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teaching and addresses cultural issues related to learning. (Course fee $20.)

Prerequisite: admission to the Teaching Credential

Program.

ED562 Public Policy in Education (3)

This course provides a critical examination of various local, state, and national public policies pertaining to K-12

education in the United States. Topics include state and national standards, local, state, and national educational

governance structures, finances, teacher certification and quality, and current and pending legislation and court cases.

Students will explore implications of public policy for schools, teachers, and students based on a biblical perspective.

ED564 Diversity and Differentiation in Education (3)

This course provides an overview of principles and practices related to diversity in contemporary schooling, including

topics such as the overarching concepts of culture, race, class, and group, cultural and neuro-diversity, and ways cultural

and neuro-diversity influence education structure and practice, with a special focus on the inclusion of English learners

and students with special needs in a regular education classroom. In addition, the course examines ways teachers can

implement culturally responsive, neuro-differentiated teaching practices to meet student needs.

ED572 Statistics for Educational Research (3)

This course introduces students to basic concepts, methods, and tests related to deriving and interpreting statistics as

part of educational research. Students will gain an overview of the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics, use

of basic statistical tests and software (SPSS), and the function of statistics in educational research.

ED574 Research for Effective Teaching (3)

This course provides an introductory overview of concepts, principles, and methods of educational research, including

both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Topics include purposes of educational research, research design and

methods (experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, and mixed methods), and the

research process.

ED576 Tests & Measurements (3)

This course provides a functional overview of testing and measurement in education. Topics include classical and

modern test theory, validity and reliability, test construction, standardized tests, and interpretation of test scores and

results.

ED578 Action Research in Education (3)

This course provides opportunity for students to examine action research theory and method and design a research

project with the aim of improving their teaching practice. Student will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design

and implement an action research project, including identifying and stating the problem, conducting a literature review,

collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings in a formal report.

ED592 Educational Leadership (3)

This course provides an overview of the principles and best practices of educational leadership from a biblical

perspective. Topics include organizational structure and behavior, building positive relationships, professional learning

communities and coaching, communication, decision making, and program improvement.

ED595 Capstone Seminar (3)

This is a core course in the TMU

M.Ed

. program and must be taken as the last course in the program.

In this course

students will design, propose, implement, and present a capstone project (or projects) through which they will

demonstrate achievement of the

M.Ed

. program learning outcomes:

Apply a biblical worldview and specific scriptural principles in the evaluation of any educational program or

issue.

Apply instructional theory to design and implement effective instructional strategies appropriate for the subject

matter and student characteristics (including age, diversity, and exceptionality).