Supplement your master’s degree in education with additional endorsements to enhance your resume and your professional experience.
Bolster your credentials and gain a competitive edge.
The field of education is just as competitive as other business sectors. Take advantage of these optional added endorsements to get ahead in your professional career as an educator. You may complete requisite online coursework for several optional endorsements while completing any of the M.A. in Education degree programs. You may also earn these endorsements without completing all coursework for the M.A. in Education degree.
Student-teacher Taylor Martin, helps a student with in classwork.
At Western, course rotations are crafted to encompass a variety of subject fields for a comprehensive education and versatile degree. For required courses and degree plans, visit the official University Catalog. Below is a general overview of courses at Western Colorado University related to this area of study.
|EDUC 600||Foundations of Literacy Development||3||View|
|EDUC 601||Methods and Strategies of Effective Reading Instruction||3||View|
|EDUC 602||Literacy Assessment Informed Instruction||3||View|
|EDUC 605||Curriculum Development and Assessment||3||View|
|EDUC 611||Strategies for Exceptionalities||3||View|
|EDUC 612||Assessment and Programming||3||View|
|EDUC 613||Methods and Strategies of Effective Mathematics Instruction||3||View|
|EDUC 614||Inclusivity with Collaboration||3||View|
|EDUC 615||Student Teaching Exceptionalities||3||View|
|EDUC 616||Language Acquisition for Linguistically Diverse Students||3||View|
|EDUC 617||Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in the Content Area||3||View|
|EDUC 618||Linguistically Diverse Student Teaching||3||View|
|EDUC 621||Creating Effective Online Learning Environments||3||View|
|EDUC 622||Using Data to Plan for Online & Blended Learning and Targeted Interventions||3||View|
|EDUC 623||Designing and Delivering Effective Online & Blended Instruction||3||View|
|EDUC 627||Innovations in Student Centered Teaching and Learning||3||View|
|EDUC 630||Inclusivity in the Content Areas||3||View|
|EDUC 631||Inclusive Methods and Strategies for Literacy||3||View|
|EDUC 632||Overview of Special Services||3||View|
|EDUC 633||Differential Literacy Assessment||3||View|
|EDUC 670||Introduction to School Leadership||4||View|
|EDUC 672||Personnel Selection and Development||3||View|
|EDUC 673||School Safety and Management||3||View|
|EDUC 674||Family and Community Involvement||3||View|
|EDUC 675||Student Learning and Accountability||3||View|
|EDUC 678||Principal Internship I||3||View|
|EDUC 679||Principal Internship II||3||View|
|EDUC 680||Research and Critical Inquiry for Leaders||4||View|
|EDUC 681||Instructional Program Development and Evaluation||3||View|
|EDUC 682||Shaping School Systems||3||View|
|EDUC 683||Legal and Ethical Issues in Education||3||View|
|EDUC 684||Materials and Motivation for Reading||2||View|
|EDUC 685||Assessing, Evaluating, and Instructing At-risk and Struggling Readers||3||View|
|EDUC 686||Literacy Coaching and Mentoring||2||View|
|EDUC 687||School-Wide Comprehensive Literacy Program Development||2||View|
|EDUC 688||Reading Teacher Internship||3||View|
|EDUC 689||Reading Specialist Internship||3||View|
|EDUC 695||Resource Management in Education||3||View|
|EDUC 696||Engaging External Stakeholders||3||View|
Hone your skills in these specialty areas.
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD)
The CLD endorsement will prepare you to work more effectively with diverse groups of students and their families. The clinical experience required for this endorsement can often be completed in your own school.
The Reading Teacher endorsement will prepare you to work more effectively with students who struggle to learn how to read. This endorsement is available to currently licensed teachers with two or more years of teaching experience. Additional requirements for the Reading Teacher endorsement are available on the Colorado Department of Education’s website.
The Reading Specialist endorsement will allow you to work as a literacy specialist and instructional coach in your school or district. This endorsement is offered to currently licensed teachers who have three or more years of full-time, demonstrated classroom teaching experience. Additional requirements for the Reading Specialist endorsement are available on the Colorado Department of Education’s website.
The Special Education endorsement will help you to work more effectively with students who have Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs). This endorsement is available to currently licensed teachers who would like to teach special education students.
The Administrator License prepares you for a position as a district-level leader (superintendent, director of special education or director of gifted education). This license is only available to currently licensed principals.
Western is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This regional accrediting agency is responsible for accrediting degree-granting post-secondary institutions in a 19-state region.