Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Degree Plans | Courses


Program Description

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed or educators interested in researching, developing and implementing curriculum changes to support achievement. This program allows educators to focus on curriculum methodology, peagogy, and theoretical applications.

In addition, the program prepares students to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the community college. In collaboration with an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the student will develop an individual plan consistent with the student's interest and needs.

Students who are seeking initial Teacher Certification as part of a master's program should pursue the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Certification program.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is completed online, except for occasional research meetings (in the face-to-face sections) and some minor coursework if certain minors are selected.


Admissions

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution
  2. Graduate Application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate (or in the last 60 hours) are unconditionally accepted
  5. Candidates with an undergrad GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 (overall or in the last 60 hours whichever is higher) are required to take the GRE (Note: These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula)

(GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435

GRE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 2011

(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

Failure to meet standard #2 or #3 will require the candidate to submit to an interview with faculty and submit a portfolio to the faculty. The Graduate Admissions Committee for Curriculum and Instruction reserves the right to conduct interviews with any potential candidates as warranted.

 


Degree Requirements

This 30 hour program includes 12 core C&I hours plus 18 hours in an area of concentration (minor). The minor hours may be taken in Curriculum and Instruction (see below) or another interest field. Individual plans would have the following possible options:

Degree Plans

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (12 credit hours)
CIED 5370 Research in Teaching 3
CIED 5384 Curricular Trends for Classroom Teachers 3
CIED 5383 Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching 3
CIED 5085 Current Issues in Education 3
Minor Hours (18 credit hours)
CIED 5333 Roles and Responsibilities of the Professional Educator 3
CIED 5360 Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3
CIED 5367 Readings and Trends in Instructional Technology 3
CIED 5390 Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3
CIED 5397 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3
CIED 6394 Developing Curriculum for Adults/a> 3
Total Credit Hours 30

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Certification

Students who are seeking initial certification as part of a masters program will need to complete the 30 hours of coursework listed below.  Twenty-four of the listed hours are certification courses.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Certification
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (30 credit hours)
CIED 5333 Roles and Responsibilities of the Professional Educator 3
CIED 5360 Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3
CIED 5370 Research in Teaching 3
CIED 5085 Current Issues in Education 3
CIED 5393 Assessment of Learning 3
CIED 5390 Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3
CIED 5397 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3
READ 5311 Literacy and Learning Grades 8-12 3
CIED 5398 Internship in Classroom Instruction I 3
CIED 5399 Internship in Classroom Instruction II 3
Total Credit Hours 30

Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)
Reading (READ)

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