Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd

Program Description
The Masters in Curriculum and Instruction is a graduate program of advanced study for licensed classroom teachers intending to become teacher scholars and to assume positions of leadership within their schools with respect to the development of curriculum, instructional strategies, and related classroom concerns. This program is not intended for candiates seeking their initial teaching endorsement.

The Curriculum and Instruction program is intended to allow current teachers to focus on areas of emphasis in the P-12 classroom settings.

Prerequisite: A minimum of one year of contracted teaching experience in a P-12 classroom setting is required for admission to the Curriculum and Instruction program. One of the three required recommendations must come from the applicant’s current or most recent principal or designee.

Program: The student will complete at least 48 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and Continuing Education. The development of a course of study most appropriate to the professional goals and purposes of each individual student must be completed and approved by a program advisor or committee chair upon the completion of 18 credits.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in critical general and content specific pedagogy skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in written communication at a master’s level for research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Create a culminating, professional practitioner-based thesis or project or take a comprehensive examination at a master’s level aligned to their professional goals, demonstrating knowledge in their field(s) of study.
  • Demonstrate competency at a master’s level in their chosen area(s) of emphasis.

Required Courses

  • EDBL, EDCS, EDEL, or EDF 700 - Thesis (or option) Credits: (6)
  • Educational Foundations and Research electives Credits: (6)
         (See elective Educational Foundations courses under general information)
  • Area of emphasis electives Credits: (29)
         (See elective area of emphasis courses under general information)

Total Credits: 48