The Master of Science programs in Adolescent Education (Career
Change, Field Change, and Continuing) enable prospective teachers
and practicing teachers to acquire the skills they need in such
areas as language acquisition and literacy, curriculum development,
instructional planning, multiple research-validated instructional
strategies, content area knowledge, the uses of technology, and the
history, philosophy, and role of education.
The programs will prepare graduates
Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental
principles of language acquisition and literacy by native English
speakers and students who are English language learners
- Demonstrate knowledge of theories of first and second language
- Apply the theoretical underpinnings and processes of language
acquisition and literacy to use in the classroom.
- Identify types, purposes, and uses of language.
Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum
development and instructional planning including, but not limited
to, those identified by the national standards in the student’s
- Demonstrate knowledge of theories of curriculum development and
- Develop strategies for instructional planning in one’s content
area, congruent with the national standards in the specific content
- Use technology as a resource to address the needs of all
learners when developing and implementing instructional strategies
in the content area.
Demonstrate ability to utilize multiple
- Demonstrate knowledge of various approaches/designs/analyses to
educational research, including classroom-based research
- Demonstrate “caring” strategies for students of various
cultural and linguistic backgrounds in congruence with TEAC
measures and appropriate national standards.
- Demonstrate how research findings of professional organizations
can be used to strengthen and update professional practice.
Demonstrate a wide breadth and depth of
knowledge in one’s content area.
- Demonstrate a deep knowledge of content area, including grade
level equivalents (i.e. American History, European History.
- Describe strategies for teaching content area subject
- Demonstrate strategies for teaching a content area topic.
Demonstrate understanding of the history,
philosophy, and role of education.
- Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the socio/cultural,
historical and philosophical factors that have impacted
- Translate theoretical knowledge of socio/cultural, historical
and philosophical factors into utilization of particular strategies
in the classroom.
- Identify local, national and global current events and their
impact on education
Demonstrate the Vincentian value of
- Complete a service-learning project with middle school and/or
high school students in an urban public setting.