CURRICULUM: M.A. Teaching, Leadership, & Cultural Competency

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Required Coursework

The online M.A. in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency (MATLCC) coursework is arranged into five sessions each year with a thoughtful eye on the PreK-12 school calendar. The minimum number of semester hours required to complete the degree is 33. Each course is typically only eight weeks in length. The curriculum has two parts: the program core and electives.


Program Core

24 Semester Hours

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
EDTL:5095 Issues in US Schools 3hrs
EPLS:5090 Instructional Coaching for Teaching Excellence 3hrs
PSQF:4740 Issues in K12 Assessment 3hrs
PSQF:4750 Learning Environments: Design, Context, Activity 3hrs
EDTL:6483 Second Language Classroom Learning 3hrs
EDTL:5085 PSQF:4760 Technology Integration in the 21st Century K12 Schools: Generation Innovation or Participatory Learning and Media: Creating, Remixing, Making & Education
(If students choose to take both of these classes due to interest, one may be used as an elective.)
3hrs
EDTL:5090 Diversity and Identity in K12 Schools 3hrs
EDTL:5099 Capstone: Teaching, Leadership & Cultural Competency 3hrs

Electives

9 Semester Hours Students can choose electives in a wide variety of contemporary topics in education, including English Language Learners, STEM, Diversity in Schools, Literacy, Talented and Gifted/Exceptionality, Global Education, LGBTQ Issues in Education, and Technology. Students are not required to take all three electives in a single area, but rather can choose any elective options in the list below.

Current Elective Listings

Note: Listing is subject to change and updated regularly.

English Language Learners

Course Number Title
EDTL:4467 Methods: ESL and Bilingual Education (4 semester hours)
EDTL:4498 Language Structure for Teaching ELLs (4 semester hours)
EDTL:6400 Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment

STEM

Course Number Title
EDTL:6761 STEM Research and Leadership Seminar
EDTL:6762 STEM Experiential Learning
EDTL:6563 STEM through Mathematical Modeling
EDTl:4565 Math in Management & Social Science
EDTL:6766 Physical Science Topics in STEM Education

Talented and Gifted

Course Number Title
RCE:4137 Educating Gifted Students
PSQF:4121 Identification of Students for Gifted Programs
EDTL:4066 Curriculum Concepts in Gifted Education

Additional Elective Options

Course Number Title
EDTL:5083 Reading Diagnostics
EDTL:5091 LGBTQ Topics in Education
EPLS: 6381 Analysis and Appraisal of Curriculum
EDTL:5093 Teaching/Learning for Global Perspective

Sample Course Sequence

33 Semester Hours (18-Month Program – August Start)

The following are examples of course sequences in the online M.A. in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency program. Course offerings in each session are subject to change based on various factors.

Sequence Course Title Start Date End Date
1 Issues in US Schools (3hrs) 08/24/2020 10/16/2020
2 Participatory Learning and Media 10/19/2020 12/18/2020
  Winter Break    
3 & 4 Diversity & Identity in K12 Schools (3hrs); Elective: STEM Experiential Learning (3hrs) 01/19/2021 03/13/2021
  Spring Break    
5 Multilingual Education & Applied Linguistics (3hrs) 03/22/2021 05/14/2021
  Early Summer Break    
6 & 7 Learning Environments: Design, Context, Activity (3hrs); Elective: LGBTQ Topics in Education (3hrs) 06/14/2021 08/05/2021
  Late Summer Break    
8 Issues in K12 Assessment (3hrs) 08/23/2021 10/15/2021
9 & 10 Instructional Coaching for Teaching Excellence (3hrs); Conducting School-Based Action Research (3hrs) 10/18/2021 12/17/2021
  Winter Break    
10 & 11 Elective: Math in Management & Social Sciences (3hrs) 01/18/2022 03/11/2022

 

33 Semester Hours (24-Month Program – August Start)

Sequence Course Title Start Date End Date
1 Issues in US Schools (3hrs) 08/24/2020 10/16/2020
2 Participatory Learning and Media (3hrs) 10/19/2020 12/18/2020
  Winter Break    
3 Diversity & Identity in K12 Schools (3hrs) 01/19/2021 03/13/2021
  Spring Break    
4 Multilingual Education & Applied Linguistics (3hrs) 03/22/2021 05/14/2021
  Early Summer Break    
5 Elective: STEM Experiential Learning (3hrs) 06/14/2021 08/05/2021
6 Elective: LGBTQ Topics in Education (3hrs) 06/14/2021 08/05/2021
  Late Summer Break    
7 Elective: Language Structure for Teaching ELLs 08/23/2021 10/15/2021
8 Learning Environments: Design, Context, Activity (3hrs) 10/28/2021 12/17/2021
  Winter Break    
9 Issues in K12 Assessment (3hrs) 01/18/2022 03/11/2022
  Spring Break    
10 Instructional Coaching for Teaching Excellence (3hrs) 03/21/2022 05/13/2022
11 Conducting School-Based Action Research 06/13/2022 08/04/2022
       

*For individuals completing the MATLCC program in mid-October, diploma is issued in December. For students who complete the program in mid-March, diploma will be issued in May.