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Students will complete an in-depth
research project or application project. 
Project should center upon a research
project or development of a case study
integrating work applications, core
coursework, as well as literature reviews
completed in Project Readings.
(Prerequisite: All GRST common core
courses and all other BSGR courses.)
Education Track
EDGR 540 
Innovation and New Leadership Roles for
Teachers
3 credits
This course will assist students in the
critique of their assumptions, and those of
other stakeholders, about the need for
change and reform in education. Students
will weigh the merits of various reform
efforts, evaluate the reality of  
implementing specific reform strategies,
and create a practical plan for innovative
change in their practice arena. 
(Prerequisite: All GRST common core
courses; concurrent enrollment in EDGR
545 & EDGR 550.)
EDGR 545 
Strengthening Professional Practice
2 credits
In this course, students will examine their
own practice and that of their cohort peers
to analyze the skills needed to achieve
school improvement efforts.  Students will
assess their own professional knowledge
and skills in relationship to their leadership
potential to impact change.  A plan for
strengthening areas of practice needing
improvement will be developed.
(Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in
EDGR 540 &  EDGR 550.)
EDGR  550 
Current Issues/Special Topics in Content
and Pedagogy I
3 credits
This course will help students identify and
address practical problems encountered in
a school setting.   Students will reflect on
their own practice and develop strategies
for incorporating new research findings
and instructional resources into their
practice to increase Pre-K/12 students’
achievement. (Prerequisite: Concurrent
enrollment in EDGR 540 & EDGR 545.)
EDGR 555 
The Scholarship of Teaching
3 credits
This faculty-mentored seminar is designed
to explore issues and reflect on the
student’s role development as a teacher
leader.  Students will identify researchable
questions, create a project proposal, and
present the proposal to the cohort. 
Students will analyze feedback received to
refine their proposal.  Students may choose
to explore certification by the National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards
during this seminar.  (Prerequisite: EDGR
540, EDGR 545 &  EDGR 550.  Concurrent
enrollment in EDGR 560.)
EDGR 560
Building Learning Communities 
3 credits
This course will focus on the skills needed
to build collaborative partnerships to
achieve educational goals at all levels and
with all stakeholders.  The ramifications of
economic, social, and political relationships
on the effectiveness of education will be
studied.  (Prerequisite: EDGR 540, EDGR
545 & EDGR 550.  Concurrent enrollment in
EDGR 555.)
EDGR 565 
Current Issues/Special Topics in Content
and Pedagogy II 
3 credits
This course will allow the student to
identify and address a second practical
problem encountered in a school setting.  
A national or international learning
experience may be considered for this
course.  (Prerequisite: EDGR 540, EDGR 545
& EDGR 550 and permission of instructor.)
EDGR 570
Diversity and the Art of Education
2 credits
This course will explore individual and
group differences that students bring to the
classroom and how the needs of diverse
learners can be addressed.  Theories such as
self-perception, motivation, and resiliency
will be used to identify risk factors, discuss
the dangers of stereotyping/labeling, and
determine effective instructional strategies
for meeting the needs of all learners.
(Prerequisite: EDGR 540, EDGR 545,  EDGR
550, EDGR 555 & EDGR 560.  Concurrent
enrollment in EDGR 575 & EDGR 580.)
EDGR 575 
Differentiated Instruction  
2 credits
This course will focus on developing
instructional strategies to engage and
motivate all learners to realize their
potential. The foundation of this course is
the application of instructional strategies
and practices to meet the needs of all
learners, including students from diverse
ethnic, racial and socioeconomic
backgrounds, students with disabilities,
students who are gifted and talented,
English language learners, and students
who may be at risk of not succeeding in
school.  (Prerequisite: EDGR 540, EDGR
545,  EDGR 550, EDGR 555 & EDGR 560. 
Concurrent enrollment in EDGR 570 & 
EDGR 580.)
EDGR 580
Authentic Assessment
2 credits
This course will examine a variety of
methods for assessing student knowledge,
skills and attitudes, including informal and
formal measures. Students will analyze
assessment data to determine classroom
and district student achievement trends.
This information will be used to inform
instructional decisions. (Prerequisite: EDGR
540, EDGR 545,  EDGR 550, EDGR 555 & 
EDGR 560.  Concurrent enrollment in
EDGR 570 & EDGR 575.)
EDGR 590   
Leading for Change III: Innovative
Leadership Capstone
3 credits
This culminating course will provide an
opportunity to synthesize and apply the
major concepts of the program. The student
will complete a scholarly project which has
been threaded throughout previous
coursework. The project will demonstrate
that students have met the learning
outcomes of the program. Students must
present their project findings through a
public or professional venue.  (Prerequisite:
EDGR 540, EDGR 545,  EDGR 550, EDGR
555, EDGR 560, EDGR 565, EDGR 570,
EDGR 575 & EDGR 580.)
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