Graduate Catalog

Degree Programs

Master of Education
Secondary Education

Unconditional Admission

Students are eligible to apply for unconditional admission to the Master of Education degree program in Secondary Education if they meet the admission requirements for Graduate College.

Professional Education Core Requirements (18 hours)

The professional knowledge core is designed to provide the teacher with graduate work in five areas of professional knowledge: research and statistics, curriculum and instructional design, human relations and management, individual differences, and foundations/instructional issues/global studies.

The student must take one course from each area with the exception of the instructional issues and foundations area, from which two courses are required. The secondary education major electing to write a thesis will complete SEED 6993 as one of the two courses required for instructional issues and foundations.

EDFD 6003 Educational Research
EDFD 6993 Project in Educational Research
EDFD 6313 Principles of Curriculum Development
EDFD 6203 Supervision of Instruction OR
EDFD 6503 Classroom and Behavioral Management
EDFD 6053 The At-Risk Child in the School Environment
EDFD 6043 Current Issues in Human Learning OR
EDFD 6403 Social and Historical Factors in Education

Secondary Education Physical Education

Dr. Annette Holeyfield, Head
J.W. Hull Physical Education
Building, Room 110
(479) 968-0323
aholeyfield@atu.edu

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Education degree with a specialization in physical education must complete 18 semester hours in physical education and 18 semester hours in education. Each student must complete the nine (9) semester hours that comprise the core requirements and complete additional physical education electives to meet the 18 semester hour requirement in physical education.

Physical Education Core Requirements (9 hours)

PE 6013 Principles of Physical Education
PE 6023 Curriculum Development in Physical Education
PE 6083 Research Design and Statistics in Physical Education

Electives (9 hours)

Scientific Foundations (area of interest)

PE 6033 Exercise Physiology
PE 6053 Biomechanics
PE 6073 Exercise and Sport Behavior

Developmental Learning (area of interest)

PE 6043 Psychology of Motor Learning

Wellness Science (area of interest)

WS 6013 Wellness Concepts and Applications
WS 6023 Wellness and Fitness Program Management

Professional Education Core Requirements (18 hours)

EDFD 6003 Educational Research
EDFD 6993 Project in Educational Research
EDFD 6313 Principles of Curriculum Development
EDFD 6203 Supervision of Instruction OR
EDFD 6503 Classroom and Behavioral Management
EDFD 6053 The At-Risk Child in the School Environment
EDFD 6043 Current Issues in Human Learning OR
EDFD 6403 Social and Historical Factors in Education

Secondary Education Instructional Technology

Connie Zimmer,
Associate Professor
Crabaugh Hall, Room 308
(479) 968-0434
czimmer@atu.edu

The Master of Education degree with a specialization in Instructional Technology is designed for candidates working toward a degree in the general field of instructional design and technology or for candidates with a valid Arkansas license seeking Arkansas licensure as School Library Media Specialists. Entrance into the instructional technology program does not require teacher licensure.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Education degree with a specialization in instructional technology must complete 36 semester hours of graduate-level course work that includes 30 semester hours in approved educational media, library media, or information technology courses, and a minimum of six (6) hours of professional education core requirements. Candidates electing to write a thesis are required to take EDMD 6993 and SEED 6993. Candidates may select a concentration for library media licensure (requires Arkansas teacher licensure) or a concentration in instructional design and technology. To be licensed as a Library Media Specialist, after completing the master's degree, one must attain the minimum score as established by the Arkansas Department of Education on the Media Specialist-Library specialty area section of the Praxis Programs.

Degree requirements for the Library Media specialty option (36 hours)

EDFD 6003 Educational Research
EDFD 6993 Project in Educational Research
EDMD 6133 Production of Instructional Materials
EDMD 6233 Administration of Media Programs
LBMD 6033 Instructional Role of the School Library Media Specialist
EDMD 6433-6 Practicum in Educational Media
EDMD 6883 Workshop: Preservation of Instructional Materials
EDMD 6163 Internet Resources
LBMD 6003 Selection of Instructional Materials
LBMD 6013 Reference Materials in the School Library Media Center
LBMD 6023 Classification and Cataloging
LBMD 6403 Literature for Children and Adolescents

Degree requirements for Instructional Design and Technology option (36 hours)

EDFD 6003 Educational Research
EDFD 6993 Project in Educational Research
EDMD 5033 Introduction to Instructional Technology
EDMD 6113 Microcomputers for Education and Training
EDMD 6133 Production of Instructional Materials
EDMD 6163 Internet Resources
EDMD 6303 Survey of Instructional Media
EDMD 6313 Instructional Design and Product Development
EDMD 6513 Computer-Based Instruction

Electives: Additional instructional technology electives to meet the 36 semester hour degree requirement.

Secondary Education English

Dr. Tim Carter,
Associate Professor
Crabaugh Hall, Room 207
(479) 968-0420
tcarter@atu.edu

The purpose of the master's program in English is to advance student understanding of English teaching, content, and research.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Education degree with a specialization in English must complete 18 semester hours in English and 18 semester hours in education.

English Core Requirements (18 hours)

ENGL 6013 Structure of the English Language
ENGL 6023 Composition Theory and Practice
English Electives 9 - 12 semester hours
ENGL 6993 Thesis Research*

Professional Education Core Requirements (18 hours)

EDFD 6003 Educational Research
EDFD 6993 Project in Educational Research
EDFD 6313 Principles of Curriculum Development
EDFD 6203 Supervision of Instruction or
EDFD 6503 Classroom and Behavioral Management
EDFD 6053 The At-Risk Child in the School Environment
EDFD 6043 Current Issues in Human Learning or
EDFD 6403 Social and Historical Factors in Education
SEED 6993 Thesis Research*

* Thesis option only. If non-thesis option is selected, SEED 6993 would not be required.