Chapter VI. Graduate Programs

Dreeben School of Education

EDUCATION (EDUC)

The Dreeben School of Education offers three degrees in Education: the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.).  These degrees are designed for persons who wish to develop or increase academic and professional competence through graduate study.  The programs are designed with the working professional in mind with all coursework scheduled in the evening and/or week-ends.    

The graduate programs in Education are designed to facilitate students’ attainment of these outcomes:

Prospective candidates for a Master’s degree in Education must meet all University criteria for admission to the graduate program and demonstrate competence in oral and written expression. In addition, the Dreeben School of Education requires:

Transfer credit: No more than nine (9) semester hours may be transferred toward the master’s degrees in the Dreeben School of Education.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree in the Dreeben School of Education requires completion of 36 semester hours, 24 of which must be in Education. This degree is appropriate for students who want to take some courses in their degree outside the School of Education.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Education:
Core Courses (12 semester hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by
                the Program Advisor.

Area of Concentration within Education (12-15 semester hours)

Elective Area outside Education (9-12 semester hours)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

This degree is for persons who wish to do all their work in the Dreeben School of Education. The degree is awarded upon completion of at least 36 semester hours.

Requirements for the Master of Education:
Core Courses (12 semester hours)

EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor.

Areas of Concentration within Education (24 semester hours)
There are 8 areas of concentration for the M.A. and the M. Ed. in Education:  Adult Education, Cross-Cultural Education, Early Childhood Literacy, Instructional Technology (online), Kinesiology, Literacy, Organizational Learning and Leadership, Special Education, and Teacher Leadership, each offering separate fields of expertise. Students interested in Professional Certifications in addition to their master’s degrees must seek admission to the Teacher Certification program prior to beginning coursework in the certification sequence. This admission procedure is separate from and follows full acceptance into the Graduate School at UIW.

Master of Arts or Master of Education for General Education

This degree is for students who want to concentrate their core work in Education but with a general group of courses either from the Dreeben School of Education as a whole, or from another School/College.  If the majority of the work is from Education, the degree will be the M.Ed.  If more than several courses come from other Schools/Colleges, the M.A. will be awarded.  This open-ended degree plan allows students to select up to six (6) courses that will best suit their needs within a focus of Education. 

Core Courses (12 semester hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor.

Other courses from Education: at least two (6 hours) 

Courses from other disciplines OR from Education: up to six (18 semester hours)


Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The University of the Incarnate Word is ranked in the second quartile of Teacher Preparation programs in Texas with a 94% pass rate on the TExES state certification exams. All Teacher Education programs at UIW are approved and overseen by the State Board for Educator Certification of Texas.

The M.A.T. degree offers an opportunity for students to become certified as either Secondary or Elementary teachers while working towards the master’s degree. The M.A.T. degree requires 36-42 hours of coursework, (depending upon the area of specialization), completion of all teaching practicum requirements, and a satisfactory Student Apprenticeship experience or the completion of a one-year internship with a satisfactory evaluation. 

Admission to the M.A.T. requires the following:

Note:  Continuation in this program requires that students remain in good standing with the Graduate School, that the GPA does not fall below 3.00, that the course work is taken in sequence with the Program Advisor’s approval, and that the student passes an examination over the content area of certification prior to registration for the Apprenticeship/Internship.  Students who are conditionally admitted to the M.A.T. must complete all admissions requirements prior to registration for more than 9 hours; this includes passing the examination in the content area. 

Core courses in the M.A.T. (12 or 15 semester hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDUC 66CS/EDUC 63CS—Teacher Internship ORTeacher Apprenticeship

Areas of Concentration within Education:
Elementary Concentration: 27 hours
Secondary Concentration:  18 plus 3/6 hours of electives

Certification by the State of Texas is awarded upon completion of the M.A.T. AND successful completion of passing scores on the TExES/ExCET exams required by the State Board of Educator Certification.

Note:  Graduate and undergraduate students seeking Texas Teacher Certification from the University of the Incarnate Word program will be subject to any additional or new requirements that may be set forth by legislative mandates or the State Board for Educator Certification.

Secondary Teaching (Grades 8-12)
Requirements in the major (18 hours)
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDSP 6363—Survey of Exceptionalities
EDRD 6396—Literacy across the Curriculum
EDUC 6325—Pedagogy in the Secondary School
EDUC 6327—Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary School
EDUC 6310—Technology in Education
Electives (3/6 hours)

All-Level Teaching (Grades EC-12)
Teaching Fields: Physical Education, Art, Music, or Theater
Requirements in the major (27 hours)
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDSP 6363—Survey of Exceptionalities
EDRD 6396—Literacy Across the Curriculum
EDRD 6325—Pedagogy in the Secondary School
EDEC 6327—Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary School
EDEC 6339—Play and Play Environments
EDUC 6310—Technology in Education
Electives (3 hours)

Elementary Teaching (Early Childhood -Grade 4)
Requirements in the major (27 hours)
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDSP 6363—Survey of Exceptionalities
EDRD 6391—Theories of Literacy Appropriations
EDRD 6393—Approaches to Reading Assessment & Instruction
EDEC 6393—Emergent Literacy
EDEC 6339—Play and Play Environments
EDUC 6313—Teachers of Young Children I
EDUC 6315— Assessment in the Classroom
EDUC 6317—Teachers of Young Children II

Accelerated Certification Program

The Accelerated Certification Program is a secondary teacher certification program for post-baccalaureate students who have a teaching field in place (Secondary Certification: English Language Arts, Spanish, Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Science, History. All-Level Certification: Physical Education, Art, Music, or Theater). At the completion of this program and passing scores on the TExES/ExCET exams, students will be eligible for secondary certification (grades 8-12) or all-level certification (grades EC-12). All courses in the Accelerated Certification Program will apply to the Masters of Arts in Teaching degree.

The following requirements must be met prior to acceptance the program:

Requirements for the Accelerated Program in Secondary Certification (18 hours)
            EDUC 6304—Theories  of Learning
            EDUC 6325—Pedagogy  in the Secondary School
            EDUC 6327—Integrative  Pedagogy in the Secondary School
            EDUC 6320—Equity and Excellence for All
            EDUC 66CS/63CS—Teacher Internship (Note: EDUC 63CS must be taken for two semesters) 

Requirements for the Accelerated Program in All-Level Certification (21 hours)
            EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
            EDUC 6325—Pedagogy  in Secondary School
            EDUC 6327—Integrative  Pedagogy in the Secondary School
            EDUC 6339—Play and Play Environments
            EDUC 6320—Equity and Excellence for All
            EDUC 66CS/63CS—Teacher Internship (Note: EDUC 63CS must be taken for two semesters) 

 

CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE M.A. and M.Ed. DEGREES

Adult Education (ADED)

This degree, with a concentration in Adult Education, is designed to provide professional preparation for administrators/supervisors of adult education activities, persons working in human resource and staff development, continuing and community education personnel, and teachers of adults in a variety of institutions and settings.

Students are exposed to the principles of Adult Education with special emphasis on the changes occurring in adult life as they affect the teaching-learning process. Educational, institutional, administrative and programmatic implications are stressed. Some areas of specialization that can be arranged by the advisor are: adult literacy, human resource development, adult religious education, or instructional technology.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Adult Education:
Core Courses (12 hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
ADED 6381—Adult Learning and Development
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone  in Education

Requirements in the major (Select 18 semester hours.)
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
ADED 6382—Adult Literacy Education                                                               
ADED 6385—Methods & Strategies in Adult Ed               
ADED 6387—Program Development in Adult Ed               
ADED 6390—Practicum in Adult Learning Environments
ADED 6384—Contemporary Issues in Adult Ed
ADED 6386—Educational Gerontology
ADED 6388—Effective Teams and Groups

Electives (6 semester hours)

Cross-Cultural Education

The concentration in Cross-Cultural Education addresses the challenges presented not only by the complex diversities present in American society, but by the ever-growing trend toward global interaction. The program includes both the theoretical bases and the practical implications for understanding, valuing and interacting effectively with individuals diverse in race, language, ethnicity, culture, social origin, religion, age, ability and sexual orientation.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Education:
Core Courses (12 required hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education

Requirements in the major (12 required hours)
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDUC 6355—Cross-Cultural Communication in Other Countries
EDUC 6373—Acquisition of a Second Language
EDUC 6307—Critical Theory in Education

Electives in Education (12 required hours)

Choose electives with your advisor from all Education course offerings. For example, see ESL Certificate and TEFL/TESL Certificate Requirements on page 52.

Early Childhood (EDEC)

The concentration in Early Childhood Literacy is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of teachers, researchers, and administrators in the field of early childhood literacy. This program focuses on  literacy in early years and will prepare teachers to provide the help children need to master the complex and
multifaceted process of reading. According to research in the area of reading, the majority of reading problems faced by today's adolescents and adults could be avoided or resolved in children's early years.  A fresh impetus has been given to the further development of early childhood and family education, in order to cater for the developmental needs of young children and to prepare them for further learning. The program is both timely and relevant.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Early Childhood Literacy:
Core Courses (12 hours; see M.Ed. and M.A. degrees)
EDEC 6301—Introduction to Research Methods
EDEC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDEC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
EDEC 63CS—Capstone in Education
OR                     Another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)
EDEC 6391—Foundations of Literacy
EDEC 6393—Approaches to Reading Assessment
EDEC 6335—Emergent Literacy
EDEC 6339—Play and Play Environments
EDEC 6388—Practicum: Early Childhood
EDEC 6375—Literature for Children and Young Adults

Electives (6 hours). Two courses chosen with the approval of the Program Advisor.  

Instructional Technology (EDIT) Online

Individuals who have a master’s degree with a concentration in Instructional Technology find work in business and industry, government and education as trainers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, managers of technology resources and producers of instructional media. The degree has a strong education base because the field requires a knowledge of learning theory, instructional systems design, and instructional strategies in addition to knowledge of various technologies.

The program is designed to allow students the flexibility to follow their own interests. Students take foundation and core courses in Education and Instructional Technology. However, up to 6 hours of electives may be taken in related disciplines such as Communication Arts, Organizational Development, Administration and Adult Education. The Masters of Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology combines on-campus classes in the Education core with the online Instructional Technology curriculum.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Instructional Technology:
Core Courses (12 hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6304—Theories of Learning
EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education

Area of Concentration (18 semester hours)
EDIT 6343—Foundations of Instructional Technology (1st course)
EDIT 6344—Instructional System Design
EDIT 6345—Multimedia Authoring
EDIT 6346—Information Technologies: Internet and the Web
EDIT 6347—Distance Learning
EDIT 6348—Management of Learning Environments

Electives (6 semester hours)
Note: All Instructional Technology courses are taught as a part of the Universe Online programs.

Kinesiology (EDKE)

The Kinesiology program is designed for those students who are interested in working in a business related area, teaching Physical Education on the college level, or in adding a Physical Education teaching specialty to their teaching credential at the K-12 level. (NOTE:  this degree does not carry initial teacher certification.)

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Kinesiology:
Core Courses (12 hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6304—Theories  of Learning
EDUC 6306—Philosophical  Foundations of Education
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone  in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)
EDKE 6377—Instructional Development in Physical Education
EDKE 6378—Biomechanics in Human Performance
EDKE 6379—Adapted Physical Education and Sport
SMGT 6380—Sport Management
EDKE 6381—Topics in Exercise Physiology and Fitness
EDEC 6339—Play and Play Environments

Elective Courses (6 hours)

Literacy (EDRD)
The Masters of Education with a concentration in Literacy is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of teachers, researchers, and administrators in the field of literacy education. The program is in response to the recent emphasis placed on literacy, from emergent readers to adult literacy, at the local, state, and national levels. This program will focus on literacy across the life span and will prepare teachers to provide innovative approaches to literacy as an integrated element of sustainable livelihood, and as a foundation of learning throughout life.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Literacy:
Core Courses (12 hours)
EDUC 6301—Introduction  to Educational Research
EDUC 6304—Theories  of Learning
EDUC 6306—Philosophical  Foundations of Education
EDUC 63CS1—Capstone  in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)
EDRD 6391—Foundations of Literacy
EDEC 6335—-Emergent Literacy
EDRD 6393—Approaches to Reading Assessment
EDRD 6395—Practicum: Literacy
EDRD 6375—Literature for Children and Young Adults
EDRD 6382—Adult Literacy Education
                               OR
EDRD 6320—Equity and Excellence for All

Electives in Education (6 hours)    

Organizational Leadership and Learning

The Organizational Learning and Leadership concentration is designed for people who are interested in leadership roles and/or are responsible for training in corporate, government, or service environments. Students take 24 hours of courses that provide them with a foundation in general and adult learning, organizational development, organizational leadership, instructional design, and research. Then, depending upon their career goals and personal aspirations, students select an additional 12 hours of course work in one of four focus areas: Adult Education, Organizational Development, Organizational Leadership, and Instructional Technology. Other focus areas may be considered, but must be approved by the Education Graduate Advisor.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Learning:
Core Courses Requirements (12 semester hours)
                EDUC 6301—Introduction to Research Methods
                EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
                ADED 6381—Adult Learning and Development*
                EDUC 63CS1—Capstone in Education

Supporting Requirements: (12 semester hours)
ADED 6388—Effective Teams and Groups*
ADED 6387—Program Development in Adult Education *
ORGD 6351—Foundations of Organizational Development*
                EDUC 6377—Leadership for Organizational Learning Environments      
               
Focus Areas Requirements (12 hours)
Students may choose courses from only one focus area.

Adult Education

ADED 6382—Adult Literacy Education
ADED 6348—Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
ADED 6385—Methods and Strategies in Adult Education
ADED 6386—Educational Gerontology
ADED 6370—College Teaching
ADED 6390—Practicum in Adult Learning Environments (required)*

*These ADED courses, plus one ADED elective qualify students for the Adult Education Certificate from UIW: 15 semester hours required. (See page 52 for specifics.)

Organizational Development

ORGD 6320—Organizational Behavior and Learning*
ORGD 6330—Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment*
ORGD 6340—Organizational Consulting*
ORGD 6352—Organizational Development-Interventions & Practices*
ORGD 6370—Human Performance Technology*

*These six courses (18 hours) qualify student for the Organizational Development Certificate from UIW. (See page 42 for specifics.)

Reading Education (EDRD)

A student may earn the master’s degree in Reading with no prior experience in schools. For the Reading Specialist Professional Certification, the student must have completed requirements for elementary or secondary certification and two years of successful teaching in an accredited school prior to acceptance into the program. Please contact the Certification Officer in the Teacher Education program for further information.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Reading:
Core Requirements (12 hours; see M.Ed. and M.A. degrees)

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)
EDRD 6391—Theories of Literacy Appropriation
EDEC 6335—-Emergent Literacy
EDRD 6393—Approaches to Reading Assessment and Instruction
EDRD 6385—Curriculum and Supervision of Reading Programs
EDRD 6395—Practicum in Reading
EDRD 6396—Literacy Across the Curriculum

Resource Courses (6 hours)
EDRD 6392—Literacy workshop
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education OR
Any elective approved by the advisor

Students wishing to pursue the Texas Professional Certification for Reading Specialist must meet the admission requirements for Certification, be a certified teacher in the State of Texas, and have a minimum of two (2) years teaching experience prior to admission to the program. They must also meet with the Director of Teacher Education prior to beginning their program. The courses required for this Professional Certification are not necessarily the same as those cited above, depending upon state requirements that are subject to change.

Special Education (EDSP)

This program is designed to meet specific interests in Special Education. It is intended for students who wish to prepare for teaching in adult educational settings, in any support field that services learners with exceptionalities, or in adding a teaching specialty to their K-12 teaching credential. (NOTE:  this degree does not carry initial teacher certification.)

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Special Education:
Core Courses (12 hours)
                EDUC 6301 – Introduction to Educational Research
                EDUC 6304 – Theories of Learning
                EDUC 6306 – Philosophical Foundations of Education
                EDUC 63CS1 – Capstone in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)
EDSP 6363—Survey of Exceptionalities
EDUC 6326—Behavior Management
EDSP 6364—Testing for Teaching
EDSP 6366—Inclusive Classrooms and Communities
EDSP 6365—Accommodating Students with High Incidence Disabilities
EDSP 6367—Accommodating Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Electives (6 hours), preferably concentrated in one area such as Adult Education, Literacy, Early Childhood Literacy, etc.

Teacher Leadership

This concentration is designed for PK-12 teachers who want to continue in the classroom, while assuming leadership roles in their school and community. This program focuses on the “teacher as a leader” and empowers experienced master teachers to effect change and improve student learning. The concentration is appropriate for teachers who wish to advance their current work as teachers or assume master teacher roles as department heads, team leaders, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches or informal teacher leaders. 

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Teacher Leadership:


Core Requirements (12 semester hours)
                EDUC 6301—Introduction to Research Methods
                EDUC 6306—Philosophical Foundations in Education
                ADED 6381—Adult Learning and Development
                EDUC 63CS2—Capstone in Education: Teacher Leadership

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)

ADED 6388—Effective Teams and Groups
EDUC 6346—Organizational Theory and Development
EDUC 6305—Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDUC 6333—Teaching and Learning: Action Research
EDUC 6343—Curriculum Leadership
EDUC 6353—Supporting Teachers and Teaching

Electives (6 hours) may be taken as subject area courses (M.A.) or education courses (M.Ed.)

Certificates

The Dreeben School of Education offers certificates in the areas of Adult Education, and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL). These UIW certificates acknowledge that the student has completed 15 hours in the specified field of study. Students interested in one of these certificates must be admitted to UIW as a non-degree seeking student, or admitted into the graduate degree program in the Dreeben School of Education.

The certificate program at UIW is not applicable to Texas Teaching Certification or any State Professional Certification program.

Adult Education
(15 semester hours)
ADED 6381—Adult Learning and Development
ADED 6388—Effective Teams and Groups
ADED 6385—Methods and Strategies of Adult Education
ADED 6390—Practicum in Adult Education
And one elective from the offerings in ADED

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL)
(15 semester hours)

EDUC 6355—Cross Cultural Communication in Other Countries (named each offering)
EDUC 6360—Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
EDUC 6380— Practicum in TEFL/TESL
EDUC 6373—Acquisition of a Second Language
EDUC 6376—Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher

When the coursework is completed for the certificate, students must file a request, along with a copy of the transcript, with the Dean of the Dreeben School of Education for the certificate.  Courses taken for the certificate may be accepted as work toward a master’s degree if the student is accepted into a master’s degree program in the UIW Graduate School and the Dreeben School of Education (see requirements on page 43). 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the Dreeben School of Education has four concentrations: Higher Education, International Education and Entrepreneurship, Mathematics Education, and Organizational Leadership. Each concentration in the doctoral program reflects the institution’s mission to combine education with service. Many students have opportunities for local and international internships and research. The curriculum for each concentration has been designed to meet the needs of the communities served by the University. The program is built on the following common core and combines scholarly research with application, fostering the integration of theory and practice.

Core Courses
INDR 8310—Concepts of Leadership
INDR 8330—Belief Systems:  A Cross-Cultural Perspective
INDR 8350—Research Methods and Tools
INDR 8370—Ethics for the Profession
EDUC 7363—Research Statistics
One course in advanced qualitative or quantitative research

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for admission to the Doctoral Program must fulfill the admission requirements listed on  page 27  in this Bulletin.  There may be additional admission requirements for each concentration which can be found in the following sections.

Criteria for Continuation and Graduation

General criteria are listed on page 27 of this Bulletin.

Program of Study

The Doctoral Program of Study specifies 57 semester hours of course work, 18 of which are the common core, a Qualifying Examination and a minimum of 9 semester hours of Dissertation Writing.  In support of the dissertation process, the following research courses are offered from which students must take a minimum of 6 semester hours.
INEE 8325—Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
INEE 8350—Research in Entrepreneurship
INEE 8355—Cultural Aspects of Research
EDUC 7364—Advanced Quantitative Research
EDUC 8350—Constructing Research Design
EDUC 8355—Qualitative Research Methods

The curriculum also includes core and elective courses in fields including Leadership Studies, Organizational Studies, Education, and Business.  In addition, there are unique opportunities for domestic and international internships.

CONCENTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The Higher Education concentration is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in higher education with the knowledge and capacity to understand and facilitate change in institutions of higher education. The program grounds the students both in theory and in the tools and methodology of research so that they can contribute to academic inquiry and apply theory to issues facing institutions of higher education. Depending on the master’s degree and choices of electives, the graduate may enter careers in higher education leadership or teaching. Those with an intended focus in teaching must meet the required number of hours in the discipline through electives and the master’s degree.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, the concentration incorporates collegiality among students, among faculty, and between faculty and students. Opportunities are available for learning through teaching and a higher education practicum as well as directed consultation and research. In addition to the Admission Requirements listed on page 27 of this Bulletin, applicants for admission to the Higher Education Concentration must also fulfill the following requirements:

 

The degree plan for the Concentration in Higher Education includes:

EDUC 8330—History and Philosophy of Higher Education
EDUC 8390—Law in Higher Education
EDUC 8395—Practicum in Higher Education
EDUC 83CS—Capstone in Higher Education
EDUC 8350—Constructing Research Design
ORGL 8360—Organizational Theory and Culture
ORGL 8370—Organizational  Assessment and Survey Administration
ADED 7381—Adult Learning and Development
And one of the following:
ADED 7385 Methods and Strategies of Adult Education
ADED 7388 Effective Teams and Groups

CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The International Education and Entrepreneurship concentration enables students to develop enterprises of a cultural, educational, humanitarian, or business nature that show a full understanding of the host culture and its relation in theory and practice with Western culture. It allows theoretical study with a practical impulse that involves an awareness of business and educational systems and their development in existing, new, and emerging arenas.

The foundation courses combine comparative study of the educational and cultural systems of the world with experiential learning in entrepreneurship. The grasp of a nation’s outlook revealed by its education provides the key to understanding its intellectual and managerial endeavors; the practical skill of entrepreneurship suggests new ways of applying existing resources and encourages the development of new ideas in all fields. This concentration achieves its aim through a blend of theoretical study and practical engagement. Practical application and experience are achieved by each student in a six month internship in a country other than the home country.

In addition to the Admission Requirements listed on page 27 of this Bulletin, applicants for admission to the International Education and Entrepreneurship Concentration must also fulfill the following requirements:
Minimum of six hours of education and six hours of business background courses as pre-requisites (undergraduate or graduate)

The Concentration in International Education and Entrepreneurship Program of Study includes:

Common Core, 18 hours minimum
Additional Research Courses, 6 hours minimum, included in the following.
Required Courses, 24 hours minimum to include
INEE 8320—Analysis of Education Systems of the World
INEE 8325—Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
INEE 8340—Entrepreneurship
INEE 8345—International Organizations
INEE 8350—Research in Entrepreneurship
INEE 8355—Cultural Aspects of Research
INEE 8360—Contemporary International Issues
INEE 8687/INEE 8387—International Internship (6 months)
Electives, 9 hours minimum
Dissertation, 9 hours minimum
Oral and written proficiency in a foreign language as an exit requirement.

CONCENTRATION IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

The Mathematics Education concentration  is designed to produce leaders in teaching and research in mathematics education. Graduates with this concentration in the doctoral program will be well versed in both the content and pedagogy of mathematics at all levels and across the curriculum. They will be capable of teaching  in a school of education, a department of mathematics through calculus and in at least one of the traditional sub-disciplines, as well as at the graduate level in mathematics education.

This concentration has been designed to improve mathematics education in the community and to support disciplines and careers that require a solid foundation in mathematics. UIW’s concentration in Mathematics Education seeks to increase the number of women and minorities in mathematics and related disciplines such as science and engineering.

In the program, the content and pedagogy of mathematics teaching and learning is investigated from kindergarten through college levels with emphasis on the integration of mathematics with other disciplines. Students are provided training and experience in research in mathematics education. Graduates will be equipped to take national and international roles of leadership in mathematics teaching and learning and the supporting research.

The Concentration in Mathematics Education Program of Study includes:
Common Core, 18 hours minimum
Additional Research Courses, 6 hours minimum
Required Courses, 21 hours minimum to include :

MATH 7385—Instructional Technology in Mathematics Education
MATH 8320—Readings in Mathematics Education
MATH 8325—Research and Development of Mathematics Programs
And 12 hours from the following:
MATH 7370—Mathematical Content and Pedagogy, K-5
MATH 7372—Integration of Mathematics and Science, K-5
MATH 7375—Mathematical Content and Pedagogy, 6-12
MATH 7376—Integration of Mathematics and Science, 6-8
MATH 7381—Integration of Mathematics and Science, 9-12
Note: Required Vertical Specialty must be discussed with the Program Advisor
Electives, 12 hours minimum
Dissertation, 9 hours minimum
24 hours graduate level mathematics as an exit requirement

CONCENTRATION IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Organizational Leadership concentration is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in education, business, public and social agencies with the knowledge and capacity to understand organizations and to facilitate organizational change. It strives to impart an ethic of leadership that recognizes the global dimension of social concerns and works for understanding and justice in diverse societies. The interdisciplinary nature of the program grounds the students both in theory and in the tools and methodology of research and technology so that they can contribute to academic inquiry and apply theory to issues facing organizations, institutions, and communities.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, the concentration incorporates collegiality among students, among faculty, and between faculty and students. Within the program of study, flexibility is provided for students to take electives in line with their area of interest and career objectives. Opportunity is also available for learning through teaching and organizational practica as well as directed consultation and research. In addition to the Admission Requirements listed on page 27 of this Bulletin, applicants for admission to the Organizational Leadership Concentration must also fulfill the following requirements:

The Concentration in Organizational Leadership Program of Study includes:

ORGL 8360—Organizational Theory and Culture
ORGL 8371—Practicum in Organizational Leadership
ORGL 83CS—Capstone in Organizational Leadership
ADED 7390—Practicum in Adult Learning Environments