This program prepares individuals to teach in grades K-12, leads to a master of arts degree and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois Type 10 license.
The program requires successful completion of the graduate program core courses, general education courses required for secondary education, Spanish education courses as described in the undergraduate catalog and the following professional education courses:
Professional Education Course Requirements (30 credit hours*):
- EDGSE 404: Field Experience for Secondary (1)
- EDGSP 413: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher (3)
- EDGSE 415: Principles and Practices of the Middle and Secondary School (3)
- EDGSE 466: Methods of Teaching Spanish in Middle and Secondary School (3)
- EDGSE 498: Directed Teaching in K-12 Classroom (6)
- EDGSE 445: Seminar in Teaching and Learning (2)
- EDGSE 470: Orientation to the Profession of Teaching (0)
- EDGSE 497: Literacy Instruction for Secondary Teachers (3)
- EDGSE 507: Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
- EDGSE 508: Advanced Adolescent Development (3)
Core Course Requirements (9 or 12 credit hours*):
- EDGCC 511: Foundations of Education (3)
- EDGCC 512: Assessment of Instruction and Learning (required for certification) (3)
- EDGCC 513: Educational Research Design and Development (3)
- EDGCC 514: Scholarship of Teaching: Finalizing the Inquiry Process (3)
*30 credit hours of professional education courses for a certificate, plus 9 or 12 credit hours of core courses for degree.
Candidates for a master of arts degree in education who are enrolled in the individualized programs must complete EDGCC 511, 512 and 513.
Candidates who choose to complete the research study must enroll in EDGCC 514. In lieu of enrolling in EDGCC 514 and completing a research study, candidates may enroll in two additional graduate courses in education at Saint Xavier University. The two courses should further the candidate's professional goals and the courses selected must be approved by the faculty adviser.