MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction focuses on the development of innovative curricula while using multiple methods of instruction to educate students of differing ages, backgrounds and levels of ability. Graduates will be able to assess student learning and analyze curriculum design.
- Evaluate the various educational research paradigms.
- Develop a theoretical research approach utilizing one or more methodologies.
- Apply democratic principles to authentic educational context.
- Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
- Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
- Evaluate curriculum designs as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
- Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction. Candidates may take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner concurrently with EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods.
EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods
EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change
EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory
EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education
EDUU 608 Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education
EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies
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Emphasis Area Elective Courses Select from the following Emphasis Area
Emphasis Area Elective Courses Subtotal
Prerequisite: Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction. Candidates may take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner concurrently with EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods.
Course List Code Title Credits EDCI 631 Differentiated Instruction in Multicultural and Multi-Ability Classrooms
EDCI 633 Instructional Leadership for Practitioners
EDCI 634 Issues and Trends in Contemporary Curriculum: Expertise Paper Development
Select one from the following:
Collaboration For Inclusive SchoolingEDUU 512 The Art & Craft of TeachingEDUU 519 Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate DisabilitiesEDUU 526 Theories in Language Structure and AcquisitionEDUU 527 English Language and Literacy DevelopmentEDUU 528 Content-Based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIEEDUU 551 Educational Applications of Computers Level IEDUU 560 Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe DisabilitiesEDUU 570 Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social JusticeEDUU 575 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiologies and CharacteristicsEDUU 612 Domestic Experiential EducationEDUU 613 International Experiential EducationEDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms IEDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms IIEDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 ClassroomsEDMU 524 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in K-8 ClassroomsEDMU 525 Teaching and Learning Science in K-8 ClassroomsEDSU 530 Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English LearnersEDSU 531 Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse ClassroomsEDSU 532 Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject CandidatesEDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)EDSU 534 Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach Total Credits
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