BES in Educational Studies with Emphasis in Educational Games and Simulations Design
Degree Program Description
The BES in Educational Studies with Emphasis in Educational Games and Simulations Design is primarily for students who wish to be involved in education, but do not want to be certified to teach. The emphasis area will fill a need for undergraduate learners to become adept at designing games and/or other technology supported, student-centered learning environments. The degree can be completed 100% online.
Major Program Requirements
The BES in Educational Studies with Emphasis in Educational Games and Simulations Design requires students to complete 120 credit hours. Students are required to complete all University general education, and University graduation requirements, in addition to at least 24 semester hours of educational core courses and emphasis area course requirements.
Students must earn no less than a 2.00 GPA, as defined by the GPA of Record. Students must meet the residence requirements of MU and shall have a professional practicum or field experience for academic credit (a minimum of 2 credit hours). The instructor of record for this experience will be a faculty member within the College of Education and Human Development. The student must be recommended for the degree by the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development. At 60 credit hours of completed coursework, students will be required to complete a Graduation Plan that will serve as a preliminary graduation check. All courses are offered with online options.
|Educational Core Courses||24|
|ED_LPA 4115||Introduction to Learning Spaces||3|
|IS_LT 2222||Information Management and the Successful Scholar||3|
|ESC_PS 4115||Human Learning||3|
|ED_LPA 3450||Introduction to Research in Educational Settings||3|
|or IS_LT 3450||Introduction to Research in Educational Settings|
|IS_LT 4473||Introduction to Project Management||3|
|IS_LT 4361||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|IS_LT 4355||Web Design and Development||3|
|IS_LT 4500||Educational Studies Game Design Senior Capstone||3|
|or ED_LPA 4975||Educational Studies Senior Capstone|
|Emphasis Area Content Courses 1||24|
|AG_ED_LD 2250||Introduction to Leadership||3|
|ARCHST 2220||Introduction to CAD||3|
|INFOTC 2620||Computer Modeling and Animation I||3|
|IS_LT 4308||Game Engine Skills||2|
|IS_LT 4384||Designing Games for Learning||3|
|IS_LT 4385||Designing Games for Learning II||3|
|IS_LT 4375||Mobile Web App Development||3|
|IS_LT 4387||Agile Project Management||1|
|ENGLSH 4510||Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction||3|
|or ENGLSH 4520||Creative Writing: Advanced Nonfiction Prose|
|or ENGLSH 4530||Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry|
All courses are offered in a 100% online format.
|IS_LT 2222||3||AG_ED_LD 2250 (Social Science)||3|
|General Education Math Requirement||3||ED_LPA 4115||3|
|American History or Government||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3|
|IS_LT 3450||3||IS_LT 4473||3|
|ESC_PS 4115||3||IS_LT 4361||3|
|ARCHST 2220||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science w/Lab||3|
|INFOTC 2620||3||Writing Intensive Course||3|
|Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3||Education Elective Course||3|
|IS_LT 4355||3||IS_LT 4308||2||IS_LT 4387||1|
|Elective||3||Writing Intensive Course (3000/4000 level)||3|
|ENGLSH 4510, 4520, or 4530||3||IS_LT 4385||3|
|IS_LT 4384||3||IS_LT 4500||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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