Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Multicultural Studies in Education M.S.

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The graduate plan in Multicultural Studies in Education leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. This interdisciplinary plan is designed so that students will be prepared comprehensively at an advanced level to deal effectively with multicultural issues in schools. The plan requires a minimum of 36 hours, including the following requirements.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education Core (12 hours)
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3

Track A - Bilingual Education

Track A-Bilingual Education (12 hours)
SILC 5031 Curriculum Issues in Educating the Bilingual Student
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5032 Applied Linguistics for Bilingual Education/ESL
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5134 Second Language Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5531 Literacy for Spanish-Speaking Students
Credit Hours: 3
Support Area (6 hours)
SILC 5130 Theory and Research in Bilingual and ESL Education
Credit Hours: 3
Choose one course from:
Advised elective
SILC 5034 Community Collaboration
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5035 Interpersonal Interactions in Diverse Settings
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5036 Multicultural Curriculum Development
Credit Hours: 3
Master's Degree Options (6 hours)
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 3
SILC elective course
SILC 6739 Studies in Language and Culture Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Practicum requires minimum of six SILC courses and the recommendation of the faculty.

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to the beginning of the practicum.

Option 4
Six hours from two SILC elective courses
EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

Track B - English as a Second Language

Track B-English as a Second Language (12 hours)
SILC 5032 Applied Linguistics for Bilingual Education/ESL
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5033 Cross-Curricular Literacy for Second Language Learners
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5134 Second Language Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6032 Models of Language
Credit Hours: 3
Support Area (6 hours)
SILC 5130 Theory and Research in Bilingual and ESL Education
Credit Hours: 3
Choose one course from:
Advised elective
SILC 5034 Community Collaboration
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5035 Interpersonal Interactions in Diverse Settings
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5036 Multicultural Curriculum Development
Credit Hours: 3
Master's Degree Options (6 hours)
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 3
SILC elective course
SILC 6739 Studies in Language and Culture Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Practicum requires minimum of six SILC courses and the recommendation of the faculty.

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to the beginning of the practicum.

Option 4
Six hours from two elective courses
EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

Track C - Multicultural Education

Track C-Multicultural Education (12 hours)
Advised elective
SILC 5034 Community Collaboration
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5035 Interpersonal Interactions in Diverse Settings
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5036 Multicultural Curriculum Development
Credit Hours: 3
Support Area (6 hours)
Advised electives
Master's Degree Option (6 hours)
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 3
SILC elective course
SILC 6739 Studies in Language and Culture Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Practicum requires minimum of six SILC courses and the recommendation of the faculty.

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to the beginning of the practicum.

Option 4
Six hours from two SILC elective courses
EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

 Track D - Social Justice in Education

Track D - Social Justice in Education (12 hours)
SILC 5034 Community Collaboration
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 5035 Interpersonal Interactions in Diverse Settings
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6033 Reflection in Social Justice Education
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6036 Equity Pedagogy
Credit Hours: 3
Support Area (6 hours)
SILC 6031 Social Justice Leadership, Policy and Advocacy
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6035 Social Foundations of Education
Credit Hours: 3
Master's Degree Option (6 hours)
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Minimum of two semesters required for a maximum of six hours; with continuous registration until completion.
Option 3
SILC elective course
SILC 6739 Studies in Language and Culture Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Practicum requires minimum of six SILC courses and the recommendation of the faculty.

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to the beginning of the practicum.

Option 4
Three hours from one SILC elective courses
EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0
SILC 6034 Current Issues in Diverse Communities
Credit Hours: 3