Note: Only elementary teachers may substitute ED 532 Problems in Elementary Education for School Curriculum.
ED 585 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum (previously titled Micro-Computer Assisted Instruction)
AREA V: MAJOR COURSES PLS | 12 credits required
For PLS 3rd Learning courses only call the PLS 3rd Learning office directly @ 1-866-757-2527 to register. Only 12 PLS 3rd Learning credits total can be applied to the Wilkes EDS degree. Be sure to register for PLS 3rd Learning courses offered for Wilkes University credit (indicated by a "W" on the PLS brochures). Students needing *ED 5400 SAS for Pennsylvania Educators to meet Level II requirements can use this course for one of their PLS 3rd Learning requirements.
Choose any 4 of the following:
ED 541 Designing Motivation for All Learners
ED 542 Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms
ED 543 Achieving Student Outcomes Through Cooperative Learning
ED 548 Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences
ED 552 Teaching Through Learning Channels
ED 553 Brain-Based Ways We Think and Learn
ED 554 Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility
ED 555 Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners
ED 557 Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom
ED 558 Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future
ED 558 Cultural Competence: A Transformative Journey
ED 558 Geometry for Middle School Educators
ED 5400 SAS for Pennsylvania Educators
ED 558 Strategies for Middle School Science Teachers
ED 558 Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning
ED 558 Teaching Algebra to Middle School Students
ED 558 Teaching the English Language Learner
ED 559 Behavioral, Academic, and Social Interventions for the Classroom
ED 560 Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom
ED 561 Reading Across the Curriculum
**Note: PLS 3rd Learning courses completed for credit from another college or university must be approved for transfer to Wilkes in order to be used toward our EDS master's degree (a maximum of 6 credits total).
*ED 569 and ED 5400 can be used by PA Educators who need the Inclusive Classroooms/SAS courses to move to Level II.
Open Education Elective | 3 Required
You cannot use additional PLS 3rd Learning courses beyond the 12 credits required for the major as elective courses for the Wilkes MS in Educational Development & Strategies degree program. Students can complete any Wilkes graduate ED course (other than PLS 3rd Learning) to fulfill the elective credit requirement or transfer approved courses from another graduate college or university.
Note: A maximum of 6 credits total can be transferred to Wilkes. Transfer credits cannot be more than six years old and an official transcript must be on file at Wilkes before they can be posted to your Wilkes transcript.