Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

MTL Courses and Schedule

M.S. in Ed. in Teaching and Learning

As of the end of Fall 2014 the MTL courses have been reduced from 12 credits (4 courses) to 6 credits (2 courses).

EFFECTIVE SPRING 2015 (end of FALL 2014)

ETEP candidates who have successfully completed their certification year may complete their Master’s degree by completing an additional six (6) credit hours. Students have a full five years beyond the certification year to complete their degree.

The program of study after completing your ETEP intern year is:

  • EDU 600 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 643 Inquiry in Education (3 credits) -- must take EDU 600 prior to EDU 643

MTL students have the following course options to substitute EDU 643 Inquiry in Education:

  • EDU 607 Teacher Research in Literacy
  • SED 699 Directed Study in Special Education
  • EDU 667 Professional Educator Capstone 

SPRING 2017 - Registration begins November 7

EDU 600: Research Methods
Class # 25071
Jan 17 - May 12
Online
Instructor: Jeff Beaudry

EDU 600: Research Methods
Class # 25072
Jan 17 - May 12
Tuesdays, 4:10 - 6:40 pm
410 Luther Bonney, Portland
Instructor: Jeff Beaudry

EDU 600: Research Methods
Class # 25073
Jan 17 - May 12
Wednesdays, 4:10 - 6:40 pm
320 Bailey Hall, Gorham
Instructor: Robert Kuech

EDU 600: Research Methods
Class # 25074
Jan 17 - May 12
Online, synchronous
Mondays, 4:10 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Jean Whitney

EDU 600: Research Methods
Class #: 25075
Jan 17 - May 12
Online
Instructor: Staff

EDU 643: Inquiry in Education
Class # 26475
Jan 17 - May 12
Online
Instructor: Flynn Ross

EDU 643: Inquiry in Education
Class # 31137
Jan 17 - May 12
43 Payson Smith
Instructor: Staff

EDU 607 and EDU 667 are offered in the spring as substitutes for EDU 643 with limited seating available. See MaineStreet for class details.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDU 600 Research Methods (3 credits)
This course studies the concepts, principles, and techniques of educational research with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem solving, designed for both the producer and consumer of educational research.  Individual critiques and research reviews are completed.  Prerequisite:  open to matriculated students only. Offered fall, spring and summer.

EDU 643 Inquiry in Education (3 credits)
This three-credit course is designed as a capstone for the Masters in Teaching and Learning program.  This course is taken in the last semester of the MTL program.  The course focuses on inquiry in the field of education, including the development, implementation and evaluation of a research project focused on classroom practice or educational policy issues.  Candidates completing special education or ESL certification will conduct research in their respective field. Prerequisite: must have successfully completed EDU 600. Offered fall and spring.

EDU 607 Teacher Research in Literacy (3 credits)
One type of research that now largely informs our knowledge of literacy learning and instruction is ethnographic in nature. More and more of it is the work of teacher researchers. The purpose of this course is to enable students to become generators of new contextualized knowledge through their own classroom-based research and inquiry. Students will be introduced to major research paradigms and will learn and practice techniques of data collection and analysis. Naturalistic methods of studying literacy learning in real classroom contexts will be emphasized. During the course of the semester each student will generate a research question, design an action research study or piece of naturalistic inquiry that will help answer the question, collect and analyze sample data, and summarize findings or revisions necessary to improve the study. The class will function as a community of researchers; a substantial portion of class time will be spent working in small groups. Prerequisites: EDU 565, EDU 620, or EDU 559 and EDU 566, EDU 626 or EDU 557. Open to matriculated students only. Offered fall semester only.

SED 699 Directed Study in Special Education
This course is an opportunity to gain, apply, and integrate knowledge and skill in exceptionality by planning and conducting a project. The project must be intellectually sound, have direct applicability to the student, and produce a high quality product. Specific content and methods of evaluation are determined in conjunction with instructor. Prerequisites: EDU 600, matriculated students only, and program permission. Variable credit.

EDU 667 Professional Educator Capstone (3 credits)
This course is designed for students who are completing the Professional Educator program. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct an action research project in which they develop strategies to solve a problem of practice. Students will identify a problem that present barriers to student learning, conduct a review of relevant literature, collect and analyze data, devise a solution or intervention, and present findings to an authentic audience. The course takes the form of a professional community where students engage in collegial interaction, peer learning, and reciprocal feedback. Offered fall and spring, instructor permission is required.