M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to accomplish the following basic purposes: a) to improve and extend the professional competence of early childhood, middle, and secondary teachers; b) to prepare teachers for special positions in the schools; c) and to prepare students for doctoral work in university graduate programs. Students seeking a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction will receive an individually designed plan that best suits their interest and needs. Individualized degree plans may also be designed for persons interested in a master’s degree but not holding nor seeking teacher certification.  Additionally, a program to attain initial certification for persons holding a degree in a teaching field is offered in this department.


Students seeking initial certification may also pursue a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. For students seeking teacher certification as part of the master’s degree, 24- certification hours are required.


Students seeking a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction will take thesis hours while completing the thesis at the end of the master’s degree. The thesis hours will replace hours within the degree electives. The remainder of the program will be individualized.


Depending on the program, a comprehensive examination covering coursework in the major and minor field must be passed or comprehensive graduate research must be proposed and defended before Curriculum and Instruction faculty prior to graduation.  Students must be enrolled during the semester in which they take their comprehensive exam.


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 program is designed to prepare students to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the community colleges.  In collaboration with an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction the student will develop an individual plan consistent with the student’s interests and needs. 

This plan offers the following options that can be tailored to fit the student’s needs. The student will design a program with the 12 core hours and the remaining 18 hours taken from a combination of additional Curriculum and Instruction courses and/or courses selected from another area(s) of interest. The minor hours may be taken in education or any teaching or interest field. Individual plans would have the following possible options:

 

Core Hours
1st Minor Hours
2nd Minor Hours
(Non-Certification) (C & I or teaching area) (C & I or teaching area)
12 hour core 12 6
12 hour core 18 0

 

Core Coursework 12 SCH
CIED 5370 <CID 570> Research in Teaching 3 SCH
CIED 5384 <CID 584> Curriculum Trends for Classroom Teachers 3 SCH
CIED 5383 <CID 583> Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching 3 SCH
CIED 5085 <CID 585> Current Issues in Education  3 SCH
Minor Hours 18 SCH
     
CIED 5333 <CID 533> Roles and Responsibilities of the Prof. Educator 3 SCH
CIED 5360 <CID 560> Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3 SCH
CIED 5387 <CID 587> Workshop in Education 3 SCH
CIED 5390 <CID 590> Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3 SCH
CIED 5397 <CID 597> Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3 SCH
CIED 6394 <CID 694> Developing Curriculum for Adults 3 SCH
Total Hours 30 SCH

 

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.

 

Total Hours Core/Certification
30 24

 

Core Coursework 12 SCH
CIED 5333 <CID 533> Professional Educator's Role 3 SCH
CIED 5360 <CID 560> Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3 SCH
CIED 5370 <CID 570> Research in Teaching 3 SCH
CIED 5385 <CID 585> Current Issues in Education 3 SCH
CIED 5393< CID 593> Assessment of Learning 3 SCH
CIED 5390 <CID 590> Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3 SCH
CIED 5397 <CID 597> Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3 SCH
READ 5311 <RDG 536> Literacy & Learning Grade 8-12 3 SCH
CIED 5398  <CID 598> Internship in Classroom Instruction 3 SCH
CIED 5399  <CID 599> Internship in Classroom Instruction 3 SCH

 


Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)

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