Master of Education - Courses

Graduate Education Courses

Please note that these courses may be taken only by those individuals who have been accepted into Graduate Education studies at Crandall University.

ED6013 Advanced Foundations of Education

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course includes exploration into the disciplines of philosophy, history, and sociocultural context of education. Course content focuses on investigating philosophy’s questions regarding the nature of humanness and schooling, history’s account of the role of schools, and social science’s view of structures, ideologies, and agency as they relate to schooling. It seeks to equip students with ways to see education as the practice of developing persons in various secular and Christian-based images. Only those individuals who have been accepted into Crandall University’s Master of Education degree program may register in this course.

ED6023 Research Methods in Education

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will provide participants with an introduction to the basic concepts of educational research and their application. Participants will be introduced to the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the core elements of the research process within qualitative, quantitative approaches, and participatory (including Action Research) approaches. Opportunity will be given to apply these theoretical underpinnings and skills to a critical evaluation of published research. Only those individuals who have been accepted into Crandall University’s Master of Education degree program may register in this course.

COREQUISITE: ED6013

ED6033 Research Applications in Education

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in ED6023. The primary focus of this course is an individual investigation or analysis of a current issue/area in educational practice. Topics must be approved by a faculty advisor, who will also supervise and guide the student during the preparation of the document. Only those individuals who have been accepted into Crandall University’s Master of Education degree program may register in this course.

PREREQUISITE: ED6013, ED6023

ED6106 Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers in Inclusive Classrooms

CREDIT HOURS: 6

An exploration of approaches to instruction that address the needs of struggling readers will be the mandate of this course. Emphasis will be on connecting assessment results to instructional planning. Topics will include characteristics of skilled readers; causes of reading difficulties; overview of specific learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder; managing an effective learning environment; formal and informal assessment methods; and the effects of poverty on literacy.

ED6126 Language and Reading: Development, Processes, and Remediation

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course will provide an overview of the development of language and reading skills in typical and exceptional children. Participants will examine research and practice in the processes and remediation of reading competencies. The emphasis of this course is on practical application of research-based strategies. Topics include development of reading skills, phonemic awareness, decoding, components of comprehension, how assessment informs instruction, enhancing independent readers, diversity, and literacy.

ED6136 Reading in the Content Area

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course will explore the instructional techniques used to foster reading comprehension across content area classrooms. Topics include vocabulary development, prereading strategies, textbook study skills, numeracy, writing to learn, authentic reading assessment, classroom organization and management, boys and literacy, and motivating struggling readers.

ED6143 Inclusionary Practices in the Classroom for Language Learners

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is about supporting language learners in the content area classroom. Following the SIOP Model and the principles of UDL, the teaching of learning strategies and creation of meaningful activities, aimed to facilitate the learning of a new language, will be explored.

ED6216 Writing Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course will explore the research and application of instructional strategies for the written language. This course will emphasize instruction and resources for K-8 grade levels. Topics include continuum of children’s writing development, text forms and features, traits of writing, writing assessment instructional approaches, and classroom organization.

ED6316 Cultural Literacy in Teaching and Learning

CREDIT HOURS: 6

When people think of literacy, they often limit their understanding to reading and writing. However, there is an “increasingly held belief that literacy is fundamentally about participation and being able to take an active part in society.” With this in mind, the course focus is on “cultural literacy” as one variety of literacy which is essential in a national context. Canada is becoming increasingly multi-cultural, multi-lingual and inclusive, and most elementary/high school classrooms reflect this trend. In response, many of the Education faculties in universities across the country require a “cultural literacy” component within their degree programs. The course will draw on a wide range of research to explore questions of race, gender, and culture and consider practical strategies for developing pluralistic and inclusive pedagogy.

ED6346 Literacy and Technology: Connections for Teaching and Learning

CREDIT HOURS: 6

Examination of educational technology from the teacher’s perspective will be the focus of this course. Emphasis is on integrating education technology into classroom curriculum. Topics include choosing effective technology to enhance instruction, teaching internet literacy, integrating technology across the curriculum, and developing software and database skills.

ED6403 Administrative Theory

CREDIT HOURS: 3

The act of leading in an educational setting – what does this mean for those who aspire to leadership positions in our schools? The course will provide opportunities for discussion as we seek to appreciate the art and science of school leadership.

ED6413 Supervision and Instructional Leadership

CREDIT HOURS: 3

The nature and roles of educational supervision as these relate to visioning and leadership will be the focus of this course. Models of instructional supervision, techniques, procedures, and evaluation practices will be studied as well as the skills to supervise others.

ED6506 Independent Research Studies in Education

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course is designed to be created under the supervision of a specific faculty member in Education for a particular Education student to have the opportunity to investigate more independently a relevant research topic in Education. Such a course will occur only with the special permission of the Education department, and the student must have developed a learning contract with the professor regarding its intended learning objectives and benefits.

PREREQUISITES: B.Ed. and permission of the Education department

ED6513 Independent Research Studies in Education I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course creates for students, based on the supervision of a specific faculty member, the opportunity to investigate more independently a relevant research topic in Education. This course can occur only with special permission, and the student must have developed a learning contract with the professor regarding its intended learning objectives and benefits.

PREREQUISITES: B.Ed. and permission of the Education department

ED6523 Independent Research Studies in Education II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course creates for students, based on the supervision of a specific faculty member, the opportunity to investigate more independently a relevant research topic in Education. This course can occur only with special permission, and the student must have developed a learning contract with the professor regarding its intended learning objectives and benefits.

PREREQUISITES: B.Ed. and permission of the Education department

ED6616 Individual Student Assessment

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course focuses on the challenge of individual student assessment and the range of tasks associated with that of being a resource teacher. These tasks include consultation, observation, record review, testing, scoring, interpretation, reporting results, and responses to referral questions that offer instructionally relevant information. It can also include providing recommendations to assist in improving the academic and behavioural functioning of students.

ED6706 The Role and Function of the Resource Teacher

CREDIT HOURS: 6

This course examines the range of learning exceptionalities and then explores the resulting roles and functions today’s resource teachers have in working with students, families, staff members, and support personnel. Also included in this course are such elements as team leadership; legal, ethical, and policy issues; differentiated instruction; and special education planning.

ED6803 Autism Spectrum Disorders

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course investigates the standard approaches to instruction and interventions for classroom management that address the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.

ED6816 Autism Spectrum & Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

CREDIT HOURS: 6

The purpose of this course is to provide educators with the procedures and processes for teaching students with autism/emotional and behavioural disorders across a variety of classroom and educational environments.

ED6823 Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course focuses on the standard interventions for classroom management and the instruction that is considered helpful and constructive in school settings when working with children dealing with emotional and behavioural disorders.

ED6843 Development in School-aged Children and Adolescents

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course surveys the development individuals experience during childhood and adolescence. These two broad phases of life will be studied from a developmental perspective with a focus on such developmental dimensions as biological, cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and spiritual. Further the course will examine the implications of such dynamics for learning, teaching, curriculum development, and counseling.

ED6903 Addressing the Needs of Struggling Learners in Mathematics

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the range of approaches to instruction that address the needs of struggling learners in mathematics with an emphasis on connecting assessment results to educational planning. Some topics included are foundations of mathematics learning, assessment strategies, and resources for struggling learners.

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