program faculty to the Dean of the College of Education. This decision may be appealed to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 10

COUN 6115 Introduction to Professional Counseling
COUN 6225 Counseling Skills 1
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 32

COUN 6155 Counseling Theory
COUN 6175 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
COUN 6187 School Counseling Services
COUN 6235 Career Development Counseling
COUN 6245 Individual Analysis
COUN 6265 Group Techniques and Procedures
COUN 6415 Applied Practice in School Counseling
COUN 6698 Internship in School Counseling (6 hours)
COUN 6795 Seminar I - Lifespan Development, Ethics, Professional Issues, and Consultation
COUN 6796 Seminar II - Psychopathological Diagnosis and Pre-Practicum

Area 3
Program Electives
Required Hours: 6

Select from the following:
COUN 6105 Psychological Aspects of Substance Abuse
COUN 6185 Gender Issues in Counseling
COUN 6255 Play Therapy
COUN 6555 Selected Topics in Counseling
COUN 6898 Independent Study
COUN 7165 Counseling Children
COUN 7185 Family Psychopathology
COUN 7215 Family Therapy Process and Practice
COUN 7225 Counseling Skills 2
COUN 7275 Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy
COUN 7285 Marriage and Family Assessment
COUN 7286 Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy

Area 4
Additional Requirements
Required Hours: 0

COUN 6000 Graduate Exit Exam – Counseling

Total Hours Required 48

Students should meet with their advisors to determine the most appropriate sequence of courses in their program of study. The culminating 700-hour clinical experience is considered the most important aspect of this program. The application process for practicum and internship includes prerequisite course work and pre-registration. Due to the intensity of the internship experience, six credit hours is considered a full-time load when students are enrolled in internship. Students wishing to exceed this limit must first obtain permission from the department.

 

MEd Secondary English Language Arts Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Secondary Education Core
Required Hours: 4

EDCI 6158 Trends & Issues in Middle/Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

EDSE 6117 Improved Teaching of English Language Arts Grades 7-12
Select nine semester hours from the following:
EDSE 6115 Trends in Young Adult Literature
Literature courses (level 5000 or above)
Select three semester hours from the following:
EDCI 6118 Teaching Composition in Grades 4-12
READ 6148 Psychology of Reading
ENGL 7150 Professional Writing
Select three semester hours from Linguistics courses (level 5000 or above)

Area 4
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Recommended electives include:
EDCI 6159 Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the Curriculum
EDUT 6205 Technology Workshop
Other options include studies to gain a gifted education or ESOL endorsement as well as graduate studies used to earn a Level 4 Georgia certificate.

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Secondary General Science Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 12

EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation
EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

EDSE 6135 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
Select six semester hours (5000 level or above) from biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology, EDMG 6135, EDMG 6136, or EDCI 6235

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Secondary History Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Secondary Education Core
Required Hours: 4

EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

EDSE 6145 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 7-12
HIST 7505 Selected Topics in European History
HIST 7506 Selected Topics in Latin American Civilization
HIST 7507 Selected Topics in United States History
HIST 7508 Selected Topics in Southern History
Select three semester hours from POLS courses (7000 level)

Area 4
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Recommended electives include:
ECON 6185 Economics for Educators
EDCI 6159 Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the School Curriculum
EDUT 6205 Technology Workshop
HIST 7899 Independent Studies
HIST 7698 Internship

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Secondary Mathematics Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 12

EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation
EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

EDSE 6125 Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School
EDSE 6526 Topics in Secondary Mathematics
MATH 5151 Introduction to Real Analysis I
MATH 5152 Introduction to Real Analysis II
Select six semester hours (5000 level or above) from MATH, EDMG and EDSE math education.

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Secondary Social Science Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Secondary Education Core
Required Hours: 4

EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

EDSE 6145 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 7-12
HIST 7505 Selected Topics in European History
HIST 7506 Selected Topics in Latin American Civilization
HIST 7507 Selected Topics in United States History
Select six semester hours from political science courses (7000 level).

Area 4
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Recommended Electives include:
ECON 6185 Economics for Educators
EDCI 6159 Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the School Curriculum
EDUT 6205 Technology Workshop
HIST 7899 Independent Study
POLS 7698 Internship

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Special Education - Behavioral Disorders

Students who do not currently have a teaching certificate may be required to complete prerequisite coursework.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 25

SPED 6135 Inclusive and Collaborative Procedures in Special Education
SPED 6145 Language and Instruction for Children with Disabilities
SPED 6265 Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth
SPED 6186 Nature and Characteristics of Children with Behavior and/or Emotional Disorders
SPED 6306 Scales and Inventories for Assessing Children with Behavior Disorders
SPED 6286 Method and Materials for Teaching Children with Behavior and/or Emotional Disorders
SPED 6416 Practicum in Behavior Disorders
SPED 6795 Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education
SPED 6796 Seminar in Special Education
SPED 6797 The Special Education Teacher within the School

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 3

Select from the following:
SPED 5225 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
SPED 6156 Psychosocial and Emotional Foundations of Behavior Disorders
SPED 6176 Teaching Adolescents with Learning Problems and Special Needs

Total Hours Required 36

 

MEd Special Education - Learning Disabilities

Students who do not currently have a teaching certificate may be required to complete prerequisite coursework.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 25

SPED 6135 Inclusive and Collaborative Procedures in Special Education
SPED 6145 Language and Instruction for Children with Disabilities
SPED 6187 Nature and Characteristics of Children with SLD
SPED 6265 Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth
SPED 6287 Method and Materials for Teaching Children with SLD
SPED 6307 Scales and Inventories for Assessment Children with SLD
SPED 6417 Practicum in Specific Learning Disabilities
SPED 6795 Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education
SPED 6796 Seminar in Special Education
SPED 6797 The Special Education Teacher within the School

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 3

Select from the following:

SPED 5225 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

SPED 6156 Psychosocial and Emotional Foundations of Behavior Disorders

SPED 6175 Lifespan Issues for People with Disabilities

SPED 6176 Teaching Adolescents with Learning Problems and Special Needs

SPED 6899 Independent Study

Total Hours Required: 36

 

MEd Special Education - Mental Retardation

Students who do not currently hold a teaching certificate may be required to complete prerequisite course work.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 25

SPED 6135 Inclusive and Collaborative Procedures in Special Education
SPED 6145 Language and Instruction for Children with Disabilities
SPED 6188 Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Mental Retardation
SPED 6215 Teaching Students with Mental Retardation
SPED 6265 Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth
SPED 6308 Scales and Inventories for Assessment of Children with Mental Retardation
SPED 6418 Practicum in Mental Retardation
SPED 6795 Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education
SPED 6796 Seminar in Special Education
SPED 6797 The Special Education Teacher within the School

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 3

Select from the following:
SPED 5225 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
SPED 6156 Psychosocial and Emotional Foundations of Behavior Disorders
SPED 6175 Lifespan Issues for People with Disabilities
SPED 6176 Teaching Adolescents with Learning Problems and Special Needs
SPED 6899 Independent Study

Total Hours Required: 36


Master of Science Degree Programs

MS Community Counseling

The MS program in community counseling has received national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

All potential candidates for the program are required to complete a screening process, which includes an interview, prior to admission to the program. Contact the Department of Counseling and Clinical Programs for additional information.

The program leading to the MS in community counseling is designed to prepare persons to function as counselors in a variety of community settings including, but not limited to, mental health centers, community agencies, hospitals, residential treatment centers, corrections, or other helping or human service oriented programs. Two new specialty tracks have been added: Pastoral Counseling and Student Personnel. The Pastoral Counseling track represents a joint venture with the Pastoral Institute.

The student must complete COUN 6115, COUN 6265, and COUN 6225 with a grade of A or B. A grade other than A or B requires repetition of these courses. When repetition of one or more of these courses is necessary, no other COUN course work may be taken concurrently.

Evaluation of a student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic performance as well as the student's performance in laboratory, practicum, and internship classes. This process will involve the evaluation of the student's academic, clinical, and intrapersonal/interpersonal functioning. A required student portfolio assessment is one means of achieving this continuous evaluation of students. A student may be dropped from the program upon the recommendation from program faculty to the Dean of the College of Education. This decision may be appealed to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements for regular admission to the MS program in community counseling are as follows:

Minimum admission requirements for provisional admission to the MS program in community counseling are as follows:

 Students admitted on a provisional basis must complete a minimum of nine semester hours with grades of B or better, to include EDUF 6215 Research Methods, COUN 6115 Introduction to Professional Counseling, and COUN 6225 Counseling Skills 1.

Admission decisions are appealable to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 10

COUN 6115 Introduction to Professional Counseling
COUN 6225 Counseling Skills 1
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 29

COUN 6155 Counseling Theory
COUN 6175 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
COUN 6235 Career Development Counseling
COUN 6245 Individual Analysis
COUN 6265 Group Techniques and Procedures
COUN 6405 Applied Practice in Community Counseling
COUN 6697 Internship in Community Counseling (6 hours)
COUN 6795 Seminar I - Lifespan Development, Ethics, Professional Issues, and Consultation
COUN 6796 Seminar II - Psychopathological Diagnosis and Pre-Practicum

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 9

Select nine semester hours form the following:
COUN 6105 Psychological Aspects of Substance Abuse
COUN 6185 Gender Issues in Counseling
COUN 6255 Play Therapy
COUN 6555 Selected Topics in Counseling
COUN 6899 Independent Study
COUN 7165 Counseling Children
COUN 7185 Family Psychopathology
COUN 7215 Family Therapy Process and Practice
COUN 7225 Counseling Skills 2
COUN 7275 Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy
COUN 7285 Marriage and Family Assessment
COUN 7286 Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy

Area 4
Other Requirements
Required Hours: 0

COUN 6000 Graduate Exit Exam – Counseling

Total Hours Required: 48

Total Hours Required: 48

Students should meet with their advisors to determine the most appropriate sequence of courses in their program of study. The culminating 700-hour clinical experience is considered the most important aspect of this program. The application process for practicum and internship includes prerequisite course work and pre-registration. Due to the intensity of the internship experience, six credit hours is considered a full-time load when students are enrolled in internship. Students wishing to exceed this limit must first obtain permission from the department.

Application for Graduation

Approval of an application for the Master of Science degree in community counseling is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved program and recommendation for the degree by the College of Education. Applications for degree conferral must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to completion of degree requirements. The following requirements must be met for the completion of the MS degree:


Specialist in Education Degree Programs

Admission

Minimum admission requirements for regular admission to specialist in education degree programs are as follows:

Provisional admission to specialist in education programs is not available.

Additional admission criteria may be applied at the department level.

Admission decisions are appealable to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Graduate non-degree admission in a post-baccalaureate or post-graduate status is not available. Students wishing to enroll in graduate course work for any reason must be admitted to a graduate degree program.

Curriculum

Students admitted as a candidate for the specialist in education degree must satisfactorily complete a planned program of study and a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit. At least 18 of these hours must be in courses numbered 7000 and above.

Eight hours in education core courses are required in each program leading to the specialist in education degree. Specific program requirements are listed on following pages.

A graduate student's program, planned cooperatively with an advisor from the College of Education, will emphasize development both in the teaching field and in professional studies. Specific questions concerning Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for teacher certification should be directed to the office of the dean, College of Education, or to the department offering the student's major.

Application for Graduation

Approval of an application for the specialist in education degree is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved program and recommendation for the degree by the College of Education. Applications for degree conferral must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to completion of degree requirements.

The following requirements must be met for the completion of the EdS degree:

 

EdS Administration and Supervision

In addition to the general admission requirements for all EdS programs, a successful interview and an approved writing sample are also required for the EdS in Educational Leadership. The interview will be conducted only after the applicant has met the other admission criteria. The interview/writing sample may be waived if the applicant has completed the CSU master’s Program in Educational Leadership. After full admission to the program, the student will work with a faculty advisor to develop an individualized program of study.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Concentration R
equired Hours: 22

Option A

If the studentIf the student's master's degree is in administration, the following 22 semester hours will be required for the L-6 certification:
EDUL 7698 Specialist Internship
EDUL 7795 Seminar in Instructional Leadership
EDUL 7796 Seminar in Human Relations
EDUL 7797 Seminar in Finance and Budgeting
EDUL 7899 Independent Study
EDUT 7795 Technology Seminar for Administrators

Option B

If the studentIf the student's master's degree is in an area other than administration, a program of study consisting of 22 semester hours selected from both the master=s and specialist level EDUL courses will be designed, as planned by the student and advisor.

Area 3
Specialist Portfolio
Required Hours: 0

EDUL 7000 Specialist Portfolio

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS Early Childhood Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 16

EDEC 7126 Teaching Mathematics Content and Skills
EDEC 7155 Cognitive Development in Young Children
EDEC 7899 Research in Early Childhood
Select six semester hours (6000 level or above) in early childhood courses or related field studies.

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 6

Select six semester hours (6000 level or above) in early childhood courses or related field studies.

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS Middle Grades Education

Course Requirements

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 8

EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Specialist Studies
Required Hours: 4

EDCI 7158 Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

Select concentration studies from the following:
Language Arts: Select EDCI 7115, and ENGL/EDSE/READ at 5000 level or above)
Mathematics: Select EDMG 7125, other EDMG math and MATH courses at 5000 level or above
Science: Select EDMG science and BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/PHYS at 5000 level or above
Social Studies: Select HIST/POLS/ECON at 5000 level or above

Area 4
Electives
Required Hours: 3

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS School Counseling

Teaching experience is not required for admission into this program. Students must be eligible for certification in school counseling and may be asked to supply a copy of this certificate prior to admission. Admission decisions may be appealable to the College of Education graduate appeals committee. There is no provisional admission for the EdS degree program.

The following policy has been established for individuals holding an MEd in school counseling from Columbus State University who have applied for the EdS program in school counseling. It is possible that individuals holding certification in school counseling in Georgia could be required to take more than 28 semester hours (or less, depending on the transcript evaluation). This also holds true for individuals holding school counseling certification granted by another state.

  • An interview is required for selection into the EdS program. This interview should be scheduled as soon as possible. (In the case of Columbus State University graduates, this interview process may be waived.)
  • Each student=s master=s transcript will be evaluated. No charge will be made for an evaluation of a Columbus State University student=s transcript. A charge of $25 will be assessed to students from any other institution. Students must take their transcripts to the office of the dean of the College of Education and pay the fee before an evaluation can be made.
  • After the transcript is evaluated, a written plan of study will be developed. The student will be given one copy of this plan, and one copy will go in the student=s file.

A minimum of 28 semester hours must be completed. Transcripts will be evaluated for prior graduate work completed, and additional courses may be required. It is also possible that after a transcript evaluation certain courses may be waived and proficiency granted.

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 10

COUN 7165 Counseling Children
COUN 7215 Family Therapy Process and Practice
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Advanced School Counseling Concentration
Required Hours: 6

COUN 7175 Counseling Supervision Theories and Techniques
COUN 7698 Advanced Internship in School Counseling

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 14

Select from the following:
COUN 7185 Family Psychopathology
COUN 7225 Counseling Skills 2
COUN 7275 Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy
COUN 7285 Marriage and Family Assessment
COUN 7286 Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy
Any other approved courses in COUN or other graduate courses which fit career objectives

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS Secondary English Language Arts Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 11

EDCI 7115 K-12 Curriculum Studies: English Language Arts
EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Specialist Studies
Required Hours: 4

EDCI 7158 Leadership in Curriculum Change
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project

Area 3
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

EDCI 6118 Teaching Composition in Grades 4-12 or an approved substitute
Select 12 semester hours in English specialty studies, curriculum and pedagogy or, depending on prior English content studies, up to nine hours in related-field studies including:
EDCI 6159 Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the School Curriculum
EDUT 6205 Technology Workshop
Other related-field options include studies to gain a gifted education or ESOL endorsement.

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS Secondary General Science Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 15

EDCI 7158 Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project
EDSE 7135 Curriculum Studies in Secondary Science Education
EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

Select 15 semester hours (5000 level or above) from biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, EDMG 6135, EDMG 6136, or EDCI 6235

Total hours Required: 30

EdS Secondary Mathematics Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 15

EDCI 7158 Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project
EDSE 7125 Issues in Mathematics Education: Secondary
EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

Select 15 semester hours (5000 graduate level or above) from mathematics, or mathematics education courses (either middle grades or secondary levels)

Total Hours Required: 30

 

EdS Secondary Social Science Education

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 15

EDCI 7158 Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project
EDSE 7145 Curriculum Studies in Social Science Education
EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 15

Select 15 semester hours (5000 graduate level or above) economics, history, and political science courses with two of three disciplines to be covered. These include special topics, independent studies, and selected internships.

Total Hours Required: 30


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