Master of Science in Education - Teaching Methodology Concentration Curriculum

Curricular Requirements

Courses 

This master's degree program is designed as a two-step program for candidates entering as non-certified teachers. 
 
First, the student will elect the elementary certification, the secondary certification program, or the art certification program and will complete the total credits that are needed to become licensed as a teacher (potentially 27 credits of coursework and 15 credits of internship for elementary certification students; 18 credits of coursework and 15 credits of internship for secondary certification and art education students). 
 
The concentration courses for the master's degree in teaching methodology will be comprised of 15 credits of these initial teacher certification courses within UNE's Teacher Certification Program. 
 
The remaining 15 credits are designed to be taken generally after the student has attained a teaching position, and entails the student enrolling in three to six credits of coursework per semester (fall, spring, summer).

Elementary Education

  Credits
COMMON CORE 15 credits (each course is 3 credits)   
EDU 600 - Teacher as Leader  
EDU 610 - Differentiation Theory and Strategies   
EDU 615 - Motivational Theory/Classroom Management  
EDU 690 – Action Research/Case Study Research Classroom  
EDU 695 – Portfolio  
   
CONCENTRATION (from Elementary Certification Courses below) 15 credits
(a limit of 5 courses for a total of 15 credits applied to the master degree)
 
EDU 502 - Curriculum Theory and Design   
EDU 510 - Exceptionality in the Classroom  
EDU 581 - Reading/Language/Lit: Early  
EDU 582 - Reading/Language/Lit: Adolescent  
EDU 530 - Educational Assessment & Evaluation  
EDU 549 - Education Psychology & Classroom Management  
EDU 561 - Teaching Social Studies: K - 8  
EDU 567 - Teaching Science: K - 8  
EDU 573 - Teaching Mathematics: K - 8  
   
Distribution:  
COMMON CORE 15
CONCENTRATION   15
DEGREE TOTAL 30

Secondary Art Certification

  Credits
COMMON CORE  15 credits (each course is 3 credits each)   
EDU 600 - Teacher as Leader 3
EDU 610 - Differentiation Theory and Strategies 3
EDU 615 - Motivational Theory/Classroom Management 3
EDU 690 - Action Research/Case Study Research Classroom 3
EDU 695 - Portfolio 3
   
CONCENTRATION (a limit of 5 courses for a total of 15 credits applied to the master degree)  
EDU 502 - Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDU 510 - Exceptionality in the Classroom  3
EDU 530 - Educational Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDU 533 - American Education 3
EDU 549 - Education Psychology & Classroom Management 3
Select One:  
   EDU 536 - Teaching Secondary English or  3
   EDU 537 - Teaching Secondary Science 3
   EDU 538 - Teaching Secondary Social Studies or  3
  EDU 539 - Teaching Secondary Math or  3
  EDU 541 - Methods of Art Education 3
   
Distribution:   
COMMON CORE  15
CONCENTRATION 15
DEGREE TOTAL 30

Course Titles and Suggested Sequence—Elementary Education

The first two years will be dedicated to the student attaining his/her initial teaching license. Only 15 of these credits (internship credit can not be used) will apply toward the master degree.

  Credits
Sample Sequence  
Year 1  
Fall Semester   
EDU 502 - Curriculum Theory and Design (required for K-8 certification) 3
EDU 581 - Reading/Language/Lit: Early 3
Enter Course  
Spring Semester   
EDU 582 - Reading/Language/Lit: Adolescent 3
EDU 561 - Teaching Social Studies: K - 8 (required for K-8 certification) 3
EDU 549 - Educational Psychology & Classrm Management (required for K-8 certification) 3
   
Summer Semester   
EDU 510 - Exceptionality in the Classroom (required for K-8 certification) 3
EDU 530 - Educational Assessment & Evaluation (required for K-8 certification) 3
   
Year 2  
Fall Semester   
EDU 567 - Teaching Science: K - 8 (required for K-8 certification) 3
EDU 573 - Teaching Mathematics: K - 8 (required for K-8 certification) 3
   
Spring Semester   
EDU 490 - Internship (not to be used toward the master degree)  15
Important note: At this juncture, the student would become a certified teacher in the state of Maine. Fifteen credits from the above coursework, outside of the internship, will be able to be used toward the 30-credit master’s of science in education with a concentration in teaching methodology. The remaining courses would be completed while teaching within their classroom. 
   
Summer Semester   
EDU 600 - Teacher as Leader (Core Course) 3
   
Year 3   
Fall Semester   
EDU 610 - Differentiation Theory and Strategies (Core Course)  3
EDU 615 - Motivational Theory & Classroom Management (Core Course) 3
   
Spring Semester   
EDU 690 - Action Res. & Case Study Res. for the Classroom (Core Course) 3
   
Summer Semester    
EDU 695 - Portfolio 3
   
Total 30

Course Titles and Suggested Sequence—Secondary in English, History, Mathematics, Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (7-12) or Art Education (K-12)

The first two years will be dedicated to the student attaining his/her initial teaching license. Fifteen of these credits will apply toward the master degree.

  Credits
Sample Sequence  
Year 1  
Fall Semester   
EDU 502 - Curriculum Theory and Design (required for 7-12/K-12 certification) 3
EDU 533 - American Education (required for 7-12/K-12 certification) 3
   
Spring Semester   
Choose the appropriate Secondary Methods Course (required for 7-12/K-12 art certification) 3
EDU 549 - Educational Psychology & Classrm Man (required for 7-12/K-12 certification) 3
   
Summer Semester   
EDU 510 - Exceptionality in the Classroom (required for 7-12/K-12 certification) 3
EDU 530 - Educational Assessment & Evaluation (required for 7-12/K-12 certification) 3
   
Year 2  
Fall Semester  
EDU 492 or 493 - Internship (not to be used toward a master  degree) 15
Important note: At this juncture, the student would become a certified teacher in the state of Maine. Fifteen (15) credits from the above coursework, outside of the internship, will be able to be used toward the 30-credit Master of Science in education with a concentration in teaching methodology. The remaining courses should be completed while teaching within their classroom. 
   
Year 3   
Fall Semester   
EDU 600 - Teacher as Leader 3
EDU 610 - Differentiation Theory and Strategies (Core Course) 3
   
Spring Semester   
EDU 615 - Motivational theory & Classroom Management (Core Course) 3
EDU 690 - Action Research and Case Study Research for the Classroom (Core Course) 3
   
Summer Semester   
EDU 695Portfolio 3
   
Total 30

Nature of Field Experience 

Within each course in the concentration, there is an expectation of a minimum of 10-12 hours of fieldwork per class to meet the State of Maine's requirement of "early and on-going" clinical experiences in public school classrooms. The core courses are based in the classroom of the certified teacher.