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Master's Degree in New Jersey

Program Outline

Any course listed below can be taken online or face-to-face.

Required Instructional Core Courses (four 3-credit courses)

  • Differentiated InstructionEDIN570

    The focus of this course is to provide a framework to design effective instruction for all students using students’ learning styles, interests and level of readiness.

  • Styles of Teaching: Personality Type in the ClassroomEDIN548

    Based on Jung’s four temperaments, issues pertaining to teaching, learning, classroom management, communication, conflict resolution, esteem building, and problem solving will be examined and applied to classroom situations.

  • Brain-Based Teaching and LearningEDIN560

    Current research in neuroscience indicate ways that brains naturally learn best, and applications to the K-12 classroom.

  • Assessment Techniques:  Assessing for Student LearningEDIN542

    Experience and analyze authentic assessment, as well as study the progression of the standards-based movement and how the Common Core State Standards will better allow educators to prepare students for the future.


 

Required Classroom Inquiry Core (three 3-credit courses)

With an advisor, each candidate will determine a personal inquiry-based question that will be developed into a classroom-based study using a variety of data-based techniques and strategies, leading to a written report and presentation.

  • Exploration of Classroom InquiryEDUC510 
  • Modes of InquiryEDUC601
  • Inquiry in PracticeEDUC602/700

 

Concentration Options (Now 4 Options TO CHOOSE FROM)
Select one option

Option 1:  TEACHING STRATEGIES
select three (3-credit courses) of the following options

  • Encouraging Skillful, Critical, and Creative ThinkingEDIN545

    A practical, experiential course for all educators to explore and apply a variety of instructional strategies to teach students to be better thinkers.

  • Technology with Ease: Enhancing the Modern ClassroomEDIN573

    Focus on keeping ahead of the technological curve, regardless of your initial comfort working with technology. This course is designed to increase confidence in integrating technology using emerging web applications. Explore the use of educational technology to facilitate student learning and have students become digitally prepared for the 21st Century.

  • Universal Design for Learning: Reaching All Learners in the Digital AgeEDIN536

    A blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials and assessments that enable students with diverse needs and learning styles to succeed in an inclusive, standards-based, digital classroom.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDIN553

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity. By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDIN554

    Design kinesthetic activities for the K-12 classroom focusing on teaching Common Core and national standards based on content.  Design effective action plans to increase movement in the school environment.

Option 2:  THE DIVERSE CLASSROOM
select three (3-credit courses) of the following options

  • The Bully Proof ClassroomEDIN559

    Bullying is an important issue facing families, schools, communities, and society.  Understand the issues and develop strategies to address the problem.

  • Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and Disability AwarenessEDIN555

    Educators will gain a deeper understanding of disabilities, and examine the social, academic and physical considerations in school, community and home as factors in the learning environment.

  • The Gendered BrainEDIN558

    Current research on gender differences will be examined and discussed, and how to provide educational equality enhancing each student’s personal worth and meaning through a variety of gender specific activities.

  • Strategies for ADHD, LD, and a Spectrum of LearnersEDIN552

    Today's classrooms include a spectrum of learners who have different levels of attention, learning, communication, and behaviors.  Learn how to tap into your students' strengths with appropriate interventions and curriculum practices.

  • The Culturally Distinctive ClassroomEDIN546

    Strategies for classroom engagement and lesson delivery in a changing diverse classroom will be examined. The focus is on understanding ourselves in today's society in order to understand and guide our young learners. A study of multiculturalism, the changing diverse learners through a lens of their socioeconomic status and making lasting parental connections within our school communities will be explored.

Option 3:  CLASSROOM MANAGMENT AND CLASSROOM CLIMATE
select three (3-credit courses) of the following options

  • Increasing Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline in Learning CommunitiesEDIN544

    Develop approaches to help students resolve their inner conflicts, and improve responsibility and self-discipline.

  • Cooperative DisciplineEDIN565

    Shift discipline from controlling student behavior by rewards and punishment to managing and motivating students by building self-esteem and helping them make better choices.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDIN528

    Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, creativity and critical thinking are demonstrated using interactive hands-on structures and activities.

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDIN556

    Increase awareness of various motivational techniques through research, literature, simulations, discussions, applications and reflection.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDIN553

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity. By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

Option 4: CLASSROOM WELL-BEING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (formerly known as Physical Activity and Wellness)
select three (3-credit courses) of the following options

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through MovementEDIN553

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity. By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDIN554

    Design kinesthetic activities for K-12 classroom focusing on teaching Common Core and national standards based on content. Design effective action plans to increase movement in the school environment.

  • Creating Health and Balance in Today's ClassroomEDIN539

    Mindfulness in Education" will be emphasized as a technique to reduce student anxiety and help students succeed. The impact of stress, poor time management, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition, on students and educators will be examined in order to better facilitate the learning process.

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDIN556

    Increase awareness of various motivational techniques through research, literature, simulations, discussions, applications and reflection.

 

 

 

 

 

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