Students enrolled in the Bible Literacy program must complete:
- Four core courses required for the Curriculum & Instruction degree
- Foundation courses for the specific concentration
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Core Courses
EDGR 502 (3)
Developing Character Through the Curriculum
This course will provide teachers with the resources and skills necessary to integrate character themes and character development into their school curriculum. It provides a forum in which to discuss and develop one's own moral perspectives on the basis of generally accepted criteria.
EDGR 535 (3)
Theories of Teaching and Learning
This course is designed to provide leaders with the latest psychological research about learning and guide them in exploring ways to directly apply these precepts to their current work setting. Topics will include cognitive science, learning theory, and relevant teaching theories that utilize this information. The course will fuse the latest biological and psychological understanding of how the brain learns so candidates can harness this knowledge and apply it directly to learning situations.
EDGR 595 (3)
Community of Learners
Relationships constructed on trust are critical for an efficient, collegial, collaborative workplace. This course challenges candidates to confront the tremendous diversity in their current environment and develop strategies to build community in the midst of the social, ethnic, economic and alternative lifestyle differences that permeate today's 21st century workplace. In sum, this course stresses the critical importance of creating community in the workplace and illustrates how that community, once established, can generate an efficient, supportive, and positive work place.
EDGR 602 (3)
Contemporary Educational Thought
Candidates identify, review, and analyze major trends and issues impacting the contemporary state and national educational scenes. Each class session provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the advantages and liabilities of current educational reforms and issues from the perspective of prevailing educational research as well as from their own personal beliefs and current work environment. Candidates will also consider how they can impact and influence change in their own workplace.
*This course is offered in a seminar format online, which consists of three one-week (1 credit) courses that are taken throughout the program.
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Bible Literacy
EDCI 533 (3)
Teaching Writing Using the Bible
Course participants will analyze best practices in writing instruction and assessment that incorporate effective use of the Bible as a text.
EDCI 534 (3)
The Bible as Literature
Course participants will identify and analyze the Bible as a form of literature and recognize connections with language arts instruction. Candidates will develop instruction that emphasizes content area literacy best practices utilizing the Bible.
EDCI 550 (3)
Project-Based Learning Using the Bible
This course addresses constructivism and project-based learning using the Bible as a literary resource in school settings. Course participants will consider the theoretical and practical elements of project-based learning as a form of inquiry in educational settings. Emphasis is placed on implementing authentic assessment practices within State prescribed standards.
EDCI 553 (3)
Foundations of Using the Bible as Literature in Schools
This course addresses the legal, moral, and ethical implications of the use of the Bible as a literary resource in school settings. Course participants will consider the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the Bible as a form of literature and explore the legalistic and ethical concerns with its use.
Research Course 1
EDGR 601 (3)
This course provides students with the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and to plan their own research with a minimum of assistance. This course includes the basics of both qualitative and quantitative research.
The Master of Education culminates with one of three additional research courses:
Any of the above options provide candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.