Academic Programs

Academic Programs in the College of Education are organized under two departments: Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology and Leadership.

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Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education and Diversity Studies Program is dedicated to preparing current and future educators and leaders who, through a rigorous academic and research-based program of instruction, offer second language learners access to an excellent education.

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Counselor Education

Counselor Education (EPCE) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program prepares Professional School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors,Counselor Educators, and Counselor Supervisors who are well prepared in their area of counseling, and who subscribe to the ethical standards and values recognized by the counseling profession

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Educational Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education concentration in the Ph.D. program focuses on curricular issues as a field of inquiry and develops strengths in the areas of understanding and addressing the complex and multiple questions that influence curriculum theory, design, development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation.

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Educational Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology is an academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program was established to prepare professionals at the masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) levels, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals desiring to become specilists in the field of instructional technology, to obtain public school certification in computing technology, or to obtain specific technology skills.

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Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership (EDLD) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program focus is on preparing organizational change leaders who can cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity.

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Educational Psychology

The program equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. Additionally, students learn to apply quantitative and qualitative research skills in a manner that promotes educational improvement while valuing diversity.

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Higher Education

Higher Education is one of six academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program is committed to preparing administrative and instructional leaders for service at colleges and universities in both the public and private sectors, generating and supporting research in the field of higher education, and delivering public service to the practice of higher education.

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Language Literacy

The Language Literacy program (EDLL) is an academic program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The program provides in-depth course work focused on literacy pedagogy and research. Graduates develop expertise that prepare them to assume roles of professional leadership and to provide critical analyses of trends and issues in literacy teaching and learning.

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Science and Math Education

The Science and Math Education program prepare creative, reflective and innovative professional educators with high moral and ethical standards who view themselves as agents of change, who are committed to the welfare of children, and who have the understanding, attitudes and skills necessary for effective teaching of science and mathematics.

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Special Education

The Special Education Program prepares educators and specialists to empower persons with exceptionalities to become independent and fully integrated members of a diverse society. All programs focus on teaching and clinical experiences, issues of justice and diversity, development and infusion of technology, and educator proficiencies and knowledge. To accommodate the needs of working professionals, some of our graduate programs are offered through distance education.

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