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Plans to Improve an Academic Program - Master of Arts in Education

  • Program Name: Master of Arts in Education
  • Effective Date: February 14, 2014
  • Details: The School of Social, Human, and Educational Development is introducing the Master of Arts in Education. There will be two specializations that students can choose to enhance their program, including the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization, and the Distance Learning Specialization.

The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization focuses on the design, delivery, and assessment of programs, units and lessons, and allows students to conduct comprehensive examination and evaluation of educational and instructional settings.  The specialization is aimed at improving instructional methods, curriculum design, assessment strategies, and advanced pedagogical theories. The curriculum in the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization is comprised of the following courses:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization

Core Course Requirements:

  • EDU 5101 Learning Theory  (3 credits)
  • EDU 5200Law, Ethics, & Equity in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • RES 5240Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 5260 Issues & Trends in Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 5280 Emerging Trends in Technology & Distributed Learning (3 credits)

Specialization Course Requirements:

  • EDU 6205 Foundations of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDU 6215 Curriculum Design & Implementation (3 credits)
  • EDU 6235 Strategies for Assessment & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDU 6249 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Capstone (3 credits)

The total number of credits for the program is 30.

Distance Learning Specialization

The Distance Learning Specialization is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in any discipline who wish to work or lead innovation within educational organizations.  The curriculum in this specialization provides the foundation needed to succeed in the field of distance learning and students in this specialization will gain knowledge about the emerging information and communication technologies being used in the fast-emerging field of distance learning.  The curriculum in the Master of Arts in Education, Distance Learning Specialization  is comprised of the following courses:

Core Course Requirements:

  • EDU 5101 Learning Theory  (3 credits)
  • EDU 5200 Law, Ethics, & Equity in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • RES 5240 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 5260 Issues & Trends in Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 5280 Emerging Trends in Technology & Distributed Learning (3 credits)

Specialization Course Requirements:

  • EDU 6305 Foundations of Distance Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 6315 Developing & Managing the Distance Learning Infrastructure (3 credits)
  • EDU 6345 Tools & Technologies in Distance Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 6359 Implementing Technology Solutions Capstone (3 credits)

The total number of credits for the program is 30.

Plans to Improve an Academic Program - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

  • Program Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education
  • Effective Date: February 14, 2014
  • Details: The School of Social, Human, and Educational Development is introducing the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education. There will be two specializations that students can choose to enhance their program, including the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization, and the Distance Learning Specialization. This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment specialization is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to education and specifically to the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  The advanced curriculum in this specialization focuses on providing the students with the skills needed to design and evaluate curriculum, instruction, and assessment models.  The program also focuses on applied research intended to improve instruction using innovative curriculum design and a variety of assessments methodologies.  This specialization offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of curriculum mapping, instructional assessment, and collaborative curriculum development. The curriculum in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization is comprised of the following courses:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization

Introductory Course Requirement:
EDU 5005 Survey of Education (3 credits)

Please note: Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to successfully complete EDU 5005 Survey of Education as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. This course is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of education including curriculum design, theories of learning, and models of instruction.

Core Course Requirements:

  • EDU 7000 Learning & Cognition (3 credits)
  • EDU 7100 History of Education & Social Change (3 credits)
  • EDU 7120 Transformative Issues & Trends in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 7200 Strategies for Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 7220 Educational Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities (3 credits)
  • EDU 7240 Diversity in Education (3 credits)
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits)
  • Research Course (3 credits)

Specialization Course Requirements:

  • EDU 8205 Advanced Theories & Designs of Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 8215 Assessment Research & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDU 8225 Culture, Curriculum& Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 8235 Curriculum Development in an Adult Learning Environment(3 credits)
  • EDU 8240 Theories & Models of Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 8250 Curriculum, Assessment, Design, & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDU 8260 Transforming Leaders (3 credits)

Research Courses (students choose one course from the list):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods (3 credits)
  • RES 7430 Action Research (3 credits)
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics – Qualitative (3 credits)

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses:

  • EDU 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • EDU 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • EDU 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • EDU 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

The total number of credits for the program is 62**.

* The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program is not CAEP^, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

^The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

** Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 59 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

Distance Learning Specialization

The Distance Learning specialization is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to education and specifically to the area of distance learning.  The advanced curriculum in this specialization is designed to provide opportunities for increasing both depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of distance learning.  This specialization offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of distance learning theories and practices. The curriculum in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Distance Learning Specialization is comprised of the following courses:

Introductory Course Requirement:

EDU 5005 Survey of Education (3 credits)

Please note: Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to successfully complete EDU 5005 Survey of Education as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. This course is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of education including curriculum design, theories of learning, and models of instruction.

Core Course Requirements:

  • EDU 7000 Learning & Cognition (3 credits)
  • EDU 7100 History of Education & Social Change (3 credits)
  • EDU 7120 Transformative Issues & Trends in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 7200 Strategies for Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 7220 Educational Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities (3 credits)
  • EDU 7240 Diversity in Education (3 credits)
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits)
  • Research Course (3 credits)

Specialization Course Requirements:

  • EDU 8310 Research into the Effective Use of Technology in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 8320 Change in People, Society, Bureaucracies, & Institutions (3 credits)
  • EDU 8330 Bridging the Digital Divide (3 credits)
  • EDU 8340 Laws, Legislation, & Policy in the Use of Technology  (3 credits)
  • EDU 8350 Technology Infrastructure Plans (3 credits)
  • EDU 8360 Distance Learning Concepts & Configurations (3 credits)
  • EDU 8370 Involvement & Advocacy in Distance Learning (3 credits)

Research Courses (students choose one course from the list):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods (3 credits)
  • RES 7430 Action Research (3 credits)
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics – Qualitative (3 credits)

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses:

  • EDU 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • EDU 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • EDU 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • EDU 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

The total number of credits for the program is 62**.

* The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program is not CAEP^, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

^The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

** Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 59 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

Plans to Improve an Academic Program - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services

  • Program Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services
  • Effective Date: February 14, 2014
  • Details: The School of Social, Human, and Educational Development isintroducing the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services. This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services is designed for students with career aspirations and research interests related to guiding the policies and practices needed to address the needs of diverse and underserved populations, including those struggling with addiction, illness, poverty and violence.  The advanced curriculum in this specialization is designed to provide opportunities for increasing both depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of human services.  The PhD in Human Services curriculum offers advanced theory and practice in research methodology and the application of a variety of human services theories and practices.  The curriculum in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services program is comprised of the following courses:

Introductory Requirement:

HUM 5005 Foundations of Human Services Policy & Practice (3 credits)

Please note: Students entering the program without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services, human performance technology, human resource development, organizational leadership, or a related field are required to successfully complete HUM 5005 Foundations of Human Services Policy & Practice as part of the program. This course is designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program and is intended to familiarize students with nomenclature and concepts specific to the profession of human services including the general scope of policies, practices, and services provided by the discipline.

Core Course Requirements:

  • HUM 7100 History and Systems of Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 7120 Ethics, Equity, & Professional Issues in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 7140 Socio-Cultural Determinants in Society  (3 credits)
  • HUM 7160 Organizational Operations & Human Services Administration (3 credits)
  • HUM 7170 Financial & Grant Management (3 credits)
  • HUM 7175 Program Review & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • RES 7400 Research Design & Methods – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7410 Research Design & Methods – Qualitative (3 credits)
  • Research Course (3 credits)
  • HUM 7210 Leadership & Advocacy (3 credits)
  • HUM 7250 Emerging Trends & Innovations in Human Services & Social Sector (3 credits)
  • HUM 7480 Evidence-based Practice in Human Services (3 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

Research Courses (students choose one course from the list):

  • RES 7415 Advanced Statistics – Quantitative (3 credits)
  • RES 7420 Advanced Statistics - Mixed Research Methods (3 credits)
  • RES 7430 Action Research (3 credits)
  • RES 7440 Advanced Statistics – Qualitative (3 credits)

Elective Courses: (students choose five from the list):

  • HUM 8105 Applied Human Services Policy (3 credits)
  • HUM 8115 Theories & Strategies of Community Development & Advocacy (3 credits)
  • HUM 8125 Performance & Quality Management (3 credits)
  • HUM 8135 Advanced Issues in Socio-cultural Concepts & Practices (3 credits)
  • HUM 8145 Child & Family Advocacy  (3 credits)
  • HUM 8205 Change Agents in Human Service Systems (3 credits)
  • HUM 8215 Special, Vulnerable& Underserved Populations in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 8225 Human Services Information Technology (3 credits)

Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Courses:

  • HUM 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • HUM 8910 Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • HUM 8912 Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • HUM 8990 Dissertation (5 credits)

The total number of credits for the program is 65**.

*The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

** Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 62 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.

 

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