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Degree Requirements

To graduate with an BA degree in Education with a specialization in Consciousness-Based℠ education, students must complete the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree.  Program requirements are completion of 30 credits of course work in education plus the Transcendental Meditation® Teacher Training course.

ED 400 Theory and Practice of Consciousness-Based Education

ED 400 Course Description:
Consciousness-Based℠ education is the approach developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to restore knowledge of the knower as the foundation and the goal of education. The course introduces the principles, practices, and a broad overview of the research on this approach to education. (2 credits)

ED 407 Stability and Change in American Education

ED 407 Course Description:
Explores the history of American Education, its traditions and its efforts to reform and improve. Students also learn about Consciousness-Based education as a part of this reform effort. They study research on educational innovations with promise for improving school performance. Other topics include school law, structure of American education, major legislative initiatives, and basics of reading educational research.

ED 420 Neurophysiology of Learning and Development

ED 420 Course Description:
This course has two parts: the first deals with theories of human development; the second deals with theories of learning, both introduced in the context of neurophysiological development. The first part of the course looks at theories of both cognitive and affective development and deals with topics such as factors influencing development, endpoints of development, and the nature of intelligence. The second part of the course focuses both on cognitive and behavioral views of learning. Topics include classical and operant conditioning, social learning, information processing, problem solving, creativity, and constructivism. (4 credits)

ED 430 Technology in the Service of Learning

ED 430 Course Description:
Introduces students to the range of educational technologies being used in schools today and a number of technologies that have not yet made their way into common use. Technologies studied include the interactive whiteboard, video capture of lecture or student presentation, podcasting, social media, and various Web 2.0 resources. Students add technologies to their existing repertoire and learn to evaluate the appropriateness of technologies for educational goals. (4 credits)

ED 435 Educational Assessment and Evaluation

ED 435 Course Description
This course examines the theory, research, and best practices associated with classroom assessment, grading, and standardized testing in formal educational settings. Students both learn the conceptual underpinnings of these areas of education and develop within their own areas of expertise three different types of classroom assessments. Students may develop these assessments for elementary, secondary, or non-traditional teaching situations. Other topics include formative and summative assessment; reliability and validity as criteria of good assessment instruments; knowledge, reasoning, product, attitudes, and performance as four targets of assessment; selected response, essay, performance, and personal communication types of assessment; and daily, weekly, and monthly cycles of assessment. (4 credits)

ED 460 Consciousness-Based Curriculum Design

ED 460 Course Description:
Students learn to plan a unit of instruction using the approach of “backward design,” in the context of Consciousness-Based education. The primary tools of CBE learned are the Unified Field Chart, the main points chart, and the course overview chart. The course also introduces the fundamental principles and methods for creating classroom assessments. (4 credits)

ED 470 Mastering Classroom Management

ED 470 Course Description:
Students learn the fundamental principles and strategies of classroom management in the context of American schools. Students learn to respond quickly and intelligently to common dilemmas of classroom life, both in written form and in role playing scenarios. Topics include the rationale for classroom management, building relationships, getting organized, planning the first month, motivation, addressing minor and major infractions, and addressing chronic behavior problems.

ED 496 Capstone in Educational Foundations

To graduate with a BA in Education with a concentration in educational foundations, students complete the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree and 30 credits of education coursework

MVS 490 Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training (8 credits)

This course comprises the Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training Course, providing the knowledge and experience of consciousness as the basis of life and preparing one to present the knowledge to others. It also gives an opportunity for personal development through deeper personal experience of the Unified Field of Natural Law and understanding of the Science of Creative Intelligence. Participation in the course does not automatically qualify a student to graduate as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program. Further training and fieldwork may be needed before graduation as a teacher. Academic credit for the completion of this course is offered by Maharishi University of Management under a contractual agreement with Maharishi University of Natural Law, Great Britain, who controls the acceptance to the course, the cost of the course, and the content of the course. (8 credits) Prerequisites: STC 108/109 or FOR 500 and other prerequisites as established by Maharishi Foundation

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