Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


This program is designed for professional educators who seek to enhance their competence in curriculum design and implementation in the classroom.  The requirements are sufficiently flexible to permit elementary teachers and teachers with subject-area concentrations 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:

Basic Core12
      EDUC 522         Philosophy and Education3
EDUC 551         Action Research3
PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
EDUC 550         Understanding Research3
Curriculum and Instruction Core16
EDAD 539         Supervision of Instruction, K-124
EDAD 547         Effective Schools3
 EDUC 506         Perspectives on School and Community3
EDUC 521         Principles of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms 3
EDUC 556         Curriculum Planning3
Approved Electives*20
      Professional Education Electives11-20

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.
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