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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 17, 2018
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum - Educational Differentiation Emphasis


For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Education section in this catalog.

Website: www.gvsu.edu/coe/grad

Mission - Teaching, leading, and learning in a democratic society.

Philosophy - Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Education prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

Values - The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

This program prepares classroom teachers and specialists to understand and meet the educational needs of students with exceptional abilities across the learning continuum within the mixed-ability classroom. The program focuses on assessment, methodology, materials, curriculum, and administration.

Minimum Number of Hours in Program 

The M.Ed. degree in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in educational differentiation requires a minimum of 33 credit hours.

Program Location 
DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Requirements for M.Ed. in Educational Differentiation


Social foundations of education (choose one) (3 credits):

Research and evaluation (3 credits):

Core courses (9 credits):

Emphasis area courses (choose 3 out of 4) (9 credits):

Elective - choose one (3 credits):

  • Elective Credits: 3

Practicum/graduate field experience (3 credits):

  •   - Educational Differentiation Field Experience Credits: 3

Students must apply in advance for each practicum course. Advisor approval is required. Application deadlines (practicum): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

Capstone - choose one (prerequisite: EDF 660) 3 or 6 credits:

Students should meet with their advisor midway through their program to decide on a capstone and discuss plans for completion. Subject to department approval, capstone courses may be taken in variable amounts from one to three credits (693) or one to six credits (695) and require continuous enrollment each semester until completed. 

Application deadlines (thesis/project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.