Curriculum and Instruction, New Literacies and Global Learning (MEd): Middle Grades Education Concentration

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Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
New Literacies & Media
Theory and Research in Global Learning
Teacher as Researcher
Teachers as Leaders

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses12
Foundations Of Middle Years Education
Select nine credit hours of the following:
Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations
Introduction to Learning Design and Technology
Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning with Digital Video
Developing and Delivering Online Instruction
Cultural Investigations and Technical Representations in Education
Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments
The Teaching Of Composition
Teaching Literature For Young Adults
Trends and Issues in English Language Arts Education
Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies
Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Reading In the Content Areas
Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction
Adolescent Development
Advanced Educational Psychology
Social Studies / English Courses6
"Social Studies / English Courses" are determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours30


Full Professors

  • Cathy L. Crossland
  • Jessica Theresa DeCuir-Gunby
  • John K. Lee
  • Patricia L. Marshall
  • John Nietfeld
  • Kevin M. Oliver
  • Edward J. Sabornie
  • Margareta M. Thomson

Associate Professors

  • Candy M. Beal
  • Sarah J. Carrier
  • Dennis Scott Davis
  • Deniz Eseryel
  • DeLeon L. Gray
  • Jessica Heather Hunt
  • Meghan McGlinn Manfra
  • James Minogue
  • Temple A. Walkowiak
  • Angela Michelle Wiseman
  • Carl A. Young

Assistant professors

  • Chandra Alston
  • Christy Michelle Byrd
  • Michelle Marie Falter
  • Jill Freiberg Grifenhagen
  • Shiyan Jiang
  • Crystal Lee
  • Paula McAvoy
  • Amato Nocera
  • Jamie Nicole Pearson
  • Jackie Eunjung Relyea
  • Jonee Wilson

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Drinda Elaine Benge
  • Vandna Gill Bindra
  • Sarah Cannon
  • Valerie Ness Faulkner
  • Ann D. Harrington
  • Kristin Hoffmann
  • Micha Jeffries
  • Jill Jones
  • Joanne Greer Koch
  • Linda McCabe-Smith
  • Julia O'Neal McKeown

Emeritus Faculty

  • John F. Arnold
  • Barbara J. Fox
  • Edwin R. Gerler Jr.
  • Lawrence Keith Jones
  • Susan Sinclair Osborne
  • Carol A. Pope
  • Ruie J. Pritchard
  • Norman A. Sprinthall
  • Lois M. Thies-Sprinthall
  • Ellen S. Vasu