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Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

There are four options within the master's of education degree program.

All of these programs require that the student possess either a baccalaureate degree in education or have completed an alternative teaching certification program which included student teaching. The programs are intended to provide the student with advanced knowledge in curriculum, research, assessment, administration, supervision and counseling.

Entrance requirements for the Masters of Education

  • Complete application
  • Earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale
  • Official transcripts from the college/university which issued bachelor's degree.
  • Official transcripts from any institutions attended after receiving bachelor's degree (if applicable)
  • Applicants pursuing a science concentration must successfully complete the GRE
  • Applicants must hold a teaching certificate or be qualified for a teaching certificate

Elementary - General Education

Program for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 18

Required Elementary Performance Courses

Number Course Title Hours
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction in Reading 3
EDCI 632 Improvement of Instruction in Health/Science in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 634 Improvement of Instruction in Mathematics in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 636 Improvement of Instruction in Social Studies in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 637 Improvement of Instruction in Language Arts in the Elem/Mid School 3
Hours: 15

Electives

  Hours
An elective, Scholarly Project, or Thesis 3
Hours: 3
Total Hours: 36

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Elementary Field Option (Concentration in a Subject Area)

Program for Elementary Field Option Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 18

Take one of the following courses in consultation with your advisor

Number Course Title Hours
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction in Reading 3
EDCI 632 Improvement of Instruction in Health/Science in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 634 Improvement of Instruction in Mathematics in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 636 Improvement of Instruction in Social Studies in the Elem/Mid School 3
EDCI 637 Improvement of Instruction in Language Arts in the Elem/Mid School 3
Hours: 3

Field of Concentration

  Hours
Complete courses in Field of Concentration 9-12
Scholarly Project, Thesis, Action Research or Practicum/Internship 3-6
Hours: 15
Total Hours: 36

Fields of Concentration

Educational Technology ~ Language Arts ~ Mathematics ~ Music ~ Physical Education ~  Reading ~ Science ~ Social Science ~ Special Education

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Secondary Teacher

Program for Secondary Teacher Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment 3
READ 532 Reading in the Content Fields 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 21

Electives

  Hours
Selected with the approval of the graduate advisor from the following fields of concentration 15
Hours: 15
Total Hours: 36

Fields of Concentration

Business Education ~ Career and Technical Education ~ Educational Technology 
 ~ Mathematics ~ Music ~ Physical Education
 ~ Reading ~ Science ~ Social Science ~ Special Education

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K-12 Special Education

(Offering Endorsement for Special Education)

Program for Curriculum & Instruction - K-12, Special Education

EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
READ 635 Diagnosis & Correction 3
Hours: 15

Required SPED Endorsement Courses

Number Course Title Hours
COUN 637 Advanced Human Development 3
SPED 516 Clinical Experience 3
SPED 531 Program Development, Implementation & Management 3
SPED 535 Assessing Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 536 Elem/MS/Sec Methods & Materials for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 538 Consultation & Collaboration 3
SPED 539 Language & Learning Disorders 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavioral & Emotional Disabilities 3
Hours: 24

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