SPRING COURSES 2014

TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
EDUC 625 (core) - Issues in School, Community, and Family, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Difference, 3 hours
EDUC 663 (required) - Methods of Teaching English and Academic Content to ELLs, 2 hours
EDUC 685 (required) - Action Research, 3 hours
EDUC 693 (required) - ELL Practicum, 2 hours
ENGL 673 (required) - Linguistics for ELL Teachers, 3 hours
EDUC 689 (special program requirement) - Research Application, 1 hour
EDUC 698 (special program requirement) - Capstone, 2 hours

LIBRARY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
EDUC 625 (core) - Issues in School, Community & Family, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Difference, 3 hours
LMIS 680 (required) -Using Information Resources, 3 hours
LMIS 688 (required) - Collaboration, Management and Leadership, 3 hours
LMIS 689 (special program requirement) - Research Application, 1 hour
LMIS 698 (special program requirement) - Capstone, 2 hours


TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

REQUIRED FOR ALL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION OPTIONS
EDUC 610 (core) - Research in Education, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity and Differences, 3 hours
TECH 689 (special program requirement)-Research Application, 1 hour
TECH 698 (special program requirement)-Capstone, 2 hours
Option 1 - Secondary STEM Education
EDUC 635 (elective) - Technology for Learning, 3 hours
STEM ED 670 (required) - Design, Technology and Engineering for Elementary, 3 hours
STEM ED 682 (required) - Engineering the Future, 3 hours
TECH 675 (required) - Research and Assessment in Tech Ed, 3 hours
Option 2 - Elementary STEM Education
EDUC 635 (elective) - Technology for Learning, 3 hours
STEM ED 670 (required) - Design, Technology and Engineering for Elementary, 3 hours
TECH 675 (required) - Research and Assessment in Tech Ed, 3 hours
Option 3 - Career and Technical Education
EDUC 635 (elective) - Technology for Learning, 3 hours
STEM ED 682 (elective) - Engineering the Future, 3 hours
TECH 651 (required) - Curriculum Development in CTE, 3 hours
TECH 675 (required) - Research and Assessment in Tech Ed, 3 hours

TEACHING & TECHNOLOGY
EDUC 625 (core) - Issues in School, Community & Family, 3 hours
EDUC 635 (required) - Technology for Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences, 3 hours
EDUC 685 (required) - Action Research, 3 hours
STEM ED 670 (elective) - Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary, 3 hours
EDUC 689 (special program requirement)-Research Application, 1 hour
EDUC 698 (special program requirement)-Capstone, 2 hours

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
EDUC 610 (core) - Research in Education, 3 hours
EDUC 625 (core) - Issues in School, Community & Family, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences, 3 hours
EDUC 667 (required) -Literacy as Communication in Elementary, 3 hours
EDUC 685 (required) - Action Research, 3 hours
EDUC 689 (special program requirement)-Research Application, 1 hour
EDUC 698 (special program requirement)-Capstone, 2 hours
STEM ED 670 (elective) - Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary, 3 hours

ENGLISH EDUCATION
EDUC 625 (core) - Issues in School, Community & Family, 3 hours
EDUC 640 (core) - Supervision and Assessment of Teaching & Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 657 (core) - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences, 3 hours
EDUC 685 (required) - Action Research, 3 hours
EDUC 689 (special program requirement) - Research Application, 1 hour
EDUC 698 (special program requirement) - Capstone, 2 hours

DATES TO REMEMBER

Spring registration is now open!
January 13, 2014 - Spring Classes begin
January 23, 2014 - Last Day to: Add, Drop with no Record, Drop with a refund for Spring
April 11, 2014 - Last Day to drop with record "W"
January 27, 2014 - Financial Aid Disbursal
January 28, 2014 - Payment for Fall classes due
March 24, 2014 - Registration for Summer begins
April 2 & 3, 2014 - Early Fall Registration
April 4, 2014 - Fall Registration begins
June 9, 2014 - Summer Semester begins

TWO NEW CONCENTRATIONS

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Master of Education with a concentration in English Education requires 35 hours of coursework, and action research study, and completion of a comprehensive portfolio. Curriculum in this concentration is designed to help secondary school educators become more effective users of technology in the secondary school English classroom and enhance the learning experience for their students. The coursework can also apply in situations where states require an advanced degree with a focus on a specific content area.

ENGLISH EDUCATION
The Master of Education with a concentration in English Education requires 35 hours of coursework, and action research study, and completion of a comprehensive portfolio. Curriculum in this concentration is designed to help secondary school educators become more effective users of technology in the secondary school English classroom and enhance the learning experience for their students. The coursework can also apply in situations where states require an advanced degree with a focus on a specific content area.

MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE

Just a reminder.

When you graduate from the Master's Program, you will have the following:

Master of Education with one of the following Concentrations:
Teaching & Technology
Library & Information Technologies
Teaching English Language Learners
Technology Education
Elementary Education
English Education

COURSE INFORMATION

All Core courses are offered twice a year:
EDUC 610 - Research in Education
EDUC 640 - Supervision and Assessment of Teachers and Learners
EDUC 657 - Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences

With the exception of the following which is offered every semester.
EDUC 625 - Issues in School, Community, and Family

All required and elective courses are offered once a year with the EXCEPTION of EDUC 685 - Action Research, for Teaching English Language Learners and Teaching and Technology Concentrations which is offered twice a year.

All Research Application classes (689) and Capstone classes (698) require a permission number to register. Before a permission number is given, there must be an approved IRB on file in the Graduate Office

EXTENDED LEARNING AT VCSU

Valley City State University Extended Learning has forged a strategic alliance with CE Credits Online of Woodinville, WA. This alliance provides to school districts and individual educators an online option for meeting ongoing professional development needs including individual requirements for maintaining teacher licensure.

Valley City State University VCSU offers a variety of courses and workshops that fulfill the academic needs and interests of teachers. Courses are offered in several formats including face-to-face, online, workshops, and combined formats.

Please visit the Extended Learning website for more information.
EXTENDED LEARNING

TEXTBOOKS

Valley City State University Bookstore


800.538.8641 ext 7141 OR 701.845.7141

When ordering textbooks, please make sure you note which instructor is teaching the course you are enrolled in.

Click the link below to order books.
TEXTBOOKS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Continuous Enrollment


All enrolled students pursuing a Master's degree will maintain continuous enrollment from matriculation until completion of all degree requirements. Continuous enrollment is defined as registration during each semester (fall, spring, and summer) of the academic year until the degree is attained or until status as a degree-seeking graduate student is terminated through an official University withdrawal. With continuous enrollment, graduate students will have 'active' status until the degree is conferred and have the option of continuous access to University services and resources – such as financial aid, advisor assistance, and information resources – throughout their graduate careers. Continuous enrollment credit does not count toward graduation requirements. Minimum registration: Unless on approved Leave of Absence, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of one semester hour each semester until his/her degree is granted or the student's status as a degree seeking student is terminated.

Leave of Absence


On-leave status is available to students who need to suspend their program of study. On-leave status is granted in cases where the student demonstrates good cause (e.g. illness, temporary departure from the University for employment, military service, family issues, financial need, personal circumstances). A graduate student may request a maximum of three academic terms of leave including summer semester during the course of study

LMIS CURRICULUM CHANGES!

The M.Ed./LIT concentration has received approval for curriculum changes. They are as follows:

LMIS 675 (required) will be offered for the last time as a 4-credit course in the Fall of 2013. It will be moved to Summer semester and changed to two 2-credit courses starting Summer 2014.
LMIS 659 (required) was offered for the last time Summer 2013 and will be replaced by LMIS 660 starting in the Fall of 2014.

If you have questions or concerns how these changes might affect your progress in the program, you are asked to contact your advisor immediately.