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Master of Science in Education
Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn
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Professional Education Core:
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  • ED 603 Thesis, Professional Project or Field Study (terms and hours to be arranged)
  • ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (3)
  • ED 632 Cultural, Social, and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
  • ED 633 Research and Writing (3) - Prerequisite: ED 611
  • ED 635 Action Research (3) - Prerequisite: ED 633
  • ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (3) - Prerequisite: ED 635
  • ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy or course as approved by your advisor
  • CSE 610 Computers in Education (3) or CSE 624 Internet for Educators (3)

Content Core-18 credits
The following interest areas or endorsements are available. Please select the interest area or endorsement that best fits your needs. To confirm your faculty advisor(s), please contact Bill Hamlin in the College of Education, 503-838-8704 or email hamlinw@wou.edu

Please note: Special Education Initial endorsement is available at WOU through a different master’s degree.

The Content Core is 18 credit hours of coursework in advanced content/specialty from the following programs:

Student's advisors plan this portion of the degree along with the student. Students may continue graduate level work in their academic areas or additional endorsement courses may be added. Students seeking to complete a new authorization level or endorsement within the 18 credit hours portion of the program are required to complete a 90 clock hour practicum in the appropriate authorization level or endorsement. Endorsements are offered in ESOL, Bilingual/ESOL, Early Childhood or Reading.

Course rotation for MS in Education 2013-2014:
One section of each ed core class is offered each term, the chart below shows when most classes are taught online.

Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014
CSE 624 Internet for Educators (online)   CSE 610 Computers for Educators

All core classes taught.

Format (online vs on campus TBA)

*Note, ED 637 not included.

ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (online) ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (online) ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning
ED 632 Cultural, Social and Philosophical Issues in Education ED 632 Cultural, Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (online) ED 632 Cultural, Social and Philosophical Issues in Education (online)
ED 633 Research and Writing (online) pre-req ED 611 ED 633 Research and Writing pre-req ED 611 ED 633 Research and Writing (online) pre-req ED 611
ED 635 Action Research pre-req ED 633 ED 635 Action Research (online) pre-req ED 633 ED 635 Action Research (online) pre-req ED 633
ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (online) pre-req ED 635 ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society-pre-req. ED 635 ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (online) pre-req ED 635
ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy: Health ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy: Social Studies ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy: Language Arts
  ED 648 Advanced Curriculum and Assessment (online)    

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