Curriculum and Instruction: New Literacies and Global Learning

 

Master of Education or Master of Science | Curriculum and Instruction: New Literacies and Global Learning

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The New Literacies & Global Learning (NLGL) program is a distance education program designed for experienced teachers. A hybrid program, about half the required courses are offered online. The program increases teachers' capacity for teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world and focuses on improving the teaching of reading, social studies and English language arts within the context of contemporary education. Concentration areas are K-12 reading, English language arts (middle and high school), and social studies (middle and high school).

New literacies—from text messaging to social media to participating in virtual worlds—are multiple, dynamic and always changing. Likewise, global learning is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Since we have the capacity to communicate and work globally, the demand for global knowledge and understandings is steadily increasing.

The key features of the NLGL program are:

  • Online Course Offerings. The program offers approximately 50% of the courses online.
  • 30-Credit-Hour M.Ed. Cohort. Students will enter the program as part of a cohort and complete 30 credit hours of coursework in order to obtain a master of education degree.
  • Core and Concentrations. All students will complete the same 4 core courses (12 credit hours) and an additional 18 credits in their concentration areas: reading, English language arts, or social studies.
  • Global Connections. Students will generate global connections through international study travel and/or virtual global education experiences.
  • Project-Based Inquiry. When students enter the program they will pose a compelling question related to their teaching that they will answer through their project-based inquiry process during the program.
  • Design Studio Showcase. The NLGL program culminates with a showcase and celebration of all project-based inquiries.
  • 36-Credit-Hour M.S. Cohort.  Students who opt for the master of science degree will take an extra six hours of credit, which includes completing a written thesis. All students will complete ECI 695 Master’s Thesis Research (3 hours) and one research methodology course (3 hours).

Eligibility

Applicants must submit:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500-800 word goals statement

Cost

The Master of Education degree requires 30 credits. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of the required courses is $453 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,261 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the 30-credit program is $13,590 for North Carolina residents and $37,830 for non-residents. The Master of Science program, which requires 36 credit hours, is charged at the same rates. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details. 

Plan of Study

The program consists of 30 (M.Ed.) or 36 (M.S.) credit hours of study. A full-time graduate student may take nine credit hours of course work per semester; part-time students typically take three or six credit hours of coursework per semester.

All teachers enrolled in the 30-hour NLGL concentration in the M.Ed. program will take 4 core courses along with an additional 6 courses (18 credits) in a specific certification area of their choice.

Career Prospects

This program is aimed at increasing teachers' capacity for teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. The M.S. degree provides suitable research training and expertise for students considering a future doctoral program or work in a research intensive environment.

All teachers enrolled in the 36 hour NLGL concentration in the M.S. program will take 4 core courses along with an additional 6 courses in a specific certification area of their choice.

Core Curriculum - 4 courses | 12 credit hours

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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2018 Fall Term

ECI 524 - Theory and Research in Global Learning

Units: 3

An examination of theoretical frameworks for global learning and comparative studies of various national approaches to K-12 education. This course provides students with multiple lenses through which to consider how we teach and learn given the demands and opportunities present in our interconnected world.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

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 Fall Only

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2019 Summer Term 2

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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2019 Spring Term

Specific Certification Areas - 6 courses | 18 credit hours

K-12 Reading Certification

ECI 540 - Reading In the Elementary School

Units: 3

Theoretical foundations of reading instruction and current methods and materials for teaching reading, with emphasis on planning and implementing reading programs for children in kindergarten through grade six.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

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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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

ECI 509 - Special Problems in Curriculum and Instruction

Units: 1 - 6

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term

ECI 543 - Literacy Assessment and Intensified Instruction I

Units: 3

Designed for students to expand their knowledge and skills in diagnostic assessment and instruction in alphabetics and word study needed for K-12 Reading Specialist licensure. Topics include assessment and instruction in word recognition, word analysis, spelling, and early reading skills such as phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and concepts of print. Emphasis is placed on critical examination of reading intervention practices in these areas and implementation of innovative research-informed approaches for supporting diverse learners when they have difficulties with literacy in school.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term

ECI 544 - Literacy Assessment and Intensified Instruction II

Units: 3

Designed for students to expand their knowledge and skills in diagnostic assessment and instruction in language, comprehension, and inquiry needed for K-12 Reading Specialist licensure. Topics include assessment and instruction in fluency and print processing, comprehension, vocabulary/language, and text-based inquiry. Emphasis is placed on critical examination of reading intervention practices in these areas and implementation of innovative research-informed approaches for supporting diverse learners when they have difficulties with literacy in school.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

ECI 645 - Supervised Practicum in Literacy

Units: 3

Supervised teaching experience with school-aged children identified as having reading difficulties. Students use diagnostic assessment data to design, implement, and evaluate individualized literacy instruction. Emphasis is placed on research-informed practices of intensified instruction embedded within engaging and authentic literacy experiences.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term

Middle Grades English Language Arts Certification
NOTE: An additional 6 hours with approval of an advisor - choose from English discipline (literature, language, writing, film).

ECI 550 - Foundations Of Middle Years Education

Units: 3

Examination of five major aspects of middle years education: [a] history and purposes of middle/junior high school, [b] pre- and early adolescent needs, interests and abilities, ? curriculum design and content, [d] teaching methods and [e] school organization. Emphasis on both theoretical understandings and effective classroom strategies.

Offered in Fall Only

ECI 500 - Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations

Units: 3

Analysis of literature and research in related to impact of cultural factors on teaching and learning in contemporary schools. Exploration of teaching techniques and curricular directions designed to improve school experiences for diverse populations in K-12 settings.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2018 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

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

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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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

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 511 - Technology Integration Theory and Practice

Units: 3

Foundational study of technology integration standards, models, and conditions informed by research. Analysis of micro classroom and macro school/institutional technology plans, and development of sample technology plans and projects representative of integration across curricular areas.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 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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2019 Spring Term 2019 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 Fall Only

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2019 Summer Term 1

ECI 514 - Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction

Units: 3

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles for multimedia design to select/apply appropriate digital resources and create maximally effective educational products.

Offered in Fall Only

TERM: Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term

ECI 515 - Online Collaborations in Education

Units: 3

Examination of models of collaboration, sample online collaborative strategies and projects, tools supportive of cross-classroom collaborations, and research findings from collaborative initiatives.

Offered in Fall Only

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Secondary English Certification
NOTE: In addition to the Education courses, students must also take a graduate level English course (3 credits) and an English, education, or psychology elective (3 credits).
Computer Applications Courses - Choose One

ECI 511 - Technology Integration Theory and Practice

Units: 3

Foundational study of technology integration standards, models, and conditions informed by research. Analysis of micro classroom and macro school/institutional technology plans, and development of sample technology plans and projects representative of integration across curricular areas.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:

2018 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

Find this course:

2019 Spring Term 2019 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 Fall Only

Find this course:

2019 Summer Term 1

ECI 514 - Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction

Units: 3

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles for multimedia design to select/apply appropriate digital resources and create maximally effective educational products.

Offered in Fall Only

TERM: Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term

ECI 515 - Online Collaborations in Education

Units: 3

Examination of models of collaboration, sample online collaborative strategies and projects, tools supportive of cross-classroom collaborations, and research findings from collaborative initiatives.

Offered in Fall Only

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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

ECI 518 - Digital Learning Program and Staff Development

Units: 3

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in K-12 settings.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

ECI 519 - Special Problems in Digital Learning and Teaching

Units: 1 - 6

In-depth study of topical problems in digital learning and teaching selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

English Education Courses

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

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

Select One

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 531 - Advanced Writing in Education

Units: 3

Appropriate for any specialty area in Education. Focus on writing required in graduate courses, research reviews for educational reports and National Board Certification, writing for educational journals, theses, and dissertations. Opportunities to gain knowledge, tools, and strategies to meet the academic community's standards. Strategies to develop and/or enhance form, style, content, quality of academic writing, and on researching, composing, revising, and editing. Students will compose,self-evaluate and give feedback on the work of their peers. Graduate status.

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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2018 Fall Term 2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

Secondary Social Studies Certification
NOTE: In addition to the Education courses, students must also take two courses (6 credits) of social studies content from any of the following disciplines - history, political science, economics, anthropology, or geography. Others courses in social studies pedagogy or content may be substituted with approval of the advisor.
Social Studies Education Courses

ECI 525 - Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies

Units: 3

Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Structured projects and practical experiences.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

ECI 526 - Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies

Units: 3

A critical analysis of the literature relating to the teaching and learning of social studies and the drawing of implications for instructional practices.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2019 Spring Term

ECI 727 - Special Problems in Social Studies Education

Units: 1 - 6

In-depth study of topical problems in social studies education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Summer Term 1

 
Restricted Electives - Choose One

ECI 500 - Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations

Units: 3

Analysis of literature and research in related to impact of cultural factors on teaching and learning in contemporary schools. Exploration of teaching techniques and curricular directions designed to improve school experiences for diverse populations in K-12 settings.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2018 Fall Term

EDP 582 - Adolescent Development

Units: 3

Current theories and research on development during adolescence. Topics include: physical growth, cognitive changes, relationships with peers, parents and teachers, quest for identity and independence, morality and sexuality.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2018 Fall Term

EDP 504 - Advanced Educational Psychology

Units: 3

A critical appraisal of current psychological findings relevant to educational practice and theory.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Summer Term 2

ECI 511 - Technology Integration Theory and Practice

Units: 3

Foundational study of technology integration standards, models, and conditions informed by research. Analysis of micro classroom and macro school/institutional technology plans, and development of sample technology plans and projects representative of integration across curricular areas.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:

2018 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

Find this course:

2019 Spring Term 2019 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 Fall Only

Find this course:

2019 Summer Term 1

ECI 514 - Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction

Units: 3

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles for multimedia design to select/apply appropriate digital resources and create maximally effective educational products.

Offered in Fall Only

TERM: Offered in Fall and Spring

Find this course:

2019 Spring Term

ECI 515 - Online Collaborations in Education

Units: 3

Examination of models of collaboration, sample online collaborative strategies and projects, tools supportive of cross-classroom collaborations, and research findings from collaborative initiatives.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:

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

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 Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

Find this course:

2018 Fall Term

 

Capstone Experience

Creative Synthesis Projects presented at the NLGL Showcase  
    Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
    FallApril 1
    Summer 1April 1
    Summer 2April 1

    Dr. Hiller Spires

    Program Coordinator

    College of Education

    919.513.8501
    haspires@ncsu.edu