Educational Specialist Areas

The Master of Science in Educational Specialist Areas offers five areas of specialization.

Choose two of the following five tracks for a total of 36 credits:

Early Childhood Education

EDU 556Foundations and Best Practices of Early Childhood Education3
EDU 557Investigating Critical and Contemporary Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education3
EDU 558Content and Methods Specific to Early Childhood Education3
EDU 559Significant Concepts for Early Childhood Education3
EDU 560Assessment, Observation, Screening and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education3
EDU 561Becoming an Early Childhood Teaching Professional3
Total Credits18

Catholic School Leadership

EDL 605Foundations of Catholic Education3
EDL 622School Law3
EDL 626Strategic Resourcing3
EDL 627Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic Schools3
2 EDL or EDU electives6
Total Credits18

Teacher Leadership

EDL 613Intervention Strategies3
EDL 614Leading Professional Learning Communities3
EDL 615Student Centered Coaching3
EDL 616Analyzing Student Work3
EDL 635Internship I in Teacher Leadership3
EDL 609Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Part I3
or EDL 610 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Part II
Total Credits18

English as a Second Language

EDU 541Curriculum Design For English As A Second Language3
EDU 542Methods In English Language Learning3
EDU 543Practicum In English Language Learning3
EDU 544Framework of World Languages and Cultures3
EDU 692Cultural Issues in Education3
Choice of one EDL or EDU course with guidance from advisor.3
Total Credits18

Sports Leadership

MSL 626Failing and Failure in Leadership3
MSL 627Leading Champions: Lessons by and from Extraordinary Athletes and Coaches3
MSL 628Contemporary Issues in Sports Leadership3
MSL 629 (Course Under Construction: Principles in Sports Leadership)3
MSL 630 (Coaching aCourse Under Construction: Leading through an Ignatian Lens)3
Elective chosen from EDU or EDL masters-level courses3
Total Credits18