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Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

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
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
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
Six hours from SILC elective courses
EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

Additional Information

If candidates are not enrolled in coursework during the semester in which they apply to take the master’s comprehensive examination, they must consult with their adviser to be enrolled in EDUC 6909.

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
In consultation with adviser
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

Six hours from elective courses

EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

Additional Information

If candidates are not enrolled in coursework during the semester in which they apply to take the master’s comprehensive examination, they must consult with their adviser to be enrolled in EDUC 6909.

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

Six hours from SILC elective courses

EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0

Additional Information

If candidates are not enrolled in coursework during the semester in which they apply to take the master’s comprehensive examination, they must consult with their adviser to be enrolled in EDUC 6909.

 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 6035 Social Foundations of 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 6033 Reflection in Social Justice 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

Three additional hours from  SILC elective courses

EDUC 6909 Master's Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours: 0
SILC 6034 Current Issues in Diverse Communities
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

If candidates are not enrolled in coursework during the semester in which they apply to take the master’s comprehensive examination, they must consult with their adviser to be enrolled in EDUC 6909.