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Learning Support Concentration

The learning support option provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to prepare educators to lead instruction and academic support programs for postsecondary students seeking academic assistance in a wide array of disciplines. Courses focus on theory and strategies that permit educators to help students in two- and four-year institutions achieve greater understanding and mastery of their course material — particularly those experiencing academic difficulties. The learning support option prepares graduates to manage learning support centers (online and traditional), learning skills labs, TRIO programs, summer bridge programs, conditional admission programs and structured learning communities.

Coursework for the Learning Support Concentration

Below is a listing of courses required/offered for the Learning Support Concentration.
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Prefix Number     Required Courses -- All Concentrations   SCH
DE 5375     Learners in Developmental Education Contexts 3
CI 5330    Multicultural Teaching and Learning    3
CI 5390    Research Methods and Measurement in Education     3
  TOTAL 9
     
Prefix Number Thesis option SCH
CI 7351
(Formerly
ED 7351)   
Beginning Quantitative Design and Analysis     3
  OR  
CI 7352
(Formerly
ED 7352)  
Beginning Qualitative Research     3
DE 5399 A     Thesis     6
DE 5399 B     Thesis  3
  TOTAL 12
     
Prefix Number     Non-thesis Option   SCH
EDTC 5310    Introduction to Educational Technology 3
DE 5339     Assessment and Evaluation in Developmental Education     3
  Free elective     6
  TOTAL 12
     
Prefix Number     Learning Support Concentration (Choose 5 courses)    SCH    
DE 5324     Teaching Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking     3
DE 5365     Administration of Developmental Education     3
DE 7325     Advising Developmental Students     3
DE 5373 Grants Development and Management    3
DE 5378     Problems in Developmental Education     3
DE 5379     Independent Study     3
DE 5321     The Community College     3
DE 5384     Internship Practicum in Developmental Education     3
DE 7323     Academic Support for Students with Learning Disabilities     3
  TOTAL 15