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Graduate Degree Program Options in Secondary Education
     The following are the three master's degree options in secondary education at YSU:
  1. Option A, Subject Area Concentration
  2. Option B, Curriculum and Instruction
  3. Option C, Educational Technology
     Courses seen as hyperlinks are courses that I may be teaching. These links will take you to the homepage for that particular course. To find out whether I am teaching the course during specific term, check my online teaching schedule here.
     Also be sure to check what graduate workshops I may be teaching; they may be counted as electives. Contact me or your advisor for information about counting graduate workshops as degree-credit electives.


MASTER TEACHER SECONDARY
Option A
Subject Area Concentration

You have six (6) years in which to complete your master’s degree from the day of acceptance into the Graduate Program. Only two (2) workshops will count towards graduation (if applicable) as electives. Workshops DO NOT substitute for required courses. See Chairman for acceptable substitutions. Also see graduate catalog for course prerequisites and other important information. All seminar and workshops must be approved IN ADVANCE by the program advisor.

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination or thesis is required before graduation. (See below)

Only certain Upper Division undergraduate courses maybe taken for graduate credit. Those that are in this category are listed in the courses section of the Youngstown State University Bulletin Graduate Edition. To earn graduate credit in an Upper Division course, the student must have been admitted to the Graduate School at the time the course is taken. Courses taken for undergraduate credit cannot count toward fulfillment of a graduate degree. Consult the Chairman of Teacher Education for acceptable substitutions.

I. Foundations of Education (6 s.h. required)

*FOUND 6901 Philosophical Analysis of Education __________ 3 ______

*FOUND 6904 Introduction to Educational Research __________ 3 ______

 

II. Curriculum and Instruction (9 s.h. required)

EDTC 5899 Integration of Instructional Computing __________ 3 ______

PSYCH 6903 Psychology of Learning __________ 2 ______

*SEDUC 6922 Principles of Instruction __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6931 Secondary School Curriculum __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6934 Alternative Assessment __________ 3 ______

*SEDUC 6936 Curriculum Development __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6946 Supervision of Instruction __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6951 Interpersonal Communications for Educators __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6959 Law, Ethics, and Discipline for the Classroom Teacher __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 7032 Theories of Supervision __________ 3 ______

 

III. Electives in Appropriate Teaching Area or Process Areas (17 s.h. required)

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Total 32 s.h.

     Also be sure to check what graduate workshops I may be teaching; they may be counted as electives. Contact me or your advisor for information about counting graduate workshops as degree-credit electives.

OR

Comprehensive Examination covering FOUND 6901, FOUND 6904, SEDUC 6922, and SEDUC 6936.
Students are encouraged to take the comprehensive examination early in the program.

*Required Course


MASTER TEACHER SECONDARY
Option B
Curriculum and Improvement of Instruction

You have six (6) years in which to complete your master’s degree from the day of acceptance into the Graduate Program. Only two (2) workshops will count towards graduation (if applicable) as electives. Workshops DO NOT substitute for required courses. See Chairman for acceptable substitutions. Also see graduate catalog for course prerequisites and other important information. All seminar and workshops must be approved IN ADVANCE by the program advisor.

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination or thesis is required before graduation. (See below)

Only certain Upper Division undergraduate courses maybe taken for graduate credit. Those that are in this category are listed in the courses section of the Youngstown State University Bulletin Graduate Edition. To earn graduate credit in an Upper Division course, the student must have been admitted to the Graduate School at the time the course is taken. Courses taken for undergraduate credit cannot count toward fulfillment of a graduate degree. Consult the Chairman of Teacher Education for acceptable substitutions.

I. Foundations of Education (6 s.h. required)

*FOUND 6901 Philosophical Analysis of Education __________ 3 ______

*FOUND 6904 Introduction to Educational Research __________ 3 ______

 

II. Curriculum and Instruction Related Courses (18 s.h. required)

SPED 5802 Education of Exceptional Children __________ 3 ______

COUNS 5825 Group Processes in the School __________ 3 ______

EDTC 5899 Integration of Instructional Computing __________ 3 ______

SPED 6981 Seminar in Special Education __________ 3 ______

PSYCH 6903 Psychology of Learning __________ 2 ______

**SEDUC 6922 Principles of Instruction __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6931 Secondary School Curriculum __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6934 Alternative Assessment __________ 3 ______

*SEDUC 6936 Curriculum Development;__________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6946 Supervision of Instruction __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6951 Interpersonal Communications for Educators __________ 3 ______

SEDUC 6959 Law, Ethics, and Discipline for the Classroom Teacher__________ 3 ______

COUNS 7006 Guidance in the Classroom __________ 2 ______

SEDUC 7032 Theories of Supervision __________ 3 ______

 

VI. Electives in Teaching Area , Foundations, Process or Thesis (6-9 s.h. required)

     Also be sure to check what graduate workshops I may be teaching; they may be counted as electives. Contact me or your advisor for information about counting graduate workshops as degree-credit electives.

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Total 32-33 s.h.

SEDUC 6999 Thesis (3-6 s.h.) (Optional) __________ __ _______

OR

Comprehensive Examination covering FOUND 6901, FOUND 6904, SEDUC 6922, and SEDUC 6936.

Students are encouraged to take the comprehensive examination early in the program.

*Required Course


MASTER TEACHER SECONDARY
Option C
Educational Technology

You have six (6) years in which to complete your master’s degree from the day of acceptance into the Graduate Program. Only two (2) workshops will count towards graduation (if applicable) as electives. Workshops MAYNOT substitute for required courses. See Chairman for acceptable substitutions. Also see graduate catalog for course prerequisites and other important information. All seminar and workshops must be approved IN ADVANCE by the program advisor.

Only certain Upper Division undergraduate courses maybe taken for graduate credit. Those that are in this category are listed in the courses section of the Youngstown State University Bulletin Graduate Edition. To earn graduate credit in an Upper Division course, the student must have been admitted to the Graduate School at the time the course is taken. Courses taken for undergraduate credit cannot count toward fulfillment of a graduate degree. Consult the Chairman of Teacher Education for acceptable substitutions.

I. Foundations of Education (6 s.h. required)

______ FOUND 6901 Philosophical Education* __________ 3 ______

______ FOUND 6904 Educational Research* __________ 3 ______

II. Curriculum, Instruction, and Related Areas**

______ COUNS 6900 Counseling Methods and Practice __________ 3 ______

______ EDADM 6954 School Community Relations __________ 3 ______

______ PSYCH 6903 Psychology of Learning __________ 2 ______

______ *SEDUC 6922 Principles of Instruction __________ 3 ______

______ SEDUC 6931 Secondary School Curriculum __________ 3 ______

______ *SEDUC 6936 Curriculum Development __________ 3 ______

______ SEDUC 6946 Supervision of Instruction __________ 3 ______

______ SEDUC 6951 Interpersonal Communications for Educators __________ 3 ______

______ SEDUC 6959 Law, Ethics, and Discipline for the Classroom Teacher __________ 3 ______

______ SEDUC 7032 Theories of Supervision __________ 3 ______

______ SPED 6984 Major Concepts/Program Design in Special Education __________4 ______

III. Computing and Technology Core (14 s.h. required)

______ EDTC 6970 Educational Computing and Technology __________ 4 ______

______ EDTC 6971 Educational Internet Use and Site Design __________ 4 ______

______ EDTC 6972 Design Principles for Technology in Instruction __________ 4 ______

______EDTC 6973 Directed Field Experience in Technology __________ 2 ______

 

IV. Electives will be drawn from the courses in Section II, Thesis or areas, approved by Advisor.**

     Also be sure to check what graduate workshops I may be teaching; they may be counted as electives. Contact me or your advisor for information about counting graduate workshops as degree-credit electives.

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Total 32 s.h.

* Required course

**Combined hours in the two areas is 12 s.h.