Personalized Professional Master's Degree

Thematic Course Categories

The following graduate courses may be used to fulfill elective course requirements by students in most programs. The list is divided into categories to help you choose courses to meet your professional goals. If you have questions about the course content, you may refer to the catalog for course descriptions or your Faculty Advisor. Please discuss elective course choices with your Faculty Advisor and get their approval before registering.

Course numbers of 7000+ are doctoral-level. 

*Denotes Online Courses.

+Denotes courses offered via Extended Studies.

^Denotes courses with a focus specifically on bilingual and multilingual students, families, and communities.

Families and Communities

Prefix

Course Title

ECED 5060

Working with Families and Communities

HDFR 5075

Family Policy and Law

HDFR 5010

Family and Cultural Diversity

HDFR 5040

Latino Families in Schools and Communities

HDFR 5045

Abuelos (Grandparents) in Latino Families

HDFR 5080

Global Family Resource Management

HDFR 6000

Family Theories

HDFR 7260

Family Diversity and Social Justice (Master’s Students Permitted)

SPED 5300

Family, Professional, and Community Collaboration

Social Emotional Growth

Prefix

Course Title

COUN 5120

Counseling Grief and Loss

ECED 5070

Social Competence and Classroom Support

EDHD 6140

Social Contexts of Adolescence

EDHD 6350

Theories of Personality Development and Change

SPED 5151

Slashing Stigmas: Promoting Positive Behaviors

SPSY 5100

Behavior Analysis and Intervention

Language, Literacy & Culture

Prefix

Course Title

Foundations

^CLDE 5010

Foundations of Language, Literacy and Culture

^CLDE 5070

Linguistic Analysis of English

^CLDE 5140

Language, Culture and Education Equity

^CLDE 5160

History & Law of Bilingual & Immigrant Education

LCRT 5810*

Oral & Written Language & Literacy (H/O Rotates)

SCHL 5200*+

Promoting Literacy in Schools

SPED 5780

Literacy Interventions for Exceptional Learners

Literacy, Teaching and Learning

^CLDE 5030

Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced

ECED 5080

Language and Literacy in Young Children 

LCRT 5020*

Reading Development, Instruction and Assessment (H/O)

LCRT 5200

Theory and Methods of English Education

LCRT 5201*

Adolescent Literature

LCRT 5710*

Primary Literacy for Diverse Learners, Pre K-Grade 3 (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5720*

Writing Development, Instruction and Assessment (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5790*

Children's Literature: Grimm through Graphic Novels (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5795*

Current Children's Literature (H/O Rotates)

SPED 5740

Intersections of Literacy, Culture, & Exceptionality

Assessment, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Language Education

^CLDE 5050

Assessment & Advocacy for Multilingual Learners

^CLDE 5820

Teaching Multilingual Learners, Advanced

^CLDE 5825 

Methods of Content Teaching for Bilingual Learners

INTE 5340*+

Learning with Digital Stories

LCRT 5055*

Literacy Assessment & Informed Instruction (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5150*

Culturally Relevant & Responsive Pedagogy (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5730*

Language and Literacy Across the Curriculum (H/O Rotates)

SPED 5740

Intersections of Literacy, Culture, & Exceptionality

Leadership

Prefix

Course Title

ECED 5040 

Administrative Seminar

ECED 5091

Educators as Agents of Social Change Agents

EDUC 5651+

Foundations of Leadership

EDUC 5652+

Leadership and Equity for Social Justice

EDUC 5653+

Leadership Practices for Responsive Change

EDUC 5655+

Leadership Practices for Transformative School Reform (ES)

HDFR 5003

Leadership and Organizations

HDFR 5004

Grant Writing and Fundraising

INTE 6999*+

Leadership for Technology Innovation 

INTE 7110*+

Mentoring, Coaching and Training

SPED 5401

Action Research and Leadership in Special Education

Learning & Development

Prefix

Course Title

COUN 5130

College Student Development

COUN 5400

Career Development

ECED 5110

Development and Education of Infants and Toddlers

EDHD 6230

Mind, Brain and Education

EDHD 6100

Advanced Child Growth and Development

EDHD 5110

Human Learning

EDHD 5180

Psychology of Gifted, Talented and Creative Children

EDHD 5240

Cognition and Instruction

EDHD 6140

Social Contexts of Adolescence

EDHD 6200

Human Development Over the Life Span

EDHD 6350

Theories of Personality Development and Change

EDHD 6600

Motivation in Contexts

EDHD 5200

Social Psychology of Learning

INTE 5320*

Games and Learning

INTE 5340*+

Learning with Digital Stories

MTED 5030

Theories of Mathematical Learning

MTED 5060

Developmental Pathways in Students' Mathematical Thinking

SPED 5151

Slashing Stigmas: Promoting Positive Behaviors

SPSY 5100

Behavior Analysis and Intervention

Pedagogy, Instruction & Assessment

Prefix

Course Title

Pedagogy and Assessment

CLDE 5050

Assessment and Advocacy for Multilingual Learners

CLDE 5820 

Teaching Multilingual Learners, Advanced

CLDE 5825

Content Teaching for Bilingual Learners 

LCRT 5055*

Literacy Assessment and Informed Instruction (H/O Rotates)

LCRT 5720*

Writing Development, Instruction and Assessment (H/O Rotates)

RSEM 5050

Classroom Assessment

SCED 5340

Equity and Culture in Science Education

SPED 5140

Assessment: Inquiry, Instruction, & Intervention

Disciplinary Pedagogy and Assessment

ECED 5010

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

ECED 5200

Screening and Assessment of Young Children

ECED 6010

Literacy and Mathematics K-2

LCRT 5730*

Language and Literacy Across the Curriculum (H/O Rotates)

MTED 5040

Math Teaching: Theory and Practice

MTED 5050

Math Ed Critique Research

MTED 5301*

Assessment and Equity in Mathematical Education

MTED 5621*+

Numerical Quantities and Operations Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards

MTED 5622*+

Algebraic Reasoning Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards

MTED 5623*+

Geometrical Reasoning Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards

SCED 5350*

Issues and Trends in Science Education

SCED 5400*

Theory and Pedagogy of Science Learning

SCED 5401

Inquiry Science Pedagogy and Practices

SCED 5500

The Nature of Science

SCED 6110

Science and Math Curriculum Studies

SPED 5010

Intentional Interventions for Exceptional Learners

SPED 5500

Transition and Secondary Methods in Special Education

Pedagogies Using Technologies

INTE 5200*+

Crafting eLearning Experience

INTE 5340*+

Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5665*

Social Media & Digital Cultures

SPED 5000

Universal Design for Learning

Teaching and Learning

Prefix

Course Title

Digital Media & Learning

INTE 5200*+

Crafting eLearning Experience

INTE 5250*+

Teaching Strategies for Online and Blended Learning

INTE 5320*

Games and Learning

INTE 5340*+

Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5665*

Social Media & Digital Cultures

Media Literacy & the School Library

INTE 5300*+

Media Literacy 

SCHL 5030*+

Information Literacy 

SCHL 5100*+

School Libraries and the Digital Age

SCHL 5160*+

Managing School Libraries

SCHL 5200*+

Promoting Literature in Schools

E-Learning Development

INTE 5660*

Developing Self-Paced Online Courseware

INTE 5670*

Planning and Facilitating Live Events

INTE 5680*

Producing Media for Learning

Diversity & Inclusion

Prefix

Course Title

CLDE 5050

Assessment & Advocacy for Diverse Learners

COUN 5500

Diversity in Higher education

ECED 6100

Medical and Physiological Aspects of Development

ECED 6200 

Early Intervention Strategies

EDHD 5180

Psychology of Gifted, Talented and Creative Children

LCRT 5150

Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy

SCED 5340

Equity & Culture Science Education

SPED 5000

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

SPED 5010

Intentional Interventions for Exceptional Learners

SPED 5030

Frameworks for Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms

SPED 5151

Slashing Stigmas: Promoting Positive Behaviors

SPED 5401

Action Research and Leadership in Special Education

SPED 5500

Transition and Secondary Methods in Special Education

Higher Education Student Affairs

Prefix

Course Title

COUN 5050

Foundations of Student Affairs

COUN 5500

Diversity in Higher Education

COUN 5130

College Student Development

COUN 5070

Law and Ethics in Higher Ed and Student Affairs

SPED 5300

Family, Professional, and Community Collaboration