Textbooks

You can also access textbook requirements at the online VSU Bookstore, where you can purchase many of them. We try to keep the list below as up to date as possible, but do not rely on the list for textbooks for future terms. It is best to check the lists as close to the start of the term of study as possible, still allowing for time to acquire the texts.

M.Ed. Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction / Accomplished Teaching (EDAT)

Ed.S. Specialist in Education: Teacher Leadership

M.Ed. Master of Educaton: Middle Grades Math and Science (MGMS)

Endorsement for the Talented and Gifted (PSYG)

M.A.T. Master of Arts for Teachers: Special Education - Adapted Curriculum (SEAC)

M.A.T. Master of Arts for Teachers: Special Education - General Curriculum (SEGC)

EDAT

EDAT 6000

Professional Decision Making

  1. Nelson, J.L., Palonsky, S., McCarthy, M. (2012). Critical issues in education (8th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-8024375
  2. Essex, N.L. (2014). A teacher’s pocket guide to school law (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0133351910
  3. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5

 *VSU students are required to have a LiveText software account for this course and the EDAT program. 

EDAT 6001

Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning

  1. Oosterhof, A. (2008). Developing and using classroom assessments (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. ISBN 13#:978-0-13-241429-6 ISBN 10#: 0-13-241429-5
  2. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5

EDAT 6115

Knowledge of Students and Their Learning

Offered by Columbus State

Slavin, R. E. (2014). Educational psychology: Theory and practice (11th ed.).  Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

EDAT 6119

Infusing 21st Century Technology

Offered by Columbus State

Roblyer, M.D., Edwards, J., & Doering, A.H. (2015). Integrating educational technology into teaching (7th ed.). Allyn & Bacon.
ISBN: 9780134046914

EDAT 6159

Multicultural Studies across the Curriculum

Offered by Columbus State

Course packet located inside GoView course platform

EDAT 6217

Literacy and Learning Strategies

McKenna, M., & Robinson, R. (2013) Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas. (2nd Ed.) Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-0-13-2685726

EDAT 6226

Curriculum Design for Student Achievement

Offered by Columbus State

Open Access LibGuide

EDAT 7100

Research Methodology in Education

  1. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5
  2. Galvan, J. (2013). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the behavioral sciences (5th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
    ISBN: 978-1-936523-03-0
  3. Patten, M. L. (2014). Understanding research methods (9th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN 978-1-936523-17-7

EDAT 7131

Enhancing Student Performance

Offered by Georgia Southern

        1. Butler, S. M. & McMunn, N. D. (2006). A teacher’s guide to classroom assessment: Understanding and using classroom assessment to improve student leaning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-0787978778

  http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/curr-instru-accom-teaching/program/textbooks/

EDAT 7132

Framework for Teaching, Planning and Instruction

Offered by Georgia Southern

1. Price, K. M. (2014). Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management (5th Ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning ISBN-13 9781133936732, ISBN-10 1133936733
http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/curr-instru-accom-teaching/program/textbooks/

EDAT 7133

Trends and Issues in Education

Offered by Georgia Southern

No text required.

Readings for this class are included as open access within the course platform.

EDET


EDET 8001, 8002, 8003

 No textbook required for these courses. Must have an active LiveText account.
EDET 8020

Using Assessment and Research Data
  1. Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0131367390

  2. American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8.

  3. Must have an active LiveText account.

EDET 8030

  1. Nieto, S & Bode, P. (2011). Affirming Diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education, 6th Ed.  Allyn& Bacon. ISBN: 9780131367340 ; eISBN: 9780132693318
  2. American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8.
  3. Must have an active LiveText account.

EDET 8040

Strategic Planning for School Reform

  1. American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8.
  2. Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0131367390
    (The 3rd edition is also acceptable to use for this class.)

EDET 8050

Action Research

  1. American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington,DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8.
  2. Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0131367390
    (The 3rd edition is also acceptable to use for this class.)

EDET 8880

Capstone Seminar

Required Textbook(s): 

  1. Lieberman, A. (2003). The Jossey-Bass Reader on Teaching. San Francisco, CA:Jossey-Bass/ Wiley. ISBN: 9780787962401
  2. Valencia, R. R. (2010). Dismantling contemporary deficit thinking: Educational thought and practice. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415877107
  3. Ravitch, D. (2010). The death and life of the great American school system: How testing and choice are undermining education. New York: Basic Books. ISBN: 9780465014910
  4. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5

Required Software:

A LiveText software account is required.

MGMS

MATH 5180

Mathematics for Middle School
Teachers

  1. Mathematical Ideas, 13th edition; Miller, C. D; Heeren, V. E; Hornsby, J; Morrow, M. L; and Van Newenhizen, J; 2015. ISBN: 9780321978264

MATH 5190

Algebra and Geometry for Teachers

  1. Billstein, R., Libeskind, S. (2015) A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (12th Ed.) Pearson. ISBN-10: 0321987292 ISBN-13: 978-0321987297

MATH 6161

Mathematical Reasoning

  1. Wheeler, R. E., Wheeler, E. R., Fang, H. L., (2014). Modern Mathematics for Elementary Educators. (14th Ed.), Kendall Hunt Publishing. ISBN-10: 1465217681 ISBN-13: 978-1465217684
MGMS 7000

Professional Development Seminar I

 American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8

MGMS 7100

Research Methodology in
Education

  1. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Association. ISBN: 9781936523375
  2. Galvan, J. (2009). Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the behavioral sciences (6th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.ISBN 1-884585-86-8
  3. Patten, M. L. (2014). Understanding research methods (9th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN 978-1-936523-17-7.

MGMS 7200

Conceptualizing Middle Level Learning and Diversity in Context

Offered by North Georgia

Perlstein, Linda (2004). Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers, (August 31, 2004 edition), Ballatine Books. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0345475763 

MGMS 7240

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

Offered by North Georgia

  1. Wiles, Jon W. & Bondi, Joseph C. (2011). Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice, 8th edition. Allyn & Bacon, ISBN-10: 0137153309, ISBN-13:  9780137153305.
  2. For access to resources & publications, join ASCD.

MGMS 7300

Building Professional Learning Communities

Offered by North Georgia

     Friend, Marilyn and Cook, Lynne (2012). Interactions: Collaborative Skills for School Professionals, (7th ed.), Pearson. ISBN: 978-0132774925

MGMS 7400

Physical Science for Middle School

Offered by North Georgia

No textbook required.

MGMS 7401

Chemistry, Earth Science, and Astronomy for Middle Grades

No textbook required.

MGMS 7402

Life Science and Natural History for Middle Grades

Johnson, G. B., (2012). Essentials of The Living World. (4th Ed.) McGraw-Hill Education ISBN-10: 0073525472 ISBN-13: 978-0073525471

MGMS 7650

Teaching Practicum

 

American Psychological Association. (2010). /Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association /(6th ed., 2nd printing). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8

PSYG

PSYG 5610

Nature and Needs of Children Who are Talented and Gifted
  1. Coleman, L. J. & Cross, T. L. (2005). Being gifted in school: An introduction to development, guidance, and teaching, 2nd ed. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
    ISBN-10: 1-59363-154-5
  2. VSU students only must also purchase standard edition of Livetext.

PSYG 6600

Methods & Materials for Children Who Are Talented

  1. Karnes, F. A. & Bean, S. M. (Eds.). (2015). Methods and materials for teaching the gifted (4th ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press
    ISBN-13: 978-1618212672
    ISBN-10: 1618212672
  2. VSU students only must also purchase standard edition of Livetext.

PSYG 6620

Curriculum for Children Who Are Talented and Gifted

  1. VanTassel-Baska, J. & Little, C. A. (Eds.). (2011). Content-based curriculum for high-ability learners (3nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
    ISBN-13: 9781618215901

  2. VSU students only must also purchase standard edition of Livetext.

 

PSYG 7600

Assessment Talented/Gifted
  1. Brookhart, S. M., & Nitko, A. J. (2015). Educational Assessment of students, Loose-leaf version with Pearson eText-Access Card Package, 7/E. Pearson. ISBN-10: 0133830268 ISBN-13: 9780133830262
  2. Johnsen, S. K. (2011). Identifying gifted students: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-59363-701-9
  3. VSU students only must also purchase standard edition of Livetext.

SEAC

SEAC 5030

Single Subject Research in Special Education

Bailey, J.S. & Burch, M.R. (2002). Research methods in applied behavior analysis. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

ISBN: 0761925562   

ISBN: 9780761925569

SEAC 5050

Assistive Technology

No textbook required for this course.

SEAC 5140

Collaborative Roles in Education

No textbook required for this course.

SEAC 5190

Physical and Health Management of Students with Disabilities

No textbook required for this course.

SEAC 5500

Characteristics of Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Taylor,R.L., Richards,S.B., & Brady, M.P. (2005) Mental retardation: Historical perspectives, current practices, and future directions. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

ISBN 0-205-35902-7

ISBN: 9780205359028

SEAC 5530

Systematic Instruction for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

No textbook required for this course.

SEAC 5540

Positive Behavior Support

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Function-Based Intervention 2007 Author: Umbreit, Ferro, Liapusin, & Lane ISBN: 10:013224425X (package)

SEAC 5550

Communication Strategies for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

  1. Enhancing Everyday Communications 2nd edition, 2006 Author: Sigafoos,J., Arthur-Kelly,M. & Butterfield, N. ISBN-10: 1-55766-716-0 (pbk.) ISBN: 9781557667168
  2. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, 4th edition, 2012 Author: Reichle, J., Beukelman, D., and Light, J. ISBN 1-55766-529-X

SEAC 5570

 

Teaching language arts, math, and science to students with significant cognitive disabilities. 2006 Author:David Beukelman,‎ Pat Mirenda. ISBN-10: 1598571966 ISBN-13: 978-1598571967

SEAC 6010

Integrated Instruction IEP

  1. Bateman, B. D. & Linden, M. A. (2006). Better IEPs: How to develop legally correct and educationally useful programs. Verona, WI: Attainment. ISBN: 1-57861-568-2
  2. Bateman, B. D. & Herr, C. M. (2006). Writing measurable IEP goals and objectives. Verona, WI: Attainment Company. ISBN:1-57861-149-0

SEAC 6110

Professional Capstone Course

No textbook required for this course.

SEAC 6200

Internship in Special Education – Adapted Curriculum

No textbook required for this course.

SEGC
(& SERD & SPEC )

SEGC 5140

Collaborative Roles in Education

Walther-Thomas, Korinek, McLaughlin, &  Williams (2000).
Collaboration for inclusive education: Developing successful programs.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 9780205273683

SEGC 6000

Integration and Management of Instruction in the Classroom

No textbook required for this course.

SEGC 6020

Integrated Instruction: Assessment and Learning

Howell, K. & Nolet, V. (2000). Curriculum-Based evaluation: Teaching and decision making (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-534-34370-5
Student Instructional Manual supplements texts. The supplement is required.

SEGC 6030

Integrated Instruction: Evidence-based Methods and Strategies

Lewis, R. & Doorlag, D. (2010). Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
ISBN: 978-0136101246

SEGC 6040

Technological Support Planning for Children and Youth with Disabilities

No textbook required for this course.

SEGC 6050

Language and Learning Disabilities

Kuder, J. (2008). Teaching students with language and communication disabilities (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-205-53105-9.

SEGC 6100

Reading and Applying Research in Special Education

Bailey, J.S. & Burch, M.R. (2002). Research methods in applied behavior analysis. Thousand Oaks: Sage. ISBN: 0761925562

SEGC 6110

Professional Capstone Course

No textbook required for this course.

SEGC 6200

Internship in Special Education – General Curriculum

No textbook required for this course.

SERD 6030

Teaching Children to Read

Jennings, J. H.,‎ Caldwell, J. S.,‎ Lerner, J. W. (2012). Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies (7th ed.). New York: Pearson. ISBN: 9780132837804

SERD 6040

Instruction, Diagnosis, and Remediation of Reading for Emerging Leaders

Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies (6th ed.)
Author: Jennings et al.
ISBN: 0205441211

Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties (10th ed.) (2012).
Author: Shanker, J. L. & Cockrum, W. A.
ISBN: 9780132929103

SERD 6060

Problems in Learning to Read: Comprehension

  1. Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies (6th ed.)
    Author: Jennings et al.
    ISBN: 0205441211

  2. Klingner, J.K., Vaughn, S. & Boardman, A.(2007). Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties. Guilford Pr

SERD 6070

Reading Research & Instruction

SPEC 2999

Samuels, S. J., & Farstrup, A. E. (2011). What research has to say about reading instruction, Fourth Edition. Newark, DE: International Reading Association ISBN-10: 0872078299 ISBN-13: 978-0872078291

 

No textbook required for this course.

Introduction to the Education Profession

Must purchase standard edition of Livetext.