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Master in the Art of Teaching (1)

Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.
Master in the Art of Teaching

Modern Language Translation (1)

The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.
Modern Language Translation

Master in the Art of Teaching (28)

Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.
Master in the Art of Teaching

Core Courses (6), Specialty Courses (21)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification (2)

Marygrove’s education programs range from Early Childhood Education to Adult Learning. Our goal is to prepare compassionate, reflective teachers who are academically, socially, and technically competent to communicate with all learners in a diverse world.
Master of Education + Teacher Certification

Modern Language Translation (2)

The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.
Modern Language Translation

Mathematics (10)

The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry. The programs are intended for day and/or evening students.
Mathematics

Modern Language Translation (3)

The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.
Modern Language Translation

Music (8)

Through our mission of “Musicianship as Leadership, Community and Self-Expression”, the Marygrove Music Department strives to provide talented and motivated students with a challenging and supportive music program that invites engagement with a variety of Western music genres (e.g. classical, jazz, R&B). We are committed to helping students achieve excellence by learning to integrate knowledge and skills into their own unique musical gifts—so that graduates may become confident, well-informed, expressive musical leaders in their chosen fields.
Music

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Mathematics Overview

CAREER INFORMATION
The demand for graduates with good mathematical and analytical skills is always strong. Marygrove graduates are currently working as teachers, systems analysts and computer programmers. If you decide to pursue a career or graduate studies after graduation, your mathematical knowledge will be invaluable.

The department of mathematics offers undergraduate courses for students interested in a variety of careers. You might become an elementary or secondary teacher or work with computers. You might pursue a career in the natural or physical sciences, continue with graduate studies or, with additional statistics courses, become an actuary.

POTENTIAL CAREERS
Computer programmer • Systems Analyst • Statistician • Researcher • Engineer • Teacher •  Actuary • Mathematician

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Mathematics Program offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching, and elementary and secondary mathematics endorsement programs. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics prepares you to be a problem solver and a part of the answer for tomorrow’s problems. Whether you are interested in solving the problems of the nuclear industry, population growth, natural resources, education or the stock markets, mathematics is an essential element. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching prepares you to be a leader in mathematics curriculum and mathematics teaching in the elementary schools.

The B.S. mathematics major consists of 34 credit hours in mathematics, and 48 total credit hours in mathematics and science; the B.A. mathematics major consists of 34 credit hours in mathematics; and the mathematics major for elementary teaching consists of 31 credit hours in mathematics. The minor in mathematics will complement any major area of study. A total of 20 credit hours in mathematics is required for a minor. A minor in mathematics will provide you with the knowledge required for advanced study in computer science, economics or any of the natural or physical sciences. The minor is particularly useful as a secondary teaching minor.

The minor in mathematics for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics and is designed to be an elementary teaching minor.

Students interested in Pre-Engineering should declare a B.S. in Mathematics major and will take a program of study that will prepare students to transfer to Engineering and Engineering Technology programs at other institutions to complete their upper level courses for graduation.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Program Scheduling
The B.S or B.A. in mathematics programs are primarily day programs, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 120 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Mathematics  major or minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the MTH 325, and the senior seminar course sequence. Writing Intensive Requirement All mathematics majors must take MTH 265 as their writing intensive course.

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete MTH 496A and MTH 496B in order to graduate with a Mathematics Degree (B.A or B.S.). Internship/Cooperative Education It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through MTH 388, MTH 488, and/or MTH 491.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society
Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society. It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926. Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States. The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics. Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Awards
Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work and academic performance. The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship is given to a deserving woman majoring in mathematics. The Antoinette Joiner Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematics.

Mission and Programs

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through

  • academic credit and continuing education courses;
  • on-line resources;
  • lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances;
  • research activities and visiting scholar programs;
  • workshops, programs, and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area.

The Institute builds on Marygrove College’s mission to serve the people of metropolitan Detroit, on its location in the city, and on its strong relationship with different Detroit constituencies. The Institute seeks to broaden recognition of Detroit’s contributions to American culture, interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city, and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary analysis of issues important to the metropolitan area.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Defining Detroit
A series of lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on the City of Detroit. The series has brought to the campus well-known Detroit historians, writers, and artists, among them Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas J. Sugrue, Kevin Boyle, Heather Thompson, Philip Levine, Cholly Atkins, Naomi Long Madgett, and Lawrence Joseph.

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Mathematics Minor

The mathematics minor requires 20 credit hours in mathematics.

A. Required Mathematics Courses
MTH 251 Calculus I
MTH 252 Calculus II
MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics
MTH 300 College Geometry
MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

B. Choose one of the following:
MTH 254 Calculus III
MTH 270 Graph Theory
MTH 353 Linear Algebra (Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students)
MTH 371 Differential Equations
MTH 380 Abstract Algebra

C. Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students:
MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Mathematics Minor for Elementary Teaching

The mathematics minor for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics.

A. Required Mathematics Courses
MTH 110 Elementary Functions
MTH 300 College Geometry
MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I
MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II
MTH 325 Probability and Statistics
MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K-8

B. Choose one of the following:
MTH 251 Calculus I (Required for Elementary Teacher Certification Students)
MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics
MTH 270 Graph Theory

Music Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS
Performer • Private Music Instructor/Coach • Church Organist/ Pianist/Vocalist • Music Director • Arranger/Composer/ Songwriter • Community Music Teacher • Ensemble Conductor/ Director • Studio Musician

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Music offers undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for professional careers in the field of music. It also provides introductory and general music courses for students majoring in other disciplines. The music department strives to help its students develop: competence in music by connecting musical knowledge to active performance practices; commitment through the discipline required to develop each musical talent; and compassion through an awareness of the uniqueness of each musical gift and the impact it may have on others. As a student in the music department, you will have intensive, interactive engagement between music coursework, repertoire, and performance, which emphasizes both specific concentrations and general musical study. Courses are offered in the areas of applied music (group and individual lessons), music literacy (theory and aural skills), music history and literature, music education methods and techniques, sacred music, pedagogy (teaching of studio piano and/or voice), performance ensembles (chorale, lyric theatre, and handbells), and guided field experience.

The offices, rehearsal studios and classrooms of the music department are located in a renovated wing of the Madame Cadillac building. Our department facilities also include a beautiful, stained-glass Recital Hall; an electronic keyboard lab; a MIDI computer lab; a smart classroom; a music lounge, and a peer-mentoring study room. Performances may also take place in Denk Chapman Hall, which houses a historic 1891 Steinway Grand; the elegant Alumnae Hall; the 400-seat Marygrove Theatre; and Sacred Heart Chapel, which features a 1928 three-manual 40 rank Casavant pipe organ.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Marygrove Department of Music provides talented and motivated students with a challenging and supportive music program. We are committed to helping our students achieve excellence by learning to integrate musical knowledge and skills into their own unique musical gifts – so that each student may become a well-informed and expressive musician. In addition to a high quality musical education and performing arts environment, the Marygrove Department of Music also strives to provide students with opportunities to develop crucial professional, critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills for lifelong learning.

Objectives towards these goals:

  • Teaching excellence among the faculty; and
    encouragement for excellence among the students.
  • Integration of music subjects (i.e., theory, history,
    and performance) into musical practices so that each
    student understands the value of competency and
    literacy in musicianship.
  • Emphasis on connecting students to performance
    opportunities (studio classes, departmental recitals,
    concerts, and collaborations both on- and off-campus).
  • Emphasis on active attendance and participation at
    workshops, master classes and concerts held both
    on the Marygrove campus and around the metro-
    Detroit area.
  • Infusion of cultural and musical diversity throughout
    the curriculum.
  • Exploration of musicianship as leadership, selfexpression,
    civic awareness, and community
    engagement.
  • Commitment to authentic and reflective assessment practices.
  • Commitment to authentic and reflective
    assessment practices.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is designed for students who wish to have a major in music which is less specialized and allows for a broader experience in the liberal arts. In the B.A. program, besides your general education courses, you will take approximately 52 music credits, which allows for approximately 25 credits in other liberal arts studies. Often, students will combine a complimentary second interest into their music major (e.g. dance, theatre, psychology, education, religious studies, literature, business). Due to the integrated nature of the discipline, a minor is not required for Bachelor of Arts students with a music major. Students may, however, choose to complete a minor in another field if desired.

The Bachelor of Music degree is a highly specialized program requiring approximately 74-80 credit hours in music. In this program, students engage in coursework, rehearsals, and performance opportunities to develop the skills, discipline, and understanding essential for a professional musician. As a Bachelor of Music student, you may select from these areas of performance concentration: voice, piano, guitar, or organ. Due to the integrated nature of the disciplines studied for the degree, a minor is not required for Bachelor of Music students. Students may, however, choose to complete a minor in another field if desired.

The Minor in Music is available for students majoring in other college disciplines. Students may pursue a music minor to develop knowledge and skills that complement their major area of study, or to simply enhance their own understanding and enjoyment of music in their lives. If you minor in music, you will take a minimum of 24 credit hours that combine comprehensive music courses (e.g. music literacy, history) with specialized study in performance (e.g. private lessons, ensembles).

The Minor in Fine Arts, a 24-hour group minor, is selected from at least three of the following areas: art, art history, music, theater, and dance, and provides you with the opportunity to experience the arts in a larger, collective sense. It works well with the humanities, modern languages, history, and a major in any of the arts.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Admission/Major Standing

Some degree of ability and prior experience is typically expected for admission into a specialized arts degree, such as music. Students then develop and enhance natural musical abilities with professional, technical and artistic skills and knowledge gained through coursework, coachings, master classes, rehearsals, and performances in the degree curriculum. With the amount of time and dedication required, a music degree may not be for everyone. Our goal is to help our future graduates succeed as practitioners in their careers after graduation. Professional musicians do not rely on natural talent alone – it is the combination of talent and hard work which makes the difference in developing professional musicianship and highly expressive musicality. To help ensure our students gain what they need through our program, we have designed a four-step assessment process from entrance to graduation. Students who wish to enter the Music Department must request an audition. You must have an application on file before auditioning with the department. Formal admission to the Music department is also required, typically in the Sophomore year.

Step 1: Entry into the Program
If you have been admitted to the College and wish to major in music, you must contact the music department to arrange for an interview with the music department faculty. At your interview, you will meet with one or more Marygrove music faculty members, and discuss your interest in our program.

During your interview, you will be asked to

    1. Tell us about your musical background and future career goals in music.

    2. Perform two selections of your choice with your instrument (e.g. voice, piano, guitar, organ)

You will also be able to ask questions to see if a Marygrove music degree is a good fit for you. If you have any experience in music reading, you may be asked to take a music theory placement test to examine your abilities in reading, writing. and analyzing written music. This assessment allows us to determine which theory course would be most appropriate for your current level of knowledge. If you have experience in piano playing, you may also choose to demonstrate your abilities at this time. A formal audition is only required for students who wish to be considered for a Talent Scholarship [see below].

Step 2: Prep Standing
The first year of coursework allows our students to explore formal musical learning and for our faculty to assist strengths and needs of individuals. These are preparatory classes, which assist incoming students with the foundations of music reading and technical skills required for the core music curriculum. All music courses are proficiency-based and must each be completed with no grade less than a C. Completion of the course work with B- grades may not grant admission to premajor status. Students may be required to demonstrate skills learned and/or to complete additional coursework prior to acceptance to pre-major standing. If the faculty determines a student lacks significant improvement in musical skills and knowledge, or commitment to the field, he/she may not be allowed to continue in the major.

Step 3: Pre-Major Standing (2nd year)
To maintain Pre-Major Standing, a student must:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7 in music courses (with no grade less than a C)
  • Successfully complete juries for each semester of private applied study
  • Actively attend and/or perform in studio classes, recitals, master classes, workshops and collaborative performances with outside musical groups. Specific attendance requirements are defined for each semester.

Courses in pre-major standing prepare the student for the Major Approval process. During the sophomore year, each student will apply for official major standing in their selected degree program. Acceptance will be determined following: an evaluation of completed music course work, assessment of sight-reading ability, demonstration of technical and expression proficiency on applied instrument, a personal career goal statement and an interview with the faculty. If the faculty determines a student has not developed a certain level of musical skills and knowledge, or does not demonstrate commitment to the field, he/she may not be allowed to continue in the major.

Step 4: Major Standing (3rd and 4th years)
To maintain Major Standing, a student must:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7 in music courses (with no grade less than a C)
  • Successfully complete juries for each semester of private applied study
  • Actively attend and/or perform in studio classes, recitals, master classes, workshops and collaborative performances with outside musical groups. Specific attendance requirements are defined for each semester.

Once a student has been approved for major standing, he/she may begin preparations for the development of the capstone project (MUS 496). Students should speak to their advisor for specific information on the capstone.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Distinguished Student Awards
These are given to students with a minimum grade point average of 2.7, who demonstrate outstanding talent in music. Interested students must complete the Distinguished Music Student Award application and schedule a formal audition and interview with the music department. Awards are given on the recommendation of the music faculty.

Talent Awards
Talent scholarships are available to incoming students, both first-time and transfer students. They may be renewed for up to five years for first-time students, and up to three years for transfer students (provided departmental requirements are maintained – see music department handbook for details). Scholarship awards are based on an audition and interview, which must be completed prior to the first semester of classes. For details or to schedule an audition, please contact: Ellen Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (313) 927-1254

Academic Performance
Only classes with a grade of C or better can be applied to the fulfilment of a music major. Students must also have a 2.7 GPA in their major coursework to earn a degree with a music major.

Professional Experience
Seniors majoring in music may earn credit for work done in music outside of class in such areas as accompanying, church choir conducting, organ playing in church, piano teaching, etc. under the course title Guided Field Experience. (This course is similar to the Cooperative Education Program.)

Master's of Education Plus Teacher Certification Overview

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Education Department works in collaboration with academic departments in the other Divisions to professionally prepare graduate students for teaching. The first teaching certificate that can be earned is the Provisional Certificate, specified for teaching either at the Elementary or Secondary Level. 

The Marygrove College Teacher Certification programs have state approval through the Michigan Department of Education and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

pdfIB_Commission_accreditation_letter_Marygrove_College.pdf 

It is important to determine the desired teaching level at the beginning of one’s program. Elementary and Secondary Level requirements are different, as are Elementary and Secondary classroom environments.

The Elementary Level teaching certificate allows the holder to teach all subjects in a self- contained classroom, grades K-8. The Secondary Level certified teacher is allowed to instruct grades 6-12 in endorsed subjects. Art and Music teachers are certified to teach their subject areas across the K-12 spectrum, minors are not required in these two comprehensive teaching majors. 

An Elementary or Secondary Education student must have a certifiable teaching major for which Marygrove is authorized to recommend for Provisional Certification. An Elementary Education student also must complete the Elementary Education minor offered by Marygrove. A Secondary Education student must complete a certifiable Marygrove teaching minor.

Teaching majors and minors are done at the undergraduate level. The teaching majors and minors Marygrove offers are listed below.

Modern Language Translation Overview

General Information
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

General Information
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

Modern Language Translation

Modern Language Translation

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Modern Language Translation Certificate program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Mathematics Course Descriptions

MTH 099 Pre-Algebra 3 hours
Term: fall, winter, summer; Fee: yes
Basic principles and operations of arithmetic‚ elementary algebra‚ informal geometry‚ systems of measurement, and problem solving techniques to enable students to develop the ability to understand and use basic mathematical methods. Credit in this course does not count toward graduation. Must be completed with at least a C-.

MTH 100 Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or placement recommendation; Term: fall, winter, summer; Fee: yes
Linear equations and inequalities and their graphs, systems of two equations in two unknowns, quadratic equations, factoring, elementary operations with polynomials‚ rational expressions, exponents and radicals, and word problems. This course may not be used to fulfill general education requirements.

MTH 103 Mathematics for Health Careers 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a C or better; Term: fall, winter
Applies basic mathematical skills in calculations required for the usual dosage determinations, as well as solution preparations using weight, metric, household, and apothecary systems.

MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or one year high school algebra; Term: fall, winter, summer.
Real numbers, operations with polynomials and rational expressions, factoring, rational exponents and radicals, first degree equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, logarithms, scientific notation and applications.

MTH 110 Elementary Functions 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 105 or two years high school algebra, department approval; Term: fall, winter, summer
Elementary functions, their graphs and applications using a graphing calculator, analytical geometry, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, sequences and series, and the binomial theorem. Designed as a pre-calculus course.

MTH 251 Calculus I 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 110 or two years of high school algebra, one year high school geometry, one-half year of trigonometry; Term: fall, winter
Analytic geometry in the plane, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, and indefinite integrals and applications.

MTH 252 Calculus II 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter
Exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse
trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, indeterminate
forms, improper integrals, Taylor’s formula, and infinite series.

MTH 254 Calculus III 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: fall, offered alternate years [odd]
Polar coordinates, vectors, vector-valued functions, three dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, and multiple integration.

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall
Sets, functions, algorithms, mathematical induction, counting methods, permutations and combinations, recurrence relations, Boolean algebra, relations, and matrices. Writing intensive course for math majors.

MTH 270 Graph Theory 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term winter
An introduction to topics and applications of graph theory.
Graph theory topics are selected from the following: paths,
cycles, circuits, Eulerian circuits, Hamiltonian cycles,
generalized pancyclicity, forbidden subgraphs, connectivity,
trees, social networks, planarity, graph colorings, directed
graphs, modeling. Additionally, the course includes an
introduction to set theory, and methods of proof (direct proof,
proof by contradiction, proof by cases, proof by induction).

MTH 300 College Geometry 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: winter
Properties of geometric figures, proofs, constructions, solving applied problems, use of coordinate geometry and transformation geometry, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 105; Term: fall
Foundations for learning mathematics, sets, algebraic thinking, numeration, fundamental operations of arithmetic, estimation, number theory, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and explorations.

MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 310; Term: winter
Ratio and proportion, percents, representing and interpreting data, centers and spreads of distributions, concepts related to chance, basic concepts of geometry, congruence, transformations, symmetry and tessellations, similarity, perimeter, area, volume, and explorations.

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall, summer
Sample spaces, probability of events, random variables, counting techniques, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K–8 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 325; Math Major or Minor for Elementary Teaching; Term: winter, offered alternate years [odd]
Statistical graphs, centers and spreads of distributions, appropriate statistical software and student activities, explorations and investigations, and current issues in mathematics education.

MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 347, Math major or minor, junior or senior standing; Term: winter
Philosophical basis for mathematics teaching, survey of special programs in mathematics, specific objectives, materials and curriculum planning for mathematics in middle and secondary schools, emphasis on role of problem solving in mathematics teaching. Observations of classroom teaching. Course offered as needed.

MTH 353 Linear Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter, offered alternative years [even]
Matrices, linear systems, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications.

MTH 371 Differential Equations 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: fall, offered alternative years [even]
Differential equations of the first order and first degree, as well as their applications, linear dependence and independence, linear differential equations of order two and higher, series solutions of linear differential equations, and systems of linear differential equations.

MTH 380 Abstract Algebra 3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 265; Term: winter, offered alternate years [odd]
An introduction to topics and applications of abstract algebra which includes an intensive study of fundamental algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and fields. This course also serves as an introduction to theoretical mathematics and proof writing. Methods of proof utilized will include direct proof, proof by contradiction, proof by induction, and proof by cases. The course is writing-intensive and designed to develop mathematical maturity.

MTH 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Departmental approval, junior standing
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, which is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting, and evaluation of experience will be required.

MTH 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, mathematics major, junior or senior status; Term: 1, 2
In-depth study of a student-selected topic in consultation with a faculty member.

MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the major; completion of general education and writing requirements; completion of preliminary summer library research project; Term: fall
Investigation of a significant mathematical problem with the direction of a faculty member. Use of computer for library informational searches, scientific writing, data analysis and word processing. Oral presentation and paper required. If you intend to take MTH 496A, you must inform the department in the preceding winter semester.

MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion 2 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 496A; Term: winter
The mathematical problem researched in MTH 496A is brought to a conclusion. An oral presentation and a final research paper are required.

Modern Language Translation Course Descriptions

ARABIC
ARA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours
This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

ARA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Arabic into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

ARA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

ARA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Arabic business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

ARA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRENCH
FRE-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

FRE-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

FRE-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

FRE-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

FRE-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

SPANISH
SPA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

SPA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Spanish into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

SPA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

SPA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Spanish business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

SPA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

ARABIC
ARA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours
This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

ARA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Arabic into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

ARA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

ARA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Arabic business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

ARA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRENCH
FRE-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

FRE-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

FRE-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

FRE-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

FRE-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

SPANISH
SPA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

SPA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Spanish into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

SPA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

SPA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Spanish business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

SPA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.

Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:

A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.

B. RESEARCH
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

D. ELECTIVES
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.

Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:

A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.

B. RESEARCH
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

D. ELECTIVES
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

Minor in Criminal Justice

The requirements for the minor in Criminal Justice are:

A. A minimum of 21 total credits.

B. Included must be these courses:

CJ 110                      Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 200                    Sociological Perspectives of Crime
CJ 311                      Deviant Behavior
CJ 320                      Juvenile Delinquency
CJ 380                      Criminal Law

C. An additional 6 credits are required in the following areas of Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Political Science, or Forensic Science. Pos­sible electives include:

CJ 240                 Corrections
CJ 351                 Restorative Justice
CJ 352                 Women in the American Criminal Justice System
CJ 358                 Law and Society
FSC 140              Introduction to Forensic Science
FSC 220             Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
POL 203             Political Reality and Public Policy
PSY/SOC 360    Social Psychology
PSY 365             Group Dynamics
PSY 240             Developmental Psychology
PSY 340             Abnormal Psychology
SW 200A            Working with Substance Abuse(2)
SW 200C           Working with Mental Illness(2)
SW 268               Child Welfare Policies and Services (2)
SW 314               Social Welfare Policy (3)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification Course Descriptions

Please note: Revised departmental policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules may necessitate additional courses or changes in admission or program completion requirements.

EDU 203: The Teaching Profession 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed as an in-depth introduction to multiple considerations of the career of teaching. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the important aspects of teaching, and allows students to observe the teaching profession in action. Course requires 25 service hours in a classroom setting. 

EDU 530: Technology in the Classroom 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU, 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as a Pre-Candidate 

This course explores the use of multimedia teaching tools. Students develop plans of action integrating technology in support of instruction and learning. They explore, evaluate, and use technology to accomplish learning tasks independently and cooperatively. Course includes appropriate field based experiences. 

EDU 541: Educational Psychology 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

This is an introductory course in the psychology of learning and teaching (Grades K-12), emphasizing mental abilities, individual differences, motivation and application of psychological theory and research in learning. The course emphasizes constructivist theories of learning and cognition, examining the effects of culture and gender on learning, and studies the classroom as a social setting.

EDU 544: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses approaches for teaching mathematics to grades K-8. Emphasis is on developing Math concepts through discovery, problem solving, observing patterns and relationships, and meeting the individual needs of children of various abilities and experience levels. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 547: General Secondary Methods 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Candidate 

This course focuses on techniques for developing lesson plans, unit plans and course overviews which incorporate objectives, evaluation and a variety of teaching-learning strategies. Field based experiences and simulations in lesson presentation and classroom management required. 

EDU 548: Teaching Writing and Speaking in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course presents an introduction to the theories and practices of teaching written and oral literacy at the elementary and secondary levels. 

EDU 551: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course offers approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment designed to engage students in an integrated process of teaching and learning. Students design units and create supporting lesson plans using the backward design framework geared toward meeting Grade Level Content Standards. Students use Internet resources, practice collaboration skills, and apply peer review processes aimed at improving unit design and lesson plans. 

EDU 552: Assessment and Differentiation 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary Pre-Candidate

This course builds upon content introduced in EDU 551 to prepare candidates to assess the effects of instruction on student performance. Emphasis is placed on theories and concepts of assessment in order to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Differentiation is applied in terms of assessment of individual, small group and whole group instruction and learning.

EDU 553: Designing and Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners 3 credits

Elementary Level

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Pre-Candidate

Secondary Level 

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course addresses the design and management of the classroom environment to provide meaningful learning for diverse groups of students. The educational implications of the characteristics of diverse learners are explored. Research in practices of effective teaching is examined, with specific emphasis on teacher and student behaviors. Techniques for developing effective communication with parents and community are explored. Field-based experiences required. 

EDU 554: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Studies 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course offers a combination of theoretical and practical models, providing multicultural approaches to activities, materials, and resources necessary for teaching social studies grades K-8. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 557: Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as a Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course addresses adapting content instruction to meet the needs of middle school and secondary school students with reading problems. The course presents analysis of variations in vocabulary, format, comprehension, and study procedures in various content areas, and develops teaching strategies for improving basic reading skills and proficiency. Field based experiences required. 

EDU 564A: Methods for Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course addresses the reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes in literacy development. Students 

exam-ine teaching strategies and materials that support integrated language arts instruction. Strategies for organization and management of classroom reading programs in grades K-8 are developed. Related software applications are explored. Guided observation and field-based experience required. 

EDU 564B: Methods for Elementary Reading: Practicum Strategies  3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 564A, EDU 575,EDU 602 and program acceptance as an Elementary Candidate

This course presents strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in reading and reading in the content areas. First half of the course prepares the student for field-based experience. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons. 

EDU 574: Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 575, EDU 602 and program acceptance as 

an Elementary Candidate

This course presents methodology appropriate for teaching scientific concepts. Teaching demonstrations, projects, daily and unit planning are approaches addressed in this course. Students participate in one field trip. The course makes extensive use of media in Marygrove’s Library Resources Room. Emphasis is placed on the inquiry-based strategies, problem-solving activities, hands-on activities, the interdisciplinary nature of science, children’s understandings, objectives of school science programs, science education reform, methods of instruction, assessment practices, experimental programs, and content in the physical, life, and earth sciences. Emphasis is on con-tent and methods for grades K-8. Field based experience required. 

EDU 575: Foundations in American Education 3 credits

Prerequisites: none

In this course, students examine the structure, function, and purposes of American education. These topics include philosophical, social, historical, political, and economic contexts of educational systems, and the role and characteristics of the teaching profession.

EDU 602: Introduction to Educational Research 3 credits 

Identical to EDL 602. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575 and program acceptance as an Elementary or Secondary Pre-Candidate

This course prepares teachers in their role as educated consumers of research and as researchers. The course examines principles and procedures for studying and producing educational research. It introduces students to the basic vocabulary, concepts, and methods of research. Students learn to analyze and assess educational research, plan and conduct a review of literature, and compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research designs, methods, and results. 

EDU 665: Educational Research

Identical to EDT 665. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 541, EDU 575, EDU 602

This course provides for an in-depth study of basic techniques of research and educational reporting. 

This course also covers evaluation of current research and trends for implementing change.

EDU 691: Independent Study 3 credits

Prerequisite:  Full acceptance as a Teacher Certification Candidate and permission of Advisor

An Independent Study may enrich and deepen a student’s studies in some specific way, or it may be a research project. Interested students begin the process of developing an Independent Study with their academic advisors, who will have application forms. When necessary and with approval of advisor, students are permitted to request an Independent Study. 

EDU 699: Student Teaching 10-12 credits

Elementary Level 

Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 544, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 553, EDU 554, EDU 564A, 

EDU 564B, EDU 574, EDU 575, EDU 602 and admission to Student Teaching

Secondary Level 

Prerequisites:  EDU 203, EDU 530, EDU 541, EDU 547, EDU 548, EDU 551, EDU 553, EDU 557, EDU 575, EDU 602 and admission to Student Teaching

This capstone course includes observation and guided‚ full-time professional laboratory experience in public or private school classrooms at the appropriate level. Seminar required. Fall and Spring term only.

FEES IN TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Several pre-service teacher preparation and evaluation processes require students to be responsible for fees associated with these processes. 

The Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test and content area tests in specific subject areas have fees associated with each test attempt. Beginning in 2013 the MTTC test for Elementary Education will be comprised of two separate test sections. 

The Marygrove Education Department requires that, before the student teaching semester begins, all student teachers obtain membership in one of two professional educators’ organizations that provide professional liability insurance with paid membership. These organizations provide professional education materials to student members. Information on can be found on their websites:

Student Michigan Education Association - http://www.mea.org/SMEA

Christian Educators Association International - http://www.ceai.org

Child and adult First Aid and CPR training is required of those becoming certified teachers, and must be done with specially certified trainers. Sessions are now offered on campus at Marygrove for a nominal fee, usually during the student teaching semester. See the Student Teaching Director for more information.

In addition, when a student is ready to be recommended by the College for her/his teaching certificate, in order to issue the certificate there is a fee that must be paid to the State of Michigan.

ACCREDITATION

Marygrove College has full approval of the State of Michigan Department of Education for its teacher certification specialty programs. The College is fully accredited. The Education Division has Candidate Status Membership with The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). A copy of Marygrove’s Title II report card is available from the Education Department upon request.

 

MARYGROVE GRIOT PROGRAM

A Griot is a storyteller whose knowledge and wisdom is shared and passed on from generation to generation. The Marygrove Griot Program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified African American male teachers working in K-12 schools who can serve as primary role models for students in urban areas. 

The Griot program provides a personalized learning environment geared toward equipping students with skills needed to become effective teachers and leaders in their respective communities. Students will receive:

One-on-one faculty advising

A “buddy system” that identifies a mentor who will serve as a resource person during the student’s program

Social and cultural networking through planned extra-curricular activities

Griot students are required to meet all M.Ed. Plus Teacher Certification requirements of Marygrove’s Education Department. 

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.

Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:

A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.

B. RESEARCH
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

D. ELECTIVES
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

READING ENDORSEMENT (K-12)
The Reading Endorsement requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours in Reading (RDG) courses and graduate level Education (EDU) courses, and can only be offered to those with a M.Ed. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, also requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.

Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:

A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.

B. RESEARCH
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

D. ELECTIVES
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

READING ENDORSEMENT (K-12)
The Reading Endorsement requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours in Reading (RDG) courses and graduate level Education (EDU) courses, and can only be offered to those with a M.Ed. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, also requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

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