Advanced Studies, Master of Education

For certified and licensed teachers the advanced studies programs are designed to encourage individual interest and to develop further the competencies of a master teacher. A sequence of courses may be taken in a teaching field, e.g., English, or in education or counseling, wherein a number of specializations are possible. Each program is a minimum of 30 hours.

General Course Requirements

Required Courses

ED 500FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

3

or

ED 554MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

3

 

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

ED 534LEARNING-TEACHING

3

 

12 – 15 credit hours in one sequence (see specific sequences below)

6 – 9 credit hours of electives (except where stated in a specific sequences)

Specialization Sequences

Candidates must consult with their advisor regarding required courses and alternative course options as listed or as approved by the advisor.

Child and Adolescent Health and Wellness:

CG 501FOUNDATIONS SCHOOL COUNSELING

3

 

ED 532DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

or

ED 505CHILD & ADOLESCENT STUDY

3

or

CG 505HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3

 

CG 554COUNSELING CHILDREN&ADOLESCENT

3

CG 514ADDICTION KNOWLEDGE

0 to 3

and-or

ED elective

Literacy:

ED 565LITERACY PERSPECTIVES

3

ED 571INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS

3

ED 573LITERACY INTERNSHIP

3

ED 578LITERACY ASSESS & INTERV MODEL

3

and up to three (3) electives. Successful completion of ED 565, 571, 573 and 578 course sequence along with prerequisite 12-hour reading core for initial licensure and state exams qualifies for Ohio Department of Education P-12 Reading Endorsement.

Substance Use Disorders:

CG 514ADDICTION KNOWLEDGE

0 to 3

CG 515TREATMENT KNOWLEDGE

0 to 3

CG 516SRVCE COORDINATION & DOCUMNTN

0 to 3

CG 517GROUP & IND CNSLG IN CHEM DEP

0 to 3

and up to three electives*

Middle/Secondary Education:

Teachers may take 12 credits of graduatelevel work in a teaching field. The following departments cooperate in this program: Biology, English, Mathematics, and Theology and Religious Studies. Teaching field elective courses are chosen on an individual basis by the student, the advisor, and a cooperating advisor from the academic department involved.

Specialized Sequence:

four courses from a specific area of interest (e.g., counseling, history, language) planned in consultation with the academic advisor and approved through petition by the department chair and the Office of Graduate Studies.

*Chemical Dependency Licensure: those students who have completed the required CG courses in the Substance Use Disorders sequence may seek to become eligible as a chemical dependency counselor by enrolling in CG 518. In this course, students will be placed in the community under the supervision of a licensed chemical dependency counselor with the goal of completing a 220-hour field experience. During this placement, students will also meet as a class with a John Carroll instructor.

Electives

Some sequences provide opportunity for elective coursework. Candidates may choose any appropriate 400 or 500-level education, counseling, or other academic course as an elective with approval from the advisor or the department chair. If a 400-level course is used in a degree program, a grade of B or higher is required.

The M.Ed. is conferred upon successful completion of all coursework and a passing score on the comprehensive examination.