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Graduate Specialty Education Programs

 

Specialty Endorsements

  • Endorsement in Mild and Moderate Disabilities Education K-12 

    Attain an endorsement in mild/moderate disabled with five graduate level courses. This series is designed for 1) teachers of students with special needs now serving under an emergency certification, 2) regular classroom teachers desiring an add-on endorsement in mild/moderate disabled, and 3) teachers enrolled in a graduate program. For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Thomas at 601-318-6605 or bthomas@wmcarey.edu.

    • EDU 572 Survey of the Exceptional Child (3 hrs.) A survey of exceptionalities from the gifted to the profoundly challenged.  Includes a multicultural component which explores the diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of students and techniques for providing an effective relevant education.
    • EDU 660 Organizational Procedures for Special Education (3 hrs.) A study of the organizational procedures of special education as required by the Mississippi State Department of Education and the legislative and court decisions associated with special education are covered in this course.
    • EDU 663 Learning Disabilities (3 hrs.) This course is an overview of the field of learning disabilities including historical development, theoretical research bases, and social, emotional, physical, and learning characteristics.
    • EDU 664 Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities (3 hrs.) This course addresses basic assessment procedures, selection and utilization of instructional methods, materials, and individual programming for students with specific learning disabilities.
    • EDU 668 Intellectual Disabilities (3 hrs.) This course is an overview of intellectual disabilities including etiology and syndromes, theoretical research bases, and social, emotional, physical, and intellectual characteristics.
    • EDU 669 Teaching Individuals with Mild Intellectual Disabilities (3 hrs.) This course addresses basic assessment procedures, selection and utilization of instructional methods and materials, and individualized programming for individuals with mild intellectual disabilities.
  • Endorsement in Gifted Education K-12

    Attain an endorsement in gifted education in one year.  A four-part endorsement series is designed for distinct groups of students: (1) instructors, seeking support as they teach in the gifted classroom (those under emergency certification); (2) regular classroom teachers desiring an add-on endorsement in gifted education; (3) Class AA teachers desiring to gain an additional 12 hours of postgraduate work; and (4) parents, guidance counselors, and teacher assistants needed groundwork in gifted education.

    • EDU 651 The Gifted Child (3 hrs.) A study of the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual characteristics of the gifted child, including methods of identifying the gifted child.
    • EDU 652 Teaching the Gifted Child (3 hrs.) A study of the programs, curricula, methodologies, media, and materials for the education of the gifted child.
    • EDU 653 Curricular Development for the Gifted (3 hrs.) This course focuses on the development of modules for advanced placement classes and writing/choosing appropriate curricula for elementary or secondary gifted children.
    • EDU 654 Trends and Issues in Gifted Education (3 hrs.) Through research and discussion, the student develops an understanding of problems and current trends in gifted education.

The Center for Creative Scholars' Annual Invitational Seminar, Creativity Write-Down Workshop, and The Creativity Exploration Program will be the setting for hands-on experience in developing curricular models, identification procedures, and teaching materials.  This will also provide a practicum experience in teaching the gifted.  For further information, call Dr. Read Diket, 601-318-6205 or email rdiket@wmcarey.edu

  • Endorsement in Health Education 7-12

    Attain an endorsement in health education with four undergraduate level courses.  A four-part endorsement series is designed for teachers with a standard license desiring an add-on endorsement in health education 7-12, and for undergraduate teacher education candidates desiring to add a supplemental endorsement area to their program. For more information contact: Greg Bullock, call 601-318-6558 or email cbullock@wmcarey.edu.

    • PED 339 Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary Schools (3 hrs.) A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of secondary schools.
    • HEA 230 First Aid (3 hrs.) Methods of caring for injuries and applying first aid to the injured, together with methods of preventing injuries and accidents.
    • HEA 300 Health and Exercise for the New Lifestyle (3 hrs.) This course is designed to teach the student how to be totally healthy, including information on healthy diets and types of exercise that are best for achieving and maintaining optimal strength.
    • HEA 323 Consumer Health (3 hrs.) A study of the effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs has on the body; drug abuse in today's society; the eating habits of today's young people; and family relationships.
  • Endorsement in Reading K-12

    Attain an endorsement in reading with six courses.  A six-part endorsement series is designed for undergraduate elementary majors desiring an endorsement in reading or teachers with a standard license desiring an add-on endorsement in reading. For further information, contact Dr. Susan Whitcomb at 601-318-6557 or email swhitcomb@wmcarey.edu.

 

UNDERGRADUATE

  • EDR 308 Early Literacy Instruction I (3 hrs.) A study of concepts, materials, and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about print, phonemic awareness, and phonics.
  • EDR 311 Early Literacy Instruction II (3 hrs.) A study of concepts, materials, and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
  • EDR 344 Literature for Children (3 hrs.)  A study of the classic and current literature for children in print and non-print media. The integration of literature into the elementary school curriculum is emphasized.
  • EDR 407 Communication in the Elementary School (3 hrs.)  Emphasis is placed on helping the elementary teacher develop skill in teaching oral and written communication skills.  The use of an integrated approach with an emphasis on children's literature is stressed.
  • EDR 441 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disability (3 hrs.)
  • EDR 474 Reading in the Middle And Secondary School (3 hrs.)

 

GRADUATE

  • EDU 602 Trends in Children's Literature (3 hrs.)
  • EDU 611 Current Trends in Reading (3 hrs.)
  • EDU 615 Language Arts in the Elementary School (3 hrs.)
  • EDU 636 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (3 hrs.)
  • EDU 637 Advanced Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disability (3 hrs.)
  • EDU 574 Reading in the Middle and Secondary School (3 hrs.)