2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health, Physical, and Secondary Education


The Department of Health, Physical, and Secondary Education is committed to educating and preparing individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the field of education. The principal goal of the Department of Health, Physical, and Secondary Education is to provide a quality education for prospective facilitators of learning in K-12 specialty areas and secondary content areas through an interdepartmental approach to secondary and specialty preparation in collaboration with the various colleges across Fayetteville State University. In keeping with this principal goal, the department offers programs leading to the  Masters of Education degree in Secondary Education (grades 9-12) with concentrations in mathematics, biology, comprehensive science, English and Social Studies; the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Specialty Areas with concentrations in health and physical education (K-12), Spanish (K-12), art (K-12), music (K-12); and the MAT in Secondary Education with concentrations in mathematics (9-12), English (9-12), social studies (9-12), comprehensive science, and biology (9-12). The department is committed to providing academic quality in educator preparation and support services leading to candidate degree attainment and skill development in the areas of: (a) teaching academic content using current technology, (b) developing content connections within diverse learning environments, (c) reflecting on teacher beliefs and assumptions, and (d) engaging in continuous professional development. The department is further committed to strengthening faculty involvement in research, professional development and community engagement that will enhance candidate and P-12 student outcomes and teacher quality in response to 21st century, southeastern region of North Carolina communities and global job skill needs/expectations.

Students seeking a master’s degree in secondary education must select an area of concentration from biology, mathematics, and sociology. Each of the programs requires a minimum of thirty-six (36-45) semester hours of study. In addition, a Class A level licensure program is available in Middle Grades Education, Special Education: General Curriculum, Health/Physical Education, and Secondary Education.

Candidates for the initial teaching license (Master of Arts in Teaching [M.A.T.] degree) will complete a Leadership Family/ Community Collaboration Project and edTPA during the clinical experience semester. In addition, clinical experience candidates must achieve a rating of “Met” on all parts of the final Certification of Teaching Capacity form.

Candidates for the Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees (M.Ed. and M.A.T.) will complete an Advanced Leadership and Collaboration Project as evidence to demonstrate their competence in the North Carolina Graduate Standards and Indicators during their respective culminating course. 

Learning Outcomes: Secondary Initial Programs (LO and MAT)

  1. Teacher candidates will acquire and apply content knowledge to instruct 9-12 students based upon the NC Standard Course of Study, INTASC and CAEP Standards.
  2. Teacher candidates will implement practices that reflect the cognitive, mental, social-emotional, and physical development of 9-12 students.
  3. Teacher candidates will design and incorporate technology to enhance instruction, learning, research, assessment, and data management.
  4. Teacher candidates will demonstrate leadership skills through the establishment of a safe, orderly, and positive environment.
  5. Teacher candidates will apply appropriate accommodations and modifications to support teaching strategies for diverse learners.
  6. Teacher candidates will integrate 21st century knowledge and skills in instruction.
  7. Teacher candidates will communicate effectively, analyze data, and be reflective practitioners.

Learning Outcomes: K-12 Special Subjects Initial Programs (LO and MAT)

  1. Teacher candidates will acquire and apply content knowledge to instruct K-12 students based upon the NC Standard Course of Study, INTASC and CAEP Standards.
  2. Teacher candidates will implement practices that reflect the cognitive, mental, social-emotional, and physical development of K-12 students.
  3. Teacher candidates will design and incorporate technology to enhance instruction, learning, research, assessment, and data management.
  4. Teacher candidates will demonstrate leadership skills through the establishment of a safe, orderly, and positive environment.
  5. Teacher candidates will apply appropriate accommodations and modifications to support teaching strategies for diverse learners.
  6. Teacher candidates will integrate 21st century knowledge and skills in instruction.
  7. Teacher candidates will communicate effectively, analyze data, and be reflective practitioners.

Learning Outcomes for the M.Ed. in Secondary Education

  1. Advanced teacher candidates will acquire in-depth content knowledge to enhance 21st century skills in selected specialty areas.
  2. Advanced teacher candidates will implement pedagogical strategies aligned with the NC Standard Course of Study, INTASC and CAEP Standards.
  3. Advanced teacher candidates will design, conduct, and disseminate findings from action research in a professional setting (i.e. EDUC 698 Advanced Applied Product of Learning and Practicum, conference, symposium, etc.).
  4. Advanced teacher candidates will design and incorporate technology to enhance instruction, learning, research, assessment, and data management.
  5. Advanced teacher candidates will create and support an educational culture that values reflective practice.
  6. Advanced teacher candidates will demonstrate the value of diversity and promote instruction that is responsive to all learner needs.
  7. Advanced teacher candidates will demonstrate leadership skills to advocate for students, communities, policies, and practices that support student learning and development.

Programs

    Master