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Independent Study Courses

There are four CI courses that are designed for independent study. Before you can register for any of these courses, you must follow certain steps.

  1. First, consult with your academic advisor about taking any independent study course. Discuss with your academic advisor the specific topic that you would like to study. Your advisor might be able to help you identify a faculty member who has demonstrated interest or background in that topic.
  2. Make an appointment to discuss the topic with the faculty member. Ask the faculty member if he/she is willing to be your instructor for the course.
  3. Finally, negotiate an Agreement with your instructor. The course descriptions and guidelines for the independent study courses are provided below. The guidelines contain templates for creating course Agreements. Agreements must be complete, thorough, and signed by both student and instructor. Agreements must be submitted to Dr. Rose Moroz prior to the student registering for the course.

Note: All independent study classes are offered for a range of credits. The Salukinet system will automatically assign the least number of credit hours when you register. In order to adjust the number of credit hours, you must double click on the number that denotes the number of credit hours assigned to you. This action will take you to another screen where you can adjust the number of credit hours.

Graduate Independent Study Courses

CI 590-1 to 15 (1 to 3 per topic) Independent Readings Directed readings in literature and research in one of the following areas: (a) Curriculum, (b) Supervision for instructional improvement, (c) Language arts, (d) Science,(e) Mathematics, (f) Reading, (g) Social studies, (h) Early childhood, (i) Elementary education, (j) Middle school, (k) Secondary education, (m) Instruction, (n) Educational technology, (o) Environmental education, (p) Children’s literature, (q) Family studies, (r) Computer based education, (s) Gifted and talented education, and (t) Teacher education. Maximum of four hours toward a Master’s degree. Consent of instructor is required prior to registration. CI 590 Independent Readings Guidelines

593-1 to 15 (1 to 3 per topic) Individual Research in Education The selection, investigation and writing of a research topic under the personal supervision of a member of the departmental graduate staff, in one of the following areas: (a) Curriculum, (b) Supervision for instructional improvement, (c) Language arts, (d) Science,(e) Mathematics, (f) Reading, (g) Social studies, (h) Early childhood, (i) Elementary education, (j) Middle school, (k)Secondary education, (m) Instruction, (n) Educational technology, (o) Environmental education, (p) Children’s literature, (q) Family studies, (r) Computer based education, (s) Gifted and talented education, and (t) Teacher education. Maximum of three hours counted toward a Master’s degree. Consent of instructor is required prior to registration. CI 593 Individual Research in Education Guidelines

594-(2 to 9 per topic) Practicum For Master’s degree students: professional consultation, teaching demonstration, practical application of advanced theory, work with clinical cases, or program development implementation, and evaluation in school systems, community colleges, or universities. In addition, may involve reading and research directed to special problems involved in on-site situations. Practicum is available in the following areas: (a) Curriculum, (b) Supervision for instructional improvement, (c) Language arts, (d) Science,(e) Mathematics, (f) Reading, (g) Social studies, (h) Early childhood, (i) Elementary education, (j) Middle school, (k)Secondary education, (m) Instruction, (n) Educational technology, (o) Environmental education, (p) Children’s literature, (q) Family studies, (r) Computer based education, (s) Gifted and talented education, and (t) Teacher education. A Maximum of nine hours credit may be applied toward a Master’s degree. Consent of instructor is required prior to registration. CI 594 Practicum Guidelines

595-(2 to 8 per topic) Internship Culminating experience for Ph.D. or specialist degree students. Students engage in specialized service areas either in their own or a cooperating school or school system or university. Weekly on-campus or on-site seminar will be held with the intern supervisor. Internship areas are: (a) Curriculum, (b) Supervision for instructional improvement, (c) Language arts, (d) Science,(e) Mathematics, (f) Reading, (g) Social studies, (h) Early childhood, (i) Elementary education, (j) Middle school, (k)Secondary education, (m) Instruction, (n) Educational technology, (o) Environmental education, (p) Children’s literature, (q) Family studies, (r) Computer based education, (s) Gifted and talented education, and (t) Teacher education. A maximum of eight hours credit may be applied toward a Ph.D. or specialist degree. Consent of instructor is required prior to registration. CI 595 Ph.D. Internship Guidelines