Master of Education for Rank II Change
MEd - Rank II Change -
5102 - Seminar 1 - 2 credit
Candidates preview the subsequent curriculum, come to understand
the program assessment process, study their Code of Ethics, and
initiate their responsibilities for setting up their two Capstone
Projects in Seminar II. These two projects not only reflect all the
M.Ed. coursework, they also provide the candidates with
opportunities to impact P-12 learners.
5214 - Teacher Leadership - 4
Candidates examine the history, current trends, and future of
teachers as leaders in P-12 public schools. Special attention is
given to the teacher as a collaborative, reflective, data-driven
leader and decision makers. Critical issues, challenges, and ethics
that the teachers as leaders face within the school are examined.
Instructional opportunities are structured into the course to
evaluate the candidates' abilities to integrate and apply the
knowledge base presented in this course with authentic applications
in the education profession.
5324 - Technology in Schools - 4
This course acquaints candidates with curriculum materials,
teaching methods and techniques of integrating instructional
technology into the curriculum. Strong emphasis is placed on
information literacy as it is applied to technology and learning to
meet both the International Society for Technology in Education
(ISTE) and Kentucky Experienced Teacher Standard 10. This course
also incorporates Assessment Point 2.
5434 - Assessment Practices in
Kentucky Public Schools - 4 credit hours
Candidates examine the construction and use of criterion-referenced
and norm referenced testing instruments administered to Kentucky
students. This class addresses how teachers analyze and use test
results to improve student performances. Candidates develop
assessments using state testing formats (on demand writing, open
response questions with scoring rubrics, Depth of Knowledge,
formative and summative assessments) as well as understand the No
Child Left behind (NCLB) and the Kentucky Performance Reports
5544 - Classroom Management
Skills for Practicing Teachers - 4 credit
Candidates study, analyze, and apply selected P-12 practices and
techniques relating to effective classroom and school management.
Candidates also examine, discuss, and apply safe school concepts,
cooperative communication, and other classroom management ideas
that have been demonstrated as effective by prominent
5654 - Exceptional Children in
Mainstreamed Classrooms - 4 credit hours
Candidates study various strategies, concepts, and methods teachers
can use when they are working with Special Education and Gifted and
Talented young people - often in the same classrooms. Attention is
given to both successful theories and practices that can apply to
P-12 teachers in rural Kentucky, including but not limited to
team-teaching, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction,
and computer aided instruction methods.
5764 - The Challenge of
Diversity - 4 credit hours
Candidates learn strategies to understand and work with
at-risk students. All types of at-risk behavior are covered with
attention given to teaching/learning behaviors of those students.
The nature of this class helps candidates demonstrate ways to work
with all types of diversity in their classrooms.
5874 - Seminar II - 4 credit
Candidates review all the M.Ed. coursework, and then present their
two Capstone Projects. There is a review all the courses and
information given, and is the vehicle for the exit interview. This
course draws on LWC's Leadership Knowledge Base.