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Master's in Education Degree Requirements

University of the Cumberlands provides a wide array of MAEd offerings. You can even earn your Master’s of Education Degree online. The curriculum and requirements for each program may be viewed by following the links below.

A maximum of nine (9) hours of graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited institution of higher learning and applied to a Master's in Education degree program, provided such credit meets the appropriate degree requirements of the University of the Cumberlands. All transfer credit must be approved prior to enrollment by the Registrar, by the Chair of the Department of Education, and by the student’s advisor.

Literacy Specialist - 30 Credit Hours Required

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS (CORE)

  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Research Methods
  • Curriculum Management and Assessment

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION – 15 Hours Required

  • Reading and Writing Foundations (Pre-requisite to all REOL courses)
  • Writing Instruction for the Content Areas
  • Strategies for Reading Programs
  • Diagnosis of Reading and Writing Problems
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

PROFESSIONAL COURSES – 6 Hours Required

  • Literacy Leadership
  • Teacher Leader in the Professional Learning Community

School Counseling (P-12) - 45 Credit Hours Required

  • Research Methods in Education
  • Advanced Human Behavior Development and Learning
  • Issues and Trends in Special Education
  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Foundations (Theory and Practice of Multicultural Counseling)
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Counseling Individuals with Diverse Needs
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques I
  • Introduction to Addiction Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Group Counseling
  • Counseling aspects of Grief and Loss
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Internship

Teacher Leader (P-12) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Team Leadership
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • School Program Improvement
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  • Change, Professional Development and Teacher Improvement
  • Curriculum Management and Assessment

Teacher Leader (Business & Marketing) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Specialized Studies in Accounting, Business Administration, and Secretarial Practice
  • Choose 6 hours of the Following:
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Legal and Ethical Environment
    • Managing in a Global Environment

Teacher Leader (Educational Technology) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Internet and Web Design for the Modern Teacher
  • Instructional Leadership in Technology
  • Microcomputers in Education
  • Advanced Educational Applications
  • Candidates must choose six (6) hours from courses below to complete the 18 hour Specialization:
    • Access Control
    • Telecommunications and Network Security
    • Information Security and Risk Management
    • Application Security
    • Security Architecture and Design
    • Operations Security
    • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
    • Legal Regulations, Compliance, and Investigation
    • Physical Security
    • Special Topics

Teacher Leader (English) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials of Teaching English
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • British Literature
  • Studies in Modern Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Young Adult and Children’s Literature 

Teacher Leader (Health & Physical Ed.) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials of Teaching Health
  • Methods and Materials of Physical Education
  • Candidates must choose twelve (12) hours from courses below to complete the 18 hour Specialization:
    • Applied Nutrition
    • Health and Fitness Psychology
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Foundations of Physical Activity in Health Promotion
    • Health Promotion through Physical Activity
    • Youth Health and Fitness
    • Three (3) hour elective in HHP approved by advisor 

Teacher Leader (Interdisciplinary) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in Elementary
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • The Modern Elementary School1
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Reading and Writing Foundations
  • Change, Professional Development and Teacher Improvement 

Teacher Leader (Math) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials of Teaching Math
  • Topics in Mathematics I1
  • Topics in Mathematics I1
  • Topics in Mathematics II
  • Topics in Mathematics II
  • Topics in Geometry

1Repeatable course 

Teacher Leader (Social Studies) - 30 Credit Hours Required

TEACHER LEADER CORE CURRICULUM – 12 HOURS

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment of and for Student Learning
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • Teacher Leader in Professional Learning Communities

 TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

  • Methods and Materials of Social Studies
  • Selected Topics
  • Selected Topics
  • Selected Topics
  • Topics: Studies in Political Science
  • Topics: Studies in Political Science

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.