2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Education Program

The master of arts in education program is designed for teachers and others who wish to continue their professional development by earning an advanced degree and/or completing an additional endorsement. Admission is contingent upon graduation from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the master of arts in education program, an applicant is required to submit:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  2. A completed Greenville College graduate program application.
  3. Official transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions.
  4. Copies of all currently held teacher certificates required for licensure programs.
  5. A written statement of educational philosophy.

Types of Admission

  • Full Admission: Student has met all requirements. All students seeking licensure must be admitted to the program by the Committee on Teacher Education (COTE).
  • Provisional Admission: Students who have completed all other admissions requirements and have a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.0 are admitted on a provisional status.  Students must earn a “B” or higher in the first two courses to be removed from the provisional status and be fully admitted. Students in the reading program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 

Transfer Credit

Students may apply to transfer or substitute a maximum of 6 credits into the Master of Arts program from other institutions or Greenville College programs

  1. Earned at least a B in the course
  2. The course was completed at an accredited institution
  3. The course was taken at the 400 or above level
  4. The course corresponds to the specific course under consideration in content and minimum credits,
  5. The course was not part of the student’s undergraduate degree,
  6. Undergraduate Greenville credits are counted as transfer and subject to the limit, and
  7. Was completed within the past five years.

All students will be required to do field experience hours for all classes that are transferred in from another institution if no documentation exists supporting field experience in the class or if the documentation does not specifically match Greenville College field experience requirements. These field experiences will require an additional fee. The required number of field hours for each course must be met thus, those transferring in field hours may be required to complete additional hours to meet the required field hours for a course. Applications for transfer credits must be approved by graduate academic advisors.

Degree Requirements

The master of arts in education degree consists of a 30 - 35 semester hour program. Students completing the Reading endorsement must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 while students completing any of the other master of arts majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in their program.

Programs leading to licensure must be completed within five years of matriculation. If more time lapses, the student may need to repeat or take additional courses to meet state standards.

Coaching (33 cr)

EDUC 532Graduate Studies in Education

3

EDUC 566Trends and Issues in Education

3

EDUC 574Equity in School and Society

3

EDUC 580Capstone Research

3

EDUC 583Capstone Project

3

PHED 505Leadership in Coaching

3

PHED 508Faith Development through Sports

3

PHED 510Coaching Character

3

PHED 512Sport Skill Analysis

3

PHED 516Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology

3

PHED 520Coaching Evaluation

3

Curriculum and Instruction (30 cr)

EDUC 532Graduate Studies in Education

3

EDUC 551Managing Change in Education

3

EDUC 553Literacy for Today's Society

3

EDUC 561Assessment for Learning

3

EDUC 565Instruct Methods/Program Evaluate

3

EDUC 566Trends and Issues in Education

3

EDUC 568Curricular Design

3

EDUC 574Equity in School and Society

3

EDUC 580Capstone Research

3

EDUC 583Capstone Project

3

Reading (35 cr)

EDUC 504Theoretical Foundations of Literacy

3

EDUC 507Trends and Issues in Literacy

3

EDUC 508Emergent/Primary Literacy

3

EDUC 509Intermediate Literacy

3

EDUC 510Second Literacy-Content Area Read

3

EDUC 523Diagnositc Assessment & Instruction

3

EDUC 528Assess & Advancement in Literacy

2

EDUC 569Strategies: Child/Adolescent Lit

3

EDUC 575Practicum I: Primary/Intermediate

4

EDUC 577Practicum II: Middle/Secondary

4

EDUC 579Literacy Specialist

4

Special Education (30 cr)

EDUC 511Special Education Methods/Materials

3

EDUC 513Special Education Research/Practice

3

EDUC 514Characterstics of Disabilities

3

EDUC 517Special Education: Law to Practice

3

EDUC 518Assessment of Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 532Graduate Studies in Education

3

EDUC 566Trends and Issues in Education

3

EDUC 574Equity in School and Society

3

EDUC 580Capstone Research

3

EDUC 583Capstone Project

3

Candidates seeking Illinois licensure must take EDUC595 Practicum for one credit.

Teaching English as a Second Language (33 cr)

EDUC 532Graduate Studies in Education

3

EDUC 566Trends and Issues in Education

3

EDUC 574Equity in School and Society

3

EDUC 580Capstone Research

3

EDUC 583Capstone Project

3

ENGL 514Theoretical Foundations for TESL

3

ENGL 515Linguistics for TESL

3

ENGL 517Methods and Materials for TESL

3

ENGL 518Cross-Cultural Studies for TESL

3

ENGL 519Assessment and Evaluation for TESL

3

 

ENGL 520Clinical Experience for TESL

1

OR

EDUC 522Teaching Fine Arts

2

Endorsement Offerings

Continuing Education Curriculum

CEDU 539Adolescent Development

3

CEDU 556Middle/Secondary School Curriculum

3

Learning and Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) Curriculum

EDUC 511Special Education Methods/Materials

3

EDUC 514Characterstics of Disabilities

3

EDUC 518Assessment of Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 595Special Education Practicum

1

Middle School Endorsement Curriculum

EDUC 539Adolescent Growth and Development

3

EDUC 556Middle/Secondary School Curriculum

4

18 hours of additional coursework in an endorsement area must be completed to satisfy State of Illinois regulations for middle school endorsement.

English as Second Language Curriculum

EDUC 574Equity in School and Society

3

ENGL 514Theoretical Foundations for TESL

3

ENGL 515Linguistics for TESL

3

ENGL 517Methods and Materials for TESL

3

ENGL 518Cross-Cultural Studies for TESL

3

ENGL 519Assessment and Evaluation for TESL

3

 

ENGL 520Clinical Experience for TESL

1

OR

EDUC 522Teaching Fine Arts

2