English - Secondary Education - Online and Distance Education

English - Secondary Education

 

Courses

The program consists of 33 credit hours including:

Core Course Requirements - 15 credit hours

ED 507 - Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment

Units: 2

Designed to enable students to understand and use appropriate classroom assessment practices by applying knowledge of pedagogy and development to high-quality strategies for formative and summative assessment. Students will explore best practices using developmentally-appropriate assessment strategies including authentic assessment, portfolios, and electronic portfolios, real-time feedback, open-and closed-ended formal assessments, and standardized testing. Particular attention will be paid to examining the rationale for assessment, and the implications of assessment.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1 2022 Fall Term

ED 508 - Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community

Units: 3

Students will explore and apply the major philosophical and historical influences to current educational context as they relate to issues of diversity. Focus will be placed on theoretical and practical issues of diversity in classroom settings, especially related to culture, race, gender, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic levels. [Field-based experiences will be required].

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ED 570 - Classroom Action Research

Units: 1

Provides a brief introduction to educational research focusing specifically on classroom action research. Requires admission to MAT; completion of 6 hours in the program.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ED 571 - Inquiry and Professional Development

Units: 1

Builds on earlier course work [ED 570] preparing students to refine an action research proposal, collect data in a school setting, write a report, and to identify resources and activities that will support their ongoing professional development; requires 9 hours of graduate credit in the MAT curriculum.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ECI 579 - Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms

Units: 3

To increase students' knowledge of persons with high incidence disabilities [i.e., learning disability, mild intellectual disability, and serious emotional disability], and how to manage the behavior of all pupils in educational environments. Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities will be emphasized , as well as strategies to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior of all pupils in the classroom.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1 2022 Fall Term

ECI 572 - Resource Teaching In Special Education

Units: 3

Resource teaching in area of special education, with emphasis on resource teaching with students with special needs. Types of resource programs, establishment and maintenance of a program, selection of students, curriculum and materials.

Offered in Summer

ED 569 - Teaching Internship: MAT

Units: 4

A supervised teaching experience requiring a minimum of 10 consecutive full-time weeks in an appropriate school classroom. Designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching at the elementary, middle and/or secondary level. Includes regularly scheduled clinical observations and conferences. Requires successful completion of at least 21 hrs. in the MAT program and approval by specialty area faculty. Student responsible for transportation to placement site.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TYPE: Internship Course

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Fall Term

Specialty Area Course Requirements

ECI 528 - Strategies for Teaching English in Secondary Schools

Units: 3

Methods and materials of teaching English in grades 9-12, with and emphasis on lesson planning and demonstrations/practice in teaching literature, study skills, speaking, listening, media literacy, and writing. Some classes and assignments will be completed in a field setting.

Offered in Fall Only

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2022 Fall Term

ECI 520 - The Teaching Of Composition

Units: 3

For classroom teachers. Practical field-tested ideas to help students improve as writers by focusing on composition as a process as well as a product. Activities for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, grammar and evaluating with suggestions for individual and group learning. Writing in content areas and composition research/ theory. To take this course in sum. as part of Capital Area Writing Project, student must apply and be selected

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

ECI 521 - Teaching Literature For Young Adults

Units: 3

Designed to acquaint in-service and pre-service teachers with breadth and diversity of contemporary literature for adolescents, with emphasis on teaching young adult literature. Addresses history and themes of young adult literature, readability of materials, reading preferences, literary merit, skills that can be taught through literature, censorship, motivating students to read and organizing literature units.

Offered in Fall Only

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2022 Fall Term

Computer Applications - Choose One

ECI 511 - Introduction to Learning Design and Technology

Units: 3

Introduction to the Learning, Design, and Technology master's program at North Carolina State University and to the field of instructional design and educational technology, with an investigation of relevant careers, important theories and models guiding practice, and noteworthy research findings by area.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2022 Summer Term 2 2022 Fall Term

ECI 512 - Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning

Units: 3

Examination of emerging technologies as applied in educational settings with a focus on related research, case studies, theoretical underpinnings, and strategies for effective integration.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ECI 513 - Teaching and Learning with Digital Video

Units: 3

Development and implementation of digital video within educational contexts and situations. Design of educational watching, analyzing, and creating activities with video. Application of conventions and genres of digital video capture and editing to sample technology projects across curricular areas.

Offered in Summer

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2022 Summer Term 1

ECI 514 - Developing and Delivering Online Instruction

Units: 3

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles to design and apply appropriate digital tools to create maximally effective educational products.

Offered in Spring Only

TERM: Offered in Fall and Spring

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 2

ECI 515 - Cultural Investigations and Technical Representations in Education

Units: 3

Examination of contemporary approaches that educators can use to help their students construct cultural understanding in education settings through investigations and technical representations of culture with emerging tools [e.g., mapped cultural tours, AR/VR heritage exhibition, documentary, social media, games, fabrication, data analytics and visualization].

Offered in Fall Only

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2022 Fall Term

ECI 516 - Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials

Units: 3

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded research and theory concerning learning to design of instructional materials. Structured projects and practical experiences used to transfer design principles and evaluate instructional products.

Offered in Spring Only

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ECI 517 - Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments

Units: 3

Examination and application of behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theoretical frameworks underlying the design and development of advanced technology-enhanced learning environments.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2022 Fall Term

Electives - Choose One

ECI 508 - Teachers as Leaders

Units: 3

Examines teacher leadership research, theory, and practice. Prepares teachers to assume leadership roles in classrooms, schools, school systems, and the larger educational community. Independent research projects required.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

ECI 522 - Trends and Issues in English Language Arts Education

Units: 3

Consideration of past, current, and future trends and issues in English Language arts instruction, standards, and methodologies. Examination of research, theory, and practice in concert with trends, issues, and questions. Independent research projects required.

ECI 523 - Teacher as Researcher

Units: 3

This course is designed to introduce the methods and skills required for designing, conducting, interpreting, and applying action research - the systematic inquiry into curriculum, instruction, teaching, and learning. This course will focus on reflective inquiry and practical applications.

Offered in Summer

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ECI 541 - Reading In the Content Areas

Units: 3

Methods in instruction for applying reading to content areas, with emphasis on means of improving comprehension, vocabulary and learning strategies in subject matter classrooms.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ECI 546 - New Literacies & Media

Units: 3

Critical analysis of new literacies that are prompted by emerging technologies and participatory media in K-12. Design and application of new literacies and media instructional practices to literacy curriculum and other discipline areas.

Offered in Fall Only

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2022 Fall Term