Curriculum and Instruction

MS - Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Science - Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teacher Education is pleased to offer a Master of Science (MSCI) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in selected areas of the student’s interest.  The MSCI is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of educators by combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practices.  The program includes multiple opportunities for area concentrations and endorsements.  Our goal is to provide educators with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their field.  Additionally, this program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced studies at the doctoral level. 

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Featured Courses

ED 503 - Curriculum for Teaching Young Children

In this course, students will study research-based program models and curricula appropriate for both early childhood and developmentally delayed children.

ED 510 - Clinical Practicum for Initial Teacher Certification

This course provides practical work in the public school setting which includes clinical teaching for the Graduate/Alternative Certification Program (ACP). Clinical teachers participate for 15 weeks in a public school setting. Teaching by the clinical teacher is directed and supervised by an Instructional Leadership Team (ILT). A required orientation and seminars will be offered which address various legal and ethical issues of education as well as current educational topics.

ED 530 - Human Growth and Development for Educators

This course examines cognitive, physical, psychological, and social development of humans from conception through adolescence (0-20 years). Theoretical frameworks, critical issues, and current research pertaining to each life-stage are included. Educational implications of domain specific developmental factors are highlighted. Study of the overlay of creativity, resiliency, and focus of control are added psychological variables integrated for further understanding of developmental influences on student success and/or failure in learning and school.