Course Descriptions

Master of Science in Education: 21st Century Teaching and Learning

A master’s degree in the 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University gives you an opportunity to advance your professional career. Complete the courses below to earn your degree in as little as two years!

EDAM 5030: Teaching in the 21st Century: The Need for Change

This course will cause you to reflect on your current instruction in light of what 21st century students need and provide you with a systems view of what needs to change in your classroom and in your school.

3 credits
Prerequisites: None

EDAM 5031: Action Research for Educational Change

Develop knowledge and skill in designing action research, using both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, to inform and improve your practice.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5032: Educational Assessment to Guide Instruction

Learn to use assessments to plan, modify, and differentiate instruction, as well as to assess mastery of content and academic standards through the selection of appropriate content and the design of varied assessments to lead to the interpretation and application of data from multiple assessment sources. (If you have taken ED 520 at Wilkes University, you do not need to take EDAM 5032.)

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5035: Teaching Authentic Content in the 21st Century Classroom

This course will show you how to provide an authentic experience for your students by using the previously learned methods to transform your teaching into having students engage in learning and activities as people actually would in the real world.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5036: Differentiated Instruction in the 21st Century Classroom

Learn how to determine the needs and learning styles of your students in order to differentiate instruction so that the needs and learning styles of your students are met.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5033: Developing Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

This course will enable you to develop and refine your students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening through the design of integrative experiences in content area instruction that are both student-centered and performance-based.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5034: Applying Advanced Technology to Support Standards-Based Instruction

After understanding the meaning of teacher leadership, you will explore your own school culture, the impact on learning, and the power of reflective practice.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5037: Inquiry-Based Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

This course will explain how inquiry-based learning helps students “learn how to learn” through observation, reason, critical thinking, and the ability to justify or question knowledge.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5038: Project-Based Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

This course will explain how project-based learning addresses learning though completing projects that foster skills in communication, collaboration, networking, research, using technology, and critical thinking.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030

EDAM 5039: Applying 21st Century Teaching to Educational Practice

This capstone course requires you to transfer the knowledge and skills attained in this program into practice through authentic teaching and learning experiences. Projects that demonstrate the mastery of program goals and objectives will be planned, implemented, and reflected upon in a cumulative experience that enables you to demonstrate your mastery of 21st century pedagogy.

3 credits
Prerequisites: EDAM 5030, EDAM 5031, EDAM 5032, EDAM 5035, EDAM 5033, EDAM 5034, EDAM 5037, EDAM 5038

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