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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Education (M.Ed.), Curriculum and Instruction

This option is targeted at professional educators who seek to enhance their competence in curriculum design and implementation, both on a classroom and a systemic level. The requirements are sufficiently flexible to permit elementary teachers and teachers with subject-area concentrations (e.g., mathematics, science, history, english), or to enable those with supervisory interests, to improve their skills in curriculum development and instruction.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification and a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree

Specialization Requirements:credits
Basic Courses16
EDUC 501Statistics in Research3   
EDUC 502Statistics Lab1
EDUC 522Philosophy and Education3
EDUC 561Methods of Research3
EDUC 562Methods of Qualitative Research2
EDUC 598Graduate Seminar1
PSYC 521Psychology of Learning 3
Curriculum and Instruction Core13
EDAD 539Supervision of Instruction, K-124
EDAD 547Effective Schools3
EDUC 506Perspectives on School and Community3
EDUC 556 Curriculum Planning 3
Approved Electives11-15
Professional Education Electives15
Courses from any department will satisfy the intent of the term "professional education" if the emphasis is on instructional-learning principles, pupil characteristics, teaching methodology, curriculum materials or the roles of various school personnel.
Academic Content Electives 0-9 Academic content courses are found in departments other than Education and Psychology and must be in approved subjects clearly related to the teaching areas chosen by the student. Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
Professional Project or Thesis4-8
EDUC 581Professional Project4
    or
EDUC 590Thesis8___
Total48
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