Curriculum and Course Sequence

Master of Education- Interdisciplinary

Total Credit Hours: 33-36 credits

Professional Education Core (9 credits)
EDUC 603 Principles and Practices of Research
EDUC 606 Developmental Theory and Experiential Growth
CUIN 654  Cultural and Technological Awareness in the Context of Global Education

Interdisciplinary Content Areas (21 credits)
Students will be required to develop an individual study plan through the cooperation of at least two departments.  Approval of the study plan will be required by the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the departments outside of the College of Education.  At least one of areas of study must be in the College of Education.

Study Area #1 – 12 credits
Study Area #2 – 9 credits

Capstone (3-6 credits)
EDUC 700 Research Paper or Project, or 6 credit electives with Program Coordinator approval.  Electives must come from within the departments chosen as study areas.

Course Sequence/Schedule

Students can complete the Interdisciplinary program in 1 to 2 years if attending full time (9-12 credit hours per semester). Students attending part time can complete in 2-4 years based on their preference.  Program completion must be obtained within a six year time limit from the time of the first graduate course.

A study plan should be developed immediately upon admission to the program to determine areas of study.  This will allow for you to work out the course sequence with the Program Coordinator.

The Professional Education Core sequence is as follows:

Semesters: Fall Winter Spring Summer
PROFESSIONAL CORE      
EDUC 603 FBG/USMH TBD OL TBD
EDUC 606 OL TBD FBG/USHM TBD
CUIN 654 FBG/USMH TBD FBG/USMH OL
* FBG: Frostburg Campus, USMH: Hagerstown, OL: Online

Courses in the core are offered each semester to help students advance to degree and to provide flexibility for scheduling.  Students in the Interdisciplinary program will also choose 2 areas of focus.  Course sequence is dependent on the areas of focus. The study plan that the student develops with the Program Coordinator will provide insight into the course sequence prior to completing the degree.