General Information/Updates


Hello Current M.Ed.  Licensure Students! (prior to Fall 2013)

Some exciting developments that have taken place for your program! Faculty in the teacher licensing department have revisioned the M.Ed. plus licensure program in order to offer teacher education students the most current and relevant preparation program. The new program/courses are built on the following:

  • ·         Research Evidenced Practices
  • ·         National InTASC and CDE State Standards For Teacher Education Programs
  • ·         Teacher Effectiveness Criteria from Senate Bill 191
  • ·         The Jesuit Traditions/Themes
  • ·         Need for Strong Research and Critical Reflection Strand Commensurate with Graduate Education
  • ·         CDE Post-Secondary Workforce Readiness Standards
  • ·         Common Core And CDE P-12 Content Standards
  • ·         The Regis Nine
  • ·         Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Standards
  • ·         Universal Design For Learning (Udl) as a Teaching and Learning Framework
  • ·         Integration of New Technologies

So what does that mean for you? You will have the good fortune of being able to take some of these new courses as substitutions for the former classes. Courses that are eligible for substitution are indicated in the current degree plan with substitutions (see the end of this letter).

If a course has a substitution indicated then either course will count for your program. This is VERY important because you will want to register for the new course if you had not yet taken the original course.  You can also see exactly how this will affect you by running your program evaluation from the student’s page in webadvisor. I am attaching instructions for accessing your program evaluation, if you have trouble accessing your program evaluation, please call: (303)458-4126 or (800)568-8932.

The scheduled course offerings for Fall and Spring are available at Licensure Degree Plans & Schedules (link); scroll to the bottom of the page. PLEASE register according to the registration dates indicated on the academic calendar (link). Registration opens for Fall 2013 on June 3. If you register in June, we can plan to have enough facilitators for each course so you are not waitlisted—if you wait until the last minute, we often cannot open new sections in time to staff them and get adequate enrollment, so you may not get into the class in this case.

In an effort to assist all students, M.Ed. faculty advisors hosted and recorded a virtual town hall. Please watch the recorded session—the link will be posted on our website.

Transition information for current M.Ed. Elementary--Town Hall Recording:

Transition information for current M.Ed. Secondary--Town Hall Recording:


M.Ed. + Licensure courses with new/substitutions











EDFD 610


EDFD 601


Current and Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Education


Foundations of Education: Teachers, Schools and Society




EDFD 630


Theories of Human Development and Learning


Educational Psychology




EDFD 603


EDES 603


Multicultural and Ethical Perspectives in Education


Equity, Ethics and Social Justice in Education




EDFD 620


EDSP 620


Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom


UDL: A Framework For Teaching & Learning




EDFD 670


EDEL 670


Effective Classroom


Effective Learning Environments




ED__ 650


Assessment of Learning




EDRS 698


EDRS 600




Educational Research and Critical Reflection I




EDFD 601 Educational Foundations: Teachers, Schools and Society (3.00) This course focuses on the foundations of education; teachers and the law; and teaching as a profession. Students will also be introduced to Jesuit themes with an emphasis on service to others.

EDRS 600 Educational Research and Critical Reflection I (3.00). Introduces fundamental concepts related to quantitative and qualitative educational research emphasizing teacher generated action research. Students will evaluate and engage in educational research. Additionally, critical reflection as action research will be explored.  

EDES 603 Equity, Ethics and Social Justice in Education (3.00) Examines the moral, political, and ethical contexts of teaching, focusing on issues pertaining to equity, access, and social justice. Examines transformative perspectives and practices aimed at challenging oppression and inequality

EDFD 630 Educational Psychology (3.00) Focuses on theories of human development, learning and motivation. Emphasizes the relationship of theory and effective instructional methods/classroom strategies in the context of the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of learners.

EDSP 620 UDL: A Framework for Teaching & Learning (3.00). This course provides the foundational knowledge and skills to design, create, and provide lessons that ensure the engagement and participation of varied learners within a high standards based curriculum.

EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments (3.00). Examines research and practice for establishing and maintaining the classroom environment. Focuses on effective and efficient instruction and fostering a positive social culture.  Examines impacts of students' social and cultural backgrounds on the classroom context. Field hours required.

ED__ 650 Assessment of Learning (3.00). Explores the role of assessment in teaching and learning including, formative and summative assessment, classroom and large scale assessment, the use of data to inform instruction, providing effective feedback, and student self-assessment. Field hours required.