Minor in Methods and Materials

The graduate minor in Methods and Materials requires 6-15 semester credit hours of courses depending on the major that should be chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor. This minor is only available for graduate students who are also seeking a major in Elementary Education, Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural, Secondary Education, or Special Education.

Elementary Education majors

Required Courses
Choose 6-12 hours of advisor-approved courses6-12

Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural majors

Required Courses
ENG 5300Language Problems in a Multicultural Enviroment3
or ENG 5310 Studies in English Language and Linguistics
SOCI 5370Seminar in Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SPAN 5318Advanced Composition and Grammar3
Total Hours9

Elementary Education Teacher Fellows majors

Required Course
CI 5375Problems in Elementary Education3
Prescribed Electives
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Teaching Math in the Elementary School
Creativity: Theories, Research, and Applications
Elementary Language Arts: Current Trends
Elementary Social Studies: Curriculum Problems
The Elementary School Science Curriculum
Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
Curriculum and the Young Child: Early Care and Education
Curriculum and the Young Child, II (Kindergarten)
Understanding Self: Developing a Personal Vision of Leadership
Shaping Organizations and Using Inquiry: Management and Leadership
Introduction to Educational Technology
Advanced Educational Technology
Studies in Literature for Children or Adolescents
Active Learning in Geography
Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Developing Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools
Literacy Methods for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
Connecting Reading and Writing in the Classroom
Independent Study in Reading Research
Seminar in Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities
Total Hours15

Secondary Education majors

Required Courses
SPED 5313Education Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
SPED 5334Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities3
SPED 5375Behavior Management: School Application of Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 5380Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in Schools3
Total Hours12

Special Education majors 

Required Courses
CI 5303Teaching Math in the Elementary School3
or CI 5329 The Elementary School Science Curriculum
CI 5333The Secondary Curriculum3
CI 5336Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language3
CI 5337Language Acquisition and Development3
Total Hours12